It was not like any other week.
The winter temps are still a reality, but they have been bearable. We've been blessed with a lot of sunshine, and the wind hasn't been too evil. As much as I look forward to the arrival of summer, though, I have actually been quite content with Winter (so far).
Trust me, stranger things have happened.
Before I give you the nitty gritty 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 ;-)
Anyways, here's what down this past week:
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair! Friday was one of our coldest days of the season, temps pretty much stayed in the low teens all day, and the wind kept the feels-like temps in the lower single digits. At least we had clear blue skies and plenty of sunshine. I double-sweater'd it to keep from shivering, and the kiwi scarf was a bonus piece for warmth (as well as a needed punch of color). Have you ever double-layered the sweaters to stay cozy in the cold? As always, you're invited to join the party...post a pic on Instagram, grab the hashtag (#FridayFashionFlair) and be sure to tag me (@runningonthefly).
It was a week of celebration with our little Max. His birthday was on Tuesday (the 19th), and his Gotcha Day is today (January 24th)! We've had him for six years already, and we're so thankful the stars, moons and planets all aligned in finding him at a nearby shelter (#AdoptDontShop).
Lastly, I finally bit the bullet and re-registered for the Air Force Marathon. I was registered last year, but Covid jacked up the live race. Sorry, I have ZERO interest in running a virtual marathon, but was able to defer my registration to 2021. I'm hoping marathon weekend holds in September, or I may be deferring it to 2022. Fingers crossed!
So, there you have it! Another week in the books, and we're another week closer to Summer. It's all good.
How are things in your world? Sub-freezing temps? Opting outside? Any big races that you've optimistically registered for in the fall?