Some say, "Movement is magic." I say, "Movement is medicinal."
Don't worry, other than a mild head cold recently, I haven't been under the weather in a long time. Well, I guess I did have Covid six months ago, but that was a mere couple days of mild discomfort (honestly, in my case, the vaccine/booster did more harm than the actual virus itself).
In terms of actual sickness, though, I have been very lucky (and very thankful). I not only attribute daily moving and grooving to staying healthy, but also getting outside - everyday- no matter what. As this post goes live, on Sunday (February 12th), my #OptOutside streak is at Day-809.
This week, Momma N gifted my locale to a sneak peek of spring, so getting outside was true bliss! Even with a couple cold (ahem, seasonal) days, this week was a treat.
Before I disclose the deets of the week, welcome to the Weekly Run Down!
Anyways, here's what went down this week, in my little world of fitness and fun:
I made it back home just before 7:00PM, so the timing was perfect for our monthly full moon run. I met Barb and Allison a short while later. We had the clearest sky ever! The temps were in the mid-20F's, but felt very mild since the wind was only 5mph. These full moon runs are always fun, and this 4-miler was no exception...hard to believe I've been doing these for the past 22 months!
The temps did climb to the mid-40's again, so my friend and I snuck in a 1-mile walk in the afternoon. After work, I took it to the streets, and ran a near-tempo-paced 4-miler! It was one of those runs where the legs just did their thing and I let them have at it.
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair. Although National Wear Red Day was a week ago, it still is National Heart Month. In other words, I'm still wearing red. Besides, Friday's temps were cold! Even with the bluebird sky and nonstop sunshine, an extra (red) layer was most welcome.
As mentioned, on Sunday we celebrated my aunt Thelma's 100th birthday! She's the oldest of five siblings, with my dad being the youngest. It was such a nice day celebrating her 100-year milestone!
...and another update on the ugly sweater situation. The second sweater, this one for the son, features the black and gold of the University of Iowa. I finished knitting it this week (except for a few remaining loose threads that need trimming). Now, on to the third (and final?) sweater...
Finally, it's fun to get all dressed up and support a worthwhile cause. Saturday evening, I got to attend the Des Moines Heart Ball, an annual event that raises funds for the American Heart Association. There was a silent auction and a live auction. The guest(s) of honor was the family of a local gentleman (a coach, teacher, and runner in his mid-40's) who suffered cardiac arrest and was saved by the efforts of his wife performing CPR on him before the first responders arrived on the scene. Quite a touching story!
So, that's the latest and (somewhat) greatest. Another week is done and dusted, and we're moving ahead through February (almost halfway, already!).
How did your week play out? Sunshine? Spring preview weather, or more of the seasonal winter temps to enjoy? Any favorite workouts or accomplishments?