Sunday, February 12, 2017

Weekly Wrap...Feb 12

I'm glad that I have the weekly wrap to document my week because by the time Friday comes around I rarely remember what happened on Monday.


Sunday: I continued my "Bridge Run" on the iFit treadmill program. I finished the Golden Gate bridge (which I didn't realize was so steep. It had me at a incline of 10, which is the highest one on my TM.) After that I also ran the Brooklyn Bridge.

Monday: I had a meeting after work and then a dentist appointment. It was beautiful out so I was bummed that I wasn't able to get outside for a run.

Tuesday: I did more of the Bridge work out but this time I biked it. I did the Akashi Kaiko bridge (Japan) and the Sydney Harbor bridge (Australia). These rides were tough!


Wednesday: I had an awesome day on Wednesday!  I've been stuck in my 6 mile rut because honestly that's all the more I could usually fit in before it got dark. This day I got 7 miles in!!! The first mile was so tough and my calf was SO tight that I thought I was going to have to walk back to my car. As I kept going I felt better. By the time I was done, I felt awesome and could have probably tackled another mile or two. As I was running by, I saw one of my friends at the gym so decided to head in after my 7 miles.


Thursday: After yesterday's Spring like run, today we had a snow day. We've had delays earlier this year due to ice and sleet but this was our first "official" snow day. Even though I'm looking forward to spring, it IS always fun to have a snow day. I would kind of be sad if we went all winter and didn't have the excitement of looking forward to one. It makes me not feel so bad about accomplishing NOTHING all day long.  It's funny though because as I watch the news, they are interviewing people about the snow. It's like HELLO, it's not unusual for us to get snow, yet people act like it's an anomaly. (They'll do the same thing this summer when its 90 degrees!)

Friday: Gym day

Saturday: I had another awesome run. The sun was out in full force so I set out to do 10 miles on the trail, but after seeing some slushy spots decided to deviate to the neighborhood. I ran a LOT of hills. This was a great challenge for me and I'm glad I did it.  This was my highest mileage since the Wine n Dine Half marathon at Disney back in November.  I actually wasn't as sore afterwards as I thought I would be.

I also received all the shoes I ordered last week so hopefully I'll be able to share a little bit about those later.


Have a great week folks! -M



We will be linking up with Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin for the Weekly Wrap.

24 comments:

  1. Nice job on your 10 miler! It is raining right now and I really don't feel like running in it....

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    1. Thanks! It's not raining here but it's pretty wet because of all the snow melting.

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  2. Looks like a great week! The weather this week was so strange with a few warm days plus some snow. We haven't had a snow day here yet and I would really like one!

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  3. We are buried in snow. I am excited that it stays lighter out longer and I can run more after work.

    Of course, when I wasn't sick which was all last week. LOL.

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    1. Yes, I'm thankful for more daylight now that my mileage is increasing. Of course Maybe I would have ran further weeks ago if it was lighter!

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  4. You know what's an anomaly? There has been no snow in Chicago since Dec 17!

    Glad yours is melting. Those bridge workouts sound like great hill training! Is the iFit program an app? or on your treadmill?

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    1. IFIT is an app but I purchased a Wifi module so I can download the workouts to my treadmill and stationary bike. This allows me to see the scenery on my screen and the Treadmill and bike automatically adjust to the terrain.

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  5. Wow a 10 incline is pretty steep on the mill! Nice job. Looks like a great week for you.

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    1. Thanks! I'm really proud of my mileage this week! Makes me feel as if I'm almost on track for my races.

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  6. Ah! A sign the days are getting longer! Yay! I can't keep track of the weather anymore. Warm Wednesday, snow Thursday (it was a snow day here too), cold Friday, very warm Saturday and Sunday, and now it's going to be cold tomorrow? It makes me scared for the summer to come--will it just be varying degrees of hot, hotter, and hellfire-feeling?!

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  7. Well, I'm in Iowa (you probably knew that), and I'm always amazed at how people seem to forget how to drive in the snow. Granted, we have not had much snow this winter, but we do have it EVERY year LOL

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  8. Those bridge workouts sound challenging! No snow day for us yet - we have gotten storms in February so there's still time!

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  9. I hadn't thought about the big deal made of the snow until you mentioned it! Funny! It's great that you're getting used to training and that you aren't as sore as usual.

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  10. That's great you had some awesome runs! I used to have the iFit on my treadmill but the subscription ran out. Sounds there's more programs now.

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  11. Great job! We had a "snow day" but because I work for the gas company, it never applies to me as we're considered essential personnel. It always looks so pretty when it's falling!

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  12. Nice week! Great job on your 10 miles! That's weird about the Golden Gate bridge being so steep. I've ran it a couple of times and never thought it too be very steep. Sounds like a really cool app for a great workout though! :)

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    1. I had aa friend that mentioned she biked across it and didn't find it all that steep either. I think the TM is playing with me!

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  13. It's like the first snow storm of the year has so many accidents because people forget how to handle it every year. If I was still in Texas, I'd get it since snow isn't a yearly occurrence. But Coloradans seems to forget each year and there are wrecks all over.

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  14. What a great week! It is so satisfying when you finally get back to those longer distances after having not run them in a while, isn't it? Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the shoes ..I"m always looking for that perfect blend of "fashion meets comfort"!

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  15. What a fantastic week! Your observations on snow interviews are exactly on point! We love to act like snow is a brand new phenomenon! I find that people forget how to drive when it rains... and are worst when it snows!

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  16. I really love that your TM can "follow" real routes. In theory, you could train to run the Golden Gate Bridge and then one day TRULY run it and be totally prepared!

    People's reaction to weather does crack me up, but I'm guilty of it too. It's like we expect the earth to just be the perfect temperature for our every whim, as if it exists solely to please us. If it snows or rains or gets really hot, people have something to talk about!

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  17. Those bridge runs and cycling routes sound like a fun distraction when stuck inside! Congrats on your first 10 miler since November. Your sunset/sunrise pictures are beautiful this week. What would we complain about if it wasn't for the weather, right? LOL. Thanks for linking, Meranda!

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  18. Great job Meranda on your 10 miler! I think if I had to run on the treadmill I'd like to be distracted by the routes your running. The snow pictures look so pretty but do keep that stuff up there lol it tends to make us go crazy down here!

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