It’s that time of year again when you can’t necessarily depend on the weather cooperating…

This week was all about being flexible and adapting my runs to the demands of winter approaching the mid-Atlantic region. Monday and Tuesday started the week off without causing any workout headaches, but the weather forecast for Thursday morning was dreadful enough to send a chill though our bones – enough so, that Angela texted our Thursday morning running group asking if anyone wanted to run on Wednesday before the single digit wind chill and 40 MPH winds of Thursday morning hit!

I immediately took Angela up on moving our running date a day earlier, but unfortunately, our other friends could not. We agreed to run a little slower since we’d run the day before, yet we finished our run at an 8:46 average pace – over 30 seconds faster than the previous day. Neither of us felt we were working that hard so it was all good.

I had planned to meet my MRTT friends for an early morning run on Saturday, but Mother Nature had other plans. She socked us in with a beautiful coating of ice making it treacherous to walk on the driveway, much less drive to meet my friends. I quickly adapted to plan B, stayed in the safely of our home, and hit the basement to run on my treadmill.


This coming week will be crazy with work, the usual last minute Christmas preparations, our family arriving into town, and my participation in the Real Runners Virtual Summit (more on that later).

Life threw a little curveball my way when I found out on Wednesday that I have a melanoma on my left cheek and go in for surgery tomorrow. Once again, we caught it in it’s earliest stage so I am abundantly grateful. I have no idea what to expect as to what restrictions my surgeon will give me when it comes to working out, so this coming week I may find myself with a little more time on my hands when I would normally be working out. 

This past week, though, was another great week for moving, and here’s how it went down…


Fitness tools beyond the equipment in my gym that I used during the week included: 

Cameras used for blog photography include:


  • Questions:
  • Do you let a little bad weather slow you down?
  • What weather conditions do you refuse to run in? ~Ice and dangerous winds (especially if I’m running near trees) for me.
  • Did you race this weekend? 


Have a great week!


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