Miles run this week, 40! This is week 4 of my training plan, with 14 more weeks until the Glass City Marathon on April 23rd. It was a good week for training and family fun. We also got a surprise call from the Humane Society for foster help. Kittens? Yes please!
Mon – 5 miles, negative splits (2 miles, 2 miles, 1 mile). Since it was MLK day I had the day off work. I got to see the moon and the sunrise in this one!
Tues – 5.5 miles, with strides. Since it was 47 degrees outside in the morning I opted for a neighborhood run. It was eerie foggy, but that’s no match for my new Noxgear light. LOVE IT.
Weds – Rest day! I got a request for help from the Humane Society. They had 3 kittens who needed a foster home for a few weeks. Meet Winky, Blinky and Floofy (all girls)! Yes, I named them. They were coughing and had eye crud when they arrived here, but the meds will fix them up fast. We’ve never fostered kittens in the winter. What a surprise!
Thurs – 8 miles, hilly intervals. I ran up and down a nearby hill and overpass. My intervals got slower and slower. LOL! Imagine that. In the end, it was a great workout. The big surprise was when 5 deer ran out in front of me. I’ve bought several items from the Athleta sale this past week and this quarter zip was another winner. But hey, when it’s free using rewards, why not??
I’m happy to announce that I was invited back as a Run Toledo Ambassador for 2023! Our season kicked off with a race this Sunday so I helped at packet pickup. We’ve got a lot of great events scheduled for 2023. I’m looking forward to it! Hopefully I’ll do some multi sport events this year.
Fri – 4 easy mile, treadmill/TV time! Also a trip to the gym for upper body. Highlight of the day was meeting my daughter for coffee and giving her technical support for her college class. She’s an IT major now so I can provide her lots of assistance when needed!
Sat – Long run, 16 miles with mid 6 at race pace. On paper this doesn’t sound hard, but it was a challenging one! My hammies were aching a bit from those hilly intervals on Thursday. I had to run up the same hill again on this route so I got a double workout. It was another gloomy Ohio day but I did enjoy the views along the river. They just paved this trail. I really like it. It will really be a hit in the summer.
After I grabbed my celebratory Starbucks coffee I headed over to Planet Fitness for a session on the hydromassage chair. Ahhhhh! It felt wonderful!
Afternoon fun was cheering on the University of Toledo ladies basketball team. They have been having a great season and this was an action packed game. They won! Go Rockets!!
Sun – Rest day! Cross trained with housework. Oh joy. haha! We do have a fun tour of a historical house at the metroparks this evening. And, it snowed this morning… so that will make the park look magical. Yay snow!!
Happy Chinese New Year everyone! I hope you are blessed with good fortune this year!
Q: Did anyone else get hit with snow this morning?