On Friday our world was turned into a picture perfect Christmas card. It snowed for well over 12 hours (we were initially told to expect rain and maybe 3 inches of snow).
- Monday: Dogwalk
- Tuesday: Dogwalk,
- Wednesday: DM Arms & Legs, Dogwalk
- Thursday: Dogwalk, 3 miles easy (kind of)
- Friday: Snowed for 12+ hours; some shoveling
- Saturday: Dogwalk
- Sunday: 4 miles easy
Mileage: 7 (+2)
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I had thought I’d be getting three runs in this week, but it wasn’t meant to be. I was not happy to miss the warmer/nicer weather earlier in the week. On the other hand, I am so glad I got out before we were pummeled with ice/snow (mostly snow. Lots and lots of snow).
I was a bit angry at something and this was a surprisingly speedy run. I joked with Coach Rachel @ Runningonhappy that I somehow need to get angry before races!
I also saw the first leaves budding out on the trees. Poor things; I’m sure they didn’t know what hit them the next day.
Things weren’t as bad as they would probably have been earlier in the winter with that much snow — because of our warm weather in the weeks preceding this storm, streets got cleared quickly and remained fairly dry; which is good — very little black ice.
This run felt pretty good. I threw in some strides each mile and which helped me keep up a decent pace.
Favorites of the week
The snow was definitely not a favorite, but the streets were blessedly clean and dry the very next day. Which means the dogs don’t have to get cabin fever. It’s going to be quite the mess as that much snow slowly melts, and there are some more snow or wintry mix chances coming our way.
For now I’ll just share some of the storm photos. Remember this snow was from one storm! And the day before there was no snow on the ground and I ran in capris. It also doesn’t look like quite as much as it actually was, since it’s still “warm” and started melting right away, plus there was also some icing during the storm so it compacted down pretty quickly.
I’m wrapping it up with a few favorite blogs from this week:
- Total Body Challenge
- Celebrate St. Patricks’s Day with Healthy Green Recipes
- How Do You Know What Paces You Are Trained to Run?
- 5 Most Important Strength Training Exercises for Runners
Let’s get the conversation started:
Wouldn’t you like to come shovel for us?
Ever made a snowman?
Enjoyed anything new lately (and I do mean anything — food, book, movie, clothes, etc.)?