What a week! While I am not generally a fair-weather runner, some days it just feels better to head inside! I didn’t spend much time at the gym this week… Nice weather keeps me wanting to spend more time outside! I enjoy getting my workouts completed in the morning…but on a great day, I might be running a couple times!
Monday- The best laid plans do not always happen… While I was up at 4am (probably closer to 5am with the snooze button in strong pursuit), I stuck around the house and cleaned. It was cool outside and I didn’t feel like (A) getting cold, or (B) going to the gym. The afternoon was going to be amazing, so I decided on a lunch run! Around 11:30am, I get a call from the hubs – who got a call from the babysitter that little man is sick – fever, not eating, tummy hurts, the works. Great… So I spent the rest of the afternoon around town and home with little man – no running. Once the hubs got home, I got in my necessary mile before heading off to bed. Check out those bright Knuckle Lights (review and discount!) that I am testing as a BibRave Pro! Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!
Well…one mile it is! • I didn't get out this morning to run…planned on running over my lunch hour. But around 11:30am, I got a call that out little man had a fever at daycare 😓 • Life happens! #zensah #bibchat #sweatpink #iamempowered #oisellevolée @knuckle.lights #seeandbeseen #runninglights #knucklelights #bibravepro #RKRunner
Tuesday- While I was up at 4am, so was a crying, hot little man 😦 I stayed home to play nurse for a little while, or at least until he cooled off and I was able to put him back into bed without much fuss. It was then that I decided that I NEEDED to get a few miles before work – then I moved around some laundry, cleared out the dishwasher, refilled and started the dishwasher, put my homebrewed kombucha in the fridge…and then was able to get out for a few miles! Good thing there was a faster paced interval workout on the schedule… Either way, I got caught in rain! Yuck!
I almost didn't run this morning – a sick little man up at 4am – no good. But with some meds and a little cuddle time, he was ready to snooze solo. • I got a much later start than I wanted…but got it done! It was warmer than I expected…and much, much rainier… • A big day of running ahead! Morning run ✔ and a lunch run and evening run to come! #nuunyear17 #iamempowered #RKRunner
I want to make up for some of my lost miles from Sunday and Monday early this week, so I can recover a little more before my long run this weekend…so I planned on going out over my lunch break and then again after work! The weather is nice right now! I want to get in come miles!!
The group run starts at the local Manhattan Running Company and heads out around a local park and back! Nothing too big…like 3+ miles or so. An “easy” run to finish the day – lit up to the max with my Knuckle Lights! Good thing I have a “recovery” run planned tomorrow…ha!!
Wednesday- Another day home with my sick little man…and I just didn’t want to crawl out of bed. While the weather was still nice, we headed out for a few miles…that turned into a couple miles.The cold-front came in FAST and I didn’t want to risk getting sick myself! (little one was bundled to the max already…)
The snooze button won the morning battle this morning… • Little man is feeling good today (still looks like he got punched in the face – allergy shiner) but since his last fever was yesterday afternoon, he's home for another day… • We went out for a little jaunt…passed out by 0.25 miles in! The chill of the changing weather came in fast and we headed home as quick as we could! #lifehappens #nuunyear17 #iamempowered #RKRunner
Thursday- Another great trail run! Minus the face plant… Yeah, first one of the season (surprisingly).
Another day, another battle with the snooze button… Yeah, the snooze won, again. • While I wasn't able to get my run completed this morning, I was able to fit in a great, slightly amusing, trail run! • Slightly amusing? The gaggle of geese scared the crap out of me! I saw 2 bald eagles. I fell flat on my face on the open trail (not the leaf covered trail I was toeing around on…but the open trail where I could see any/everything…). Eventful to say the least… #iamemoowered #RKRunner
Friday- I haven’t been able to get to the gym much this week…mostly due to my snooze button. I placed my phone farther away from the usual spot so I really had to work to get up and turn it off. While I was still later getting to the gym than I would have liked, I made it! Thank you Run Gum (AF link) for the kick I needed for this interval/hills workout!
A cold morning with questionable weather coming in…off to the warm gym I go! • The treadmill was a great tool for my interval/hills workout this morning! Who knew?! • Are you prepared for the weekend weather changes? We will be getting ice on ice…and I am putting screws in my old shoes tonight in hopes to get me through it tomorrow morning! #RKRunner
Saturday- I was happy to see that the rods were clear and without any ice this morning! I started a bit early and got in 4 miles before the group run meet up…scared up a deer or two on the park trail! I didn’t stick with the group for long (as always) but I was able to run 5 of the same 6 mile loop and then looped back for home.
My calm before the incoming ice storm… • Sometimes I set my @spotify to an artist – and today, Miley got me through my run and gave me a couple things to think about to pass the time : — "When you say you love me, know I love you more, when you say you need me, know I need you more, Boy I adore you" — "Wake up America, we're all in this together, it's our home so let's take care of it, you know that you want to, you know that you got to, wake up America, tomorrow becomes a new day, and everything you do matters, yeah everything you do matters in some way" — "The only thing that our hearts are made of are the acts of forgiveness and love, the only thing real when push comes to shove are the acts of forgiveness and love" — "Hands in the air like we don't care, 'Cause we came to have so much fun now" • Some music just works! Did you get out this morning? Make today count! #iamempowered #rkrunner #nuunyear17
Sunday- The weather, always changing, kept me in from wanting to get out this morning. I planned on going to the gym anyway…I just needed to work out the timing. After going shopping, several loads of laundry, cleaning the house, cleaning up little man’s room, and just wandering around the house, it was finally time 🙂
Weekly Miles : 43.75 miles
84 / 2,017 miles in 2017
Next Week’s Projected Workouts
Next week is looking decent for outdoor lunch runs…but I still would like to get my morning routine a little better in sync. My snooze button is used too much for me to try and get a routine set… This needs to change! My goal is to have a morning wake-up time set and attempt to stick to it!
Check out some awesome #linkups this week!
Check out the Tuesday’s on the Run gang as well: Patty, Erika, & Marcia! I am also linking up with Annmarie, Jen, Nicole, & Michelle for Wild Workout Wednesday 🙂 Check out the Coaches Corner linkup with Suz, Rachel, Debbie, & Lora!
How did your training week go? What are you training for? Do you prefer outdoor miles or treadmill miles?
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