Recovery. Adventure. Fun. Mix and repeat.
There was a lot of stuff going down this week, and my body may be tired, but my spirits are oh-so-happy!
But first things first...
Welcome to the Weekly Run Down! I am so excited to host this link-up with Deborah (from Confessions of a Mother Runner). If you write a fitness-based blog, you're invited to join the party. The link-up opens at 1:00 (EST) on Sundays and remains open through Monday (noon). Please share your weekly fitness endeavors, training highlights (or low lights) and race recaps. We ask that you link back to both hosts, and we encourage you to read/comment on the other linked blogs as well.
So here's the latest Weekly Run Down....
That good ole Never Miss a Monday
After another whirlwind weekend, Monday morning left me feeling ever so groggy. I took Max for a short walk and that's all she wrote (for the morning). After work, I suited up (in shorts!) and did a very easy 2-miler. There may have been some wind, and my body may have felt a little fatigued...but warmer temps? Spring flowers? And sunshine? I'm all over that!
The body was still feeling tired, but with my flight (to Washington, DC) happening late Thursday afternoon, I had 1,007,753 tasks to tend to before boarding that plane. Multitasking, anyone? I took Max out, and walked a fast (& furious) mile on the 'mill while sorting through some emails. It was nothing glamorous (I may even have worn the shorts from Monday's run), but that was my reality.
Even with a still (somewhat) tired body, I got out for five miles in the early morning. And you know what? The fresh air, the clear sky, and the tranquility was just what I needed. Every run is a gift, Friends.
Ugh. Not only had my body been feeling fatigued, so had my throat. I didn't feel full-on ill, but my throat was dry and scratchy (and had been for a couple days). Let's just say I was slamming the fluids all day, and upping the Vitamin C. Not wanting to over-do anything, with my trip to DC hours away, I bailed on my morning walk (it was cold outside anyways) and pulled out the hand weights and kettle bell. Arm and shoulders and core work? Done! Besides, we all know strength work is important...and skinny arms are so #yesterday.
After a late-night arrival to Deborah's house (ahem, 11:00 p.m.), morning came a bit early. My body wakes up (most days) before any alarms, even on limited slumber. I didn't go for a run, but hung with Deborah, over coffee and chai. We eventually spent some time in her home gym, she on the Peloton bike and myself on the treadmill (2-mile power walk). Of course, we had to pose for pic (or no one would have believed us, right?). Later, we picked up Linda from the airport and headed back to Deborah's to prep for the evening dinner get-together with fellow runner/blogger gal pals (see below).
As my usual pre-race routine dictates, I headed out for a short shakeout run. How do two hilly Virginia miles sound for breakfast? And numerous pretty blossoms for dessert?
The weather was looking great (in fact, the best weather in a few years). My outfit was ready, and I was excited to check this race of my bucket list. Stay tuned for more details....
In case you missed out, here's what happened on the blog this past week:
Chocoholic Frolic 10K Race Recap
Can we talk? Over coffee?
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair! Did you see it on Instagram? What do you think of the pink and brown color combo? Open-toe booties? Sunless tanning lotion? My current reality...and, truth be told, this actually was my Tuesday outfit (because it was much prettier LOL). Does it feel like spring in your area? As per usual, you're invited to join me...post a pic of a featured outfit (it doesn't have to be your actual Friday outfit), grab the hashtag (#FridayFashionFlair) and be sure to tag me (@runningonthefly). Easy peasy!
|Courtenay, myself, Erika, Deb, Deborah and Linda (thanks for the pic, Deb)|