A Fun Week in the CLE

We had a FUN week in CLE! The week included:

  • FW’s first 5K
  • A visit from my parents
  • Guardians games (they’re in the playoffs now!)
  • A wedding (the first one B and I have been to since before COVID)

And, of course, some daily running. It got chilly here in the mornings, but the days were gorgeous! I was glad to be able to get in a few walks and runs during the daylight and enjoy some of the sunshine after last week’s rain.

Here’s how the week looked: 

Sunday:  3.1 miles – FW’s first 5K! There was a race/fundraiser in my neighborhood and the whole family participated! B wore GM and he and LM did the 1 mile – and she ran the entire mile and finished in about 13 minutes. FW and I did the 5K. He unfortunately wasn’t a fan of the race – it was cool and windy and hilly and we ended up walking much of the time. But he finished and I was so proud of him! He promptly told me he did not want to join me in the next 5K I have scheduled for later this month. Oh well – maybe another time. 


Race cookie instead of a medal — so cool!


Smiles before the 5K

Monday:  Woke up later than I would’ve liked. Remember the stomach flu that ran through our house last week? Well, it hit LM Sunday night so I didn’t get as much sleep as I would’ve liked and was moving a lot slower than usual so I didn’t get out the door in time to do a run and DR workout. Ended up with getting in a full run and LM felt pretty good by the end of the day thankfully.  


Tuesday: 4.12 miles and a longer DR workout. I woke up to torrential rain – the kind of rain that you go outside to get your mail and come back in with soaked shoes so I knew it wouldn’t be the best running weather. So I snoozed and opted to do a longer DR workout. When I finished, there was a pause in the rain and I had 10 minutes before I had to start getting ready, so I got in 1.28 miles. Later in the day, I was able to sneak out again for 2.84 miles, bringing me to more than 4 for the day. 

Wednesday: 5 miles before work. Uneventful (which is fine with me!) run.

Thursday: 4.8 miles – I slept in and was able to get in a run with the sun out! It was in the 70s during the day Thursday, so I was happy to be able to also get in a walk.


Got in some trails because it was so nice out!

Friday: 4.3 miles. I somehow snoozed (which I haven’t done in a while) and then it was raining so I debated going back to sleep or going out. Luckily it was still warm-ish (50s) so the rain didn’t feel too bad, and I was glad to get outside.  

Saturday: no running! Well, just running around. Started the day with a haircut, then took LM to dance class, then I headed to a wedding! Got in plenty of steps dancing – more than 18,000! It was our first wedding since the pandemic, and lots of fun. 


Total: 27.1 mi running


Some questions for you:

  • When was the last time you went to a wedding?
  • How old were you when you did your first 5k?

 l am linking up with Deborah and Kim for the Weekly Run Down.

6 thoughts on “A Fun Week in the CLE

  1. Wow! Congratulations to your son- too bad it wasn’t a nicer day for him. And your daughter ran the mile! It sounds like a fun day overall. Maybe your son will change his mind (just like people finish a marathon and swear they’ll never do it again, then two weeks later they sign up for another one.). Glad you got some daylight runs in this week!

  2. A wedding? Gosh…easily pre-pandemic, LOL! There have been a few dress-up occasions, so those have been fun. Too funny your little guy already said “NO” to the next race 😉

  3. You look great all dressed up! We went to a wedding last summer and it was fun to be back. How great that your kiddos have the running bug already

  4. I must have had to run 5K for cross-country, but I think I blocked it out. I hated running back then! 5K is a long way — it’s awesome that your son finished. And I wouldn’t mind a cookie instead of a medal myself.

    You and your husband look so nice all dressed up!

  5. Gorgeous photo of you two! I love it.

    Race cookies are GENIUS!

    I went to a wedding about two years ago. it was during COVID, but a big open space with a headcount limit. It was wonderful and a little scary, but fortunately, everyone was ok.

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