Weeks 4, 5, and 6 are officially in the books! I have to say, I've been lucky as far as the weather in concerned. There definitely have been chilly days but I'm thankful the snow has held off...until today. Fundraising for 261 Fearless, Inc is going great thanks to all of your support! I'm so grateful for each and every one of you!
Week 4: Week 4's first run happened to fall on New Year's Day so the whole family took to the streets for the Millenium Mile run. I needed 4 miles that day so I ran 3 miles on the treadmill before we headed out to the race. I swapped my weekend long run to the middle of the week since the kids' basketball schedule has kept us busy. 9 lovely miles through the neighborhood hills was just what my soul needed. I finished up the week with 3 miles with a new running friend who is just getting into the running game and crushing it!
Week 5: Week 5 started with some miles on the treadmill. Those were some emotional miles. I watched an inspirational documentary titled, The Human Race, while I ran. One of the stars was the one and only, Kathrine Switzer. I was definitely wiping my eyes multiple times throughout the run. Again, I swapped my long run to the middle of the week, but with a sick kiddo home from school, those 10 miles were also completed on the treadmill. Rachel Hollis' Rise podcast helped get me through that run. Finished up the week with a short run in 4 degree weather. I didn't care how cold it was outside...I'd been stuck inside all week and desperately needed the fresh air miles.
Week 6: You know it's cold when the water in your hydration pack tube freezes while on your 5-mile run. Got a good tip to wrap it in aluminum foil and I'm happy to say that worked later in the week on my 7-mile run. I'll briefly mention my short run on Thursday only to say that my legs felt heavy and those 3 miles felt like 13. Sunday brought Winter. The next few weeks will be a new kind of challenge.