Can you say WIND?
If so, you'll have a solid grasp on how this week played out for me. We're talking chilly temps, intermittent rain, and all kinds of stuff blowing through the air and against my face.
Yes, there's a reason (actually, several LOL) I don't particularly like the fall season, and this week's weather was at the top of the list. It is what it is, right? Besides, if we didn't have some cruddy weather, we probably wouldn't appreciate the truly beautiful days.
Trust me, I had that mantra on repeat this week...
But first things first, 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 8:00AM (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 this week, amidst all the wind...
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair! It definitely felt like a spooky Halloween-like week with all the wind, rain, and chilly temps, and Friday was no exception. This sparkly pumpkin shirt has seen a few Halloweens. It's actually an XL kids shirt (not sure why they don't make many of these for adults LOL). I also had to give the spider web leggings one last hurrah for the season (though I may sneak an occasional run or walk with them after Halloween because they're so comfy and funky).
Sorry, Fall-loving friends...I think I post this meme every year. Even though the leaves are looking beautiful, and the extreme humid heat of Summer is long gone, I'm still not a fan of this time of year. Momma N does not play nice with the fall weather in Iowa. At least she hasn't blessed us with any of the white stuff yet this season.
So, there ya go! Another week of fitness is in the bank. As I mentioned in my Runfession post, I'm at a bit of an impasse in regards to running and racing. I love running just for the pure joy of it, but I also like having stuff on the calendar. I know, I know...first world probs. That said, I'm grateful to have ended (?) the racing season feeling good, and with two strong races for the grand finale(s).
What's been happening in your world? Any races still on the calendar for the fall? Any big races that you're looking forward to in 2022? Was your weather a bit of a washout (and/or blowout) like mine this week?