Holy Freezing Buttocks, Batman!
If there ever was a week of roller-coaster-like weather antics, this would be it. We're talking drizzle, snow and frost for starters. Fortunately, things turned more seasonal, with some warmer temps and (almost) nonstop sunshine, as we approached the weekend. Whew!
Before I share 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 ;-)
Anyways, here's what went down in my little world of fitness this week:
|Trivia...the pic on the left is from the morning run, the other two popped up from a year ago. Notice anything they have in common (all by coincidence)?|
|...when your leggings match the flowering trees...|
|another #5at5 in the books|
|jazz hands...or 10 miles?|
|back with the bare legs!|
|all about balance...|
|We shall never forget...|
So, a recovery week, but with a little bit of action. Much to my surprise, my body was already feeling "recovered" by Tuesday. Since I have nothing on the immediate calendar, I didn't see or feel the need to jump right back into anything strenuous. You may have noticed I passed on lower-body strength, HIIT, and stairs this week. In all honesty, I don't need those workouts every week. Running logged 20 miles, walking had 12 miles, and biking had 20 miles. There was only one (upper-body) strength workout...and I'm alright with that. Onward!
In other news:
As mentioned, it was a chilly week. Optimistically, I donned a cold-shoulder blouse and instantly regretted it once I got to work. Fortunately, I keep a black cardi at my work station for such "fashion fails" LOL. That's my story, and I'm sticking with it. Care to join me on Fridays? Post a pic of your outfit on Instagram, grab the hashtag (#FridayFashionFlair) and be sure to tag me (@runningonthefly).
Thursday was Earth Day. My 2-mile lunch walk involved the act of plogging. Granted, usually plogging is in reference to picking up trash while running or jogging, but walking was my plogging poison that day. I think every day should be Earth Day, but I'm glad there is one day that celebrates it.
Our magnolia tree. UGH. This poor tree seldom ever makes it through the spring season unscathed. Sure enough...the tree was in full, beautiful bloom and then the hard freeze hit Tuesday overnight.
So, that wraps up a nice recovery week! I'm so grateful to be back in prime condition. I don't have anything on the calendar (at the moment) until DAM to DSM (September 4th), and then the Air Force Marathon a couple weeks later (September 18th). I will probably find a few smaller races, over the summer, to squeeze in...so I'm going to work in some speedwork, on occasion, before my official 26.2 training begins.
How are things in your world? Did you experience a pseudo winter freeze this week? Any Earth Day plogging? Upcoming races?