If there was ever a week of battle strife, this would be it.
The warrior: Myself.
The opponents: Wind, Cold, and DOMS (not necessarily in that order).
Seriously. This was a very productive week, but it was hard-fought. It felt like each day brought a different challenge to the fore front. I'm not one to shy away from tough workouts or discomforts, but this week gave me a run for my mental (and physical) mojo.
...and that's not all bad.Before I give you the down & dirty 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 (DOMS-laden) fitness this week:
Later, as if the #ish wasn't real enough in the early hours, I had the bright idea to crank-it-up after work. I rode the bike back over to the stairway for a rather intense lower-body strength/stair interval workout.
So, in summary, I was able to get in a lot of fitness despite my (fitness-related) aches and pains. Running saw 20 miles and walking had 14 miles (these numbers include last Sunday, but not this Sunday). For strength-training, there was that tough lower-body session on the stairs (as well as in between flights), and there was one upper-body workout. Speaking of stairs, 110 flights of stairs were climbed this week as well. The Fight for Air Climb is next weekend!
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair! Although the day started rather chilly, it warmed up nicely by lunchtime. This week's featured outfit was all about green, teal, florals...and windblown hair. Worse things could happen, right? As always, please join the party! Post a pic of your outfit on Instagram, grab the hashtag (#FridayFashionFlair) and be sure to tag me (@runningonthefly).
There's a town, Pella, that's about 40 miles away. Every year, they host Tulip Time, a BIG celebration of all things Dutch. The oldest daughter actually lives near there, so we picked her (and Lola) up and spent a couple hours admiring all the tulips, windmills, and festival attractions in and around the town square on Friday evening. It was fun being (cautiously) out in a crowd again!
Finally, a very blessed an joyous Mother's Day to all the moms out there!
So, tell me....How are things in your (fitness) world? Any exceptionally tough workouts this past week? Any big accomplishments? How's your weather been behaving?