Tuesdays on the Run – Outside All The Time

Happy Tuesday! Last week was pretty good in terms of runs and I’m proud of the fact that every single run I got in was OUTDOORS!

It’s getting darker and colder, which means it’s time for me to hibernate – or at least hit the treadmill more often. Or dreadmill. I’m not a fan of the super cold and though I’ll eventually get used to it and be able to run outside, at this point, I am not ready for it! Plus, it’s much harder to get in a stroller run when it’s in single degree temps.

But this week, everything was outside. Including my LONGEST run since LM, which was on Sunday. And it was a gorgeous Sunday for a run!

Here was how the whole week looked:

None of the other runs were quite as picturesque, but I am happy to be back in the 20s for mileage!

Some questions for you:

  • Were the fall colors out in full force near you?
  • What weather is too cold for you to run outside?

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

Tuesdays on the Run – Up with a Baby Then Out for a Run

Tuesday, Tuesday, gotta write a running post on Tuesday … (sung to the tune of Rebecca Black’s Friday – is that in your head? You’re welcome!)

Anyway, this week was an okay week in terms of running. I ran 5 of the 7 days, but Tuesday’s run was pretty stellar. I ran my longest pre-work run since LM was born, mostly because she got up at 4 a.m. and wouldn’t go back to sleep for an hour so I just went for a run and had more time than I usually do.

Other highlights of the week? We had a super rainy week, though, so I’m impressed that I made it outside all those days. Luckily, if it was raining in the mornings, it was just a drizzle or mist and was still 40+ degrees so it wasn’t to awful. I can’t stand rain and cold runs – I just can’t get warm after those!

I also got in a Sunday stroller run, something I haven’t done in ages. I had a few errands to run before the day, which included picking up a prescription about a mile from my house, as well as returning a library book and buying bread, so I decided to run with FW to do all of that. It was fun to literally run errands with him!

So here’s how the week looked:

Almost 20 for thr week! And fingers crossed the weather is nicer this week and it’s not cold and rainy in the mornings.

Some questions for you:

  • Do you run in the dark outside?
  • Do you run the same routes or vary it up?

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

Tuesdays on the Run – First Stroller Race!

I’m excited to share that this week, I had a running first – I did my first official race with a stroller!

Do I run with a stroller often? Somewhat – especially in the summer/spring, I have run a few times a month with FW and even on maternity leave with LM in the stroller.

Have I ever participated in a race with a stroller? Nope! Not until last week, however. And not only did I survive, but I got my goal of under 10 min/miles. Was it a 5k PR? Not at all by any chance whatsoever. BUT it was the fastest stroller run I’ve done and it was fun to run with FW (B pushed LM at the same time, too).

In addition to our race, here’s how the week looked:

Finding time to race with 2 little ones is hard, but hopefully there will be more stroller races in my future!

Some questions for you:

  • Do you run with a stroller?
  • Did you race this week?

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

Tuesdays on the Run – Up and Down

Phew. Last week was tiring. I was up late working most nights, up a few times in the night with LM, and then waking up at the crack of dawn to run. I know I can’t keep this up for a while, so I’m just doing what I can right now to keep up the runs. AND last week was pretty good in terms of running – with some ups and downs. One morning I felt great … and then the next morning, I could barely run at all. I guess that’s how it goes? Here’s what it looked like:

Nearly 20 miles! I’m happy with that.

Some days I was FAST (for me right now) and hitting sub-10-minute mile paces …

Other days I couldn’t keep it together and felt like I was running in slow motion! Friday I ran 3.52 miles and hit a 10:40 pace – nearly one minute slower per mile than a day earlier.

I took Saturday as a much needed rest day, and with a nature hike we took as a family, still got in my goal of 11,000+ steps. No wonder I’m tired!

Some questions for you:

  • Do you hit your step goal on non-running days?
  • How many rest days do you take?

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

Tuesdays on the Run – Even Numbers

Happy Tuesday/pseudo Monday! I love short weeks, and even though today feels like a Monday, it’s time for a Tuesdays on the Run post. This week started out pretty bare – I was in New York and New Jersey through Tuesday on vacation, and we didn’t get in any runs. We got in plenty of walking around and steps from dancing, too, at my cousin’s wedding!

So, when I got back Wednesday, I had to get out. And somehow managed to get in runs every other day of the week.

Here’s how the week looked:

Some highlights:

My furthest run since LM was born was Friday! And I also saw a skunk that morning.

Every run this week was an “even” number. Ok, they all were .5 but I never am that exact- I usually do distances like .33 or .41 and doesn’t bother me. But this week it was all pretty even!

Some questions for you:

  • What wildlife have you seen running?
  • Do you run “even” distances; do odd decimals bother you?

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

Tuesdays on the Run – Best Week in a While

It was a GREAT week or me last week in terms in terms of running – I reached 20+ miles total for the week for the first time in a while! Woohoo! Excuse me while I do a happy dance.

And also, while I take a nap after that dance. Because I’ve been sick so I actually haven’t run since last Friday (womp womp),

So, while last week was pretty amazing (for me) in terms of running, I’m expecting much fewer mileage this week.

In the meantime, here are some photo highlights of last week’s runs:

A run/walk with LM

FW and I after Sunday’s stroller run

Highlights from the run … while my pace isn’t where it used to be, I’m hopefully getting there!

Some questions for you:

  • When was the last time you were sick?
  • Any tips for stroller running- what TO do or NOT to do?

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

Tuesdays on the Run – Slow and Steady

Another week of postpartum running has come and gone and it went a little better than last week. Did I get in more mileage or any outdoor runs? No … but I did feel better on most of my runs, so I’ve got to believe that I’m slowly improving!

Most of those were walk/runs and all were done on the treadmill while LM was taking a nap. So some were running – feed LM – go back to running – put a pacifier in her mouth – go back to running, etc. But I’m happy to be able to get them in while I’m home with her. I hope to soon be able to go for a run in the morning before B and FW leave the house – but not sure when that will be. I need to get some more sleep at night first!

Some questions for you:

  • Mommas – how do you it in runs with kids?
  • How often do you run on a treadmill?

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