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.
- 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)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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?