|I work in that building. Photo from my 6 miler.|
Week of Dec 14-20
Tuesday: 1 mile, 8:14
Wednesday: 6 miles, 8:58 pace
Thursday: 1 mile, 7:43
Friday: 1 mile, 7:48
Saturday: 9 miles, 10:08 pace
Sunday: 2.2 miles, 8:22 pace
Total: 24.2 miles
We went to Chicago on Sunday and Monday, so my Monday miles were on the hotel treadmill. The gym was extremely warm, plus my stupid treadmill TV wouldn't show anything but ESPN without sound. We didn't get home until Tuesday at 2am and I had a work late night (a 10-12 hour day – ughhhh). I ran a mile before work and my normal 6 miler was moved to Wednesday. It was a great run and the weather was fantastic (57 and sunny).
|For lunch on Thursday my office went to a 3 year anniversary party at a beer shop. Mmmm.|
Saturday was lovely because I was back with my training group for an informal kickoff (for new folks to see if they'd like to join). Lots of new faces, but old friends, too. I was hoping for a warmer kick-off, but Saturday was extra chilly (20-some degrees). I ran with the fulls for 6 miles and 3 on my own (after I collected a free pair of Balega socks. Amazing perk!). My pace for the first 6 miles was 10:45 and felt nice and easy, but my legs felt heavy by the end of the 9 miles.
|Glow in the dark shoes!|
I slept terribly this week, starting with our late return from Chicago. Even though I was in bed by 10 or 11 each night, I couldn't fall asleep until 1 or 2. It was a stressful week and my body obviously needed a rest, but running helped me feel better. It's just too bad I didn't meet my milage goal (27 miles). For the next two weeks I'm going to try very hard to meet my milage. If I do I'll have my first 100 mile month and I'll take my yearly total to 800 miles! My goal was to match last year's 550, so it's pretty wild I've surpassed it by so much!
Have you seen the new Star Wars? How about Inside Out or Age of Adaline?
What's your favorite holiday treat or side dish? (My favorite: my mom's bacon-wrapped water chestnuts)