Happy birthday … to me! My birthday was on Thursday, and I only worked a few hours on Friday, so I had a nice long weekend to celebrate!
In emojis, here’s what the weekend included:🍪🥘🏃♀️🍿🦒
So what does that look like in real life? Here’s what that entailed:
Well, winter came (back) to Cleveland this week and just in time for my birthday. We had a few inches of snow come on Saturday, and it basically kept snowing through Monday. How did that impact my running? While I opted to stay inside some days, I did put on my Yak Trax and get outside a few times.
Here is a look at the week as a whole:
Happy Tuesday! We had a three-day weekend on our side, because the kids’ school was closed on Monday, so we had to take the day off. It ended up being a pretty ugly weekend weather-wise, from snow to ice to rain to more snow again to bitter cold (feels like in the negatives!) temps, so most of our activities were done indoors. But thanks to the treadmill and some other things we had going on, I didn’t get too restless. Here’s a look at what the weekend entailed:
It did NOT feel like January here this week. The middle of the week (Monday through Friday) was relatively mild, no snow and well, pretty perfect winter running weather! I can’t say the same for yesterday – we got a few inches of snow and then ice / rain mix all day so this week isn’t off to the best start – but last week was great for running!
Here’s a look at how the week panned out:
We had a WARM weekend here in CLE and I can’t complain. You could argue that Friday into Saturday felt like it was spring here – we hit almost 70 degrees on Saturday! I really loved it and we fully took advantage of it, doing ALL of the things outside in between the rain – running, walking, playing, etc.
Happy January! I know last week was also January, but now it feels like we’re really into 2020. And that means, it’s time for spring marathon training!
I’m not training for a marathon at the moment (I’ll probably start training for my May half marathon in a month or so), but this week was the Cleveland Marathon Kickoff Run. They had a 5 mile run in Cleveland that started and ended at a brewery, meaning tasty local beers and brunch awaited us! (Plus free donuts and coffee)
Look at how many people were there! I also got to meet up with fellow Cleveland Marathon Ambassadors, which was great.
The run was definitely the highlight of my week, which included lots of treadmill running. Here’s the look at the week:
Happy New Year (plus a few days)! I can’t believe we’re already at the end of the year and it’s already time to look back at 2019. In terms of running, it was a good year. Here are some highlights:
Returning as a Cleveland Marathon Ambassador
I once again was asked to return as an ambassador for one of my favorite local races – the Cleveland Marathon! I joined several new and returning ambassadors to help promote the race, which is held in May every year. As part of the ambassadorship, I was able to be featured on the running podcast, Rust Belt Running! You can listen to my episode here.