As expected, we had a few days of nice fall weather and then it started to feel like winter. It really feels like I was just complaining about the heat 2 weeks ago, and now it’s below freezing in the mornings. I think it might get a little warmer again next week, but not much. Anyway, here’s my week of workouts after our nice 3 days of fall!
Weekly Run Down: Our 3 Days of Fall
Monday: Strength Training + 3 Treadmill Miles
I was a little nervous to lift again after tweaking my shoulder last week. But this felt good! I also ran 3 miles on the treadmill.
Tuesday: 4.1 Mile Run with Strides
This was a nice fall morning. It was 46 degrees, which is the only run I’ve done outside in the 40s this season! I was able to run in a light hoodie with thumbholes and shorts. Great running weather!
Wednesday: Rest Day
Initially I wasn’t planning on this being my rest day, but I kept moving things around and this is what worked out best. When I woke up it was in the mid-30s, which I was surprised to see! Wasn’t it just 90 degrees like 2 weeks ago?
Thursday: Strength Training + 20 Minutes Spin Bike
I had decided to take Friday off of work and I knew I wanted to run outside, so I figured I would get in my strength training and cross-training on Thursday. I had started noticing my shoulder again on Tuesday night/Wednesday so I skipped some of the shoulder exercises.
Friday: 7 Mile Run
I have a lot of leave time for work that I will lose at the end of the year, so I decided to take the day off. It was still a jam packed day! I got up at 5, worked on training plans, put away groceries that we had delivered that morning, got Grayson ready and gave him breakfast, and dropped him at daycare. Then I headed out for a run. It was 32 degrees but warmed up nicely and it felt really good to run somewhere different!
I did 7 miles and might have gone longer but I had an appointment with the chiropractor. I told him about my shoulder and a few other spots that were giving me some trouble. He adjusted everything including my upper body which I really needed!
Then I spent the rest of the day running around doing a million little things that I’ve been putting off. I don’t know where the time goes but I didn’t get everything done. It was still nice to get a little more caught up!
Saturday: 3.6 Stroller Miles
It was another chilly morning around 32 degrees. We tried to bundle up Grayson but he didn’t believe us that it was actually cold out. We settled on a winter coat (so we could keep his hood up) and a blanket so we could at least try to cover his hands. I think his hands were probably still a little cold but it wasn’t too bad. Eventually he will learn that we know best!
Sunday: Planning for a few stroller miles
Once again it’s supposed to be in the 30s in the morning. As long as it’s not windy I don’t mind the chilly weather, but I’m a little sad it’s already feeling like winter and we only had 3 days of fall.
It’s also the end of daylight saving time which means we get an extra hour of sleep. Oh wait, I have a toddler so just kidding! I will be up at 4 am and so will he.
How long was/is fall for you?
Are you ready for cold weather or hanging on to those warmer days?
Do you ever take a day off and find yourself busier than ever?