It has been a strange week for running. With just two days of running this week, I have exceeded last week’s mileage by 6 miles. I guess it’ll be a light weekend in terms of running.
On Monday, I took advantage of the extra day off of work and went for an 8 mile run in the morning on the New River Trail.
I mostly had the trail to myself, as it was pretty cold outside. At one point I saw 5 or 6 wild turkeys. I tried to get a picture, but they were too quick and ran off into the woods. I also missed getting a picture of something else really neat- sled dogs pulling their owners on an old school scooter!
Imagine that, but with two Huskies tethered to it running down the trail. I wish I had gotten a picture, because it was something to see! I did get a picture of their Husky transport set up.
Seeing those dogs made me think of this picture while I was running:
On Wednesday night, Barry and I had spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. I joked with him that I felt like I should get up and run 10 miles the next morning, since we were carbo-loading. Barry said he didn’t see any reason I shouldn’t. That idea kind of stuck in my head.
Although I did not get up and run 10 miles before work, I did come home and run 10 miles with Sven after work. I don’t think it got above 0 all day with the windchill, so there was no way I was going to run outside. In addition to putting on a good movie, I came up with another way to make the miles fly by while on the treadmill:
A towel over the screen! I usually look at the screen a lot while I run, but covering it up let me get completely absorbed in the movie and the time just flew by. And the main reason I was okay with the idea of running 10 miles in the evening after work? There was no training plan telling me I had to.
Name that movie…. ready, go!
Has it been a normal or strange week for you as far as workouts are concerned?
Who else has been having more winter/frigid weather this week?
I thought we were past that whole ‘Polar Vortex’ thing…