So-28 degrees below zero when I left for work this morning. Why do I live here again?? I am soooo sick of winter. I want a lawn chair and a margarita NOW!!
Actually on Sunday I woke up and ran 5 miles on the treadmill before we headed out of town for Ryan's game. When we got home, I got ready to head outside and attempt my 4 mile repeats. I didn't have the best attitude going into these and I was not feeling 100%. Even driving to town before I started running I knew I would fail at these which I most definitely did! Goal pace-6:45. After a warmup, mile 1-7:08 and I felt terrible. Mile 2-6:54. I totally gave up and finished up 7 miles feeling totally defeated. Once I got in the car I couldn't stop coughing and I couldn't seem to adjust to the difference in temperature from outside to inside. I got 12 miles in for the day which months ago would have made me ecstatic but I felt like crap and was really disappointed in myself.
Monday-After work I headed to the gym while Reese was at practice and did a good 7 mile. My average pace was 7:41 but I was really using the incline since I haven't been the best at hill training and apparently there are a couple of tiny hills in Boston. I also did a complete upper body weight workout and an ab workout with the medicine ball. Ouch I paid for this on Tuesday!!!!!
Tuesday-in the morning the phone rang giving me the glorious news that I could have the day off work if I wanted. I jumped at the opportunity. All the kids were at school and I wasted at least 2 hours drinking coffee and playing on the computer before I finally got off my butt and did the 30 day shred. Joe was sleeping since he worked all night and I decided to climb back in my bed and take a 2 hour nap since I slept for approximately 3 hours during the night. In the afternoon I headed back to the gym to try and redeem myself on the mile repeats. I could have done these at home but I always run harder at the gym. To prove how mental my running is, I knew before I got there that I would accomplish these. It's crazy how my attitude before I start running totally affects how I run. Anyway, I knocked 4 of them off below goal pace although I had a .75 mile recovery between number 3 and 4 instead of .5. I can live with that I guess. These are in no way easy for me but I sure felt great when I completed them.
Tuesday night I got to watch my little guy play in his final hockey game of the year. He is sooo cute and so excited to play now. Reese also had a game so I had to travel the 30 miles between games and try to see some of each of them. Max's team won 17-7 (sounds like a football score) and he scored 8 goals-one being a top shelf slapshot. He's 6!!!! He's also been working on his goal celebration which I haven't seen and almost choked on my coffee laughing so hard!! Reese's team lost 7-6 but they had already secured the #1 seed for their district tournament!
Wednesday (today)-back at work or pretending to work as I spent half the afternoon watching the USA/Switzerland hockey game! Fortunately, my boss was right next to me!! After work the kids headed to hockey with Joe and I hit my treadmill at home for 12 miles while watching Canada take it to the Russians. I so want to watch a gold medal game between USA and Canada on Sunday!! This would be SOOOO exciting!! The US and CDN women matchup for the gold tomorrow! This should be a great one as well!!
I think I will take tomorrow off from running-not sure yet. We're supposed to get a semi heat wave over the weekend and since my games are home I may want to run outside on Saturday(my usual off day) instead.
I'm aiming for 22 on Friday if the weather holds up. I have a little more freedom in my schedule this weekend and can run this Friday, Saturday, or Sunday depending on the weather!
Anyway, off to finish watching the Fins and the Czech's! Happy running!!