I went back to work on Monday.  Honestly, I did not want to go back.  Everyone was tired and it was tough.  Looking forward to Spring Break!  🙂

We got a little bit of snow on Monday but no way was I going to run 5 miles.  I know it isn’t a lot but I didn’t have enough time either. 

During the week the rest of the snow and ice melted.  I hate going out in the dark while there is still snow/ice for fear of slipping.  I wait till it isn’t dark anymore but then sometimes run out of time.  Once I got back at 8:15 and was ready by 8:30am.  🙂

Saturday morning I had to run 7 miles but I was very tired and slept in till 7.  Then I couldn’t run because I had to take my mother to the doctor.  But I did get out later in the evening.  Felt good being out there.  I did not feel cold at all.  But I did not run 7 miles either.  Some miles is better than no miles at all.

I ran 7 miles this morning.  I had to run the last two miles between 11:00-11:15.  Both miles were done in 11:17 and 11:19.  So close and both are positive splits.  I still win because 7 miles is a lot to run.  I am pleased with how I did because the last time I did this workout was on December 26th and those last 2 miles were done in 11:48 and 11:12.

I laughed when I saw my total mileage for the week.  Oh gosh!  How did I let that happen?  It does bother me but it isn’t the end of the world.  I need to pay more attention.

Tomorrow is the day that teachers are going back to the classroom.  I keep changing my mind about whether or not to go.  I have my substitute lesson plans ready just in case.  I will know for sure tomorrow morning.  This year is clearly one of my worst years of teaching.  I do not feel like I am appreciated nor respected.  I hate that our Board of Education does not have any parents or teachers to voice their opinion and make decisions.  How is it that non teachers are making decisions for us?  They really have NO idea what we are doing or dealing with this year.

A NEW link up – Fit Five Friday

It’s time for a brand-new Friday Five, and I am excited to be a part of the Fit Five Friday Link-Up!

Join hosts My First 5K and MoreRunning With Attitude, Runs with PugsRun Laugh Eat Pie and me, every Friday for Fit Five Friday!  Who’s ready for some fun?

Here are the guidelines: Your link should center around some kind of fitness (exercise, wellness, mental health, nutrition… the possibilities are endless!)  Please link back to your hosts!  It’s the right thing to do!  Share the link-up love by visiting and commenting on your hosts and at least two other Fit Five Friday bloggers!  Feel free to share about Fit Five Friday on your social media!  Tag #FitFiveFriday to get the word out!  And let’s go! We can’t wait!

Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.

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19 Comments on Weekly Run Down: Week #5 of training for a 10k and 21.99 miles

  1. 21.99 is solid! I’m sure that will 7 days of running if you carried out the decimal places far enough that it would add up to 22;-) Good luck tomorrow & hang in there!

  2. Great week of running. Kudos on still streaking.

    Good luck tomorrow. Remember you are a runner. “You can do hard things!”

  3. Too funny about the .01 – you had anther good week of running. And congrats on keeping your streak going!

    Looking forward to co-hosting with you 🙂

  4. I don’t blame you at all for not wanting to run in the dark when conditions are icy. Not worth the risk. I appreciate our teachers and school staff SO MUCH! I’m sure the parents in your district do as well. Our high school is finally gearing up to go back in a hybrid format next week. I can’t wait.

    • Running in those conditions really freak me out. I don’t mind running in the dark since I do find it peaceful. Are all kids in the HS going back to school? Or did some choose to stay home?

  5. I love my early morning runs, but I have been doing more cycling and elliptical’ing in the wee hours in the cold, then saving my runs for later (lunch or after work). I’m thankful for the nearby college campus nearby, so I do have plenty of light and clear paths on the early mornings when I do choose to run. I’m looking forward to the Fit Five!!

  6. I’m with you, I would not run in the snow especially if there was a chance of ice AND in the dark. I do think you still had some good mileage! when’s your 10K? (sorry I haven’t been around, you’ve probably mentioned it before!).

    excited to be hosting the Friday link up with all of you! Now to put my thoughts together for an actual post!

  7. I’m looking forward to your link up. Maybe I’ll be able to join in! You are all such a fun group of bloggers. I’m glad to be able to join in at least once a week 🙂 I’m so over running at dark already. I feel like if I ever slipped I would probably shred my hamstrings right off. That’s just the way my year is heading already. LOL!

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