Well, another round of Weather Roulette went down this week.
Can I runfess that I'm not a very willing player? Every time I wash the fleece-lined tights, headbands and gloves, I wistfully hope it's for the last time this season...only to have to dig them out ((again)) for "just one more run."
Thankfully, I do know the end is in sight, and that all these cold (and windy) days will be a fading memory. And, thankfully, I am grateful to have a good supply of fleece-lined gear in my possession for the time being. That said, I'm ready to spring ahead to brighter and warmer days.
Before I tell you about this little game of roulette, 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, in my chilly and windy world of fun and fitness:
After work, I stacked a short (but intense) upper-body strength workout with another 10-minute Tunde toner. Holy ouch...this Tunde class was shoulder-focused, with a lot of extended arm holds (in various directions). I'm glad I did that class just standing (and wasn't attempting to power-walk on the 'mill) or it could have been a face-plant disaster, LOL.
Friday's weather was (again) cool and breezy. By late afternoon, though, it had calmed down some, so I took Max for a very, very short walk (he's still recovering from his surgery), then did a quick 2-mile walk (on my own) before dinner. Later, I met Barb and Allison for another full moon run. Much to our surprise, Momma N really came through for us...the temps felt perfect (low-50F's), the wind had mellowed, and the clouds parted while we ran and chatted for four miles. Believe it or not, this was my 12th consecutive full moon run. I think we've only had one of these runs with cloud cover, so we've really lucked out with "miling and smiling" under the glow of the moon. Does it get any better? Honestly, I can't see this monthly ritual ending any time soon.
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair. In an attempt to keep warm, I layered a teal button-down under a turquoise cardi. I was pleasantly surprised how well the two similar colors worked together, especially with contrasting khaki pants and punch of color from the cheetah print scarf (and booties).
As mentioned, Tuesday's temps were a welcome surprise! There had been rain in the forecast, but it didn't show until late evening. There also had been tornadic conditions, but nothing materialized in my area of the state. The late afternoon temps were so nice (and sunny!) that I was able to wear sandals for my post-workday walk. No complaints!
So, that's a wrap on another crazy week of Iowa weather. Thankfully, it played out drier than was forecast, even if the temps were still chilly and windy. I'm hoping that all these less-than-ideal conditions will level-out in a couple of weeks. Fingers crossed!
How's the weather for you? Still winter? Somewhat spring-like? Any races this weekend, or happening soon? Workouts that need mention or some brag time?