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Sunday, November 27, 2016

ORRRC Week 2: Flying Feather 4 Miler and more

My favorite mural ("Ohio Birds")
Happy Sunday! I'm linking up with Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin to for their Weekly Review. I'm easing into my training cycle for a half on April 9. You can read about my schedule here

Week of November 21-27
Monday: walk to work
Tuesday: 3.1 miles + walk to work
Wednesday: 2 miles
Thursday: Flying Feather 4 miler (recap below) + 2 mile walk
Friday: rest
Saturday: rest
Sunday: 6 miles

Total (running) miles: 15.3 miles
Elevation gain: 194 ft
2016 total: 891.2 miles
We have different ideas about outfits during a 30º run
On Tuesday Alex and I went out for 2 miles (8:08, 7:47) and I continued for 1 solo mile until dark (8:47). Last year during my 100 day run streak I convinced Alex to run mile days with me at his slow pace and my fast. The mile days really helped my speed. Even though I'm not participating in a streak this winter, I'm going to try and run with him 1 time a week. He wants to start training harder and I'm going to use him as speedwork. I rounded out the pre-holiday portion of the week with 2 miles after work Wednesday.

On Thanksgiving morning we ran the Flying Feather 4 Miler (recap here). I technically PR'd by almost 30 seconds, but maybe it doesn't count because I ran 4.1 miles and my official race time was the exact same as my existing PR (?). Anyway, after the race we cleaned up and drove to Cleveland for Thanksgiving with Alex's family. It was a great time and we were back by 9pm so Alex could go to work Friday.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream 
On Friday we had an out-of-town visitor coming, so I spent the day furiously cleaning our house and setting up a temporary guest room (we're replacing our carpet soon and removed most of the furniture upstairs... but we were too slow to get it finished before two upcoming visitor weekends). She arrived around 5 and we went out for dinner, drinks, and ice cream, then came home to watch the Winter and Spring Gilmore Girls episodes (I have since watched the rest. I did not like the very end, but the rest was entertaining.).

This fundraiser is catered w/yummy food and has excellent drink specials (+prizes!)
On Saturday, we had a nice at home brunch with our visitor then went to a bar for a combination NPR fundraiser and OSU/Michigan game-watching party. I know many of you are from SEC country, but the OSU/Michigan game was pretty exciting. Michigan has been in a bit of a slump (and OSU was dominant for a while), but it's kind of nice to see them coming back. Makes the big rivalry game much more exciting!

Along the Olentangy River
On Sunday I finally got back to running. The weather was lovely for November (almost 50 degrees!) I ran a point to point 6 miler from Glen Echo Park, continuing to Walhalla Ravine (a fantastic and beautiful neighborhood), along the Olentangy Trail, through Ohio State's campus, and back to my house. Alex dropped me off while he walked Tobias. Along the way I took a million photos for #RunChatHunt. This will be my 4th (I think?) scavenger hunt. It's a great way to explore the area around you on a run! I'll probably do a round-up post once I find all of the items.

Saw a family of 4 deer to fulfill the item "Wildlife" (crappy photo)
On Sunday night Alex made a feast for dinner while I put up the Christmas tree and some decorations. There's still some work to do (outside lights, mainly), but it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. I feel like I need the holiday spirit more than usual this year.

Did you run a Thanksgiving race (any day this week)?
Do you watch Gilmore Girls
Get any great Black Friday deals? (I bought some stuff on Kohls.com)
Anything new and exciting? 


  1. I've never watched Gilmore Girls so I'm totally clueless as to all the hype. Congrats on a nicely paced 4 miler. It's pretty cool they gave you a bottle of wine too! I only clean really well when someone is coming to visit. So, I have to make sure that happens on a fairly regular basis. LOL. Thanks for linking, Elizabeth!

    1. I would not recommend watching Gilmore Girls. I think I hate watch it now. We have a bunch of visitors between now and January so my house should be spotless for at least a month! ;)


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