This is week 5 of my training plan, with 13 more weeks until the Glass City Marathon on April 23rd. I had to move my workouts around this week due to school events and doctors appointments, but I’m so glad I did because it was a good week of training! This week I ran 43 miles and went to the gym twice. I really enjoy my new routine of going to the gym. I’m glad we got memberships again!
Mon – 5 easy miles. Treadmill & TV time. I’m watching season 2 of the White Lotus now. LOVE that show!!
Tues – 8 miles, more treadmill time 🙂 I should have gone outside but the weather didn’t look very inviting, and it was dark. Meh!
Weds – Rest day! We got about 5 inches of snow while I was at work. Yay!! The schools were closed and it looked so pretty outside. Of course it would have been better if I was at home enjoying the snow. For some reason most of the bank was working remotely but IT was onsite. At least they bought us lunch!
Thurs – 8 easy miles, treadmill. Not ideal to run this far before my long run. Once again, I should have gone outside but it looked a bit snowy on the roads and I didn’t know if the trail was cleared off (it was). I got to spend the afternoon with my parents and celebrated my Mom’s birthday. Happy 83rd b-day to her!!
Fri – 18 miles, long run! I had a bit of dread going into the run because of the not so great treadmill run yesterday and I got a late start (10:30am!). But once I got going, this turned into a really good run! The sun was shining. It looked like a winter wonderland. I was quite proud of myself for creating a route map which included a lot of the Glass City Marathon course. Each year I am challenged by the “hills”, and since it’s a local race there’s no reason I can’t train on them. I had to laugh at myself though because I realized I had mapped the route backwards, meaning I would be going down the hills I dreaded, not up! So when I got to those hills, I ran back up them. Mission accomplished! Average pace was 9:25 too, so that was a good number to see. I like to just run my long runs by feel and see how they turn out.
I got to run through some beautiful neighborhoods and see a lot of snowmen. How cute!
Sat – gym visit. My son performed in a Solo & Ensemble event for band. He had morning and afternoon performances and I made the most of the free time with a trip to the gym in between performances! I was feeling surprisingly well after the 18 miler and my knee wasn’t angry either. Winning! The band event went well and I thought they all sounded great. I can’t believe this is the last Solo & Ensemble we will be going to! (waaaa!)
Sun – 4 easy miles. It was drizzly this morning, but just for a little bit. I think it won’t melt the snow. Yay! I saw the forecast for the next few days has a low of 8 degrees. Oh boy. I might be getting in a lot more treadmill miles this upcoming week!
Here’s the latest on our foster kittens – we have three gray females and one is still struggling with a cold or sinus infection of some sort. They are on a different medicine now in hopes of clearing it up. Poor little thing is so scrawny underneath her fuzzy fur! Things I have learned: she doesn’t like medicine, being fed with a syringe, getting her face wiped or infant saline drops in her nose. That cat sure can be feisty!! ouch. They do enjoy watching the birds at the feeder. So cute! I’ll have more kitten pictures for you next week. I think 2 of them might be going back to the Humane Society already!
Q: Have you seen the White Lotus show? What TV series have you been hooked on lately?