You know I love snow, and this week was just the best! Snow, snow, snow! Technically we were forecast to get something crazy like 22 inches of snow, but I was more than happy with the 6 inches of snow we got (my guess, I’m really not sure). It canceled school for 3 days and we got extra WFH days! I didn’t run in the snow much, but I enjoyed it on my walks. Week 5 of Glass City Marathon training finishes up with 34.5 miles of running this week, along with a few miles of walking.
Sun – A few pictures from our fun trip to Ray’s MTB. This indoor park is really amazing. It’s huge! They put a lot of thought into it. It was a successful day – I didn’t fall! 🙂 Our son had a great time trying some new skills jumping into the foam pit.
Mon – 5 miles. Instead of a treadmill picture I’ll share a funny story. Is anyone else playing Wordle? I’m obsessed. So obsessed that every time I woke up last night I thought of words, counted the letters and determined what would be a good seed word for the day!! yikes! I also have to share this really cool sign we got from Etsy. How perfect is this??
Tues – 7 miles, pace miles. I swapped up my days this week in anticipation of Thursday being snowy. The plan was a 2 mile warmup then 5 pace miles and a cool down mile. I needed this to be outside. The run went really well, but at 6:50am I ran by my house and saw my son wasn’t out of bed yet! His girlfriend was giving him a ride to school at 7am. I quickly woke the house up and then finished my run fast. I got to say hi to his girlfriend as she waited for him in the driveway. She liked my Noxgear glow vest.
Weds – 30 mins elliptical. It’s a work from home day for the entire bank! We are expecting a big storm and at 3pm it was still raining. Sigh. They canceled school today in anticipation of the storm What a disappointment!! Fun story for today – I finished another audiobook! It was “Sh*t my Dad says”. OMG, it was so funny! I do enjoy hearing a good story when I run. And, WFH is hard when I can’t reach my mouse 🙂
The challenge in my Mileage Maniacs group was to do a Groundhog workout today. The same workout twice. Mine ended up being two walks as the winter storm began because it was a rest day.
Thurs – 6 miles, track workout. Today’s workout was 2 x 1600, 2 x 800 with 1 min rest, and warm up and cool down. I’m not going to swoon over my shoes again, but running with my Endorphin Pros made the speedwork feel good!! A super solid workout today.
Finally the snow arrived! Both kids (high school and college) did not have classes today due to the snow storm. We went sledding! It was fun especially because I didn’t go over any jumps and hurt myself 🙂
Fri – 4 miles, treadmill. I briefly thought about running outside this morning, but nope, it was another treadmill day. We did make it outside for a walk in the park though. It was so pretty out, and we saw an owl in a tree!
Sat – 12 miles, long run. 10 degrees. There was a large group run today. It started at 9am and I wanted to run earlier, so I opted to run 5 miles before and then I was the half marathon training group pacer. My assigned pace was 9:45 which was perfect, especially with the snowy conditions! It was a bit slippery so I’m glad I wore my trail shoes. The uneven footing of some of the path made it very tiring. [I really did run with people, but I didn’t know them well enough to get a picture with them!] I concerned it was going to be really cold out, so I layered up… a bit too much. Tank top, thermal top, TWO jackets. Needless to say, I was sweating at the end. (and I prompted deleted my new weather app that made me think it was sub zero temps out….)
Later in the day I started planning a summer trip while my cats lounged in the sun. Flights booked! woohoo!
Sun – Rest day. We’re going to a hockey game tonight! (the Toledo Walleye).
From last week… How did “Go Live” work out on Monday you wonder? It actually went quite well! There were no show stoppers or major fires to put out. I’m happy to report that my code all worked well. This program was written with another coworker (the first time I’ve worked with someone else on a software project!) and she was still fixing a bit of stuff all through the week, mostly due to the lack of thorough testing.
How about the winter Olympics?? I didn’t watch much of the summer Olympics, but the winter Olympics are my jam! (shocker, right?) My family loves watching all events on the slopes. The mogul skiers are amazing!! I ski moguls, but nowhere near the Olympic speed 😂. And how about those Italian ponchos designed by Armani?? wtf?