The Last Blast of Winter Running… Maybe (I Hope)

Happy Monday folks!

I hope you all had a great weekend! My mom and I got some great runs in, so I’m going to give you the running edition of a weekend recap. 🙂

Saturday – 5 miles. The roads around here are still a little icy in spots, so some sections of this run were a little stop-and-go, but overall, not too bad.

Sunday – something between 8.3 and 8.5 miles. I use my Garmin GPS watch in addition to MapMyRun on my phone because I’m neurotic about recording my mileage on all devices. For some reason, my phone is always more generous with the miles than the GPS watch – has anyone else encountered that in their running?

My mom and I wanted to go a little further for this run to keep up with a weekly long run, even though we don’t have a half scheduled right now. It was supposed to be sunny and in the 40s, and I was excited about another warm run like on Wednesday. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. It was cloudy with the temp hovering in the 20s. Basically your typical winter weather in New England (what was that I said in my last post about Spring being here?).

We ran a different route from Saturday’s run. This one was a little less icy, but a lot hillier. I need to work on my mental toughness with hills. File that under running goals for warmer weather. 😉

Running hills | 2 Generations RunningMy mom and I were making great time and less than a mile from home when the flurries began. No big deal, I thought to myself, as we were almost done. We were running along a busy road with a narrow, snow-covered shoulder, and seeing a few cars coming, I took a few steps into a driveway to get over for them to pass, without really looking at the ground. BIG MISTAKE. Immediately, my feet were plunged into icy water as I stupidly ran through a huge puddle. My mom running behind me, saw my mistake and luckily avoided the water. Thank god, we were only two tenths of a mile or so from home! I booked it, eager to get back and take off my now-freezing sneakers. As we turned onto our street, the flurries picked up and turned into a mini snow squall. Ugh.

Unimpressed with winter running| 2 Generations RunningThat’s my sad, what-the-he**- is-happening face. Happy March y’all.

2 Generations RunningAfter, we came in and stretched while warming up a little. Then, the stretching turned into a new variation of yoga that I think will be very popular.

Dog Yoga | 2 Generations RunningDog yoga. You watch, it’s going to catch on. 🙂 Speaking of yoga, my mom and I start our yoga class tonight! I’m excited but also slightly depressed because it means I’m going to miss the beginning of the finale of The Bachelor. Yoga better be worth it. I’ll be sure to let you all know how it goes!

Did you run this weekend? Any other supporters of the dog yoga movement out there?

5 thoughts on “The Last Blast of Winter Running… Maybe (I Hope)

  1. YOGA IS WORTH IT!!!! I want to hear all about how it goes! (I’m laughing at your dog yoga pic!)
    I think winter might be on the way out. Fingers crossed and I’m going to be optimistic for all of us over here!!


  2. charissarunning

    I’m with you on the hills. I did my first run outside in a long while this weekend and the hills were brutal. This week is looking up in terms of weather though! I hope the ice starts melting away now 🙂
    Dog yoga looks so fun too! I couldn’t do it with our family dog though – he’s a big 200lb English mastiff! Haha. But I do stretch with my bunny sometimes!


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