It is what it is, and this past week was its own breed of something.
Hey, if nothing else, we gain our most strength by overcoming obstacles and unforeseen struggles along the way. Life would be quite boring without a few challenges, am I right?
Such was the case in my little world. Nothing I couldn't face, and nothing to keep me down. But there definitely were some moments...
Before I get to the nitty gritty 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 ;-)
Anyways, here's what went down this week, in my little corner of the universe:
|can you say FOG???|
|movement is medicinal|
|a triple ride day|
|slow and steady in the running shoes|
|a cloudy start to my day|
|feeling "cleansed" after all the rain (figurative and literal) from Friday|
|feeling "cleansed" from all the sprinkles|
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair! What can I say? Working from home does have its perks, like dressing in fitness gear and taking 5-mile bike rides over your lunch break. It's true, I sported a much more casual wardrobe this week, and Friday had me back in black (and pink). It was my temporary reality, so I chose to embrace it.
As mentioned, I had a spontaneous invite to the Iowa State Fair on Sunday. Barb and I spent a few hours taking in the sights, walking through some of the exhibits, eating foot-long corndogs and people watching. Had I known I'd not be returning (thank you, Covid), I would have also grabbed a funnel cake while there.
Finally, this orchid of mine. I'm a huge believer in fate, the forces of the universe, divine intervention, and whatnot. This orchid started coming back to life recently, and has numerous buds that will be blossoming soon. The fact that the first one opened, Friday morning, amidst all the emotional turmoil of my friend's passing was pretty ironic. Call me crazy, but I don't think it was a coincidence.
Whew! So that's a brief look into my crazy week. It was a wild ride, but not impossible. I know I'm stronger for the experience and am ever grateful for the strength of my faith and the support of family and friends. Onward!
How did your week play out? Any rain, unexpected or otherwise? Ever taken a spontaneous scaled-back week, due to an uninvited virus?