We got a couple of Spring-like days and then we descended back into gray skies, chilly temps, and rain. Well, it’s almost May so it’s time for those April Showers to get lost — don’t you think?
There was a lot of synchronicity going on this week, too: meeting the DJ from the station I listen to, who is training for Freihofers and also running the same 5k as me Sunday (alas, I did not see her); and also meeting one of the coach’s wife at my yoga class (I happened to be wearing the training tee) — it’s a small world!
- Monday: PB Core, Dogwalk, FTC Training Group + 3 miles easy
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, 4 miles easy, PB 15 min KB
- Wednesday: Yoga Lunchtime Flow at Wellnest Studios
- Thursday: Dogwalk, 3 miles easy, Pilates Arms & Legs
- Friday: Dogwalk, YFPR Restore & Rebuild
- Saturday: 2 miles (with 8 x 20 strides) with training group, Dogwalk
- Sunday: Cherry Blossom 5k, Dogwalk, YFR Foundation
Mileage: 15ish (-2)
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The sun came out to play! Finally! What a difference a week makes. We finally had a glorious Spring day — it got up to 70! — I got to run in a skirt. It was simply awesome. Roughly 2 miles with the training group and another 3 miles after on my own. A good run & a good pace.
I finally got to take out the Skirt Sports Jette skirt and its new grippers for a warm run. The old grippers made it difficult for me to run more than a few miles in the Jette — sometimes they caused chafing — it was about 5 miles total and so far, so good.
Be still my heart. Two spring-like days in a row. It seemed to take forever for my legs to warm up and get moving, though, despite the pleasant temps and the opportunity to run in a skirt the second day in a row. In the end, though, this run was just fine. I even took Bandit out for his first run of 2018.
And I saw my first daffodils — Spring really has finally sprung!
With a Skirt Sports order of short skirts arriving the day before, and a windy/cloudy forecast, I was tempted to run on the treadmill to try out skirts. Only I didn’t. After walking the dogs I knew it would be fine to run outside (since it didn’t rain) and it was.
I’m sure Bandit enjoyed his 3/4 of mile run (I pick him on the cool down). He’s actually been keeping up fairly well, no doubt because it’s not warm yet — that’ll change next week!
The training group ran a whole 25 minutes straight. And even I was able to do it, running with the BOTP ladies. Yes, it was chilly and windy but not actively raining so I call that a win. I also left my mentees to do my strides.
We had an almost-reunion of the Wineglass girls — one was running the Jersey Half, another had done her long run the day before — at the Cherry Blossom 5k. Everyone else had done this race a few times but I never had. It was a nasty, cold, rainy day, and I’ll recap the race on Tuesday.
Favorites of the week
The week started off so nice — we finally fired up the grill, and even ate our dinner outside. During the summer we are often plagued by hornets, so it was nice to eat outside without fear of getting stung.
I tried the Frozen Matcha Latte from the No Meat Athlete Cookbook (Amazon Affiliate link) this week and like it so much I made it the next day, too. I did throw in a date for a little extra sweetness.
Blog posts that caught my eye this week:
Let’s get the conversation started:
Run the day before a race: yeah or nay?
What makes you decide to run a race (location, friends, cause, chance of awards)?
Don’t you hate having to wait to try out new gear?