Let me start by saying, "Holy Wicked Wind, Batman!"
Allow me also to say, "Thanks for the beautiful sunshine, Momma N. It made the psychotic wind a lot more bearable."
Whew! All things said, it was a CrAzY week of weather in Iowa (and, I believe, elsewhere). That which doesn't kill us, makes us ever so much stronger. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Before I share all the sunshiny 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 ;-)
So, here's what went down this week in my little corner of the world:
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair! As much as I love my bright colors, I do go with neutrals on occasion. This high/low top feels like a cozy sweater and it coordinates great with my open-weave booties. Win-win! As always, you're free to join me on Fridays...posts a pic on Instagram, grab the hashtag (#FridayFashionFlair) and be sure to tag me (@runningonthefly).
The hubs had a birthday this week! Yes, he's an April Fool dude.
The Illinois Criss Cross Virtual Challenge is winding down for me. The event itself ends on May 1st, but participants now have until June 1st to enter all their mileage. As of Sunday morning, I have completed 412 of the 435 miles. This was a great challenge! I'm active, on the daily, so it was fun to log all the miles (walking and running) since November 5th and see just how far I'd gotten across the state of Illinois.
Peeps. As much as I love all things sugar, I cannot tolerate these pretty treats. I came across a recipe on Instagram, though, where you can make Rice Krispie treats ala Peeps. So, I gave it a whirl, and it was a success.
So, there you have it! It was a crazy cold and windy week, but there also was ample sunshine...almost on the daily. That, my friends, is what I'm choosing to remember.
How were things in your world this week? Wind? Cold temps? Sunshine? Keeping active?