I am still slowly returning to activity, getting back into the house cleaning groove (as much as I ever am), and resting a lot. The Olympics came along at a good time.
- Monday: Dogwalk
- Tuesday: Dogwalk
- Wednesday: 2 miles easy, Dogwalk (just missing the sudden rain shower!)
- Thursday: Dogwalk before the snow
- Friday: DM Arms & Abs
- Saturday: 3 miles easy
- Sunday: Rainy rest day, but dried up in time for a Dogwalk
Mileage: 5 (+5)
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When I saw it was supposed to be 70 on Wednesday, despite the rainy forecast, I knew that had to be my first run back. Thankfully my body cooperated and while I still wouldn’t say I was 100%, this run, although short, gave me more energy — which is normally the case of a run, no matter how tired I go into it. And despite all the rest, I was a bit tired going into it.
It was slow, but really not terrible considering it was the first time I’d run in about 2 1/2 weeks. Especially considering it has been months since I’ve been able to run in such warm temps (which also tend to slow me down, especially as I ended up running midday, which I normally try to avoid).
I’m going to take it nice and easy for a little while. Still no reason to push it.
The group got together at 8, but I just didn’t want to get out that early. And knowing myself, I was sure I’d run too fast in a group. So I ran by myself a little later in the morning, and actually enjoyed the brief sunshine of the day (along with the wind).
This run felt harder than Wednesday, and it was slower, but it wasn’t bad. I’m keeping it easy right now and taking a couple of days rest after a run . . . until I feel back to normal. Happy to be moving again!
Favorites of the week
Can we talk weather? It snowed. It rained. It sleeted. It got up to almost a record high on Wednesday, and all the snow melted. Then it snowed some more. Then rained some more.
But I’m not complaining, because that 73 high on Wednesday was a rare February treat (although we set the record of 74 last February). Although I will admit that I am tired of the gray. And feeling cold. To everything there is a season, right?
Mostly I was just happy to be fever-free this week and getting back to more activity. Not even a whole lot of DOMs going on, for which I am very thankful. Otherwise not a whole lot going on.
I’m wrapping it up with a few favorite blogs from this week:
- Speed Tricks from Master Women Runners
- What is this Crazy Thing Called Forefoot Running?
- How to Encourage Aging Parents to be More Active
- Winter Running with Your Dog
- Chickpea Noodle Soup
- Under Armour HOVR Sonic Shoes
Let’s get the conversation started:
Have you been surprised by not feeling sore after time off for activity for whatever reason?
Are you gearing up for a race or still in an off season?
Do you make a big deal out of big birthdays (mine wasn’t a big one, but my mom’s 90th is just a couple of weeks away)?