Weekly Wrap for 2.5.18-2.11.18 – Decision Time


Do I continue training for a March 17 Half Marathon (check out my Ultimate Coffee Date post for an update on my situation) in case I find a substitute one in Florida on the same date or do I just run whatever until spring (when I will start training for my May 19 Half Marathon)?

Last week – 

  • Monday –  Snow returned. Wind and cold temps, as well. We can’t catch a break this winter. Not knowing what the busy week would bring, I forced myself to run in town (and I froze!)

Afterward I met a former coworker at the gym. You heard that right. I went to the gym.

  • Tuesday – Off to Buffalo for work. I arrived early in hopes that I could find somewhere to run especially with a snowstorm on the way. It was cold and windy but I got it done.

I squeezed in 3 miles but the most interesting part of the run was when a lady stopped me whom I thought wanted money but she really just wanted to know how to start running. I told her about the couch to 5k app and she was so grateful.

  • Wednesday – A long day at work. Too dark, too cold, and too much snow to run on the streets. I could not bear to run on the hotel treadmill so nada for today.

  • Thursday – Another day similar to the day before. But I decided to take on the cold, wind and snowy-covered pavement.

3.5 miles and I didn’t fall. At least there was no ice. Accidentally found the Shark Girl statue that I had heard about.

  • Friday -I was planning on a rest day because of the long drive but another snowstorm kept me in Buffalo for an extra night. Out of boredom I took to the treadmill before dinner.

3 boring slow miles

  • Saturday – Almost 30 degrees!!! Of course not even the snowy sidewalks could not stop me from running before checking out of my hotel and driving 5 hours home.

so no long run today but throughly enjoyed my run even if the pace was 15 mm.

  • Sunday –  My original plan called for Hot Yoga. But since I didn’t get home Friday as expected, there was too much to do.  Instead, a rest day to catch up before I take off for 5 days of work in Queens. (It rained all day so I wasn’t even tempted to pound the pavement.) But at least I went out with the hubby for an early Valentine’s Day dinner.

This Coming Week

  • Monday  train to NYC for work, 4 miles??
  • Tuesday work in Queens, 3 miles?
  • Wednesday – work in Queens, 3 miles?
  • Thursday work in Queens, rest day, evening webinar
  • Friday – rest day, train home from NYC
  • Saturday10 mile run?
  • SundayHMRRC Winter Series #5 (4.5 m)

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? How are you dealing with winter? Please share.


15 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap for 2.5.18-2.11.18 – Decision Time

  1. I saw on Instagram that you got stuck in Buffalo – dang! I’m with you, this winter has been extreme, even for us. Really getting tired of frigid temps; at least if we get snow, it’s a rare (ok, twice this winter, which is really unusual) event that we get to welcome and play in. But still, I’d like a solid week of 40-ish degree weather…that’s a good compromise for winter, right? 😉

    Love that shark head girl statue, so cool!

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  2. It’s got to be hard to run when you travel for work. But, you do a superb job in getting in the miles while seeing the sights. (The Shark Girl is weird.) We hit spring today. I know because my allergies are telling me the trees are pollinating. I’m not ready for heat and humidity! Thanks for linking.

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