Tuesdays on the Run: RIP FitBit

It was a relatively low-ish mileage week here for me. While I ran 6 of 7 days this week, I didn’t quite get in any long runs and two of them were under 3 miles. BUT I ended up with 20 miles for the week so I feel good about it!

Here is a summary:

Some highlights/lowlights:

Last week was a little abnormal in that I was traveling for work and actually had access to a gym one day! AND my Fitbit broke. For good. Like it no longer works at all…

I used the treadmill AND the elliptical. It had been YEARS it seemed since I last used an elliptical!

Some questions for you:

  • What are you wearing in terms of a fitness watch these days? I’m in the market for a new one!
  • What are you looking forward to most this week?

Linking up with My No-Guilt Life, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and MCM Mama Runs!

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Tuesdays on the Run: Finishing Up A Sick Week

Last week, you may recall, I was fighting a sick week. I had a cold-turned-sinus infection and was tired, my head hurt and it was hard to breathe. So, I took it easy a few days, did some walk/runs and slept in.

BUT, thankfully I’m feeling nearly all better and back at running!  Here is some of my mileage from last week:

The week’s running highlight?

Saturday I got in a stroller run/walk with FW while B did some work around the house. He enjoyed when we were running more so than when we were walking. AND he fell asleep just as we were finishing up.

Some questions for you:

  • Have you had a sinus infection recently? What’s your go-to remedy?
  • Are you doing any races anytime soon?

Linking up with My No-Guilt Life, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and MCM Mama Runs!

Tuesdays on the Run: Sick Week

This post will be somewhat sort because I’m sick. I’m getting over a flu-like cold and therefore this week included not so many runs, unless you count running after a 15-month-old. Even that was short-lived, as I tried to spend at least some of my free time napping.

Total for this week: 3 runs, 13ish miles total

  • Tuesday: 5 miles
  • Wednesday: 4.68 miles
  • Thursday: 4.15 miles

Some of the highlights:

I did get in 3 runs before the plague hit. I slept in Thursday and Friday and opted to just go for a long walk on Saturday.  I actually started to run a little with the stroller on Saturday morning, but had too much coughing/throat hurting (I had to breathe with my mouth open) that I decided that walking was a better fit.

selfie with FW during the walk

view from my walk on Saturday

Here’s to hoping that I kick this cold soon and am back and running again!

  • Do you run when sick? Typically, yes. As long as it’s just a cold! But this one has got me down for the count. 
  • Any tips for getting better fast?

Linking up with My No-Guilt Life, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and MCM Mama Runs!

A HOT week of running

 

We had another HOT week in Cleveland, with temps in the 80s and even low 90s all week. It’s not the best running weather, but I was able to get out most mornings and runs before the heat really set in.

I don’t mind the heat – even though most people I know prefer fall for running, if I’m running in the morning, the warm-ish temps make it easy to figure out what to wear and just pop out of bed to run. In the winter and even some fall day, figuring out how to bundle up is half the battle!

Here’s how this week turned out:

Some of the highlights from this week:

I started off the week with a 10k race with Nicole. When Nicole lived downtown, we used to run together all the time. Now, we actually both live in the burbs, but this is the first time we’ve run together. We ended up running/walking in the heat, but it was my longest run since I had piriformis issues!

This is more of a lowlight I suppose, but I ended the week with some skinned ones.  On Saturday, I ran with Mary to our niece’s crosscountry meet. On the way there, I took a pretty good fall, twisted my ankle and skinned my knees. I’m okay, but it was a bloody mess!

Some questions for you:

  • When was the last time you fell when running?
  • What is your favorite season for running?

Linking up with My No-Guilt Life, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and MCM Mama Runs!

Tuesdays on the Run: From Fall to Summer Again?

Does it feel like summer again where you are?  We had a few days in Cleveland that felt a little cool and then all of a sudden it turned into summer again. Seriously, it feels like summer here again and even though it’s not the best for running, I don’t mind it! It makes me forget that winter is on its way.

Check out our upcoming forecast:

In for a few warm days it seems!

Anyway, here is how my runs looked last week – I got in quite a few miles!

The main highlight? ALL of my runs were outdoors. And who can complain with views like this:  

Yup, I’m on my way of meeting my monthly goals of running outside and getting in a race.  Hopefully I can handle the heat, though!

  • What do you prefer – running in the summer or winter?
  • How cold is too cold for you to run outside? What about too warm?

Linking up with My No-Guilt Life, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and MCM Mama Runs!

Vacation Running

I have to admit that I slacked somewhat with my running last week. While I got in plenty of steps most days, I didn’t get in my usual 5+ workouts during the week. But I have no regrets – I was on vacation! And, when I’m on vacation with B and FW, it’s sometimes hard to fit in a run. After all, unless where somewhere that is easy to run with a stroller, one of us has to watch FW and it takes away from our family vacation time (which gives me big mom guilt). So, considering all of that, I’m pretty pleased with last week’s runs.

Some of the highlights:

ALL of the runs were done outdoors! And since I was on vacation, it was so nice to be running during daylight hours on more than 4-5 hours of sleep.

This was my view for some of those runs – greenery and a farm in upstate NY.

And beautiful water for two of my runs, which were done in Annapolis.

A post-running selfie in the hotel room. Representing CLE (in Annapolis) in my CLE marathon shirt!

some stroller miles with FW (2.84 to be exact, on Saturday):

Some questions for you:

  • Do you run on vacation?
  • What’s your ideal scenery for running? Water? Farmland? Forest/trees? Mountains? City?

Double the linkup love today! I’m linking up with the weekly wraps. AND … linking up with My No-Guilt Life, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and MCM Mama Runs!

Tuesdays on the Run: Starting off September Injury Free

Happy September!! I’m excited to share that I’m starting off the month (semi-) injury free. Well – I’m at least running-injury free (not completely injury free if you count a minor incident this past weekend that led to 3 stitches in my finger). My piriformis seems to be healing, and while I’m still pretty slow, I’m back to running a few miles most days a week.

This week included 20+ miles, which looked like this:

Some highlights from the week:

I also ran outside a few mornings which was DARK!

Another highlight of the week? Running 3ish miles with my brother who was in town visiting from Germany. He lives in Berlin, but I got to see him for 24 hours or so, and we managed to get in a short run together on what was the most beautiful Saturday morning.

And since it’s the beginning of  a new month, here are some goals for September:

  • To run outside at least 3x per week
  • To run at least one race
  • To do some runs with other people

Here’s to a good running month! Some questions for you:

  • How do you see when you run in the dark?
  • When was the last time you ran a 5k?

Linking up with My No-Guilt Life, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and MCM Mama Runs!