Between daylight saving time starting last weekend and the snow we got on Tuesday, I was all sorts of thrown off this week. I ended up going to bed around 7:30pm on Monday night because I was so exhausted from the time change. Luckily I was off from work on Tuesday so I was able to rest up and catch up on a few things. The rest of the week just felt really weird, not knowing what day or time it was. The week flew by despite the gross weather we had.
Even by Saturday the snow wasn’t melted yet and the sidewalks were covered in ice. I keep thinking it’s winter and then I have to remind myself that it’s actually late March and spring is starting! When I look back on my TimeHop I see posts from a year ago and think to myself, no way, that was a year ago? It really feels like we are still in the dead of winter and by March last year it was sort of spring.
Ok, enough complaints about my difficulty adjusting to change. I went most of the winter without weather complaints but I knew they would be back at some point. Despite the weather I had a pretty good week of workouts.
Monday: 4 miles and core work
Knowing it was supposed to snow on Tuesday, I made sure to get in a run on Monday. It was pretty cold but I kept reminding myself that at least the roads were still clear. Of course, that was not the case the rest of the week.
Tuesday: Cardio and Strength Interval Workout
I was off from work so had time for a longer workout. I followed the interval workout that I made up a few weeks ago so I got in some time on the bike but also strength training. There was no way I was running outside in the ice.
Wednesday: 45 minutes spinning and hip/glute workout
Another day indoors, this time I rode the bike for 45 minutes straight. Finished up with some hip and glute exercises.
Thursday: Yoga and foam rolling
I go through phases with yoga, and this week I’ve been back into it. I did a 30 minute vinyasa flow that included some core work, and finished up with a little foam rolling.
Friday: 3 miles and core work
I was able to run a few minutes later this morning which meant seeing a bit of the sunrise. I was still nervous about the ice but my neighborhood is pretty quiet so I can run in the streets at that time of day. There were some icy spots but it wasn’t too bad.
Saturday: 7.3 miles
I decided to leave my neighborhood for this run and it was such a mess. Even if part of a sidewalk was cleared, there was then a long patch that wasn’t cleared. This meant I was either jumping over snow piles to get between the street and the sidewalk or just staying in the street. I was glad I got out around 7am when there still weren’t many cars out. I did find some quieter roads to run on but it was a pain. This stuff needs to melt ASAP.
Sunday: 30 minutes Yoga
I woke up to the sound of freezing rain outside…so much for the snow melting. It did warm up later so it’s actually almost gone now. I embraced a rest day indoors and did some yoga.
Running: 3 runs, 14.3 miles
Yoga/Mobility: 2 yoga sessions, a little foam rolling
Strength Training: 1 full body workout, 1 hip/glute workout, 2 core workouts
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Did you get snow last week? Is it melted yet?
How do you feel about daylight saving time?
How often do you do yoga?