Let's just say Momma N gave us a nice preview of what's to come this week, Spring-wise.
After a nasty week of winter-rebounding, this new week seemed to have turned the page. The final week of Winter treated us to spring-like temps with all kinds of sunshine. Of course, there was the requisite wind (frankly, I think it's here to stay)...and things did turn a bit chilly in the final days.
But, alas, I do believe the frigid worst is behind us.
Before I spill 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 world of fitness and fun this week:
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair. With my Hawkeyes out of the picture (see below), I'm all about cheering on the remaining Big 10 teams. The Michigan State Spartans are my favorites, having lived in the East Lansing area many years ago. I got this sweatshirt in 2000, right after they won the NCAA championship game, but I had to modify it:
As most know, my birthday was on Monday. It was a pretty sweet day, filled with numerous texts, messages, greetings on social media, and the two daughters surprised me by showing up for dinner.
Finally, they don't call it March Madness for nothing. After riding the high from winning Sunday's Big 10 Championship, the Iowa men's team fell to Richmond on Thursday...Day-1 of the NCAA tournament play. What's more, several other top-seeded teams also were defeated over the course of the first three days of games. My basketball demeanor went from total bliss to (almost) complete frustration. Oh well, it's all in good fun, right???
So that's the latest. All is well that ends well, and I'm glad to be moving out of the winter season. Of course, I realize the warmer temps are still going to have some cold sprinkled in there...hopefully the last of the heavy snow and ice is history for the next several months. Fingers crossed!
How are things in your world? Does it (finally) feel like Spring has sprung? Or is Winter still in a holding pattern? Any fun races on the calendar? Did you catch the full moon? Did you have any bracket-busting games this weekend?