Yes, it was another cold week.
But the fresh air? The breathtaking sunsets and sunrises? The company of friends? A house full of family? All made for a worthwhile week of fitness and fun, and the frigid temps were bearable.
Yes, you read that correctly. The cold of the pre-winter season wasn't too bad...
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 ;-)
Anyways, here's what went down in my little corner of the fitness world:
After work, Barb and I had plans for a #5at330 in the 50F temps. The forecast was showing gusting winds headed our way by late afternoon, so we wasted no time in lacing up and meeting up. And, with temps in the 50F's, it would be a shame to not wear shorts (instead of capris or leggings).
Alas, this played out to be a busy week! With Peloton added to my fitness arsenal, I have even more options for sweat equity...so stay tuned! In addition to the cycling, so far, I've done a full-body strength class, and a post-run stretching session, and am looking forward to doing more core-focused work and yoga. This week, the running saw 20 miles, walking had a meager 9 miles, and biking dominated with 70 miles.
In other news:
Fashion Friday Flair! I was #BackInBlack on Friday, and not just in terms of the post-Thanksgiving shopping ritual. There was a lot of Iowa Hawkeye spirit in our house, with the football game against Nebraska and a basketball game against Portland State. Both teams were victorious, and the football team is headed to the Big Ten Championship game next weekend, where they'll face the Michigan Wolverines. We're staying tuned for which bowl game the Hawks will have on their agenda. Go Hawks!
Last, but certainly not least, if I can give a shout-out to our running community. Actually, calling it a "running community" is kind of a disservice given the fact that we share more than just a love of running within our little network. Several of us laced up and trotted (virtually) in unison, and I could feel the love, support and encouragement from all of you. It warmed my heart on a cold and windy morning!
Alas, so that's a brief synopsis of my week. We did have a full house for Thanksgiving, though I was remiss in getting any pictures (and I call myself a mother AND a blogger, LOL). Hey, it is what it is.
So, enough about me...how did things play out in your world, fitness and otherwise? Any turkey trotting? Crazy cold temps? Excessive wind?