This Week’s Gallivantin’: Changing Gears

Hello and happy Monday from the deep south where the sun is shining and the weather is fabulously warm! We had a beautiful week which felt more like summertime than a typical February week. My Saturday morning run was filled with the smell of fresh-cut grass and the sound of weed eaters ….I hope it never ends! However, I’ve lived in the South long enough to know that there is always a frost just before Easter, so I’ll not be packing my cold weather clothes up just yet …but spring is near folks and it inspires me to take all of my workouts outside! Speaking of workouts …this is the “Weekly Wrap” so let’s see what was done this week.

Monday: 4 miles (tank and skirt) and dinner with friends

Tuesday: Spin class

Wednesday: Rest ….oh yeah, there was Mexican food and Margaritas!

 

Thursday: Spin class, 4 mile run with Chester Boy (yes, it was cold in the morning but was in shorts by noon) and date night with Major Hubs!

Friday: Rest and spent a little time with the tool box assembling my new toy! (I love the bright orange …because if you have to be pedaling 15 to 16 mph and going nowhere ย ….you might as well have some color under your wheel!)

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Saturday: 5 mile run (again, tank and skirt) followed by 16 miles on the trainer.

Okay, so it was just an average week of working out. I never found time motivation to do strength work. Yep, I lost my mojo this week. Perhaps it got slurped up in the cocktails I had Monday evening while dining with friends or maybe it got buried in the basket of tortilla chips and salsa consumed on our Wednesday taco date. Nevertheless, I am sure to find it when I attempt to get into my jeans soon!

I’ve been thinking about switching gears a bit anyway. The custom orthotic inserts I’ve been fitted for should be in this week and was also told that I should seriously consider switching from my beloved Newton running shoes to something with a more stable structure. Ugh! I do hate the whole “looking for and trying new running shoes” process. It’s just not that easy for my finicky feet. I just can’t put on a new brand/model of shoes and head out for a 5 miler…. I have to ease into it, giving my feet plenty of time to get adjusted to the shoe. At the risk of sounding all negative here, this process could take even longer due to the fact that I will be adjusting to not only a new brand of shoes but also the new orthotics. ย So, with all of this in mind, I’m thinking that my grand ideas of running a spring half marathon is probably not in the cards for me. I need to change gears and focus on other goals ….maybe a duathlon, metric century, more strength work or just focus on adding even more variety of cross-training. ย Whatever it is, I will remember to find joy in the journey …because that’s what this beautiful, wonderful life is all about ….the journey, not just the destination.

Speaking of enjoying the journey …I’ll leave you with a few fun pictures from my boot scootin’ date night with the hubs at the rodeo!20170210_081642

 

How was your week? Anyone else having unusually warm weather in your corner of the world? What fun date nights are you having with your Valentine’s this month? Tell me about them and be sure to check out other bloggers and the hostesses, Hollyย and Triciaย of the Weekly Wrap link. They are all having a fun-filled heart-felt February!ย weeklywrap

 

xoxo,

Finding “Fabulous” at Fifty, one gear at a time!

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10 thoughts on “This Week’s Gallivantin’: Changing Gears

  1. Speaking of crazy weather…we’ve been entertaining 50-degree temps recently, and they are supposed to continue to the weekend…when it will be in the mid-60’s! What the WHAT?!? My magnolia tree already is showing signs of budding…and I know there will be at least one more freeze before Easter. UGH.

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  2. The whole orthotic inserts thing has been mentioned to me recently. My fear is I’ll have to find a different shoe that they will fit into. I wear Mizuno Inspires to keep my ankle stable — I don’t want to mess that up! The rodeo looks fun. We used to take the kids. Our date night was at the oyster bar with live country music. It was fun. Glad to see you are enjoying that trainer! Thanks for linking, Teresa.

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    • Worried about the same thing Holly. Right now I’m supposed to wear these 2 hours per day then build up to all day within 2 weeks. I can tell you that after 2 days of 2 hours …my poor feet are so sore. ๐Ÿ˜ฃ Hope this works.

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