2018 certainly came in like a wrecking ball …or a bomb cyclone, to be more precise. The arctic blast blew in, covered the northeast in blankets upon blankets of snow and even left those of us here in the deep South freezing our tails off with the most consecutive days of overnight temps in the teens than I can ever remember in my lifetime! I’m not complaining though since our forecast for the coming week is for temps back up in the 60s and it’s not a day too soon coming. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again …we’re just not prepared for weather like that down here. The city of Jackson had over 50 water main breaks this past week due to frozen water lines. But now that we’ve thawed out and the first week of 2018 has come to an end, it’s time for the Weekly Wrap.
It is with great angst and quite a bit of ‘nail-biting’ that I report zero, that’s right, ZERO running this past week. I have something going on with my right foot that is making me just a tad bit nervous, yet I’m remaining hopeful that it is not anything that will prevent me from running my first marathon in three weeks. I ‘chatted’ over coffee at the Ultimate Coffee Date yesterday, if you’re interested in the details. Bottom line is that I have an appointment on Tuesday with my podiatrist and we will go from there. In the meantime, I’ve been cross-training, planking and praying.
I did start the week and the new year out by spending New Year’s day celebrating my birthday! That’s right, the big 51! It was cold as heck, making it the perfect day to stay indoors watching football and sipping birthday Mimosas all day! I did prepare the traditional New Years day fare of peas, greens and cornbread for good luck. I threw in a sweet potato and a slice of honey baked ham …well, just because it was my birthday and I was not having cake. Lol
The rest of the week was spent cross training. I have a spin bike at home that got more miles in this week than in the past six months. I also made a couple of trips to the gym for some rowing and other cardio. FYI, if you’ve never hit up the air bike at your local gym or crossfit box, you should. It’s a serious workout …not your typical ‘cycling’ workout.
Since I was going stir crazy not running, I decided to join in on Rachel’s Burpees, Planks & Push ups challenge. I had already committed to a plank streak for the year so this just sort of fell into place. One week down and I’m already sore in a couple of places that I forgot existed. Planks are not so bad, push ups make me sweat and burpees make me curse …but it’s good to challenge yourself!
Besides feeling sorry for myself and worrying all week about my foot, Major Hubs and I did have a little fun. We took in a musical at our local theater, a wedding and an old friends military retirement ceremony.
…and that’s a wrap! Here’s hoping and praying that I have some running miles to report next week!
Did you have the traditional New Years fare? Ever been sidelined just weeks before a big race? Any other challenges going on?
I’m joining in with Holly and her new co-host Wendy for the Weekly Wrap where like-minded women support, encourage and motivate one another in all of our fitness endeavors. Be sure to stop by their blogs and show them some love!