Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Week in Review (January 14 - January 20)

Tuesday (12,863 steps) - Core class during lunch. I told Ben I would skip going to Milk Market since I wasn't planning on running. We met up at 4 Noses for happy hour before picking up groceries & pizza for dinner. Took Pika for a walk to get our mile in.
Wednesday (12,223 steps) - Upper body class during lunch. Runners Roost Boulder! Ben was still too sore to run, so it was just me and Ariel. We arrived in time for the trail run picture but planned on run/walking the 5k road route. Tyler and Kevin/Koda decided to join us. It wasn't great, but I've certainly had worse runs. Surprise quesadillas and french fries!
Home early so A could get homework done.
Thursday (12,058 steps) - Core class during lunch. A had another track meet. I was hoping that we would get out earlier because she chose a shorter distance, but no such luck. Her pace was significantly faster than when she ran the 800, but man, these kids she races against are SPEEDY.

We were still there after 9:00 and didn't eat dinner until after 10 because we still had to get our mile in. Ugh!
Friday (11,470 steps) - Lower body class during lunch. Met up with Ben, Pika and A at Berkeley Park.
Walked around the lake and then stuck around for a panel/presentation for Tour de Geants. It was pretty interesting, but also really crowded and chaotic.
Saturday (14,566 steps) - Initially I planned on doing the Australia Relief Run from Berkeley Park. But then, when my alarm went off, I decided not to. Stayed in bed fairly late before going out with Ben and Pika for a run. Crazy how "hard" less than 5 miles was. Blech.

A didn't want to do anything, so she stayed home with Pika while Ben and I went to Boulder. I first returned the snow pants I bought, then we hit up a few new breweries. I was extremely disappointed in all of them.

Pizza again (yes, we ate the street tacos for pre-dinner).
Sunday (16,002 steps) - Up early for snowshoeing with Always Choose Adventures! On the drive up I was wondering if there was even going to be enough snow, but once we got to Brainard Lake area it seemed like there would be enough. Ben was able to rent snowshoes (for only $10 from ACA!) and we started a tad after 9:00. The first few miles were good, weather was fine. I did notice my shoulder was a bit angsty (STILL from my Tahoe injury), but overall not bad. As we got closer to the lake the wind picked up and things were pretty miserable.
We huddled under a pavilion area and ate our sandwiches while deciding what to do next. Opted to just get close enough to the lake to get a picture, then headed back down.

Luckily, as we entered the trees the wind died back down.
I just REALLY do not enjoy the wind. At all. We went to Busey Brews (formerly James Peak) in Nederland for food/drinks. THEN, we stopped at Heather's house - she is heading out soon on her yearlong road trip. She made us a delicious pork bbq pizza! We took A and Pika home, and then Ben and I went to 4 Noses. Watched The Day After Tomorrow.
Monday (10,201 steps) - Slept in AGAIN! We had briefly talked about running at some point, but that never happened.
We did a lot of chores around the house, recycled the Christmas tree, ate lunch at Qdoba and drove down to Lakewood. Trish & Heller had offered Trish's old bike to Ariel, so we wanted to make sure that she would be able to ride it. Initially we had thought about going for a walk at Crown Hill, but we couldn't figure out how to lock the bike safely in the truck. Stopped at Target to pick up some cleaning supplies and then took Pika for a walk at the lake.
Where did this day even go? Pretty sure we had frozen pizza for dinner, watched 2012. The cold I've felt coming on for a few days finally hit full force and it was fairly miserable with all the sneezing and nose-blowing.

  • 89,383 steps
  • 7.3 miles run
  • Four gym classes & snowshoeing!

So I mentioned a few posts ago that my weight has gotten out of control over the last few months. I blame it on beer and actually being happy, haha. I've been making a fairly conscious effort to drink less (rarely drinking during the week, if at all) and if we go to a brewery I try to get a smaller size than a pint and sip it. It's made a difference so far, and I'm done almost 5 pounds since the first of the year. I'd love to drop another 10 before my big spring races.

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