Well well well...for such a short month, February sure makes a name for itself.
This week started off with sunny skies and pleasant temps, took a turn for the extreme cold, and rebounded back to spring-like weather. Wow, one would almost need a tightly buckled safety belt for such a roller coaster ride!In keeping with my #OptOutside daily streak, I did get outdoors everyday. And I was blessed with almost every kind of weather imaginable. Emphasis on the almost...
Before I dis on the deets of the week, welcome to the Weekly Run Down!
Anyways, here's what went down in my little world of fitness and whatnot this week:
|pic courtesy of Deb ;-)|
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair. As mentioned, Friday's weather was absolutely ridiculously cold. Look closely...I had three layers on! I almost wore a black shirt under the brown sweater, but spontaneously chose the denim button-down instead. I like the funky punch of contrast the denim gave it, and it's a given I love my puffer vests.
As mentioned, there were a few extra bonus miles on the bike late Saturday afternoon. I'd forgotten about the 100K biking challenge, but after a few other badges popped up (from my Saturday antics), this one got my attention. I only needed seven more miles to reach the 100K mark. So, why not?
Finally, how about another update on the livelihood of my house plants? The dieffenbachia (on the left) currently has four "babies" that sprouted from the original "stumps" of my late grandmother's plant. I don't know how long she had the original plant, but she gave it to me when she moved to a smaller dwelling (in the spring of 1994). I cut back the plant a couple years ago, and these four stalks sprouted from the roots. Just this weekend, I noticed there's now a fifth baby sprouting (bottom pic)! On the right is a Christmas cactus I got during the holiday season...and it's in the process of re-blooming! I've never had one of these re-bloom so soon after Christmas, so there's going to be a nice pop of color in the sunroom (ironically, right alongside the orchid...which is still in bloom, LOL).
So yeah. Quite a week in the state of Iowa! Hopefully this frigid "finale" to February is the last of the bitter cold weather. I know we'll still have some cold temps, but my fingers are crossed the worst is behind us.
How did your week play out? Did you get another blast of cold weather as well? Any fun celebrations on Fat Tuesday? Any racing? Favorite workout(s) of the week?