Running technology was not nice to me this week. Both my fitbit and my Garmin were, to steal a phrase from my former flatmate, packing a sad. Fitbit issues are battery related, Garmin is a little bit of who knows. So far it has stumped their customer service. It’s well out of warranty and there’s a piece of me that might just bite the bullet and get an apple watch. I’ve always resisted due to size, but I might go visit one.
In much better news, I am in love with the enCORE28 challenge that Michelle posted about. I am not one to do regular strength work but it was a goal and so far, so good. Sneezing and laughing aren’t always good the morning after, but it all falls within hurts so good. I still have about a month on my trial, but I think it’s pretty safe to say I’ll be paying for Peloton.
This week was honestly nothing exciting and I’m OK with that. A normal in a world of changing new normal.
- I ran Saturday and Sunday since I expected to be snowed in Monday, but I went for a walk after work as the wind wasn’t as bad as they predicted. We ended up with about 17 inches of snow which was way more than enough. Monday also marked the store of encore28, and I paired it with a lower body and yoga class. Since this was planned, I did not miss it.
- Tuesday: run? Play in the snow and explore a snow-kissed Central Park before work! It wasn’t about pace, it was about enjoying how pretty the park was after the storm and before it all turned to mud and slush. And of course accidentally running into Elizabeth who was also exploring the Great Lawn.
- Wednesday: Dad would have been 82. He truly was always smiling and put up with all the craziness we gave him. I miss him so much. I knew 8.2 miles wasn’t in the cards once it snowed, so I decided to keep it simple and run 2.3 miles for his bday. Via Fred was a nice bonus as I wanted to see what shape the reservoir was in. Bonus, Dad loved Charlie Brown. Unlike his anniversary in July, which was easier than I thought, his birthday was harder. I think the weather was a big factor in not being able to spend time outside. But I navigated the day and had some lovely DOTS for dinner in his honor.
- Thursday: I don’t run three days in a row, except when neither really felt like running given the snow. I got a shout out from neighborhood kids as a thank you for taking part in their snowball fight. Nice to find a street with sidewalks shoveled down to pavement and have an actual run to Fred and back. It paid off doubly as our power went off later, which made for a slightly crazy day. Luckily it came back on well before dark and I have excellent southern exposure, but working from my yoga mat on my phone without wifi was… different. Oh well, if we haven’t learned to adapt in this year we never will.
- Friday: hot Friday night doing my taxes. This is 41 in Covidtimes. LOL. Not too different to normal days to be honest. I took my last call of the day from my neighborhood park and it was a wonderful opportunity to unplug after a long but good work week.
- Saturday: once I found out that the Frozen Penguin was cancelled due to road safety (smart decision, but absolutely hysterical!) the vague plan was 8 ish miles, but I knew early on that it wasn’t in the cards. I hadn’t slept well over the week and was a (good) sore from the Peloton workouts so just decided to go until I was done. That came to about 6.5 Central Park miles including Harlem Hills. I say about due to the aforementioned Garmin issues and ridiculous paces it was throwing. It was a (relatively) balmy afternoon and lovely to walk and talk with Elizabeth without freezing.
- Sunday: let it snow! Pancakes for the second time this week (thanks Deborah!) and a walk is in the cards, but I’ve had a slow start that I’m absolutely OK with.