Sometimes you gotta just GO with it!
It was a crazy week of weather, and there was a lot of pivoting and dancing to get things done. Alas, if you want it bad enough, you'll find a way. Momma N be damned.
So, yeah, there was wind, rain, cold temps, snow...and did I mention wind? Thankfully, there also was some intermittent sunshine thrown in for good measure.
Before I share 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:
After work, I got busy with a stair/push-ups interval workout. Nothing too crazy...just (five sets of) 10 flights of double-stepped stair flights alternated with 10 push-ups (less than 14 minutes of work...50 total flights and 50 total push-ups). I followed that up with 12 miles on the bike.
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair. Anyone else ready to break out the floral prints and open-toed shoes/booties?
Momma N's April Fool's joke came a day early. We had rain most of the day Wednesday (thankfully, after I'd finished my run, LOL) and it turned into snow overnight. The lawns were completely covered, Thursday morning, but the streets were clear. Most of it was history by mid-afternoon.
For those who missed my coffee post, I mentioned the Fight for Air Climb. It's May 7th this year, and is happening (again) outdoors at Principal Park in Des Moines. This will be my ninth year climbing! If you're interested in donating to the cause, my fundraising page is HERE. Funds raised go towards supporting the American Lung Association in their efforts to assist those affected with lung disease. Needless to say, I'll be adding in some stair-focused workouts to my weekly fitness regimen these next five weeks.
So, that's the run down. This next week is looking damp, too, but warmer. Hopefully we've seen the last of the white stuff (that shall not be named).
How did March end for you? Any winter "precipitation" showing up in your area? Spring rain? Crazy wind? Any racing, this weekend or in the upcoming weeks?