It's really too bad I totally jinxed myself on a recent post (Runfessions, Anyone?) where I proclaimed that I thought the worst of winter was in the rear window. HA! Apparently, Momma N was not about to go down without a fight.
Here's a taste of what all happened...
As is typical, I had my #nevermissaMonday on tap. I knew we were going to be getting some snow in the afternoon, so I opted for a quick mile on the 'mill upon wake-up. I also added in 40 supermans (for the Superman, Squat, and Twist Challenge..more info at the bottom of this post) and 40 burpees (because I'm still a glutton for punishment). I also did some arm work in the evening.
***Monday's snow fall: almost 8 inches.
|Welcome to Monday!|
Per my February monthly plan, there wasn't much on Tuesday's roster other than the 40 squats for the Challenge and some rest/recovery. I was totally good with that.
|squatting in the pj's with some lovely bed head.|
We awoke to a few inches of new snow on the ground. I met up with my friend, Barb, and we ran our usual #5at5 loop. Although the temps looked cold on the weather app, it actually didn't feel too bad outside (except for a brief 1/2-mile directly into the mild wind). I'm always amazed how bright it is in the winter, even with the moon hidden behind the clouds.
**Tuesday's overnight/Wednesday's early morning snowfall: a couple of inches
|Out on the streets, that's where we meet....|
How about another stair circuit workout? Since I'm doing supermans on Thursdays for the Challenge, I decided to incorporate them into my stair workouts. Why not, right? Besides, they offer a brief recovery period in between the cardio from the stairs and burpees (yes, I'm also keeping the burpees alive on Thursdays as well).
Here's what it looked like:
*10 flights of doubles
**10 reverse flutter kicks
--> five sets netted me 50 of everything, and a thorough sweat. The "glow" was a-flowing and my heart definitely was a-pumping.
***Thursday's afternoon snowfall: approximately 3 inches
|supermans, stairs, reverse flutter kicks, and burpees...and a 2:30 plank for dessert|
I'm utilizing Fridays as a predominant rest day this month... except for the 50 weighted squats that were on tap for the Challenge.
|50 squats for breakfast|
***Friday's overnight snow fall: a few (more) inches
Well, with the potential to DNS one of my favorite races, the hubby stepped in and encouraged me to just go for it. He had a few errands he could take care of while I ran the race, and then I wouldn't have to worry about driving myself (the race was an hour's drive away; potentially longer if the roads were a mess). Since the run was still "on," we decided to head out around 7:00, which would allow for plenty of travel time for the 9:00 start.
|My 7th Red Flannel Run!|
Although I am not embracing the revert-back-to-winter conditions, it is my reality. We received a few additional inches of the white stuff overnight, so Sunday's shakeout run was all about making my own tracks. There is something soothing and tranquil about being the first one to leave footprints, am I right?
|More footprints in the snow...|
In case you missed them, here's my posts from last week:
In other news:
A big highlight this weekend was a celebration for my Aunt Thelma's 95th birthday! She's the eldest sibling in my father's family, and you'd think she was 15-20 years younger than what her birth certificate indicates. She still drives, is very independent, and frequently travels (alone) to Arizona to visit family. We high-tailed it back home after my race on Saturday, did a quick clothing change (and and clean-up), picked up my parents and made the 3-hour drive to SE Minnesota for this awesome family event.
|Thelma and my father|
|Cheetah print for the win|
Monday - 40 supermans
Tuesday - 40 squats
Wednesday- 40- twists
Thursday- 50 supermans
Friday - 50 squats
Saturday - 50 Twists
|Twisting (but not shouting) before leaving for my race on Saturday|
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