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!