In a lot of ways this winter hasn’t been bad but boy am I tired of it this week! This training week looked nothing like I wanted it to thanks to the snow and neighbors who never got around to shoveling their drive ways. We got 6+ inches on Monday night into Tuesday, with enough wind that it was plastered against the house and that snow has stuck around all week in our neighborhood, unfortunately.
Thankfully, I got out for a run Monday morning before the snow started. Coupling that with 3 miles on the treadmill Saturday and 7 miles outside today and I got 12 miles for the week – short of the 17 I’d planned this week, but at least I got in 3 runs and a long run. I was glad to get out to run on the road yesterday, even if I did seriously underdress and end up freezing. It snowed on me the whole run and I had to do lots of slowing down to dodge slush and ice, but at least I wasn’t on the treadmill. I’m grateful I was able to run outside and get my long run in no matter how slow and stiff it was (always am the first long runs of winter!). I suspect there will be a lot more treadmill miles this week thanks to ice.
Other workouts this week including hauling Oliver on his sled in the snow Tuesday (tough!) and lots of shoveling, including helping my neighbor clear her driveway – definitely my good deed this week. I don’t mind shoveling snow for the most part. It’s nice to see the results of your work so clearly. 🙂
I walked on days I couldn’t run. The sidewalks at work were clearer than my neighborhood so I made sure to head out while I could to at least get in some activity. I also got in my strength training for the week, with two sessions of total body work and a plank every day.
Darrell’s birthday was this week, which meant another of my go to chocolate cakes. I don’t think the requested Thor hammer (with curly candles O picked) was quite as successful as my Captain America shield was, but it was definitely tasty. My NSV is having a piece rather than restricting myself, but having only one piece no matter how much the stress of the Super Bowl yesterday may have tempted me. 🙂 I really wanted Peyton to end his career on a good note and I’m a jinx, so I was sure my rooting for them would mean disaster.
I feel like I’ve had lots of days where I wasn’t really tracking or was going over my points in the last couple of weeks. This week, my only food and activity goal is to get back on track with tracking and owning my choices. Hopefully, with fewer meetings before and after work and no snow in the forecast, I’ll be able to be a little more true to my training schedule as well. Fingers crossed! I already know today will be tricky since I have a 7 am meeting and meetings until 5:30 pm. I’m finding it a lot harder to get in the rhythm of training this winter for some reason. Thank goodness I don’t have a big time goal for my spring race!
How do you deal with the snow and winter weather? Do you think my neighbors who still haven’t shoveled 4-5 days after the snow would be offended if I went to do it for them so I could run? They may be sick or busy or out of town after all and a little help is always nice, right?