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Snowy Gravel

Two to three inches of snow fell at the farm on Monday and by Thursday when we arrived most had melted except for on the north facing hills and gravel road kept shaded by those hills. We may not have a white Christmas, but seeing snow at the farm almost made up for it…


Overview of the Week

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



Cycling: 15 miles
• Average speed: 16.0 MPH
• Bike: Life Fitness Lifecycle GX Spin
• Surface: N/A
• Elevation gain: N/A
• Start time: 5:53 PM
• Location: basement
• Weather: 66° in basement
• What I wore: bike shorts and jog bra

Another crazy busy day, it was late afternoon before I headed down to the basement to hop on my spin bike (affiliate link).



Strength training: 1 hour of total body

Walk: ~ 50 minutes

While training clients virtually I usually stand at the bar next to my gym with my MacBook situated in a way that I can step back into the gym to demo exercises as needed. My back often doesn’t like standing in one place so sometimes I transfer FaceTime to my iPhone and walk laps in my basement, thus the 50 minute walk without a distance.



Cycling: 16 miles
• Average speed: 15.9 MPH
• Bike: Life Fitness Lifecycle GX Spin
• Surface: N/A
• Elevation gain: N/A
• Start time: 6:29 AM
• Location: basement
• Weather: 64°
• What I wore: bike shorts and tank

Cycling: 12 miles
• Average speed: 12.8 MPH
• Bike: Salsa Warbird
• Surface: mostly paved
• Elevation gain: 420 feet
• Start time: 8:21 AM
• Location: W&OD Trail Ashburn/Sterling loop
• Weather: 36° (feels like 32°) and sunny with 16 MPH wind, climbing to 39° (feels like 31°)
• What I wore: long bike pants, l/s jersey, coat, ear warmer headband, earflap hat, double gloves, and toe covers

Once it warmed up a little, I headed outside for part 2 of my ride (the feels like was 25° just 30 minutes prior to heading out). I was cruising along until I turned around to head home and into a headwind  – no wonder I was going so fast the first half, I had a tailwind!

I was warm everywhere except for my legs and have since ordered a pair of fleece lined bike pants. My husband recommended that I buy Gore, but they didn’t have my size. I found these much cheaper pants from Baleaf (affiliate link). Hopefully, they’ll work as well as Gore at keeping me warm.

I had to keep my ride on the shorter side because I had an appointment with my dermatologist later in the morning. I’m happy to report that he found no new skin cancers!



Strength training: 1 hour of total body



Drive to the farm

Running: 5K
• Average pace: 10:23 minute/mile
• Elevation gain: 244 feet
• Start time: 3:16 PM
• Location: country roads
• Weather: 51° and sunny, dropping to 49° (feels like 47°)
• What I wore: capris, s/s t-shirt, ear warmer headband, mittens, and visor (took mittens off mid run)

We got up super early (4 AM) to drive to visit my mom. We wanted to get there early to see my brother and one of my nephew’s and his family who were also visiting. During the afternoon I sneaked out for a run in almost perfect weather – warm enough for short sleeves, but with snow here and there, especially on the gravel road.


It was fun wearing my ugly sweater capris (affiliate link) and Santa shirt (affiliate link) on my run even though I saw no one while out… maybe the cows liked my Christmasy outfit, though.



Strength training: 15 minutes of core

Stretching: 10 minutes



Drive home from the farm


Last Week’s Blog Posts

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


  • • Do you like wearing holiday themed clothes on runs? ~ I do for Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Thanksgiving.
  • • Have you gotten your skin checked recently? ~ Yep!
  • • 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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