Songs that involved ice, that is. I tried to look up new ones but nothing caught my fancy. Ice seemed to play somewhat prominently in this week. This felt like the first normal activity week in a long, long time. And no shoveling, either, which was a blessing (although the remnants tried to take me out one day — you’ll have to read on to find out about that).
- Monday: 4 miles easy with 4 strides, DM Bodyweight, Dogwalk
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, DM Flow
- Wednesday: 4 treadmill miles, DM Ball, 100 squats
- Thursday: 3 treadmill miles
- Friday: DM Legs & Abs, Massage!!!!!, Dogwalk
- Saturday: YFR Hamstrings, 6 mile LSD
- Sunday: Travel to parents, but lots of short dogwalks (and 3 hours in the car)
Mileage: 17 (+1)
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Bandit’s trying to kill me. He’s on one of his hunger strikes again and has suddenly started to wake me up way before it’s time to get up — but doesn’t actually want to get off the bed. So hello, sleep deprivation and taking a half hour to feed the animals (cause Giz ain’t exactly a speedy eater in the mornings, either).
Anyway, thank God I walked down the driveway instead of running down it like I normally do because the minute I stepped onto the street I stepped onto a patch of black ice but somehow by the grace of God managed to stay upright. I turned right around and put on my screw shoes and the rest of the run was uneventul (if dreary).
Again the temps plummeted overnight — with the rain yesterday I thought there might be black ice, but looking out it didn’t look like any. I kept waffling, though, because it was super windy, and when the flurries started, I figured I’ll stick to the treadmill and not procrastinate so much getting out the door. Wrong — I just procrastinated getting on the treadmill! But I did, and it got done.
A beautiful, sunny day. And brutally cold with the wind chill. Say it with me: could I run outside? Yes. Did I want to? No! Right now I’m really hoping for a mild summer . . .
We were able to get out by the river since most of the snow has thawed. There was still some ice on the path, but it was runnable long enough to get 6 miles in. Surprisingly speedy miles for me. Cold makes me speedy!
Favorites of the week
It was time for a massage. Seriously, isn’t every day time for a massage? Love the uplifting quotes on the walls (and that the iphone does better with photos in low light than the ipod did).
At home Bandit is very attached to me, although not as bad as Chester was. Oddly enough, now I think he’d make a good therapy dog. Definitely not when we got him. When he got him, he growled at random people. Nice people. People who actually liked dogs!
Now he cozies up to the folks at my parents’ senior living community. He goes right up to folks and sits down by them waiting to be petted. I don’t really think I have time for the training, and in some areas I don’t think he’d pass the training, but he sure seemed to love laying next to my Dad.
I’m wrapping it up with a few favorite blogs from this week:
- 7 Secrets to Running for Weight Loss
- The Importance of Foot Strength for Runners
- Tips for the New Runner
- 5 New to Me Things I Like
- Do Not Say You’re Slow
Let’s get the conversation started:
What (if anything) prevents you from getting your run on outside?
Do you sleep with furkids in your bed — and how’s that working for ya?
What’s your favorite way to relax?