Well, here we are...entering October and "enjoying" the early stages of the fall season.
If the first few days of Fall 2022 were any indication of what's to come, it was not looking pretty. Thankfully, things turned much warmer as the week wore on.
This week brought me a tad bit of frustration with lingering aches, pains, and discomforts aplenty. If that wasn't enough, the weather had me questioning why I call the Midwest home. But, it is what it is...and we soldier on, right?
Before I dis on all the deets, welcome to the Weekly Run Down!
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Anyways, here's what went down this week, in my little world of fitness:
After work, I met Amy for our weekly bike path ride (this was #21 of the season!). Although the temps had warmed up considerably since the early morning hours, it still was a chilly endeavor on wheels. None the less, we got it done, and 16 more hilly miles were added to the arsenal.
So, in summary, this was a strange week, in all sorts of ways. The sudden winter-like temps were a major buzzkill. Thankfully, things were much better when the weekend arrived. Running was very much on the down-low this week, with a whopping five miles total. It is what it is. There is nothing to gain by forcing the miles when the body needs a reprieve, so I am totally alright with those numbers. Walking was on the upswing (22 miles) and biking was decent as well (56 miles). As for strength workouts, I kept the lower-body work to Barre and mobility-focused moves, so as not to anger anything further.
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair. After such a chilly week, Friday's temps felt more like the real fall season. Although we tend to see more floral prints in the warmer seasons, I think they have a year-round appeal. This brightly colored top is actually a bodysuit (remember those from the 70's?). I seldom ever try tucking in my shirts because they NEVER stay put...but that is not the case with a bodysuit. Problem solved!
This week, two especially significant "National Days" were in celebration of daughters and sons. Lucky me, I'm tripled-blessed.
So, that's another week all wrapped-up and tied with a pretty bow. Onward!
How did your first "official" full week of Fall play out? Did you get slammed with winter-like temps as well? What's the lowest mileage your running has ever had, while navigating unwelcome discomforts? Have you ever taken a "Saturday sabbatical" from running?