My schedule was way off this week.   There were two big reasons.  Weather and Oscar.  Make that three.  Sickness.

Saturday I really wanted to stay in bed.  It was so warm and cozy.  And I had the whole bed to myself because hubby had fallen asleep watching a movie.  But I dragged myself out of bed for the group long run.  I had 10 easy miles on the schedule.  I figured I’d run at about a 10:30 pace, which aligned with what two of the other gals wanted to do.  The whole group set out together, but as people hit their distances they turned back and then there were just 3.  (Actually there were 5 but the other two were way ahead of us)  We ended up running 11 miles (10:05 min/mile) because two of us ran a little faster than we thought and we kept going back to pick up our third runner.Saturday group run

I usually rest on Sunday, but it was such a gorgeous day!  (50 degrees and sunny)  A local running group was having a race in the afternoon.  Hubby and Cupcake had plans to go to the bookstore, so Pumpkin and I decided to join some friends for the race.  It was the Frostbite 5, but most people were wearing short sleeves!  I had to do lots of weaving because I started in the back with the stroller and I got held up a bit behind people.  Pumpkin slept in the stroller the whole time.  Well, until I hit a speedbump running an 8:00 min/mile pace right before the finish line! 5.12 miles in 46:42 (9:07 min/mile).

Frostbite 5Monday was a sort of rest day.  I did a quick cardio dance workout just to rack up some steps on my Fitbit.

Tuesday didn’t go at all like I expected.  Since hubby stayed home from work I was able to sneak out for a bit and head to the Y.  I did a 20 minute warmup on the elliptical and then ran through my strength training program. 

Wednesday was back to school for Cupcake, so Pumpkin and I went to the Y and I did my speedwork run (which I would normally do on Tuesdays).  Oh, and I normally wouldn’t run on the treadmill, but it was snowing again.  And I really didn’t feel like doing a stroller interval run in the snow!  I did 5 x 1000m (8:13 min/mile) with 400m RI (9:30 min/mile) all while watching HGTV.  I almost lost it, though, when a commercial with a dachshund came on.

treadmill runYesterday I wasn’t able to head to the Y in the morning.  We had window guys coming.  And then I couldn’t go when Cupcake came home from school because she came home sick.  Thankfully hubby came home just after 4:00 and I was able to enjoy some sunshine!  3.2 miles (8:52 min/mile)

SunshineI’m taking today as a rest day.  Cupcake doesn’t have school today and she’s still a bit under the weather so I don’t want to put her in child watch at the Y.  And tomorrow I have a race.  It’s the MRTT winter virtual.  I’m either running 10K or 13.1 but I figured I’d wait to see how I feel tomorrow (it’s supposed to be super cold) and see what the rest of the group is doing. 

I kind of slacked on the strength training this week, but hopefully next week things will be a little more normal and I can get back into my routine.


Have a great weekend, everyone!!!

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