Friday Five – March 13th – Five Scenes From My Week

This week’s Friday Five theme with the DC Trifecta is “Day in the Life.”  Since I wrote a “Day in the Life” post back in January, I thought it would be fun to do a little bit of a spin on this theme and share five scenes from my week instead.

I kicked off the week on Sunday with my 14 mile run on the treadmill.  Not only was this the furthest that I’ve run on the treadmill, but its also the furthest distance that I’ve ever run.

14 mile run

Wondering why I had to run on the treadmill?  Despite the fact that the highs have been in the 50s and 60s this week we’ve still had plenty of snow on the ground.  This was the scene in the parking lot at the chiropractor’s office Monday afternoon.


Fortunately, our HOA had the sidewalks in our neighborhood cleared last Thursday when it last snowed.  I was sore and eager to stretch my legs a bit after Sunday’s long run, and I was happy to see the sun still shining brightly at 6:00 p.m. (thank you Daylight Savings), so Preston and I took Riley out for a mile long walk.  All three of us enjoyed it!

walk with Riley

This week has been Spirit Week at school.  Wednesday’s theme was “Character Day” and the ladies of the Social Studies department decided to go with a Disney theme.  I was excited that I had an excuse to wear one of my favorite race shirts to school.

character day

Yesterday I completed my first weekday run outside since the fall.  It felt great to run outside, and although I didn’t think I was running that fast, I surprised myself by setting a new 5k PR!

5k PR

QOTD: What’s one exciting thing you did this past week?

As always, thank you to the DC Trifecta Bloggers (Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run, and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!) for hosting the weekly Friday Five Link Up.  Be sure to check out their posts as well!


Also, be sure to check out my giveaway for your chance to win a copy of Magical Miles: A Runner’s Guide to Walt Disney World.  This book is perfect for any runDisney fan!

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56 Responses to Friday Five – March 13th – Five Scenes From My Week

  1. Pam says:

    Nice week Kathryn. Love the bandana on Riley! This week I actually played golf three times which was really nice. I was hoping spring was here, but today it is cold again. boo

  2. Lesley says:

    My week’s not really exciting, but I did get 2.5 miles done on Tuesday. My Wednesday was about recovery because I’m still building slowly and my stamina needs to catch up.

  3. runsaltrun says:

    WOW girl you had such an amazing week!!! I was so excited when I saw your 5K, but I had no idea that 14 was the longest you’ve ever run! So fantastic! Congrats on a great week!

  4. Go girl!! 14 on the treadmill is no joke!!
    I LOVE spirit week–I’m totally that teacher 😀

  5. Chaitali says:

    Wow, congrats on the new 5k PR! And I love that photo of Riley, so cute 🙂

  6. Jill says:

    14 miles on the treadmill?!? Ahhhh. I’m starting to despise the treadmill after this winter and I only run 3-4 mi on it!

  7. Congrats on the 5K PR! 14 miles? Hmmm… is someone thinking about doing a full marathon soon?

    I always love when I have an excuse to wear my race shirts for something other than working out. I bet it made for some great conversation at school too!

  8. Larissa says:

    Man, 14 miles on the treadmill?? Way to kill it. I’m hoping to get my first outdoor run in the next week. Feels like it’s been ages!

  9. New 5km PR and longest run! You go girl. It’s been a great week for you.

  10. PDR are SO fun! Glad you had such a great week. For me, I was excited to go to my church’s women’s fellowship last night. It was so wonderful and really left me feeling refreshed!

  11. Sounds like I great week, I’m still in awe of the 14 miler on the treadmill 😊 I hope you have a great weekend.

  12. Yey for being able to run outside again! I’m excited for a long outdoor run this weekend 🙂

  13. 14 miles on the treadmill is absolutely amazing!!! I think I’ve made it 13 and I hated every second of it.
    Here’s hoping the nicer weather is there to stay!!

  14. Hmmmm….what did I do that was exciting this week. I don’t think anything lol! I guess I’m really living on the edge 😉

  15. Jennifer says:

    Great week Kathryn! So glad the snow is melted and you were able to go outside. Great pic of Riley!

  16. etueller says:

    Congratulations on completing 14 miles and on the PR. Way to go!!

  17. 14 miles on the treadmill is brutal. Congrats on the PR nice to see you are getting your mojo back.

  18. Exciting? I’m a nurse practitioner and a mom of teenagers. My life is exciting, and not always in a good way! LOL! Great job on that mill run. 14 miles? You are a rockstar!

  19. Rock star for 14 miles on the mill!!!!

  20. Sounds like a nice week! I’m glad the snow is finally gone. I’m so over indoor running.

    I ran 18 miles today, which is the furthest I’ve gone in 7 years, I think…

  21. I can’t say I have anything that exciting to say but I did get to run outdoors ONCE with my girls. We ran 4.5 miles and it felt really good to be able to breathe fresh air and stretch my legs. Fortunately most of the ice and snow was gone.

  22. Juliana says:

    you’ve had a great running week and i love that your department picked disney as your theme!

  23. SOunds like a great week! Congrats on running 14 miles on the treadmill, not sure I could do it.

  24. Rochelle W says:

    I so admire all of you runners! I am new to running and at 56 am having to take it slower than you young whipper snappers! My daughters and I are signed up for the Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K in November. It will be our first Disney race. We will have completed our first race, a local 5K, next month. I would love to have the book to share with my daughters and learn more about racing at Disney. We are planning on doing the Enchanted 10K next February. Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. Congrats on hitting 14 miles! It’s always a really crazy feeling to hit a new mileage goal for the first time!

  26. I am SO happy that the snow is melting! You’ll be outside for those long runs in no time 🙂
    Karen @karenlovestorun

  27. I’m stuck at 14 miles on a treadmill, damn! I’m antsy after a mile. Kuddos to you!

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