Baseball, cheesecake and naps. Not a cheese cake person, but there was ice cream.
this week is always hard on the heels of grandma’s anniversary last week. My beloved aunt, who was really like a second grandmother and took care of me fro when I was five weeks old, died January 31, 2013 and Dad would have turned 83 on February 3. It’s bittersweet, but I chose to focus on the memories of the 25+ years I had with both. So glad to have this week and month in the rear view and glad the weather let me get out and play. Toss up this week whether running or fresh air was the mental health medicine. Probably both.
January was surprisingly miles heavy despite a number of oh fuck it, it’s too cold to go out days and feeling like I wasn’t running as much.
- 364,821 steps
- 176.1 miles run/walked
- 97.36 miles “run” (includes last weekend’s penguin pace)
Other than running where I was .26 miles short (amazing, considering January 2021 was half in Florida), I’m up on 2021 which is nice to find especially since I wasn’t targeting it. We’re not going to talk about how far I already am off my reading goal.
This made me laugh so hard when I was placing an online order. Although butterscotch syrup might make Kodiak more palatable!
- rewinding to Sunday: I did indeed get out to penguin. Found that it wasn’t as icy as I feared and where I chose to run on the snow, it was navigable if not exactly runnable. It was a beautiful day with the sun making all the difference
- never miss a Monday: lots of Central Park running this week with the river path not exactly navigable. I will never complain about extra Central Park runs, especially when the sky was so spectacular.
- Tuesday: busy work day, but I got in a strength class with Coco to celebrate 1200! to keep the 30m/3m streak and daily strength challenge alive, .
- Wednesday: when a friend asks if you want to meet to run Central Park you say what time? I didn’t plan on six miles before work, but you know what it’s like when you get to talking. All good, except for that I was ready to gnaw my hand off well before lunch!
- Thursday: office run group was a schedule casualty, but I knew I needed to run. Summer 2020 I realized that 2.3.39 was 6.2 miles and it became my longest run following the IT Band mess. That was the “plan” for Thursday with 3.9 as a fall back since I knew 8.3 wasn’t happening. At one point I looked at my watch and couldn’t believe my pace, nor how few miles I’d gone. I wondered what was wrong. And then I realized it was accidentally in a walk when it didn’t auto pause at lights. Oops. I stopped the watch at 2.3 and saw it had switched from a run to a walk mid workout. Never seen that happen before. So while my pace was off, it wasn’t that far off, and the distance was what I expected it to be. Hey watch, no stressing me out! I did some mental math and figured Fred would get me the 2.5 I needed with a slight run past home if necessary. Well that turned into 3, oops. I cannot math on the run before or after coffee, apparently. After all the layers, funny to wear only a tee under the windbreaker. This is the jacket I bought on a whim before 2019 Fred, and seriously top running investment.
- Friday: Less ravenous than last week’s ten, but I need a better Friday breakfast plan if Thursday is turning into a mid-long run regularly. Off day except for a walk at lunch and some strength. My body needed this day off after two back to back six mile runs.
- Saturday: wasn’t feeling a run, and it was the rare run where getting out the door didn’t overcome that. Had a headache and just bleh. Once I started walking, well.. you know how that goes. Called it good at five and focused on my hydration the rest of the evening. Not even stressed – could have happened in three weeks when I have to run 13.1 I think those runs just happen.
- Sunday: spectating friends running the Manhattan 10K and a walk with a visiting friend. Outside time is just the best. Headache is gone so I do think it was poor sleep, hydration.