Survival Week: 3/13 – 19 WRD

Hoping this was the last big storm — and by big, I mean the biggest storm of the Winter. More branches came down, but the fence held, and so did our power (although many were not that lucky).


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner and another decent week of fitness with two runs outside despite the big snow.

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (20 min), Walking with Weights (25 min), Dogwalk
  • Tuesday: Yoga (30 min), Shoveling a few times, 3ish TM miles, Dogwalk, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Wednesday: Yoga (20 min), Pilates (15 min), Touch up Shoveling, Dogwalk, Walking with Weights (30 min)
  • Thursday: Yoga (20 min), 3 miles easy, Dogwalk, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Friday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk ==> rest day
  • Saturday: Yoga (20 min), 3 miles easy with pickups during mile 2, Dogwalk, Pilates (15 min)
  • Sunday: Yoga (60 min), Probably a short Dogwalk (it’s very windy & cold), Hopefully ST

Running Mileage: 9 ish (+1.5

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

Running Update

Tuesday intention: finish Peloton program — 30 minutes running straight?
Nope, I didn’t make it thirty minutes straight, but overall it was about 3 treadmill miles, as a Nor’Easter pummeled us most of the day. This run felt kind of hard but I got it done.

As usual the hardest step is the first step 🤣

Thursday intention: take it easy
Didn’t have great sleep. Not sure why. I was kind of dragging. Nixed the grocery shopping I’d planned on, but I did get out for a nice easy run (just one slightly icy patch once I made it through the massive ice at the end of the driveway) and it was a glorious day.

3 days after the big storm the snow is melting but not yet gone

Saturday intention: take it easy, see what the body wants
It was a fairly nice day again. Again not stellar sleep (although I know why this time), but not as bad as earlier in the week. No big goals; I even thought about just doing 2 miles. I threw pickups in the second mile (and it was the slowest mile, sigh). I know I’ll “pick up” the pace eventually.

So glad I did this run yesterday, as there’s a dusting of snow this morning — mean black ice is lurking around after yesterday’s warm up.

The view before yesterday’s run. This week was mostly about survival (and some branches didn’t)

Favorites of the week
Birdsong. A bit more sun — after the Nor’Easter, that is. No need for the generator. Otherwise is a relatively quiet week while I just caught up with a lot of stuff I wanted to get done.

ICYMI: Time to show your low back some love — while connecting body and mind. Practice with me here. Looking for a quickie? I’ve got a vlog explaining the Koshas with a short 5 minutes to calm practice here, too.

Coming up on Friday: No plans (even though I have some things to say!) . . .

24 thoughts on “Survival Week: 3/13 – 19 WRD

  1. I’m glad you didn’t have to go visit your mom during all of that bad weather. That just adds another layer of stress to an already stressful situation. Hang in there, spring is coming… eventually.

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  2. Winter sure is going out with a bang! Boo to all the snow in your neck of the woods, while we’ve melted most of ours, I did not appreciate the single digit temps this week, complete with high winds and sub-z chills. Enough already. Glad your power and fence held up!

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  3. Wow, I’m glad you didn’t lose power! March only has a couple more weeks to go out like a lamb for you… fingers crossed this was your last big snowstorm.
    I can see you slowly but surely increasing those running miles! And as always, I love the photos.

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  4. What is up with winter this year? Overall, it’s been pretty mild (compared to years past), but it’s really making a statement in recent weeks! Glad you didn’t have too much damage to deal with.

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  5. The last big storm that blew through here blew out our power! And I’ve noticed that my hubs has put up more boards to hold up our fence. Keeping it classy around here!

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