I kind of feel like I’m on repeat lately — tired, missing sunshine, slightly stressed, some good days, some meh days . . . it might be mild, but it’s still winter! Oh, and don’t worry about the post title — nothing dire, we’ll get to that in the favorites of the week.
I’m joining up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Tricia @ Misssipppiddlin : I’ll show you mine if you show me yours (fitness, that is). Make sure to hit up a few other bloggers in the linkup!
- Monday: Pahla B ST
- Tuesday: 3 easy miles on treadmill, shoveling ice (not kidding)
- Wednesday: Pahla B ST, Trim & Tone Pilates Total Body& Stretch, Shoveling ice 45 minutes (yeah, you read that right)
- Thursday: Pahla B Core, Dogwalk, 5 miles easy, YFPR Hips
- Friday: Dogwalk, 3 easy miles
- Saturday: Dogwalk, a semi-restful rest day
- Sunday: YFPR Align & Alleviate, 15k
Mileage: 20.37 (+2.37)
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A nice snow/sleet/freezing rain storm overnight kept me on the treadmill. Which actually didn’t feel too bad.
I procrastinated until it clouded over again. I didn’t wear sunglasses, and then the sun peeked out at times. I got Bandit ready to run with me, and then he didn’t want to run. My capris kept falling lower on my hips than I wanted, so I kept having to tug them back up.
Don’t you just hate days like that?
It was definitely easier without Bandit. Faster, too. I wouldn’t really call it “easy”, but I knew I was kind of tired from shoveling the snow the day before and thought about switching my easy 3 tomorrow to today; as usual, once I got started, I figured I might as well just get it done.
The sun is just taunting us now. It peeks out every now and again, but in general, it’s still really, really gray. It was also really windy. I felt warm when I walked the dogs, but I felt very comfortable running — very glad I didn’t change tops as I was considering.
I’ve been kind of tired again this week — no doubt lack of sun is a major player there — so I just ran without watching my watch. My pace came in a bit slower than the suggested pace, but I knew that Sunday’s long run will probably be faster than the suggested pace — which is exactly why I didn’t try to push it in the first place.
This was my first time running the 15k distance at our supported long runs — and also my first time being DFL. Which is fine.
When I told Darlene I was worried about getting lost, she thought I was worried about being last. No, actually, but there were long stretches with no signs, no volunteers, and I did worry at times about being lost — thankfully it never happened.
Favorites of the week
Still not much going on. Some baking, a little too much eating of said baking, out to eat, still running. Rinse, lather, repeat.
The goodbye in the subject title refers to donating some running clothes. I donate clothes all the time, but sometimes it’s hard to let some go. Even when I haven’t worn it in a long time. Not so much the running clothes (although there’s that), but the regular clothes.
I actually do have clothes I’ve held onto for years, and then worn — and been glad I held onto them. But there are others I’m pretty sure I’m not going to wear, but sometimes, it’s just hard to let go.
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And that’s a wrap
Let’s get the conversation started:
Do you donate old running clothes?
Do you find it hard to make time to return clothing you don’t want?
How do you keep your spirits up when the sun disappears?