Last week was… interesting. I didn’t run a whole lot, but I’m going to claim that I was tapering for next weekend’s RNR DC. Or maybe I just had a lot going on and my running motivation ran away. Something like that. Also, it was a very typical Virginia March – I ran in a tank top one day and it snowed on another day.
Tuesday I got a lovely package in the mail from Skirt Sports – skirts in the Free Love pattern!
I, of course, immediately put one on and headed out for a 3 mile run, where I stopped to vote. It was a beautiful day and I quickly shed my long sleeve shirt and ran in my tank top.
Wednesday my treadmill arrived. Yes, that was the highlight of my week!
Thursday I decided to take a break from running and went to the gym. After a half hour on the elliptical, I used the machines to do an upper body workout. I need to get back in the habit of going at least once a week. I like the variety, but it’s not worth having the membership if I use it fewer than 5 times a month. (It’s hard to take a selfie while lifting weights!)
Friday, we woke up to this:
Thankfully it was just ornamental and the roads were fine. I spent the day working and straightening up from the great playroom clean out. We are making good progress with turning the playroom into a workout room.
Saturday Shoo had another 7:30am soccer game. I’d really like to smack the person who thought it was a good idea to give the same team so many stupid early games. Unfortunately, Shoo is a night owl like me, so he was pretty crabby about the whole thing. The rest of the day involved carting Jones to and from his volunteer gig and then to and from an orchestra performance. In between, I played around with the programs on the treadmill and continued to clean the playroom until it was late enough to justify a beer for dessert.
Sunday was supposed to be warmish, but ended up staying in the 40s. I finally got everything packed up for donating and scheduled a pick up. I can’t believe how much I got out of the playroom. (Actually I can – there was a LOT of stuff in there.) I had planned to run a longish run in the afternoon, but I kept putting it off. I just wasn’t feeling the run love. Finally, I made myself run 3 miles. I didn’t love it. My mind was really not into it. But my body was fine with it and I just made myself do it.
This week will likely be even more tapering. I have a ton going on with work, a field trip with Shoo, and RNR DC coming up on Saturday. Just getting to and from packet pick up takes an hour each way, sigh.
Don’t forget to join us on Tuesday for Tuesdays on the Run. This week’s topic…
“The best thing about running is…”
I’m going to have to shelve my bad attitude if I want to write about the best thing about running. Ugh.
I’m linking up with HoHo and Tricia for Weekly Wrap. Stop by their blogs and check out what everyone is up to.
21 thoughts on “Weekly wrap – I taper even when I don’t train!”
I find it so interesting that your MIND WASNT INTO IT but your body still complied.
That’s where I think I get tripped up (truly) as I think it’s then Id stop!
I read this earlier this morning and started wondering if the past five years or so could count as a kind of body building taper for me…
ah, sometimes you just got to do what you can! at least you got out there this week. So exciting you got a new treadmill! That weather Friday was weird. But definitely very pretty.
Stop with the cute skirts! You make me want to shop….
I like the photo with the cat on the new skirt 🙂 My cats feel the need to sit on any new packages we get too. And I’m excited about RnR DC this weekend but not the expo. I didn’t realize they had moved it back to the armory until recently and I’m not a fan of that. Oh well, we’ll see how it goes.
GORGEOUS skirt. Looks great on you, too! Ha ha… ornamental snow. I have never heard that phrase before but I know exactly what you mean by it….
Have a great week!
Love the skirt of course and looks like we have lots of skirt weather this week!
Way to get in that 3 miles even when you really didn’t want to. Starting a run is usually the hardest part!
I’m a morning person, but I might just have killed someone if I had to get a kid to a soccer game at 7 am!
And I’m sorry, s’mores and beer — yuck! Way to ruin such a lovely thing.
I’m really hoping that last week’s little snow dusting was it for winter. Did you see we’re supposed to hit the upper 70s later this week? Bring on spring!
Maybe having to write about why running is so great will help you feel the love again.
I could never understand those early morning games either. It happened in all sports. And it always seemed the younger the kid, the earlier the game. My youngest was (is) so moody in the mornings! That is a very cute pattern on the skirt. I don’t have a lot of blue either. Good luck on RnR DC. Your “taper” will set you up for a great race. Thanks for linking with us, Erika.
Love your new skirt!
We’re early birds around here, but 7:30 for a game IS really early. I don’t think I’d be too thrilled with that weekend after weekend either.
Enjoy the rest of your taper!
Love that you got the Free Love this week! It is a new favorite print for sure and of course you had to test it out!
I try to go to the gym at least once a week, mainly for upper body work. I like to have sexy arms !
Sounds like you did a lot after all!
Kudos for getting out there, even when you weren’t feeling it! The hardest part is getting out of the door, right?
7:30 am soccer games… that is CRAZY. I would not be happy about that and neither would my kids. Ha! I cherish our weekends for longer breakfasts and hanging out.
Hooray for donating and cleaning! Your workout room is going to rock 🙂
That weather though! I love that your cat had to have the first take at the new skirt and love the new pattern.
LOL I’m glad I’m not the only one who struggles to take pictures of new gear WITHOUT a cat photo bombing 😛 And that S’more beer looks amazing!
I just love that pattern and I’m so going to have to break down an purchase it! Your weather sounds about like ours right now. I so enjoyed this past weekend though and I ran in shorts and a tank even with my white legs! Boy, it seems like everyone is racing this weekend! I can’t wait to hear how it all goes!!!
I really want a treadmill! One day when I have more space. I feel like it would make running so much easier on days I really didn’t want to get out there.