Hello from (somewhat) sunny Florida! Actually, there hasn’t been much sun at all, but we are still having fun. Somehow the weather becomes a focus of my blog posts more than I would like, but it was another week of strange runs for me. Once again it started out really cold, then got super windy in Baltimore. We got to Florida on Thursday night and were greeted by rain, thunderstorms, and tornado warnings. Luckily we had a nice day on Saturday, but Sunday was super windy once again.
Monday: 3.2 miles easy and core work…I felt like I just couldn’t warm up during this run! I guess that’s what happens when it feels like 15 degrees or so (I can’t remember that the temp was this day but I remember it was cold but not my coldest run of the month).
Walk: 2.3 miles Push-ups: 15
Tuesday: 4 miles easy and myrtle routine….I felt a little better than Monday but it was cold again and I was kind of lacking motivation.
Walk: 2.25 miles Push-ups: 30
Wednesday: There were severe winds so I decided to keep my workout inside. I did a strength workout using the TRX and finished up with a short yoga video.
Walk: 2.88 Push-ups: 30
Thursday: 3.6 miles and pilates video focused on hips…I was planning to do hill repeats but once I was out there I just wasn’t feeling it. I did run some hilly parts of my neighborhood but kept the pace easy.
Friday: I was planning to run on Friday but I woke up to Thunderstorms and torrential downpours, so instead we hung out, drank coffee, and went out to breakfast. Later that morning there were tornado warnings. Luckily nothing came go them, but a few days before we arrived a tornado had touched down 2 blocks from my in-laws’ house. So we didn’t mess around and went in the laundry room until the warnings were over.
It cleared up a bit in the afternoon so Rob and I went for a walk, otherwise I would have had about 10 steps for the day!
Walk: 3 miles
Saturday: 9.17 miles…We woke up to clear skies and 60 degrees, so I headed out for a run without a set distance in mind. I was thinking I would probably run 5-6 miles. I saw Rob when I was at 5.5 and ran with him a bit, then got a little turned around on my way back. The neighborhood around my in-laws house has alot of canals so the streets get cut off and force you to go the long way around. So I somehow ended up running over 9 miles, but it felt great to be out there!
Walk: 1 (barely)
Sunday: 5 miles…I thought I may not be able to get out for a run based on the forecast, but luckily the thunderstorms passed through overnight and it was a decent morning for a run, but rather windy. The winds picked up throughout the day and it was on the chillier side (for Florida) but luckily no more storms came through like we expected.
Walk: 1 mile
Totals: Run: 25 miles, Walk: 15.43 miles, 3 days of push-ups
Yearly mileage: 104.66/2016
We still have another day here so I am hoping we can get a little time out by the pool!
How were your workouts last week?
Have you ever been somewhere when there was a tornado warning and had to seek shelter?
Do you get steps in on vacation or just spend the day relaxing? (outside of a formal workout)
Linking up with HoHoRuns and MissSippiPiddlin for the weekly wrap!
Michele @ paleorunningmomma says
I think weather has to come up when we talk about running since it seriously affects it! I’m resting today but it already looks like a cold next few days. Some pool time sounds really nice right now , enjoy 🙂
I am not ready to go back to the cold! However, it’s barely 60 degrees here today so doesn’t look like the pool will be happening:/
meredith @ Cookie ChRUNicles says
OMG a tornado warning like that is so scary! Glad you were ok. Thankfully we don’t deal with tornados here! Have a great rest of your trip!
It can be really scary! We have had a few tornado warnings in Maryland. At least my in-laws have hurricane shutters that they can put down so I felt a little safer knowing that!
Great week! I try to get in steps on vacation but I guess it just depends on what we are doing and where we are at. I have never had a tornado scare, we get high winds but luckily rarely have tornados here.
Same for me, it definitely depends what I am doing on vacation! Sometimes its nice to just relax and other times its fun to explore and be active.
Jennifer @ Running on Lentils says
Great job getting in your runs with some seriously crazy weather. I guess if it’s not snow and ice, it’s rain and tornados! Also, great pics!
Exactly! It feels like its always something!
Oh no, I’m sorry you came into town just in time for all of the storms. I hope it’s sunny for the rest of your time!
As for pool time… you are crazy! The water must be freezing!! But maybe what I think is freezing you would consider comfortable, haha. ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR VACAY! 🙂
Haha, yea, the pool isn’t happening today. Even though its heated its still not warm enough out, I was just being optimistic!
Scary stuff! My best friend and her husband live in Dallas and have had to take shelter a few times. If I’m on vacation, I try not to worry about workouts and just enjoy the r&r. Have a relaxing day at the pool!
I am glad I don’t live in an area where tornados are a common occurrence! That are definitely scary!
Megan @ Meg Go Run says
Oh man we get the steps in on vacation because we usually go exploring. 🙂 Tornado warnings scare me! We have them often in PA. One time tornadoes actually touched down in our area. I will have to blog about that sometime…
Exploring is a great way to stay active on vacation! Thats so scary that a tornado touched down near you. We had one in Maryland (once that I know of) but it wasn’t too close to Baltimore.
Alyssa @ RenaissanceRunnerGirl says
I’ve never had a tornado warning, but definitely hurricanes and floods. I feel like I always get in ALL the steps on vacation because wherever we go, we walk around to experience a new city, and now that I’ve gotten older and go on vacation with friends rather than family, we often choose active vacations like hiking, etc.
When I am on vacations like that I get alot of steps too! But here we usually just relax, and there’s not very far to walk when you are stuck in the house all day!
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
I grew up in Georgia, and tornadoes are more prevalent in certain areas than others, but we one time had to run from my barn up the hill to my trainers house (leaving the horses tacked up in the barn!). And many times at school and at home.
That’s really scary! I would never want to be outside when there was a tornado warning.
Sarah @ BucketListTummy says
Wow – tornado warnings are scary! I pretty much look the same when I’m all bundled up for a run as well.
I feel like I wear the same 20 layers every time I run in the cold! The laundry is out of control.
Way to squeeze those workouts in on vacay! Ironically we were at the in-laws’ when we had to take shelter from a tornado as well. I’ve also had to do it here a couple of times when nobody else was home. Fun dragging the dogs in the basement!
One time when I was alone in my old apartment we had a tornado warning. I went in the bathroom because it was the most enclosed part of the apartment, but it was scary knowing I was on the 3rd floor of a building!
Angie @ Pace with Grace says
Tornadoes scare me. Glad all is well. That’s a lot of adjusting weather nice to be in FL now I’m sure. Nice week of workouts and walking! We do a lot of walking and exploring on vacation which is a nice way to balance out the laying by the pool/beach! I had a great week of running and am really seeing the speed work paying off which is great!
I definitely think its nice to be active and also relax on vacation! Glad to hear your speed work is paying off:)
Sam @ See Sam Run says
What a bummer to run into all that weather on your vacation! There were tornado warnings when I went to Colorado a few years back. Since I’ve been running I like to run on vacation, but other than that I mainly relax!
Same here! A combo of some running and relaxing is perfect for me!
When we were at Disney last wk the weather wasn’t that good either. It was great running weather but when we weren’t running it was very cool for Florida weather. Great job getting your runs in on vacation. I try do do the same.
Yep, the weather here is good for running but not for being outside otherwise! Oh well, its better than the freezing temps and snow!
Colleen @ CSmith Run says
HAHA weather is always the go-to subject for anything I think. Easy to talk about/bring up in small talk that anyone can relate to (usually). My workouts were great last week! Definitely taking some time to adjust to the increasing mileage, but loving it right now.
Very true- the weather is such a relatable topic! Glad your running has been going well!
I live in Texas so we get tornado watches and warnings a lot during the year. The issue for me is the town I live in sound the sirens for strong thunderstorms, so I no longer listen to the sirens. If I hear them, I checked my phone for alerts, and if it’s not a warning, I stay where I am. Bad I know.
I guess as long as you are checking for alerts you are ok! I wouldnt want to be outside in that kind of weather though:)
Sarah @pickyrunner says
Okay so your in-laws community looks EXACTLY like my grandparents’ where I’m going in a few months in Naples. But I guess they all look like that haha I do love running there though- there’s always something to look at and it’s nice running along the water, even if they are man-made canals. That stinks that the weather hasn’t been great down there though for you 🙁
We aren’t too far from Naples actually (maybe like an hour?) Its nice running around here because there are so many sidewalks and bike paths and not alot of cars. And this is good running weather even though its too cool to be outside by the pool!
Wow awesome job on the workouts and pushups! You doubled them from Monday to Tuesday! I so need to work on mine. I hate getting those warnings on my phone. During bad weather here they are pretty common. I’m really surprised at the amount of people who have commented that don’t have them. My in-laws live in FL in a very similar looking neighborhood and when I run there it is so easy to get turned around because all 500+ houses in their subdivision look pretty much the same. There are what I think maybe 5-6 different floor plans and about that many different color schemes. Also the street names are so darn close, Hampton, Hampton Lane, Hampton Brook…. Goodness. Thanks for linking with us, enjoy the rest of your time in FL I do hope you can enjoy the pool before you leave!
Oh the street names make it impossible! They are numbered around here but not in any logical order (like 21st Ave will be next to 21st street and then have a cross street of 43rd way). It’s so confusing, and yes, everything looks the same!
Nice job! It’s so hard to keep things together when you’re traveling and the weather is bad, but obviously you got it together! That mileage is really impressive. I love getting a long run in when you don’t expect it to happen.
Thanks! Yes, it was nice to not feel like I had to do a long run but having the freedom to get it done anyway!
Sara @ Life Between the Miles says
Tornadoes scare the crap out of me! We had one touch down in Western MA last year and the devastation was almost unfathomable. I know we have to deal with Nor’easters and such living in NE, but nothing scares me as much as tornadoes (or tsunamis)! I am glad you guys are okay!!
You had a great week of workouts and I know when I have run in FL when I’ve visited my Mom, everything looks the same there so I ALWAYS get lost! HA!
Agreed, tornadoes are pretty scary! I didnt think they happened much in Florida, I would have expected hurricanes though!
Laura @ This Runner's Recipes says
I’m glad you stayed safe during those tornadoes! We frequently had tornadoes in St. Louis where I grew up and they are so scary. Enjoy the rest of your time in Florida!
That’s very scary! I really wouldn’t like being around those kinds of warnings all the time!
HoHo Runs says
I hope you have enjoyed your time in FL, despite the weather. We live in a tornado prone area, so yes I have sought shelter. I’m so glad now they have the radar systems where then can pinpoint the path and you can tell if it’s really headed in your direction or not. I obsess over the weather, even when I’m not stalking it for an upcoming race. Congrats on another great week of training! And those pushups! Thanks for linking with us, Lisa!
It definitely helps to have those radar systems now! Although I would still freak out just knowing there was a tornado in my area, I think!
Sorry your weather hasn’t been the best in Florida. I was there last weekend for the WDW marathon and the weather was way too hot and humid for a race day. Obviously you have no choice, but it was not a PR day for sure. Tornado warnings would be scary, especially if you want to plan an outdoor run. Hopefully you get a bit of sunshine before you have to head back home.
I think this would have been the perfect week for a race! Its great running weather, but not pool weather.
Debra @ Happy Running Sole says
Tornadoes are pretty prevalent here especially in the spring, but luckily I’ve never been caught in one. I seek shelter in the master closet every time I hear the sirens sound. Glad that y’all were safe! Looks like a great trip to Florida. I would have a hard time getting back to running in the cold after the mild temps. Hope you had time to enjoy the pool.
Its gonna be really hard to adjust back to the cold! I heard it was 15 degrees or so, and we are expecting a snow storm this weekend. I think I should stay in Florida!
Karen @ Fit in France says
Wow, that is crazy weather all in one week. It has turned cold here in France, about 30 degrees. No snow and very little rain… but much much colder than the 40s and 50 temps we have been having since October !
We have definitely gotten colder weather over the last few weeks compared to what we were having in the late fall! I’m just hoping the cold weather doesn’t last too long. An early spring would be nice:)
Whoa Lisa that is NOT. COOL. Especially when you go there for some sun time. Arizona was freezing on the weekend. Everyone was all mad at us for “bringing our cold weather down there.” HA! It started to warm back up on Monday morning… for our drive back to the airport. :/
Isn’t that the worst! At least in Florida we had some good running weather once the storms passed, although it wasn’t ideal for being outside otherwise!
Our weather has been crazy too, and with sub-zero temps I’ve kept my workouts indoors!
That’s smart! I think the coldest we have had in Baltimore so far is about 15 degrees, but with the wind chill it’s closer to 0.
Sheena @ Paws and Pavement says
I’ve been through lots of tornado warnings when we lived in central Illinois. We were there about 3 years while my husband was in grad school. I’m so glad to be back in Idaho because it’s scary to have the sky turn black and hear tornado sirens. No thank you! Glad nothing touched down for you!
Wow! Tornado warning?? That’s crazy! But look at you staying so active even with all the weather changes!
Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes says
We used to live in Little Rock Arkansas and we had to take shelter for tornadoes all of the time. Scariest thing ever!! I can’t believe you are over 100 miles running already and it’s only the 20th!! Nice work!