Monday (0) - I went to the grocery store and that was my outing for the day. The temps never broke into the double digits and the wind chill stayed in the double digits.
Jax decided he wanted to play tug o' war so we did that for a solid half an hour. I guess that could count towards activity? A couple laps around the house for good measure, plus it annoyed Dave while he was playing his bass.
Tuesday (0) - Work was crazy, the time I carve out to run or go to the gym was taken over with the Quality Issue, it turned into the most bizarre "Blamestorm" I've ever weathered (haha, see what I did there?). Wow. I really am going to have to figure out how to work with this person going forward, or maybe, just maybe, this was the straw that broke the camel's back? Wow, just wow. As my mother said, "If you can't convince them; confuse them." Definitely the motto of this particular person. It makes me laugh despite me being in the middle of this mess; I do not think this is going to harm my reputation, although I am concerned.
Dave got Jax out for a long hike so at least someone in the house got some activity?
Wednesday (0) - Keeping the ZERO streak alive! New York for the day interviewing 2nd and 3rd-year law students for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship. Really a great part of my year, being on the selection committee and watching these "baby" lawyers blossom through their fellowship as well as into their careers. To go from a field of 450 to a slate of 4 (the 5th one dropped the day of the interviews) is impressive in an of itself, but to be the one to be funded by a sponsor, amazing. It is so hard to make the decision; the top candidate was crystal clear, between their proposal, the uniqueness of their idea, the sustainability of the program. I am so excited to make the phone call once all the i's are dotted and the t's are crossed. This is going to be a great opportunity for the candidate! We all see great things for the candidate and hope they also accept to be our sponsored fellow.
Jax and I played hide and seek after I got back from NY. Fun game, at least he decided we'd play with the moose and not a ball. I throw the object upstairs, he runs up the stairs to fetch the object, I run and hide and he comes and finds me, then we run around the house until I catch him and get the object to throw up the stairs. The ball, I throw like a girl, and it bounces everywhere, it isn't just a mess, the moose, well that's pretty easy to toss. Once up a time Diesel invented this game, he and Dave worked out the process and the rules, it was fun watching it come to its final iteration. It's good for about half an hour, there aren't many places to hide. At least it was warm enough to go outside and hide!
Thursday (3) - Half an hour on the elliptical with Mikey, we were both surprised we managed 3 miles on that damn thing, but with someone to talk to it makes the time pass. Followed that with Booty Core day #13. I can honestly say there is a difference and my glutes are engaging. The niggly hip thing seems to be gone for the last few days, wonder if that will reappear after my next run?
|I do try. I don't always succeed.|
Friday (5) - Time to pull up the big girl panties and actually run, none of this walk-run nonsense. Well that was what I told myself as I walked out to the gate, patted the pocket in my running shorts (not walk-run shorts, running shorts) and realized I forgot my badge. After finding a kind soul to let me in the building and then another to let me in the fitness center I headed back out for an actual run. At about mile 2.5 I ran into The Bee Guy and he gave me a hug to congratulate me on running and looking happy while I was running. Awwww. That was probably the best part of the run. I walked a bit here and there but for the most part, ran the whole 5 miles. I was pretty pleased with myself and a couple hours after did feel a bit stiff in the hips and knees but nothing horrendous. I was secretly happy Dave didn't text about going on a hike with Jax. I was pretty much ready to be done with any form of exercise for the day. They had a nice 4-mile hike in Arcadia.
Saturday (3 + 2) - The Charlestown Early Learning Center 5K was at 1 p.m. I have been tossing around the idea of running it, and since I managed 2.5 miles of non-stop running on Friday, it seemed like a good idea. I grabbed the soon to expire M-43 beers to give to Jonny since I never did manage to see Crutch to give them to him. Jonny leaves his car unlocked so it was easy to give them to him. He was happy to find them. The race was good. I ran 18 seconds less than last year. All based on when I stopped my watch, I'll take it as fact. I do remember walking a bit last year, I could probably look at the Strava race recap and see but I won't. I'm quite pleased with myself and thank Leslie and my Mom for this outcome. Leslie's wasn't directed at me, my mom, well she's a tough cookie, she was pretty clear I was to stop this foolishness and suck it up and be a real runner. Well not really, but it's my blog and I can say what I want to.
|This may be the first time he saw harvested corn.|
Sunday (2) - My knees didn't hurt from the 5K! Yeah! I took Jax out to Mount Misery on a beautiful Sunday. Not well planned on my part. We hike half way up and met up with a couple with three dogs so we quickly turned around and went up the road to the outlook and then hiked back down. There were also some sled dog races going on, well no sleds, just huskies pulling people on mountain bikes. Looked like grand fun. The outlook from Mount Misery was really cool and Jax was par for the course running up to the edge and scaring the bejeebers out of me. There were some icy parts I was afraid he would fall and at that time I managed to slip! Whoops!
|A top Mount Misery|
Truly a beautiful sunny day!
I don't think we are ever going to get snow...
All in all a week starting on a downbeat with the weather and my lack of motivation to get bundled up and get outside, ending well with running a 5K in 33 minutes. I'm happy with that as progress towards an unknown goal. Maybe I'll work towards breaking 30 minutes on a 5K. I will let this unfold as it is going to unfold see what or who inspires me to do more.
Beth noting what a difference a year makes.