Ever have one of those weeks where things just seemed...slightly out of reach?
The weather turned on me (faster, and more severe, than forecast), the full moon did its best to avoid me, and my race weekend's recovery was uneventful (as it should be). The reality that Fall is here - in full swing - always hits me hard, but it is what it is. Summer's going to end and Fall is going to happen... might as well make the best of it, right?
So, I did...
Before I share all 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 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 ;-)
So, here's what went down in my little world of fitness and fun this week:
As the day wore on, the forecast kept shifting (and not in a favorable way). We've been doing the hilly bike rides, usually on Wednesdays after work, and Amy and I decided to just go with it as planned. The weather was looking much colder for Thursday, but Wednesday's was far from ideal... temps in the low 60F's and crazy wind, thank you very much. Holy Wind Resistance, Batman! This was ride #20, and most likely the final one for the season. Talk about a grand finale...the 20th ride, on the 20th of the month, with 20mph wind. Oorah!
...and then, an hour later, there was that monthly Full Moon Run (this was the sixth one already!). I met up with Barb and Allison, and we all were in agreement to keep it short. All of us were still, technically, in recovery mode from Sunday (Barb had also run the 13.1, and Allison had run the 26.2!). Only, the full moon was MIA, so it was a Fake Full Moon 5K, but still a fun time with friends. No regrets!
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair! I'm not really into the Halloween spirit like I was when our kids were little, but I still love a fun themed shirt. Every year, I dig this spider web creation out from the back of my closet (yes, I did the decorative stitching myself #ArtGeek). Friday's temps were chilly, though, so it was time to pull out the shiny silver puffer vest as well.
Most know I'm a huge Knockaround Sunglasses fan. In recent weeks, I've been playing around with a few new-to-me styles (as part of my gig with BibRave). Stay tuned, there's a review coming soon. In the meantime, you can use code BRKnocks3 for a one-time 20% savings (good through 11/12/2021). Head on over to their site (HERE) and take a look!
Finally, RoadID has brought back their limited edition pink collection for October. For every Pink ID sold, $10 is donated to the American Cancer Society. These are available for you, your loved ones and your furry friends. Last year, $40K was raised towards finding a cure for breast cancer...wouldn't it be great to surpass that number this year? But, you need to hurry! These are only available in October!
So there you go. Another week all wrapped up. Fall is definitely here for awhile...hopefully for longer than normal because I am in NO hurry for what comes after.