Before I even begin to talk about my workouts from last week I need to just vent about this weekend for a bit. Or really just about the blizzard that we got on Saturday. First of all, if you’re going to get a blizzard Saturday is pretty much the worst day for it to come. No long run and you’re not even getting to miss work. (Although it’s looking like most businesses will be closed on Monday as I am writing this Sunday night…)
On Friday I said how I would be snowed in for a few days and have plenty of time to look like my running analysis and blog. I had every intention of doing that, but then tried to change one little formatting thing on my blog on Saturday and totally screwed up the site. Which led to me spending the whole day trying to fix it/completely changing the layout. It wasn’t my intention at all, but by Saturday night I was happy enough with how it was looking. However, no blogs had been read and nothing else had been accomplished.
Other than baking muffins, measuring the snow, and drinking beer.
Fast forward to Sunday when we figured we would get the shoveling out of the way first thing in the morning. HA! Little did we know that shoveling out our driveway and the part of the street that was blocking our driveway from the plow would take us ALL day. We took little breaks here and there for meals (and beer) and didn’t finish until after 3:30. We didn’t even clear everything and definitely didn’t do the sidewalks.
So far this weekend I have almost bought a treadmill AND a snow blower. We also questioned our decision to buy house. Specifically one in a place where we get snow. I also spent most of the day wishing that I had actual snow boots and not just an old pair of Uggs that I have gotten away with wearing when it snowed over the last 5 years. During those snowstorms all I had to worry about doing was digging out my car.
Anyway, remember when this week started out in Florida? At this point I feel like that was months ago. So, here is how my workouts looked this week:
Monday: 6.15 miles with 8 x 1 minute at 5k pace and 3 minute recovery (with 1 mile warm up and 1 mile cool down)
Walk: 1.5 miles
Tuesday: 5 miles easy
Walk: 2.5 miles
Wednesday: Strength training and about 1 mile (or less) at UVA Speed Clinic
Walk: 2 miles Push-ups: 30
Thursday: 3.3 miles in the snow (we got a little less than an inch on Wednesday night- just a little teaser a few days before the real storm!)
Walk: 2.7 miles
Friday: 6 miles easy
Walk: 2.5 miles Push-ups: 20
Saturday: Rest- Blizzard Day!
Walk: 1.5 miles
Sunday: Lots of shoveling which TOTALLY counts as cross-training. I will be sore for days.
Walk: 5 miles (just from shoveling)
Total: Run: 21.45 Walk: 17
Yearly Mileage: 143.11/2016
I only did 2 days of push-ups this week but I am giving myself a break because my arms are jello from the shoveling!
And now I am off to lay on the couch and maybe have some wine, while crossing my fingers that I don’t have to go to work tomorrow!
Did you get snow this weekend? How much?
Do you get sore from shoveling?
Which should we invest in first: a treadmill or a snow blower? (I probably won’t be able to run outside for weeks because of the all the ice we are gonna get from this mess…)