Ice, Ice, Baby: 1/31 – 2/5 WRD

Or maybe let it ice, because that’s sure what it did Thursday night and most of Friday.


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, and running into February.

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (40 min), PB ST (20 min), Dogwalk
  • Tuesday: Yoga AM (30 min), 3 miles easy + sorta hill repeats x 3, Dogwalk, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Wednesday: Yoga AM (35 min), Cardio Toning (20 min)
  • Thursday: Yoga (45 minutes), 3 wet miles easy, Yoga PM (20 minutes)
  • Friday: Yoga (30 min), Tried to shovel ice
  • Saturday: Yoga (30 min), Barre Toning (20 min), Still trying to shovel ice
  • Sunday: Yoga (30 min), Peloton Movie Cycle WU (10 min), 3 TM miles easy, too cold to walk Bandit, hopefully Yoga later

Running Mileage: 9  (+2) 

PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike

Running Update

I didn’t catch the sunrise outside but I did get outside later

Tuesday Intention: work those hill (while I can)
It was definitely a cold one, but very little wind. I can handle that (and I did). Plus with a potentially wicked storm bearing down on us for the weekend . . . I decided to work the hills, just a little. Up the short one, over to the longer one & then down the long one, back over to the short one and up — walking as I pleased.

Pace was all over the place. Definitely slow on the hills. Last mile (flat-ish) felt slow, and yet was the fastest mile. Perception is weird.

What you don’t see in this photo was the steady, cold rain

Friday Intention: take it easy
I try to have only one treadmill run a week. Last January, I ran 7 miles on NYD, got sick, then ran the rest of my runs at the end of the month on the treadmill!

So temperature is relative. It’s amazing how “warm” a 40F rain feels in January, after we’ve gone through a lot of single digit days. What might not have been so wise is that I stopped to talk to a neighborhood friend I hadn’t seen in a very long time to catch up mid run, while still being rained on — but hey, I finished the run!

Before & after, Thursday to Friday. Then bitter cold, making it impossible to remove most of the ice.

Sunday Intention: endurance
Still bitterly cold, but not windy — I was tempted to run outside except making my way down our driveway (or even lawn) would’ve been treacherous. We have our own ski jump on that driveway! I suppose I could’ve butt slid down it, but again, thankful the treadmill was an option.

I picked an endurance run, although apparently the universe wanted me to do hills this week because there were rolling hills. I took it nice and slow, and cut out the last two hills since I’d already met my goal of 3 miles (they were in like the last 5 minutes!).

Love my salt lamps. Makes the bedroom so cozy at night before I go to sleep.

Favorites of the week
Say it with me: another quiet week! Which isn’t so bad considering how I ended 2021. A couple of cold and/wet runs done outside, one of the treadmill. Seriously, if the driveway and roads weren’t so bad, I think I would have braved the cold.

I know it looks like Winter has been hard, but the truth is we’ve actually been extremely lucky. Very little snow so far. Lots of cold, but there’s a warming trend for next week and we’ll finally get that driveway cleared — we both tried, but the ice followed by extreme cold just made it impossible.

So I am grateful that so far, knock on wood, Winter has been “mild) (again, it’s all relative). We’re not out of the woods yet, though!

Of course I am also watching the Olympics, always a favorite, but I tape it watch it later.

ICYMI: Expect a lot of heart openers in this immune boosting restorative practice — and grab all the the props!. I have a little tease for my Spring Yoga Program. Hopefully I finish it all before Spring is over!

Immune Booster Restorative Yoga click here * Intro to Spring into Action click here

Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday I’m sharing six things I enjoyed about running in 2021 — I thought it would be challenging, and it was, but I came up with six! Friday I’m sharing five things I’m loving lately.

31 thoughts on “Ice, Ice, Baby: 1/31 – 2/5 WRD

  1. I try to have 0 TM runs per week and for the most part, I am successful! :p But ice is definitely a dealbreaker for me. We’ve still got snow and I always prefer that.

    We never use the ‘q’ word, especially at work, because you know if you say it, things will start happening!

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  2. Yes. A cold week. And an icy one. But when you are training for races I have to get out there even in sub zero. I’m getting bored with the crossings but less treacherous than my street.

    Things look better because I’m hitting the road.

    Hopefully the ice will be gone when I return. I doubt the bike paths will be clear until spring.

    Glad you are enjoying your new treadmill so you get some short runs done.

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  3. I took a ‘salt cave’ yoga class once many years ago, but I like the idea behind their benefits.

    Glad you have that new treadmill for these icy cold days! Hopefully spring will make its way to us sooner than the groundhog said . 🙂

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  4. You know how I feel about my Milly time, and she saw more action last week than she’s seen in the past 11 months. I’m glad we were able to resucsitate her, though. The wind has been just psychotic here or else I would have layered up and run outside becasue there wasn’t any ice to fight/avoid.

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    1. We had the wind, plus the cold, the rain, the ice, the snow. Everything but warm (well, it was warm for winter).

      Seriously though the driveway is a sheet of ice. We’re getting our workouts in trying to chip away at it. It’ll warm up thankfully.


  5. We had a lot of ice come overnight on Friday. It was a little bit of an adventure trying to get it off of my car on Saturday morning. I was glad today was slightly warmer so that it could melt some of the ice around the outside of the house.

    One of my goals this month is to improve my sleep health. I’ve never owned a salt lamp, but now I’m intrigued since you mentioned it helps you feel cozy before bedtime. I’m going to look into purchasing one.

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    1. I don’t know that a salt lamp would help you sleep better, all I can say is I really enjoy mine. We don’t have a fireplace so that’s about the closest I come, LOL!

      There are many for sale on Amazon. I bought mine quite some time ago at our local Salt Den — and one once at Marshalls. I have one downstairs, and then another in the kitchen, too. They get warm, especially the ones downstairs & in the kitchen that we don’t turn off — so they’re good hand warmers, too, LOL. They do shed a little, though.


  6. We’ve had snow, but it’s less than usual. It has been plenty cold though so none of our snow has melted, although that’s normal I guess. Rain would feel like spring at this point! Haha! Ice is the worst!

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  7. I almost chose the same post name. Our icy sidewalks are ridiculous. We had warm RAIN on Friday, but everything iced up overnight and this morning there were still sheets of ice in a few places — stretching for a few yards even!

    I’m glad your getting good use out of your new tread. Still waiting for that full review. 😉

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  8. I’m glad you had a good week! A quiet week is a good thing. And glad you got some outside runs. I’m watching the Olympics too- I wasn’t that excited about it before it started but I’m really enjoying it!

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    1. Well, I think you guys actually got more snow than us so far! We haven’t had much snow.

      What we did have with the last storm is a LOT of ice, and then extreme cold.

      I’ve been working on the driveway at least 20 minutes (often much more) for a week and it’s still not clear — I go into that a bit more on my wrap up this weekend.

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