We all need a good laugh now and then.
Before I dis on the deets, welcome to the Weekly Run Down!
Later, after watching the University of Iowa women's basketball team claim their second consecutive Big 10 championship, I hit the bike. I'd seen the 40K Garmin challenge, and had until midnight to finish it, so I decided to go for it. Twenty five miles on a Sunday evening - I was good with that.
I was hopeful the clouds would part, and give us a glimpse of the full moon, but no dice. Barb, Allison, and myself still met up for an evening 5-mile run (because that's what runners do, LOL). Don't be fooled by the two "moons" in the pic...those lights are from the big crane downtown.
All in all, the week played out nicely, in spite of the nutzo weather. Running had a decent showing, with 15 miles. Walking was alright with 12, and biking saw 50 miles of pedal power. Three days with strength training, a great stair workout, and even some elliptical time. A little bit of everything, and that's the way (uh huh, uh huh) I like it. Coming up this next week: the Week of Pi (begins on Tuesday).
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair. So, yeah. There was white stuff on the ground, LOL. Winter does not want to cut Iowa a break, so what to wear? Well, I went with something bright (to lift my spirits) and thick-soled Chelsea boots for trudging through the messy streets. 'Nuff said.
Did you celebrate International Women's Day on Wednesday? I am so fortunate to have an enormous tribe of gals who constantly inspire, encourage, and support me on the daily.
...and about my cranky back. On Thursday, I met with the pain specialist at 11:00, and he had me come back at noon (this time at the actual hospital) for the steroid injection. It was a frustrating 90-minute wait until it was my turn in the OR, but well worth it. He told me the local anesthesia might make my legs a little wobbly, so I needed to take things easy for the remainder of the day (elliptical for the win!). He said it may take up to a week to feel the results, but I almost leaped out of bed Friday morning! Currently, I'm feeling, easily, 90% better...whether that's from the actual meds or self-fulfilling, it's anybody's guess.
So that's the latest! How did your week play out? Did you get some weird late-winter snow storm action as well? Ever had a steroid injection? Did the full moon make a visible appearance in your area?