Weekly Recap: Where is Spring? (3/19-3/25)

Weekly recap March 19-25

Running against the wind

Literally and metaphorically. It's windy here.

Metaphorically speaking, most weeks the wind is not at my back. In order for me to have week where I get all of my workouts in, my schedule has to play out exactly as planned. There can be no interruptions like unexpected appointments (I'm looking at you, dogs), multiple planned appointments (me, dogs, child), random mishaps, or other unforeseen circumstances, like a gas leak in the garage that actually ended up being the lawnmower (true story - happened last week).

This is even more true on the weeks when my husband is out of town for work (which have increased in frequency lately to every. single. week). 

Last week, I didn't quite get in a many workouts nor did I accomplish as much outside of work as I wanted to (like posting pictures from our Bahamas trip), but it wasn't a total disaster. 

The weather felt more like January than March, and the wind was crazy! I was literally running against the wind. All week.

All of this bad weather makes it hard for me to get my butt out the door. I'm always glad when I do, but actually doing it takes a lot of inner pep talks.

Wednesday the wind was so bad and it was so cold that I just silenced the pep talk, wimped out on my run and did an at-home strength workout instead.

 Thursday Views - Lots of Sun (and lots of wind)

Thursday Views - Lots of Sun (and lots of wind)

It wasn't quite as windy on Thursday's run, but the wind was still over 20 mph. I'm used to the normal sea breeze - my regular run route almost always has a sea breeze of somewhere between 7 and 10 mph, but over 20 mph was just nuts!

 We had some crazy storms and hail early in the week (those vertical streaks you see in the photo are hail)

We had some crazy storms and hail early in the week (those vertical streaks you see in the photo are hail)

Saturday turned out to be okay, even though it was windy, and I ran a solid 6 miles (swapping my long run from Sunday) and felt good. In general, I can tell my body is starting to remember this running thing again. I'm glad I ran long on Saturday and could use Sunday as a recovery run. It was rainy, cold, and windy, and I was just tired, so 3 easy miles was perfect. 

Now I need to get myself on a better schedule and attempt to start building my miles for fall training, which means I'll now start prioritizing running over other workouts. If I can only do one workout on a planned double workout day, running wins now, and that has not been the case in quite a long time. 

Outside of managing my workout schedule, I've also been working on getting our new house decorated and organized (it is such a never ending process).

I decided to make our sunroom an art room plus a cozy place for hanging out. I've always wanted a space dedicated to art that wasn't my office and wasn't the dining room table. Now I have one! And there's space for B, too. I still have a ton of work to do on the room, but it's a start!

 A corner of our sunroom

A corner of our sunroom

 My art desk - it's sad and empty right now, but it's there (with B's artwork on the left and an unfinished painting of mine on the right)

My art desk - it's sad and empty right now, but it's there (with B's artwork on the left and an unfinished painting of mine on the right)

Speaking of artwork, I posted a short post (with pictures) about our fun last weekend making sidewalk chalk art.

And just a reminder - my friend Jenn and I set up a joint Instagram account to track our running and runcation adventures. Follow us over at @solesistersjourney. And as always, you can find me on Instagram over at @intotheglimmer and also follow my running hashtag #saltwashedrunner.

So how was your week? Is it still winter where you live or is it feeling like spring?


Workout Summary

Monday Off
Tuesday F45 strength class
Wednesday Strength workout at home
Thursday Run: 3 miles (easy @ 8:22 pace)
Friday Off
Saturday Run: 6 miles (long run @ 9:03 pace)
Sunday Run: 3 miles (recovery @ 9:36)
Totals 3 runs/12 miles
2 strength

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As always, I'm linking up with HoHoRuns and Taking the Long Way Home for the Weekly Wrap series.