Let's just say it was a week filled with all kinds of grit and grinding.
We're talking random aches and pains, and an out-of-the-blue series of unfortunate events. As always, there's much to be said of having a positive attitude and a willingness to smile when things are sketchy. It is also most beneficial to embrace gratitude and celebrate one's blessings.
After all, our mindset is our own choosing, even when our circumstances are compromised.
Before I dis on the deets, 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 ;-)
So, here's the scoop on what went down, in my little corner of the universe, this week:
After work, it was time to hit the hilly bike path with Amy. Even though I'd gotten my tire back from the bike shop (and the hubby had put it on my bike), I felt an overwhelming urge to take Gustavas out to the lake instead of Krystal. Keep in mind, he's a mountain bike, so he weighs a good 30+ pounds more than Krystal (who's a hybrid, and very light-weight). We had a good headwind going out, but that transpired to a decent tailwind coming back. In other words, this ride went much better than anticipated! It had been a good two years since I'd ridden him on the path, so it felt good to get in some extra resistance-training on those hills. I rode a few bonus miles, after returning to town, for 16 total miles. Then, I took another 2-mile walk...just because.