Can you believe 2019 is winding down?
It's been quite a decade, a phenomenal year, and a decent week for this runner. This final full week of 2019 had all the makings of a Grand Finale. Go big or go home, right?
Before I give you all the details, welcome to the Weekly Run Down!
I love hosting 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 noon on Monday. We love reading about everyone's 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...please don't link-drop & dash ;-)
Can I just say a sincere "Thank You" to Momma N? She's been pretty generous, recently at least, with all of this unseasonably warm weather. Anyways, my legs were a bit tired (Umm...Sunday evening's Under the Holiday Lights 5-mile run was fun, but the final three miles were fast). I elliptical'd for 20 minutes in the early hours...
Another 5-miler with Barb...this was our fourth 5-mile run in the past five days...and my legs (finally) said "Mommy, no more!" I typically don't push the mileage that much in such a short time span, but it's the holidays and those miles were necessary (more for scheduling issues than stress LOL).
The hubby and I had a noonish plane to catch for a (somewhat) impromptu mini holiday vacation. I got out for a brisk 2-mile walk through the hilly 'hood before we hopped on a 3-hour flight to Phoenix.
Another early morning, the hubby and I were in the rental car by 6:00 for our 5+ hour drive to San Diego. All was going well until we made it to Ocotillo...and I-8 was closed, due to an unexpected overnight snowfall! We hung out in a crowded parking lot (of a shady convenience store) along with hundreds of other vehicles for over an hour before the road was re-opened. Eventually, we pulled into San Diego around 1:00 p.m. We checked into our room, and had plenty of time to head downtown for some of the Holiday Bowl festivities...including the National Funding Holiday Bowl 5K.
What a beautiful morning! Even though I'm the running streaker (for a few more days), the hubby wanted to run a couple miles with me Friday morning. We took a scenic route around some of the Coronado Naval Air Station grounds.
With another long drive on the agenda (this time heading back to Phoenix), I took a short run through downtown Coronado.
TBD on Sunday
As this post goes live, I'll be enroute back to Iowa. I do plan on a short run after we make it back home, so stay tuned...
**UPDATE** I did get out for two fast and furious (and nearly freezing LOL) miles after we made it back to Iowa. Dang, the temps sure did plummet...30F temps, with a 20F feels-like, were a major jolt to the system after several days in California and Arizona.
In case you missed out, here's what went down on the blog this week:
My Kind of Winter
One Last Set of Runfessions for 2019
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair
OOPS! In all the busy-ness of Friday's Holiday Bowl, I totally forgot to post my Friday outfit. No big deal....but I was decked out in black and gold, repping for the Iowa Hawkeyes. Anyways, you're always welcome to join the party on Fridays...post a pic of a featured outfit, grab the hashtag (#FridayFashionFlair) and be sure to tag me (@runningonthefly).
As mentioned, the hubby and I traveled to San Diego to support our alma mater, the University of Iowa. In addition to the race, we also saw some of the parade and attended a pre-game rally and met up with some friends for tailgating. It was a great game, and the Hawkeyes defeated the USC Trojans 49-24. Go Hawks!