Well, I must say it felt GLORIOUS to wake up at 5 am this morning and know I could just roll over and lay in bed sipping coffee for another hour and a half. I completed my 4 week program at the gym on Friday and although I could keep up with my early morning routine here to prep for upcoming more serious training, I opted to give myself this morning off. Dang, this could become a habit. As far as what I've accomplished in my early morning sweat sessions, I really feel a strong groundwork has been set for me. I dropped pounds, I dropped inches, I gained strength and I know what to do continuing on here. I'm hoping this equates to a reduced injury risk and seconds off of my marathon!
Hockey and travel is in full swing. Busy Busy. Constantly sharpening skates, and washing equipment and packing bags and food and water bottles, and hauling kids to and fro and my FAVORITE, fundraising. Anyone want to buy some chocolate covered almonds or mints? It is not fun staring at 150 boxes of these on my table and trying not to eat them-ha! How about a raffle ticket or some pizzas? I'm sure I will have jewelry and candles soon if anyone's interested...Kidding obviously but I hate asking people for money which is why I of course, chose to put myself currently in a job in which I deal with collection accounts.
Parent teacher conferences are tomorrow. I always look forward to these. Once again all the teachers will think I'm a single mother as Joe can't be there yet again. Reese and Max have such great teachers this year. SO thankful for that. Both of them really like school. Ryan and I talk VERY little about academics. I'm honestly not even sure what classes she's taking (I sound like a great mom here). She's always been on top of this, has more of a connection with Joe here, and if my involvement is not needed, I'm quite happy to erase that from my to do list.
There is snow on the ground. Just a taste of what's to come!! I really do love snow. Snow on the ground, 30 degrees, sunshine, no wind. Truly my winter fantasy.....Alas, this never happens in Minnesota.
I ran 64 total miles this week-2 doubles. Almost ALL easy except for a few 400's at a little under 5K and a 10 mile run with a pick me up in the middle. I ran 18 miles yesterday at a more comfortable non-pushing pace. I feel GOOD! I'm running both a 5K race and a HM time trial with a speedy friend this month! Really excited about both!
Minnesota runners: Anyone run the Securian Frozen 1/2 in January, Lace up 1/2 in Rochester in February, or Get Lucky 21 K in March?
So YES, I know I've been completely out of Blogworld as I try to get organized here! So many people to catch up with! Congrats to the NYC runners yesterday!