Weekly Wrap for 1.8.18-1.14.18: Back Outdoors


Last week – 

  • Monday –  Well, the temps warmed up a bit but then there was snow.  It never ends. I was itching to get in an outside run. So I headed to the town (since it was windy as well as snowy.)

I was actually over-dressed!

  • Tuesday – It was supposed to be a rest day because I was scheduled to play tennis in the evening. But I also had to set up for work so I had to forfeit on the tennis 😦 But when temps reached almost 40, I had to try to find a dry path to run. So I ran 1.5 miles around parking lots and after set up, my usual campus loop.

  • Wednesday – After a long day at work, I needed to squeeze in one more day of running before I met my BFF for a walk around the mall.

I was rushed but got in a short one even though I forgot my gloves. Good news is that I didn’t need them!!

  • Thursday – Finally, I decided to take a rest day.  I met a former co-worker at our free gym. I went for a short run before she arrived. We used the machines and then ate back the calories we burned off at an Indian restaurant.

50 degrees = capris and no jacket!!

  • Friday – A rest day and an evening playing mah jongg. It worked out perfectly because although it was in the 60s. (Yeah. Crazy temps), it rained most of the day.

temporarily, the snow had been washed away but it was to return the next day

  • Saturday – Another rest day due to snow, ice, wind and freezing temps. The winter warm up ended. Grateful for time to de-clutter, do laundry, cook, watch TV and knit.

just got the cuff on a sock done

  • Sunday –  Today was the re-scheduled New Year’s Day race (Winter Series #2) There were two options and I chose the 3.5 miler. It was cold. I mean very cold (-8 wind chill) and I was tempted to stay home. But I got to see many running friends and in the end, I was glad that I went.

3.5 mile race that is actually 3.75 miles

After re-fueling and thawing out, I went back out and ran a loop to get in 7 miles for the day.

My reward – a new place for appetizers and wine – Le Bistro

Next Week

  • Monday DAY OFF!! 4-6 miles
  • Tuesday 3 miles on the treadmill, tennis and my anniversary
  • Wednesday –  rest day, hair appt.
  • Thursday 4 miles
  • Friday – rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday6-8 mile run, Women’s March
  • Sunday – rest day

Please link up for the Weekly Wrap hosted by these wonderful bloggers Holly @ HoHoRuns and  NEW host Wendy @ Taking the Long Way Home 

Happy Running! How is your running going? What’s new with you? Any snow yet?? How are dealing with the frigid temps? Please share.


38 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap for 1.8.18-1.14.18: Back Outdoors

  1. I have not been on a treadmill since last Saturday (nine days ago!!!). I did just a quick 1-mile this morning (#nevermissaMonday) in the sub-ZERO windy temps, but it’s supposed to be a little warmer by Wednesday…so the timing is perfect. It’s the little things, right?


  2. Great job! It looks really cold up there and you are still getting it done!

    No snow in my part of Florida. I figure if it’s going to be this cold, it SHOULD snow, but I’m not so lucky. I had two frigid races this past weekend, and I still don’t know how I managed to get through them.


  3. Sounds like a good week overall. I was bummed to not be able to get out and enjoy the warm weather Friday, but the rain made me less bummed that I was stuck inside!


  4. I am living vicariously through your photos of snow covered paths. My daughters want to go to the mountains to see snow but haven’t made it there yet this winter. I live in San Diego so we’ve been spoiled by 70+ deg weather!


  5. Only you would consider doing a short run and working on the machines at the gym a rest day. 😉 Great job in still getting out there in the cold! And that race temp? Brrrrr. Is it boating season yet? Thanks for linking.

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