Happy Sunday everyone!  With two work days this week for me, it sure went by fast.  This is week 4 of my training plan and it was awesome.

I am so mad at myself!  I messed up and missed taking a Peloton class on Monday.  It was a rest day for me and on a day like that I either walk or take a meditation class.  I did neither.  I woke up in the middle of the night and realized that I had missed a class.

Here is how my week went:

January 16-22

Monday: Rest day.  I was off for Martin Luther King’s Birthday.  I also took my mom to the doctor for some bloodwork.  She goes every 3 months and for the most part, her results have been positive.  I don’t know why I didn’t do this before, but I finally switched her to a Spanish-speaking doctor.  I can translate what the doctor says but why not have one that speaks in the language she understands?

Tuesday: Ran 3.15 miles.  A great run!  I ran faster than I should have.  I felt good and was pleased with how I did.  It was almost all negative splits.  

Wednesday: Ran 4.08 miles.  Another great run.  Felt really good again.  The run portion was 3.68 miles @11:40 average pace.  I thought the weather was perfect with low 30s and hardly any wind.

We had a little bit of excitement that day.  There was a water main break in the community which left the school with no water.  By noon we were bussed to the junior high school a few blocks away.  We were there until almost 2 pm and by then there was water again in the building.

Thursday:  Ran 3.14 miles.  Can you guess how this run went?  Yep, good again.  The run portion was 3.66 miles @11:49 average pace.   

Friday: Rest day.  I was exhausted.  Running or no running, I am exhausted by Friday.  Thursday night I finished book #2 and began reading “The Plot”.

Saturday: Ran 6.70 miles.  A good run.  Not too cold or windy.  I did two fun classes which kept me going.  Somehow I messed up when programming my workout because there were enough run/walk intervals for 6 miles instead of 7.  Not a problem since I could just run another mile without my watch telling me when to run and when to walk.  It all worked out because my legs felt tired.  I did more walking than running and did just enough to get home.  I guess I could have kept going an extra .30 to make it to 7.   

Sunday:  Walked 2.54 miles.  There was a bit of snow on the ground.  It was actually pleasant and I had so many random thoughts in my head during those 45 minutes of walking.

It was a great week of running.  The weather was pleasant, though some sun would have helped.  It has been cloudy and gloomy all week. It looks like it will be sunny tomorrow and then cloudy the rest of the week.

Running: 17.07
Walking: 2.54
Cycling: 0

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

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27 Comments on Weekly Run Down: January 16-22, 2023

  1. I’m glad to see you had a good week! It’s nice to have a Spanish speaking doctor for your mom. I bet she was really grateful for that.

    Yes, let’s see the sun please…

  2. Pretty gloomy week here too. Snow in the way so this week doesn’t look better.

    A challenge for us winter runners.

  3. Wow, you got some good runs in! I’m sure Matty’s run was fun- I don’t really miss Peloton, except for him. Everyone in the Chicago area has mentioned the gloomy weather this week!

  4. Yay for some good runs!!!! Bummer on all the cloudy days, though. I know the frustration of missing a day on Peloton…it happened to me in December, only I didn’t realize it until I got my monthly “report” in January, LOL.

  5. That’s an excellent week of good running, well done! I hope you get some sunshine tomorrow. We may get some too! That would be a nice change. We’ve had fog, snow, or rain for the entire week.

  6. Wow on the water main break. Sounds like a big disruption. I’m surprised they didn’t just close school, but it’s probably easier on working parents that they didn’t.

    Yay for the good week of running. I love JTR’s motown classes!

    • School will never be closed in the middle of the day. It is inconvenient for parents. And I totally get it. She is OK but I will take a Motown class with pretty much anyone.

  7. Oh, no! I hate it when I unintentionally miss a streak like that. But it seems like you had a great week of moving your body anyway! Nicely done.

  8. So glad to hear that you mom’s bloodwork was positive and that you were able to find her a Spanish speaking doctor. I am sure that your mom feels more comfortable with this too!

    Try not to beat yourself up about missing a Peloton class – happens t the best of us!

  9. I’m glad that running is going so well for you!

    Having a Spanish speaking doctor seems like a win-win to me. When we were still taking my mom to doctors they used to talk to me rather than here and it made me mad. On Hospice she doesn’t go to doctors, although oddly her former primary care doctor now works for Hospice.

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