Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Weekly Roundup 3.14-3.20

Week 2 of 12

Well this week sucked.  Ok not the whole week… but I am stuck on Friday, March 18th.

Good thing I have my Garmin so I can remember how my week began.  I went pretty hard on Monday.  It was a grey day, kind of rainy so I stayed inside for my progression run.  I really tried to push myself this week—then went home and cooled down around the block a few times with Georgie.

Tuesday we celebrated my birthday in spin!  My class made me feel really special.  :)

Wednesday my legs were tired and heavy and I struggled big time with my Fartlek run.

Then there was Friday.  I woke up with a kind of neutral feeling about turning 30.  I love birthdays but this was not one I was looking forward to.  My mom woke me up with an early phone call with the news that my papa passed away that morning.  He was the funniest man I’ve ever known.  He always knew how to lighten up a room.  I loved the way he laughed at his own jokes—and often to the point that he could not stop laughing.  I will miss him so much.   

The next few days felt like everything was moving fast around me while I was stuck in slow motion.  My mom told me to continue with my day celebrating on Friday like I was planning but really how could I?

I’m thankful my coworkers surprised me on Thursday with treats, cards and presents.  I’m also happy I was able to bring Georgie back to the beach Friday morning for a nice 3.5 mile run by the water then I stopped at the Daily Brew for my favorite breakfast sandwich and smoothie.  From there, it was panic and stress of having to pack up and head out to New York the next morning with some lasagna and cake in between.  Thank you Johnny & Laura for stopping by for dinner and surprising me with my first top ever from Lululemon!  And another big thank you to everyone at work who covered for me while I was away.

Saturday we drove all day.  It was either wake up super early to run long before the drive or squeeze in a quick run when we got there.  I thought it would be nice to run around Goat Island with my dad but once we got to our hotel I just wanted to get it over with so I ran 3 miles with him around the hotel in the Niagara Falls ghetto then I continued on for 3 miles on my own.  I was a mile short of my goal this week but who really cares.  I didn’t.

I spent Saturday night going through old photo albums and reminiscing with all my cousins, aunts, uncles and grandma.  Sunday my parents and I walked around the Falls in the morning before heading to the wake from 2-8pm.  It was hard but I have a big family and we all got through.  You can’t beat tailgating in the parking lot of the funeral parlor while saying cheers to Frankie!  We knew he would have been right out there with us.

Upcoming events:

·      9 weeks until the 7th Annual Piggy Trot!
·      10 weeks until the Buffalo Half Marathon!

Monday 3.14.16
5 miles treadmill progression (37:03)<--7.5, 7.8, 8.0, 8.4. 8.8 mph
1.48 miles with G (13:03)
18,287 steps

Tuesday 3.15.16
Taught spin class. The playlist: Jenny from the Block Birthday Spin Playlist
10 push ups
11,011 steps

Wednesday 3.16.16
4.25 miles w/2mi fartlek (32:17)<--7:11, 7:03
20,054 steps

Thursday 3.17.16
Taught spin class. The playlist: Jenny from the Block Birthday Spin Playlist
Power Water
13,496 steps

Friday 3.18.16
My Birthday!
3.5 ish miles with G (27:18)
13,730 steps

Saturday 3.19.16
Travel day
3 miles with daddo (29:56)
3 miles (22:01)
15,924 steps

Sunday 3.20.16
Papa’s wake
10,174 steps

This week’s mileage: 22 miles
This week’s G mileage: 6.75 miles
March Totals: 54.25 miles
2016 Totals: 156.75 miles


  1. Oh Jen, I didn't know about your grandfather, I am so sorry : (

    1. Thanks Danielle - it was sudden but he lived a good, long life :(