Hello there! It is cold here and I am not ready for it. Well despite the weather, I made it outside for 5 runs. I am excited because I will be running/training with DWRunning this month. Plus, I have a half marathon next month so I had to stop being lazy and run. 🙂
I received a new pair of Oiselle tights. They’re reflective and I love them! For sure car drivers can see me.
Most of my runs usually end with a “0” at the end. On Tuesday morning just when I was almost done with my run, I was about to turn into my street when I saw a van also turn and park on the street. Coincidence? I don’t know and I didn’t wait to find out. I kept running to the next street (one block east) and then another block to head home. During the day it wouldn’t have bothered me but it was still dark and it did freak me out a little.
Check out Mateo’s tie. Doesn’t he look handsome?
I saw Deborah’s new shoes on Instagram and knew I had to get them too. Aren’t they gorgeous?
Saturday morning was sunny but also cold and windy. My goal was to run 1 hour. The plan was to run for 30 minutes and then turn around to head back home. Then I decided to run 2 miles, run to the next major street and then head back home. I wasn’t looking at pace nor distance but figured it would be around 5 miles or so. I got home and saved my run without looking at how far or how long I had run. Ha, I ran 4.97 miles. Did it bother me? Not really. It used to before but not anymore.
Sunday morning wasn’t too cold. It was in the high 30s and it felt good being out there. I ran 3 miles since I had to be back home in time to shower, get ready, and meet some friends for breakfast at 9am.
Overall, it was a good week for me. I am pleased with my 5 days of running. I did take one Peloton class on Thursday. It was fun biking through France!
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.
Yikes to that van! I almost was hit by a car yesterday–a woman turned the corner and didn’t see me. I had to jump to the side. It’s not that I wasn’t visible–I was wearing red and it was mid-morning. She just wasn’t paying attention. Hopefully those hi-viz tights will make you jump out at the drivers!
I read somewhere that runners would give out so many tickets if we could. Whenever I see a driver about to turn, I make eye contact so I know that they saw me. Sometimes they back away and let me through. If there is no eye contact then I let them go first.
First of all, the shoes are gorgeous. I’m not quite due for new shoes yet but I’m very tempted. For the most part I run even miles, but this summer when I did the speed program my watch didn’t show me the total workout distance so I ended up with all kinds of uneven distances and strangely enough the world did not end.
Congrats on a strong running week and Mateo wins most handsome cat on the internet.
Haha! There are bigger problems out there than ending a run with uneven distances. 🙂 Get the shoes!
I almost never run 5 days a week! 4 is my sweet spot, this week was just 2 . . . I looked at your photo of the shoes & knew I’d seen them on Deborah. 🙂 Enablers!
She is! But I do love them!! 4-5 days is my average for running in a week.
I know that I really do need a new pair of more cushioned shoes. I used more cushioned on easy runs, lower drop on speed work/long runs. If only running shoes weren’t so darned expensive!
Those shoes are so fun! Yikes on that van. I’m glad you kept going. That happened to me the first time I ever ran 8 miles. A guy started calling after me so I ignored him and kept going. I was supposed to turn around and loop back, which of course I didn’t wanna do so 8 miles it was. Better safe than sorry right? Matteo is so handsome!
It is really frustrating that we are the ones that have to be extra careful. Why can’t they just leave us alone?
What fun shoes! UNfortunately, I still let the mileage bother me and run around like a goon trying to hit even mileage. I’ve tried to make one run every week more time based instead of mileage based (like run for 30 minutes) but then I find myself running around the front until I hit 30 minutes instead of stopping at 29:XX if I was faster on the way back.
Oh I know what you mean. A few years ago I started working with a new coach and a few of my runs each week ended in uneven mileage. Eventually I let it go and focused more on the accomplishments.
so glad you love the shoes too! They are super cute enjoy them and thanks for linking up
Thank YOU!!! I am so glad I saw your post. I am usually on top on the new shoes from Brooks but somehow I missed this one.
The tights are funky, which is code for “I LOVE them!” I also like the pretty shoes, but they’re not compatible with my high-maintenance feet..bummer! Great job on getting all those miles done!
Haha, funky is good!! Now that it is darker in the morning I need to be seen. Oh yeah but also don’t harass me. 🙂
When I would run in the dark before school (before I retired) I would get spooked at suspicious-acting people in cars too. It’s good to trust your instincts and run a little bit extra, rather than taking a chance. Love the new kicks! 🙂
Thanks! Over the years I’ve had my share of suspiciously looking cars and people. It angers me that I have to be the one to be extra careful while running.
Last week I accidentally stopped my Garmin at 3.99 and I have to admit it bothered me a little! That was smart to run a little extra to avoid that van. Love the new tights and shoes!
Confession time: yeah the 3.99 would have bothered me too. Garmin should automatically round up to the next mile.
Always trust those instincts when you’re creeped out – its not worth it to find out if you’re wrong! And I love those tights…and Mateo’s tie – omg adorable!!
Exactly! An extra 2-3 minutes is worth it to be on the safe side.
Sounds like a really good week over all! Though that incident with the van would have creeped me out too. That was smart to keep running to the next block. Mateo is so cute in his tie!
Why can’t we just run in peace without being harassed? Right?
yay for more running! I love the new tights and yes, the shoes too. Mateo is sooooo handsome with his tie on. Love cats in ties haha! good that you got another peloton class in as well!
Shoes, clothes, and cats are a few of my favorite things!!
we are definitely sole/soul sisters then! haha! now if I could just join you for a bowl of posole, life would be kind of perfect 😉
For sure! Next time you’re in town, I will take you to a restaurant to have some.
Looooove the tights! What half are you running? I think I would have finished up to .0 if I was that close, but anything in the range .1-.7 really doesn’t matter a whole lot to me anymore! I do have a bit of a competition going on with a coworker who is on Strava, so I actually like to get those little partial miles in, just in case I need it to get over his weekly mileage!! 🙂
I am running the Kiawah Island Half Marathon. For a competition I would definitely get in any miles I can.