Sunday, April 2, 2017

Weekly Wrap...April 3



Happy April Folks!

I'm sure I'm repeating what everyone else is thinking but How is it April Already???? I'm certainly glad that it is April but I am a little sad that time keeps flying by quicker and quicker. I guess that just means I'm having fun, right?

Having had the NYC Half Marathon in March, the month just seemed to fly by but I'll wrap up what the last week was like for me.


After taking a week off after the NYC Half, I picked up running again on Monday in an effort to get a few runs in before my next race (this weekend).



I saw a female hiker on the trail so assumed it was safe to do most of this run on the wooded section of the trail. I talked to her for a bit and knew I felt safe as she told me to go ahead and run cus she had my back!  It was a glorious run as the sun beat down through the trees. This was actually the first time I purposely turned off my music so I could just enjoy the nature.


On Wednesday I decided to "road test" the outfit I planned to wear to my race this weekend.  The long sleeves may have been a little much for this afternoon run, but I think it will be perfect for race day morning. I did a quick 5 miles and I do believe it was the fastest 5 mile training run I've run in a LONG time, if ever. I have a record of all my runs since my ITBS but I'll have to see if I can find my running journal from before ITBS to see what pace some of those runs were ran since they were faster than runs I'm doing now.  But in any case according to my post last week, I think I'll call that run a PB (Personal Best) for that distance.

I was flying high from my 5 Mile run on Wednesday and then BOOM, I got hit with a cold. I ended up skipping my run this weekend because of the stuffy head, itchy eyes, coughing, sneezing, and sore throat. Yea you get the idea. The worst part though is that when I breath, I feel like knives are stabbing me in the throat and nose. My sister had a cold last week so I'm at least glad she's feeling a little better now.

In other news, I got a "promotion" with the newspaper, sort of....lol  My column will now run in the Sunday edition of the paper (which always gets more readership) than it's normal slot on Fridays. Since the the Sunday paper is larger, it takes longer to put together and therefore I now have tighter deadlines.  So with that being said, I'll wrap this up because I have some writing to do! -M


We are linking up with the lovely Holly and Tricia for their weekly wrap!

29 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your promotion - getting in the Sunday edition is big stuff!!

    Your race day outfit looks great - those leggings are so cute. Hope you beat this cold quickly and feel better soon!

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    1. Thanks Shelley! I'm loving those leggings too. The colors are perfect for spring.
      I'm hoping this cold doesn't hang around for race day.

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  2. Congrats on your promotion! And that outfit is so cute! I love the colors.

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    1. Thanks. Those colors are perfect for spring, aren't they?

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  3. Congrats on the promotion! That's really exciting! I hope you feel better - I had a nasty cold not too long ago that was just miserable and kept me from running (annoying). I'm sure you'll find another race soon to wear that cute, road-tested outfit!

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    1. I plan to wear the outfit this weekend as long as the weather cooperates!

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  4. Congrats on the promotion! This year really is going by quickly. I wish it would start to feel like spring!

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    1. Hopefully this nice weather will stick around!

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  5. Yay for YOU! Congrats on the promotion!!!! Your race day outfit look awesome...good luck!

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    1. Thanks, not sure it is "really" a promotion, but it's fun to be published in the "big" paper!

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  6. Congrats on the promotion! That's great news!

    I hope you are feeling better!

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    1. Thanks Wendy! I'm hoping I'm better by race day.

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    2. Thanks Wendy! I'm hoping I'm better by race day.

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  7. Congrats on your promotion and your 5 mile PB. Hope you feel better.

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    1. Thanks Darlene. I'm really hoping I can run that same pace at my Race this weekend!

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  8. Congrats on the promotion. Sunday is big time! Hope that cold is fading away fast.

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  9. Congratulations on your PB and your promotion ...dang, all in one week too! Take it easy and recover from that cold because who knows what PB's you have in your near future! :)

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  10. Love the running outfit! So cute! i love the print on your pants. Sounds like you had a nice week recovering from NYC. Congrats on your promotion!

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  11. It's always wise to road test a new outfit. You just never know! Great job on your speedy five miler. I know it must have felt good to knock that out after battling back from ITB issues. Congratulations on your promotion at the paper too! I hope your cold is short lived. Thanks for linking, Meranda.

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  12. Congrats on the promotion, that's awesome!

    I suffered with a cold this week too :( I finally started to feel better on Friday but it sure made my workouts earlier in the week a bit difficult, lol

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  13. Congrats on your promotion! That is awesome!

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  14. Congrats on the promotion and the PB! Sorry to hear you're feeling sick though - Hope you feel better soon. :-)

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  15. Congrats on the Sunday column! Sorry you got a cold, but I think there's something in the air. I had a sinus headache Saturday, plus the weather on Sunday looked so good, so I didn't run Saturday. It would've been a treadmill run anyway, and I didn't want that with my head pounding.

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  16. Congratulations on your promotion!!

    Congrats on the PB 5 miler! I don't know if I have training info for all my runs... I used to run just on feel. I remember the first time I ran through 5 whole songs! and what a huge accomplishment that felt like!

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  17. Congratulations on your promotion - how exciting! I had a bad cold a couple of weeks ago, it was so frustrating! Hope you feel better soon!

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  18. Love your race outfit. Good luck! And congrats on your promotion!

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  19. Congratulations on your promotion! That's huge!

    Sorry about your cold. I hope you kick it quickly!

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  21. Nice job on your fast 5 miles! Hope you're feeling better and congrats on your promotion!

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