What was so great about this week? We had sunshine aplenty, like on the daily.
And, what was not so great? Baby, it was cold outside. Thankfully, the temps weren't as severe as the previous week, but they definitely were quite "seasonal."
With Milly (she's my treadmill, LOL) out of commission, I had to take my runs and walks to the streets, but all were manageable. I had zero problems staying active indoors as well. I guess I can't really complain (much), though there's nothing wrong with longing for warmer outdoor conditions. As I've said before, I can tolerate the cold, but that doesn't mean I have to love it.
Before I dis on the deets of the week, welcome to the Weekly Run Down!
After work, I laced-up the shoes and headed outside. Believe it or not, the 10F temps (with -3F feels-like) were the warmest temps of the day! This was one of those runs that just felt incredibly effortless. I ran three miles with negative splits (10:20/10:12/10:08) and still had substantial daylight when I finished.
After work (and a rather lengthy hair appointment), I met up with Barb for a #5at6PM run. We had clear skies, a beautiful waxing gibbous moon and mild-for-February temps.
So, all things considered, it was a decent week. Obviously, a bit colder than I'd prefer, but the daily sunshine certainly provided a huge boost of feel-good mojo. Running went well and felt good (13 miles). Walking is still a victim of the cold, windy weather (only nine miles this week, eek!). Biking, again, dominated (77 miles). I'm really liking the Split Strength Program with JJ (on Peloton); every muscle group is getting worked-over, thank you very much. Physical therapy is going well, and we're doing some dry-needling for my lower-back crankiness (I'm desperately trying to avoid the chiropractor, LOL).
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair. Obviously, with it being National Wear Red Day, I played along. I think most of us know someone afflicted with heart disease. It's nice to have a day to pay tribute to those who have suffered, and also to raise awareness of the importance of heart health.
As mentioned, I got my hair done on Wednesday. It had been 10 weeks, so I was due for some highlights and a trim. Ironically, this pic was taken after my 5-miler with Barb, and it actually looks better than when I walked out of the salon, LOL. Nothing like a good run, and a sweaty headband, to work some magic on the hairdo.
Finally, my Friday post-workday walk was cold, but the sunset was a show stopper. Have I said how grateful I am for the longer hours of daylight?
Anyways, that's the latest. Another week of winter is in the books, and we're another week closer to summer!
How are things in your world? Has the weather been cold and windy? Any sunshine? Did you wear red on Friday?