Well, what do ya know...it would appear that Spring has finally sprung!
Before I dis on 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 during this peek-a-boo week of Spring:
Later, after work, I spent some time with Alex (Peloton app). He (jokingly?) said he was "gonna kick my a$$ and smile while doing it." Well, he wasn't kidding. This ride was exhilarating! When a ride shreds your legs, destroys your ponytail, and thoroughly dries your mani...I call it a success. Ten total miles logged, and a whole lot of sweat.
After work, it was time to hit the stairs. I've been building my stair-training, in recent weeks, so it was time for a scale-back (perfect timing with the upcoming half marathon). I did five interval sets of 10 flights and 10 push-ups (hence, 50 total flights, and 50 total push-ups), and finished with 12 miles on the indoor bike.
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair. Things took a more "athleisure" approach this week. Since we were helping one of the daughters move, workout gear was a necessity given all the activity on deck. And, I'm all about going bright or going home, so I opted for some festive colors. Wouldn't you do the same?
Earth Day was Friday. We had rain in the forecast, and I was off work, so I rallied a few co-workers, on Thursday, to join me on a plogging walk during the afternoon. I also did a plogging "run" after work. We all need to do our part.
I hope I'm not jinxing things, but it does officially look like spring in my yard. Even though Spring's arrival is a month late, it was worth the wait. Saturday morning, I spotted the first daffodil to bloom, and the magnolia tree's buds started to showcase their color this week (title pic, above).
So, that's a wrap on last week's fitness, fun, and whatnot.
How about you? Does it feel like Spring has arrived in your area? Did you do anything to commemorate Earth Day? Any races happening this weekend, or soon?