We survived our second Nor’easter in 2 weeks — with another one possibly coming our way this coming week. Enough with the snow!
- Monday: Dogwalk
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, 4 miles easy
- Wednesday: DM Arms & Legs, YFPR Knees, some more shoveling
- Thursday: Dogwalk, 4 easy treadmill miles, YFPR Knees
- Friday: DM Arms & Legs, YFPR Knees, Dogwalk
- Saturday: Dogwalks, Happy 90th Mom!
- Sunday: 3 miles easy
Mileage: 11 (+4)
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We enjoyed a beautiful, sunny, blue skies day right before the next snowstorm was supposed to hit. And this time I was able to get out and run in it!
My knees were sore after Sunday’s run, which was a total surprise. Not the tightness of IT Band issues I’m used to, but more runners’ knee like achiness. So no strides today, although the overall pace was pretty much the same as Sunday. I really desperately needed that sunshine.
I definitely could have run outside on Thursday, despite more snow. But then how could I test out the new grippers on the Skirt Sports Jette skirt? They seem more comfortable than the old grippers — I find I need to go up a size in Jette to feel comfortable, but I do not have skinny legs.
Oh, the run was okay too.
I won’t lie: the knees are still aching. I am doing clamshells, leg raises, squats, single leg bridges, etc. etc. I’m trying to slow down. They’re not painful, and they don’t seem to change my gait, but they are definitely making it known that they forgot how to run longer/faster.
I taped them up today, and while they talked to me during the run, they didn’t seem as bad post run. I’d like to be running longer, but I have to respect the knees. I was also super tired after a long day in the car on Saturday.
Favorites of the week
The long day on the road was so that we can spend my mom’s 90th birthday with her. My sister was working, my brother lives on the West Coast — we’re planning a whole family shingding at the end of the month, which will also celebrate my Dad’s 92nd birthday (his is in a couple of weeks).
We brought cake, chocolate covered strawberries, flowers, a birthday balloon (and where they live brought by more balloons), and took them out to lunch. Mr. Judy was actually a trooper and picked up a lot of that for me (I picked out the cake and the card). Mr. Judy also had some of their old movies transferred to a couple of DVDs.
My mom said it all made her feel very special, and I know how hard it is for her, so we were both happy.
Interestingly Bandit seems to have taken a real shine to my Dad — pretty funny for the dog who was leery of men when we got him (and he was!). Lola is a bit afraid of my Dad. He’s often a little too rough with her, although this time he didn’t really do anything. He had some surgery on his arm, though, and I wonder if she smelled something she didn’t like when he tried to pet her.
We saw our first Robin today. In fact, an entire flock of Robins! I guess Spring really is around the corner . . . despite all the snow.
I’m wrapping it up with a few favorite blogs from this week:
Let’s get the conversation started:
Do your furkids show a gender preference?
Ever have trouble returning to running after time off (for whatever reason)?
Are you racing soon?