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From Delightful Snowy Trails to Icy Hazards

After a somewhat boring week away from cardio exercise, I hit the trail and my indoor cardio equipment as I eased back into my normal routine. My first run back was on a delightfully soft pad of fresh snow and was pure perfection. I’d hoped to cap my week with a Saturday morning run with friends, but didn’t even reach out to them when I saw low teens temps with single digit feels like temperatures in the forecast. Additionally, the trail was an icy mess from Sunday’s snow and it sounded like the makings of a miserable run…


Overview of the Week

Before discussing each day’s workouts, here’s an overview of my workouts from this past week. Scroll beyond the infographic for daily details…



Running: 3.26 miles
• Average pace: 9:35
• Start time: 2:14 PM
• Location: neighborhood trails
• Weather: 22° (feels like 13°) and snowing
• What I wore: long tights, s/s shirt, unlined jacket, gloves, mittens, ear warmer headband, and visor

Foam rolling: 10 minutes

Stretching: 10 minutes

Because the feels like temperature was 13°, I questioned whether or not I should wear double layer tights and my husband reminded me of who I am so I skipped the extra layer. I also changed out of my long sleeve shirt in favor of short sleeves and ended up dressed perfectly. I intentionally waited until it started snowing and the trail was starting to turn white before heading out for my run – there’s nothing like running on a soft layer of snow. After taking a rest week off from cardio exercise, this run felt great and I left me pumped!



Strength training : 1 hour of total body

Snow shoveling: 1.5 hours



Cycling: 20 miles
• Average speed: 17 MPH
• Bike: Life Fitness Lifecycle Spin
• Surface: N/A
• Elevation gain: N/A
• Start time: 11:52 AM
• Location: basement
• Weather: 67°
• What I wore: bike shorts and jog bra

The trails were covered in snow so even if I’d wanted to ride outside, I couldn’t, so I hopped on my spin bike (affiliate link) for 20 steady miles. It took me only a nanosecond to rip off my new Key West jersey because I was too hot. My quads rebelled at first, but finally agreed that they’d feel better after a good spin.



Strength training : 1 hour of total body



Cycling: 20 miles
• Average speed: 17.2 MPH
• Bike: Life Fitness Lifecycle Spin
• Surface: N/A
• Elevation gain: N/A
• Start time: 6:28 AM
• Location: basement
• Weather: 65°
• What I wore: bike shorts and jog bra



Strength training : 1 hour of total body

Stretching: 15 minutes

I’d planned to walk on my treadmill (affiliate link) during the afternoon, but made cookies instead. HaHa!



Walking: 2.1 miles
• Average pace: 14:34
• Start time: 7:24 PM
• Location: neighborhood circle
• Weather: 24°
• What I wore: capris, l/s shirt, velour jacket, down coat, ear warmer headband, gloves, and mittens

I had every intention of running during the morning, but it was 11° (feels like 4°) and I’m not really training for anything so I skipped it. I worked on my business taxes during the afternoon and by the time I headed outside I didn’t feel like running with a full tummy so I walked instead.


Last Week’s Blog Posts

In case you skipped checking in on my blog this past week, here’s what you missed…


  • • On Friday I made cookies instead of going for a walk. What funny or ridiculous things have you done instead of your workout?
  • • How’s the weather been in your neck of the woods?
  • • Did you run in a race this weekend?


And that’s my rundown… Have a great week!




I’m linking up with Deborah at Confessions of a Mother Runner and Kim from Running on the Fly for their Weekly Run Down. Be sure to check out not only the hosts’ posts, but those of the other great bloggers joining in on the fun!


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