First Race 2018: 4/9 – 15 Weekly Wrap

As I was gearing up for my first race of 2018 my body was rebelling a bit with some unexpected tiredness. Or maybe it was just the weather? Not to mention the forecast for the race today was giving us all fits — ice! I kid you not.

I’m joining up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Wendy @ Taking the Long Way Home to share how I geared up for my first race of 2018.


Workouts update

  • Monday: PB Legs & Booty, Dogwalk, Volunteering with FTC, 5 miles easy overall
  • Tuesday: 4 miles easy, Dogwalk
  • Wednesday: PB Total Body, Dogwalk, Element PM Yoga
  • Thursday:  Feeling a bit meh so an unscheduled rest day
  • Friday:  Dogwalk, PB Total Body Kettlebell, YFPR Flexibility & Flow
  • Saturday: 1 3/4 mile WU with FTC, 1.5 miles easy + 8ish strides, Pilates Perfect Body Perfect Silhouette
  • Sunday: Delmar Dash (5 mile race)

Mileage: 17ish (NC)

JY = Jasyoga
TM = Treadmill
YFR = Yoga for Runners*
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
YFPR = Yoga for Pain Relief
YTU = Yoga Tune Up Lower Body*

*Disclaimer: Amazon affiliate links; I will make a small amount of money if you buy through these links

Running Updates

It was a beautiful, sunny day with not too much wind — so naturally I completely forgot to take any photos. Too busy catching up with Running Buddy J after the training group.

I don’t know why but today’s run just felt hard. It happens sometimes. My resting heart rate was mildly elevated this morning, I was super tired Sunday evening & it was a rest day, so this bears watching (cue foreshadowing).

The weather. Oy! So unmotivated to do anything. The sun would come out for a hot minute, then it would look threatening. I procrastinated as long as I could, but finally I had to get out there.

A faster run than yesterday that felt easier. But seriously there’s nothing to take pictures of: no flowers, no leaves on the trees, no sun. It’s majorly depressing.


Great minds think alike (same print)

Don’t let the sunshine fool you — it was darn chilly and windy (yet again). Warmed up mentoring the challenge group than ran another 1.5 miles on my own with some strides in the middle to get ready for the race tomorrow.


Some Wineglass Girls racing

A week ago, when I finally registered for the Delmar Dash, the forecast was for afternoon showers. Which then changed to morning showers. Which then changed to ice! Luckily the ice never fell, it wasn’t even really drizzling, and although chilly, it was good racing conditions.

I’m leaving the recap for Tuesday. And that’s all I’m saying about that.

Poor things didn’t know it was going down to freezing!

Favorites of the week
My parents’ house is finally sold! I wouldn’t say that solves all their problems, but it definitely eases the bleeding money on a fixed income.

I finally saw these little bits of color above on Friday. It’s been so gray and drab most of the week, it’s nice to see a sign that maybe we’ll have a spring after all. Poor things won’t know what hit them with our weather over the weekend, though.

Good luck to all who are running Boston tomorrow! May the weather and running Gods smile on you!

Sorry, it was a busy week so I never got around to adding my favorite blog posts for the week! Hope to be back with it next week.


This week I am also linking up with the Sunday Fitness & Food Linkup brought to you by Ilka @ Ilka’s Blog and Angela @ Marathons & Motivation.

Let’s get the conversation started:

Would you run a rainy road race with temps in the 30s — in April — seriously, where is Spring?

Are you watching the Boston Marathon tomorrow?

What’s blooming in your neck of the woods?

31 thoughts on “First Race 2018: 4/9 – 15 Weekly Wrap

    1. This is the only 5 mile race I do. There aren’t many here (just like there aren’t many 10ks, 15ks, 10 milers).

      I don’t usually run the day before a race (even though Rachel usually puts it on my calendar). But since I am a mentor for the training group, and that is extremely easy as I hang with the BOTPers — cause I know what it’s like — it’s not terribly taxing.


    1. Thanks, Sara. I’m keeping mum til Tuesday. 🙂 Actually, it does give me an easy post for Tuesday, LOL!

      It was great to finally sell the house. We had previous buyers who fell through because a neighbor’s shed was partially on my parents’ property — we had to jump through all sorts of hoops to make sure this sale didn’t fall through, too!


    1. I did the half last year along with a group of friends. It wasn’t actually one of my favorites, maybe because the weather wasn’t great — one of my coldest halfs! — but sharing it with friends was definitely fun.

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      1. It might help if I didn’t line up with you. 🙂

        Then again, my whole race could’ve been slower if I’d started further back! Oddly it didn’t really feel as though 150 or so runners passed me. 🙂


  1. The only thing(s) blooming in my area are these little itty bitty miniature bulbs…not sure what they are (I forgot). They kind of look like grape hyacinth (but are white). My tulips and daffodils are maybe 2-3 inches above the ground, so they are way behind. I’ll be eager to hear all about the race!

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  2. I like chilly race conditions, but those seem extreme for April! I am planning to watch the marathon tomorrow, hopefully my work calendar cooperates!

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  3. Congrats on your race, I’m looking forward to the recap! And yay for your parents’ house being sold, that has to be a HUGE relief!

    We are definitely getting some flowers blooming – the tulips are eager to come up! We had a bunch of rain yesterday and today so I’m thinking the plants should be very happy in a couple of days!

    Running in cold rain sucks, but if I had a race with that type of weather, I’d power through it!

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    1. Oh, I got to practice running in a cold, pouring rain yesterday. But I wasn’t running Boston after all so I just thought about them. Funny how when you’re with a group, you’re distracted with chatting & it doesn’t feel so bad.

      And yes, the house being sold was a huge relief. But there’s always something going on with them. Getting old is not picnic. 😦


  4. I definitely understand about selling your parents’ house. My mom worked so hard with the agent when my grandparents’ house was sold. My grandfather didn’t have to worry anymore about the house and staying in the senior living facility.

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  5. I have actually run a 5 mile race in pretty much exactly those conditions – except October instead of April. The rain was mostly drizzle though, so once I got warmed up it actually felt good. Hopefully you got equally helpful rain!

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