For the first time during the streak this week, the weather almost prevented me from continuing.
Monday – Labor Day – I had plans to “sleep in” (until the kids woke up between 6:30-7) and go for a run while my parents watched the kids. Well, by the time I was ready to run, the skies were dark and it was pouring out. And not just pouring, but thundering and lightning. I checked the radar and it looked like it was going to rain alllll day. So, I hopped on the treadmill. It was my first treadmill run in MONTHS but there was no way I was going to let the weather ruin my streak. Plantar fasciitis? It may. A vacation without a treadmill? Perhaps. But some thunderstorms at my house? Not happening.
It ended up being a CRAZY storm, though. Our whole backyard turned into a lake. And, some roads near us flooded like crazy. The rain came down so fast and hard! Luckily, but the next day, the water had receded.
My total for the week was 37.45 miles. My plantar fasciitis has been acting up on and off, so I opted not to get in any long runs this week.
Here is a look at the full week:
Here were some other highlights from the week:
My parents were in town for the long weekend! This meant on Sunday morning, they watched the kids while I went for a run. We then spent the morning at the beach, which was perfect (and timely, since it was the day before the torrential rains).
I’m still running much slower than ever, so I did try one day of interval training (Thursday), which I haven’t done since March.
While my parents were here on Monday, B and I got in a little date! We went out for ice cream and then walked around. It was the first time we’ve been out without the kids SINCE JANUARY. And it was nice 🙂
Also not running-related at all, but TODAY is B’s birthday! So, I’ll get in a short run and then spend the day doing whatever he wants to do. We’re spending the day in a cabin, and the weather looks like rain again. So, will I keep up the streak? We’ll see!
Some questions for you:
- What weather will you not run in? Thunder/lightning. I’m terrified of it! I don’t mind rain, I don’t like cold/ice, but I won’t run in lightning.
- Have you had a COVID birthday yet? What did you do?