Monday: Rest day. Still sore from those dang lunges from Thursday! OUCH!
Tuesday: Easy 5 with a few strides thrown in/Cross Fit. Took a different route thanks to the creeper (see my post from last week about the guy who followed me). Makes me mad that I have to change up what I do to keep away from craziness. I also tried out my new jacket that I got from my Mercury Mile box. It was feels like 21 so I thought it might be cold enough. Number one, there was only one pocket (a fact I must have missed) and it was barely big enough for my phone and placed on my chest (which I thought was an odd place for it). I was able to jab my phone most of the way down in there, and yes my phone has a mophie case, but i have found in winter in KS you really need a back up battery because the wind and cold drains cell phone batteries. The jacket was nice and snug and did ride up a little bit, so had to be pulled down, but I like jackets to be fairly tight. I did notice when I took the jacket off, that I had several soaked spots with sweat, but I never felt cold and wet. I would like to try it when we are a little colder for sure as it does seem like a 0 and below kind of jacket.
Cross Fit was fun! I worked on my front squat, but yet again my wrists gave up before my legs did. Damn wrists! I tried a wrist wrap and it did help, so coach is going to bring me some for the next time. For my EMOM, I did shoulder press with dumb bells, kettle bell dead lifts, and air squats. I tried with each cycle to get more reps in, and it was once again hard but fun!
|our Elf peanut. He isn't very good about finding new spots or being very clever. Not sure why :)|
Thursday: Easy 5 and Cross Fit. Again, I tried a different route to avoid creepers and was delighted to see police presence out on my route. I did a route with a couple of hills, and I really need to do that more!
|It was worth each and every calorie!|
Saturday: Easy 5 or long run. Hubby had to work, but as usual had no clue how long he would be gone. Kind of hard to plan my long run, so figured I could always pop on the dreadmill if he worked late. We also had our very first gym Christmas party later on in the day. He ended up coming home in time for me to eek out a 5 miler outside before we had to get ready.
Sunday: Long run day! I needed to get to trails and while the weather is nice and I can still drive to trails, I decided to either hit up fancy creek or Clinton. I sent a FB message to a lady who I ran with a little at Saunders Saunter and she was up for doing a few miles with me and showing me the lay of Clinton Lake. I feel like I have done enough races out there that things look familiar, but I still am very scared of getting lost. Enter in miss Mary Ann to the rescue. She is a long time trail hawk and SUPER nice. She helped me figure out a nice 4.75 mile loop that took me to the trail head almost every hour, so I could re fuel and not have to carry all of my bottles with me. I still took two bottles just in case, but it was nice to know that I could just take one at a time. There is also a camp toilet up there which would be nice to use if needed. The miles just flew by as we talked and got to know each other. While Stella wanted to herd her dog, the girls got along as Ziva is very laid back and just ignored her being bitchy.