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Busy, but not Running

We left our home super early on Tuesday morning to drive to the farm to see my mom. Midday Wednesday, we continued on to visit Pablo and his humans who had just moved from Florida to Charlotte, NC. Needless to say, my workouts – especially strength training – were somewhat interrupted. Despite limited workouts, I stayed quite busy and hit a decent number of steps each day. 

Running wise, it  was a good week to be distracted with other things because I was still feeling my 5-mile run from the previous Saturday… in a bad way. The run felt so good, but I’ve had a tingly leg since then. A week without running was smart and I’ll see how I feel on Tuesday, my next scheduled running day.


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…



Cycling: 25 miles
• Average speed: 16.4 MPH
• Bike: Life Fitness Lifecycle GX Spin
• Surface: N/A
• Elevation gain: N/A
• Start time: 10:01 AM
• Location: basement
• Weather: 65°
• What I wore: bike shorts and jog bra

Although my husband joined the Gravel Rats to ride outside, I opted to stay inside on my spin bike (affiliate link). Since we would be traveling starting on Tuesday, I wanted to give my Tuesday/Thursday clients an opportunity to workout once rather than canceling them for the week, so once I finished my ride, I trained a few clients.



Strength training: 1 hour of total body

Walking: 5K
• Average pace: 13:44 minute/mile
• Elevation gain: 164 feet
• Start time: 6:06 AM
• Location: neighborhood circle
• Weather: 39° (feels like 33°) and mostly clear
• What I wore: capris, s/s shirt, velour jacket, gloves, mittens, and ear warmer headband

I stepped outside at 5:45 AM to take out the garbage and realized the moon was too spectacular and the morning was too nice to miss out on a walk so I switched things up and took a walk before my first client arrived, saving lifting for later when l I had a break.



Drive to the farm

No specific workouts, and even though I sat in the car for 6 hours, I still got in over 12,000 steps once I got to the farm just by doing stuff for Mom. We had a quick, but wonderful visit!



Drive to see Pablo and his humans in their new home in Charlotte, NC

Strength training: 15 minutes of core

Walk: short walk after dinner with Pablo and my d-i-l



Walking: 2 miles
• Average pace: 15:31 minute/mile
• Elevation gain: 185 feet
• Start time: 8:25 AM
• Location: son and d-i-l’s new neighborhood
• Weather: 55° and cloudy
• What I wore: capris and l/s shirt

Bill and I went out for a walk to explore Pablo and his humans’ new neighborhood. Charlotte’s weather is a good 10° warmer than where we live and I was pleasantly surprised to see cherry trees and daffodils blooming!


Cycling: 3 miles
• Average speed: 11.7 MPH
• Bike: Salsa Journeyman
• Surface: paved
• Elevation gain: 236 feet
• Start time: 10:46 AM
• Location: son and d-i-l’s new neighborhood
• Weather: 63° and sunny
• What I wore: capris and l/s shirt

Later in the morning I borrowed my d-i-l’s bike and took it for a 3-mile spin. It felt good being back on my original Zephyr (I gave it to her when I upgraded my gravel bike).



Walking: 5K
• Average pace: 15:24 minute/mile
• Elevation gain: 224 feet
• Start time: 7:01 AM
• Location: son and d-i-l’s new neighborhood
• Weather: 55° and partly cloudy
• What I wore: capris, s/s shirt, nylon shell, and visor (took shell off 1 mile into the walk)

It was another fun morning with Kim, but this time we chatted on the phone while walking – my d-i-l’s Peloton bike didn’t have its pedals back it on from the move, plus it was covered with a drop cloth because we were helping them with a painting project. Kim and I took pictures of the contrast in our weather and she put together this collage.



Strength training: 15 minutes of core


Last Week’s Blog Posts

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


  • • What’s the weather status in your neck of the woods, any hint of spring? ~ Spring is starting in Charlotte, but we’re about a month behind…
  • • What was your favorite workout of the week? ~ I had a great time on my virtual walk with Kim.
  • • Did you run in race this weekend? ~ No


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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