There's the saying, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." Or, in my case, the tough keep going, LOL.
Over lunch, I opted to get the Monday run done while there was plenty of sunshine. The temps were flirting with low-40F conditions, and the wind was mild for two quick miles of runching. If only this kind of January weather could stick around until mid-April. After work, I had a chat with Deborah while power-walking a couple of miles before dinner.
By the time my workday ended, though, the clouds and mist came in and the sun went hiding. I wanted to go for a longer run, or else I could have done another 2-miler over lunch. Instead, I headed out around 5:15. Although it felt cold and damp, this 5K endeavor really went well. I would have liked to have run further, but needed to get back home for a phone call. Anyways, that was 3.1 miles for the #WednesdayWin.
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair. What do you think of this puffer vest, with its mix of colors and funky patterns? Most know I'm not a bland and boring gal when it comes to color, so this puffer is a fun option on a cold day. I also love the numerous colors that I can highlight if I don't want to go the "bland and boring" route with black.
I'm not catching too many sunrises these days, but Wednesday morning had a beauty. I grabbed this pic as I was walking into my PT's gym. Sometimes, it's the clouds that make the sunrise so breathtaking.
The Garmin badges continue to make me smile. The Active January popped up on Wednesday, following the morning's bike ride. The Step into 2023 showed up on Monday, after I'd finished my 2-miler over lunch.
As mentioned, Friday was definitely Friday the 13th on so many levels. In a nutshell, the younger daughter had car trouble, and the other daughter had to help with transporting her back and forth (after the compromised car had been towed). I had a busy day at the office, and a small crisis with the turtle's aquarium as I was heading out the door. But, somehow the universe righted itself and all three of us were able to have a fabulous girls night out at an 80's tribute concert in downtown Des Moines. I don't know how much dancing we did, but my Garmin showed I surpassed my daily "goal" in steps (and there had only been a short walk with Max prior to the evening). No wonder I needed a nap Saturday afternoon!
Whew! That was quite a rundown of all the week's antics. Here's hoping this next week is a little less exciting, LOL.
How was your week? Are you keeping active in the cold weather, or do you find yourself scaling back a bit in the off-season?