After a whirl-wind weekend trip to visit my mom, we’re almost home (gotta love using my phone as a hotspot and working in the car). I’ve gotta say that driving across the Commonwealth of Virginia this time of year is a lovely sight! The redbuds and forsythia are popping, the sky is blue, and the air is warm. Spring is finally here!
Surprisingly, I didn’t take any of my running gear with me on my trip. We had several yard and garden projects we wanted to help Mom check off her list so I knew I’d be plenty busy doing manual labor and I’d be just fine skipping my Saturday run. Instead, I enjoyed sleeping in a little later than I have on a Saturday morning in a very long time!
Backing up to this past week’s workouts, I ran at zero dark thirty on Tuesday morning. Even though I didn’t run with my friends I saw them along the trail and that was a wonderful sight. It had been five weeks since my injury had come to a full blown run stopper on that very trail and I’d walked back to my car in pain and feeling quite dejected.
Driving home at dawn from my Tuesday morning run, I saw this almost entirely white skunk foraging in a neighbor’s yard (other than little black feet, he was white). He was very curious about my car, but as soon as I rolled down the window to take a picture, he ran for cover. Sorry for the crappy picture, but I had to share!
On Thursday I met my MRTT friends at the trail and was thrilled that since one of them is pregnant she is willing to slow her pace to my recovery pace. We had a great time getting to know each other better as we let our other friends run on ahead. We were pleasantly surprised to see a couple of them waiting for us to finish for a group picture!
Later in the day I headed over to our community center where there’s a grove of cherry trees in full bloom. If I’m too lazy to go see the cherry blossoms in DC, I’m at least going to walk around our neighborhood and enjoy them!
Friday morning we left our home in the pouring rain to go visit my mom. I sported my brand new specs rather than my contacts since I didn’t think I’d need sunglasses. It was also fun taking our new SUV on its first road trip and figuring out the best way to pack it. Our Escalade had second row captain’s chairs and a third row bench – after twelve years we had packing that beast down to an art! This SUV is smaller which has it’s advantages and disadvantages.
Of course with typical March weather (even though it was the last day of March), we drove from rain to sun and vice versa throughout the day.
Saturday in Southwestern Virginia was rather cool and blustery, but we got our outside projects completed nonetheless. And of course in typical fashion, the weather turned gorgeous for our drive home…
On the blog this week, my monthly Wednesday Word linkup will go live at midnight as it does the does the first Wednesday of every month. Please join me to share your interpretation of the word victory, or in celebration of Wednesday Word’s second anniversary, use as many of our previous Wednesday Words in your post as you wish!
In case you missed it, last week I posted Race Linkup: March 2107 Edition, Spring Runfessions, and Sharing Big Plans Over Coffee where I was able to pull off a pretty good April Fool’s joke on my readers! 🙂
Back to my workouts, here’s how the week went down…
Fitness tools beyond the equipment in my gym that I used during the week included:
- Rodney Yee’s Complete Yoga For Beginners (affiliate link)
- Rodney Yee’s Intermediate Yoga (affiliate link)
- Rodney Yee’s Yoga Conditioning For Athletes (affiliate link)
- Tony Horton’s Ten Minute Trainer (affiliate link)
- Teeter Hang Ups Inversion (affiliate link)
Cameras used for blog photography include:
- GoPro Hero 4 (affiliate link)
- Canon Power Shot Elph (affiliate link)
- iPhone 6S (affiliate link)
- And the occasional picture taken by Bill
- Did you get any good April Fool’s jokes on anyone?
- Has spring hit your state?
- Did you race this weekend?
Have a great week!
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