Monday: Rest day. Wrestling and grocery shopping. PJ day at school. Wishing we had PJ day at work.
Tuesday: Planned 6 miles. Ended up hitting the mill around 5:20ish. Need to get up earlier I guess. That was painful. Had to get off twice to hit the restroom. Pulled the damn key out three times, so each time the time and distance restarted itself. Pretty sure I went more than 6. Took a walk break every mile for a tenth, so I wouldn't loose my mind. Watched a documentary on Neflix called Finding Traction about Nikki Kimball running the Long Trail in Vermont, and her attempt to break the men's record. I wish it had been longer, because I finished it before my run was done, and it did help me stay distracted. I will admit, when she was bawling during one of the hard times, I was crying right along with her. That hit me right in all the feels.
Today was dress like your favorite Christmas character at school. Andrew went as Rudolph and this decision was made at 7:42 am. Let's just say some scrambling happened, but I made it work.
Wednesday: Cross training. Just listened to a podcast about strength training and how it increases your running efficiency. Was pumped up to go home and work out. Change of plans. Sing, the animated movie about the koala bear who runs a theater and has a singing contest, came out and I had to g
Thursday: 5 mile run planned. Up bright and early and hoping for no ice. I had driven our route on the way to the movies the night before, and it seemed okay as long as we went a different way into the gravel. What I didn't account for was the fact that we had to do sidewalks in downtown, and there was still ice in places. We took it slow and enjoyed the Christmas lights on our way out and back. Funny how feels like 22 felt like summer after the previous few runs.
Friday: Was suppose to be cross training and or strength. I decided to switch things up since Christmas is on Sunday. Did what work I had to do in the lab, and headed home for a quick run. I actually ran in shorts and a long sleeved t and sweated! I think we can say global warming is the real deal! 5 miles done.
Saturday: 12 miles planned. I know it is hard to describe to others how a run is magical but this one truly was. There was a fog that had freezing drizzle/air in it and it coated everything to make everything white. I felt like I was running in a winter wonderland!