The time had come, so I got it done.
I'm talking about a scaled-back week. Recovery. You know, dialing-it-back a bit.
My body wasn't in agony, but I'd had three pretty intense weeks of strength-training. My running mileage, while not crazy high, had been gradually building. And, my sleep had been nothing short of a mess recently.
I thought it was the perfect time for a week on the (somewhat) down-low. We all know it's during the rest/recovery time when most of the fitness gains are made, right? And, we also know, it's best to take advantage of downtime before it's forced upon us due to injury or illness. Alas, there was no time like the present...
Before I drop the deets of the week, welcome to the Weekly Run Down!
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair. With the abrupt pivot back to winter weather, it was time to pullout the the black bottoms, flannel shirts, and favorite wool sweater. Thankfully, Momma N kept the bright sunshine in the wintry mix of her latest antics.
On March 26th, I'll be taking it to the stairs at the Fight for Air Climb. This is my 10th time doing the Iowa Climb. After a 2-year switch-of-venue to Principal Park (a baseball stadium), the Climb is returning to the stairwells in downtown Des Moines. Funds raised go to support the American Lung Association and their efforts advocating for clean air, as well research and support to those afflicted with lung disease. My donation page is HERE for anyone wishing to support the cause.
So, that's a wrap on what's been happening!
Tell me about YOUR week! Did Momma N dump another dose of winter on you as well? Recovery weeks: yay or nay? Any favorite workouts this week? Any races on the roster?