Warm Weather, Daylight Savings, and a Boston Baby Shower

I can’t believe the weekend is over already, and the time change isn’t helping. I’m excited that springing ahead means that we will have more light in the evenings, but the mornings are going to be rough for the next few weeks. And I am not a fan of losing that hour of the weekend.

Last week brought a few really warm days in Baltimore- like highs in the 80s. Which meant morning runs were in 50-60 degrees! I ended up running  5 days in a row (Monday-Friday) just because it felt so good to be outside. It looks like we will have some typical March weather for a bit now, unfortunately. 

On Thursday I ate lunch outside, and saw that there was still a pile of snow in a nearby parking lot. I guess it will all melt eventually! 


Let’s take a look at last weeks workouts:

Monday: 5 miles and core work


Tuesday: 6.22 miles with 3 x 1 mile at 10k pace (was supposed to be 7:30s; ended up being 7:38, 7:35, 7:18- there’s a slight uphill on the route I run on the way out, so I always end up a little faster on the way back)

Wednesday: Strength training plus 3.15 miles easy

Thursday: 4.8 miles and core/hip exercises


Friday: 7.2 miles 


Saturday: Rest- I went to my friend’s baby shower in Boston and left the house at 4:30am- even I’m not crazy enough to get up at 3am to run!

baby shower

The early flight was worth it to get to spend the day celebrating Alli and JT! (Remember when they got engaged and married?) After the shower we hung out at Alli’s sister’s house drinking wine (well, some of us…) and catching up.


Sunday: 6 miles on the hotel treadmill…when we checked into the hotel the night before it was dark out so I wasn’t able to scope out anywhere to run. The hotel gym was empty and it wasn’t too bad getting this run done on the treadmill. 

Total: 32.37 miles

Walked: 20.45 miles  Push-ups: 3 days

Yearly Total: 434.6/2016

This was my highest weekly mileage in a while, especially considering my “long” run was just 7 miles. However, most weeks I run 5 days a week and this week I did 6. I’ve been enjoying my tempo runs each to help me prepare for a 10k in about a month. Although 10k pace feels much harder than it did 6 months ago!

How do you feel about the time change?

How many days a week do you usually run?

Who else has seen snow that hasn’t melted yet?


Thanks to Holly and Tricia for hosting the link-up!


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46 thoughts on “Warm Weather, Daylight Savings, and a Boston Baby Shower

  1. I hate the time change for the darkness in the morning but I am trying really hard to deal with it lol. hopefully it’s only a couple of weeks before it’s light early enough for me to run outside again! I can get a few miles in still but if I need ot run more than like 4, I gotta go back to the treadmill. And it won’t be fun getting my son up for school today!
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  2. I used to run 6 days a week religiously, but over the last year I transitioned down to 5 days and that number feels right for now.

    We both did treadmill runs this weekend! It sounds like yours was easier though. I just couldn’t get into it mentally, until almost the end!

    Those cookies at the baby shower are adorable!

  3. I also would skip that 3am run in lieu of some extra sleep. What a fun way to spend the weekend celebrating with your friend and her family. I love Daylight Savings Time in the spring, but not as much in the fall because it means the start to darker days and nights.
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  4. Ugh, the time change is a doozy. But it was nice Sunday morning when I was at the grocery store–no one else was there, which made for a great shopping experience! I typically run 4 days a week but upped it to 5 with my training schedule. It’s definitely been more challenging, but I’d still like to run 5 days/week after my training is over!
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  5. I am struggling with the time change. I’ve already had 2 cups of tea this morning, and that doesn’t include the tea I brought from home. I’m trying to make that one last. This is when we should have naptime at work.
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  6. We haven’t had a snowfall since the day Callum was born over two years ago! Everyone thinks Canada is a winter wonderland but not so. We used to get tonnes of snow when I was a kid, but global warming, I guess. Kinda scary. Great job on your week last week. Tempo runs are OUCH.
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  7. My thoughts on the time change are best summed up by : NOPE.

    Love that it was light so late last night. HATE that my body has no idea what’s going on & it was pitch black when I woke up to workout this morning. It usually takes my body a week or two to catch up & realize it’s permanent.

  8. Wait… did we fly to Boston the same day? Haha I was on the 6:30 flight to Boston Saturday morning… I’m all about the warm weather but it was a rude awakening landing back in Baltimore this morning to a cool drizzle. Hopefully we’re only a few weeks away from spring!

  9. I’m a morning runner so it’s dark again now. I don’t mind though because I run in my neighborhood. It just takes time to adjust to the clock change. You logged a lot of miles this week. Right now I’m running 4 times a week. I’d like to do 5, but I’m trying to be prudent after injury. Is that a Cat In The Hat themed shower? Very unique. Thanks for linking with us Lisa.
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  10. So far I’m liking DST. I thought it would be dark dark when I had to get up to run but I can see a bit. I love the extra time in the afternoons but I have not been getting to bed early! Oh well! Thanks Lisa for linking up. Oh that was a great post on why strength training is so important!
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