Well, feeling more or like myself again (although not quite 100%), it was time to get back into training. It was a pretty bizarre week weather-wise. Monday the kids had a snow day, presumably due to the icy rain that was falling early. However, that abated rather quickly and turned into regular rain, washing all the snow away and the air warmed up oddly. I was busy catching up on work and had a lunch appt so I snuck in 4 miles after work (a time I rarely run). I had 5 on the plan, but I needed to see my kids a bit. :) I took Perry with me and tired him out. I ran in capris and without a jacket. So odd.
On Wednesday I did 5 miles in the rain over my lunch break. Soggy, but done.
Thursday involved another "runch," this time in a snow storm. For realz. Tough run, but pretty bad$$. Friday was a rest day as planned, but not particularly restful since it was school carnival night. I know my kids love that stuff but ugh. The general claustrophobic-ness combined with the fact that I still can't hear out of one ear...? Not cool.
Saturday was a busy day, but I really wanted to get my long run in. I dragged myself out of bed, knowing I had 10 miles on the agenda. I wasn't scared of the 10 miles (although that's the longest I've run in a long time). I was just having trouble leaving a warm bed to run in the freezing darkness. I peek outside and see about a foot of new fallen, powdery snow EVERYWHERE. ugh. :( I know that nothing will be plowed this early.
[quite the winter wonderland]
[I dressed warm!]
Sunday I had planned to go to a spin class with a friend, but it didn't quite work out. Instead I cleaned/organized the basement and my room for hours. I think I'm counting that as cross training. :) We had a mini Super Bowl party with the kids which basically just consisted of junk food, but they had fun. :) All in all, the weekend blew by so quickly! Whew.