So, it's Monday AGAIN. A new week and I've not yet cleaned up from the last one. 'Tis the busy winter and truthfully the only thing I want for Christmas is someone to come and clean my house.....Problem is, I would FIRST have to clean the house myself to save me the embarrassment of someone else coming to clean it.....It will just stay a mess..... Just someone please tell me, how is it that girls can live in FILTH? Boys perhaps, but girls??? Appalling to walk into my daughters' bathroom and see the disaster in there. My word, I have no idea how they even get ready there is so much hairspray and makeup and SH*T all over the mirror. OK-my kids already heard all of this this morning with a few adjectives added in there so I will stop my rant.
Busy weekend again! Lots of hockey. My husband has been working in Minneapolis all last week and also this week so it was nice to see him over the weekend.
Ryan started early morning hockey practice this morning. This puts a bit of a crimp in my style as I have to drive her there at 5:30 am but also pick her up when she's done, bring her home, and then drive the kids back to school before work which makes it difficult for me to run some mornings. Very thankful for my work option on those days.
Speaking of running, I'm jealous of people and their trails and their reservoirs and their maple leaves and their fall colors......
True northern Minnesota Beauty and what I run DAILY:)
I run in this weather wearing this. This is usually the heaviest jacket I wear even below zero. I LOVE this jacket even though it now stands up by itself because I have worn it for EVERY winter run and EVERY race for 2 years. I do wash it regularly but it's just at that point where I should probably BURN it. Anyway, I have approximately 50 1/2 zip pullovers I could replace this with but I only like running in this one so it's hanging around a bit longer.
I am going absolutely nowhere with this post so I'll resort to a couple of training bullets and then sign off on my Monday mess!
Finished last week with 59 miles. Less than I planned for but fine at this point.
Ran a 5K on Saturday. Interesting morning as for about the 500th time I've realized that a GPS in your car is not always the answer and it's helpful to do some research, perhaps actually look at a real map at times..... EVENTUALLY made it to the race start which was OK in a sense as I had little time to stand there and get cold and panic-ha! This was a benchmark race for me after doing almost NO speedwork so I wasn't anticipating a PR and a PR I did NOT get:) I was happy with my run though! 3.16 miles/20:26. This was pretty much where I predicted I would run.
Ran 16 miles yesterday morning at easy pace. I had a partner for about 9 miles which was nice. Ran another 4 miles late last night very slow and I must say I think I will continue to do this.
I'm planning to run both an organized speed and tempo workout this week which I haven't done since....well, since forever:) Feeling good-Bring it!!