Moving forward: weekly wrap

My running mileage is gradually increasing, but other workouts met an unexpected setback this week.


Rest day.


Strength workout and 2.5 mile run.


I set out for 3ish miles and decided along the way to make it 4.


I woke up to a notification that the roof of a gym at the university fitness center had caved in (due to snow). No one was hurt or in imminent danger, so the 5am text was really not necessary, I think….

Anway, the fitness center is obviously closed, with no re-opening date set yet. No gym or hydro run class for me today.


I planned to do a strength workout at home, then I…didn’t.


Long run. I headed out with Kara for the first 20 minutes of the run, and by the time I dropped her off at home I was sweltering even though the thermometer said 25 degrees. I changed into shorts and a light long sleeve, left my gloves and earwarmers at home, and finished my 6.5 miles without overheating. Apparently I’ve become a little too acclimated to 0-degree runs.


Kara and I headed to a trail for 3.6 miles. There are some log bridges on this trail that Kara refuses to cross, so I have to coax her to walk across the stream without me – because she also really hates letting me cross the bridges. On the way back I was calling her across the stream, not paying attention to my footing, and accidentally stepped off the trail…and waist-deep into the snow. At least I wasn’t wearing shorts like yesterday!

Weekly total: 16.6 miles, with almost 900 ft of elevation gain. I wasn’t thinking about the elevation until I noticed it on Strava – but it is about time to start planning in hills again.

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15 Comment

  1. Holy cow…you ran in shorts for 0-degree temps??? Of course, I’ve been cooped up inside so much, maybe I have softened LOL That’s crazy about the roof collapsing! Glad no one was injured.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      No no, I ran in shorts when it was 25 🙂 Felt really warm compared to 0!

  2. wow I guess you really have acclimated to sub zero temps! Are you really not cold out there? my hands would be freezing

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      My hands are usually freezing too, but they got super warm during the first part of my run so I didn’t feel like I needed the gloves anymore.

  3. Wow – all that snow, it’s amazing! We’ve had almost nothing this year though the gales are a bit challenging at the moment … Well done on getting your mileage up and hope they mend your gym soon!

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I would take the snow over the wind any day!

  4. I can’t even imagine running in those temperatures – out of curiosity what kind of shoes do you have to wear in snow like that?

    Well done on increasing mileage. You’ve made tremendous progress post injury break.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I wear trail running shoes usually. I have spikes for more traction, but I mainly wear them on trails.

  5. Wendy says: Reply

    Isn’t it funny how temperature is all relative and 20 degrees feels warm? LOL. Glad to see that you are building your miles up again!

    That’s a lot of snow there, but it’s so pretty! I suppose that when it warms up, it’s gone in a hurry.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Yes, it’s been warmer this week and the roads are all puddles!

  6. We heard about that collapse on the news! I am sorry. I don’t belong to a gym at present (although I have in the past) — luckily I’m extremely self motivated & get in my workouts at home.

    Granted, I’m retired, but then again, Saturday I had to leave in the morning to go to my parents and that is an all day affair. I did PITT28 (pilates/hiit) and a short run before I left. Mainly cause I knew unhealthy food is mostly what’s available when my family gets together.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I do work out at home occasionally – but I’m not usually home at the times I prefer to work out! Have to get used to it I guess.

  7. Marcus says: Reply

    Impressive running distance with all that snow 🙂

  8. Renee says: Reply

    OMG the roof caved in??? I’m glad no one was hurt!!!
    I can not imagine running in snow like that! let alone in shorts! you definitely must be acclimated! I even still wear my gloves and it’s much “warmer” here than where you are!

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      It feels much warmer than it looks!

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