8 miles to finish off the week at 30.75 miles. Right about where I am hoping to stick until Boston training begins. Only one pump class this last week but I did do squats every day so that has to count for something.
Winter with a 2 year old = lots of time at indoor play places. After my run we met my mom for some oatmeal and we got to talk while Brooke played. People gave me the weirdest stares because I was in shorts but I was wearing them because I ran on the treadmill. I would so much rather endure a few minutes of being frozen walking from my car to the gym than an hour+ of dying from heatstroke while running on the treadmill in anything but shorts.
Let’s rewind to when I first woke up. Nothing like a little ink/stamp transfer from your hand to your face while you are asleep. Yeah, that took a long time to get off.
Many many hours later and I got the Brookers all ready for bed and put her down at my mom’s house so I could go out.
We made homemade pizza. The mozzarella that we used was out of this world good. We topped the pizza dough with olive oil and garlic and baked it for a few minutes. We then topped it with jalapeños, parsley, green onions, tomatoes, mozzarella, salt and pepper.
And then avocado after we took it out of the oven. Heaven. Plus some Blood Orange Pellegreno.
If you are looking for a fun game, this is the one to play.
Nope, I will never get sick of this show. Ever.
Lots of fun races going on this weekend including the Las Vegas RNR! The only race I have ever done at night. It is such a fun race (I did the 1/2) but I felt sick pretty much every step of the race. I thought the reason that I felt so awful was because I ate pancakes drizzled with chocolate syrup and chocolate chips right before the race… But it really was because I was pregnant with Brooke and had no idea!
PS the winner of the Ray-Ban Giveaway:
Ever done a race that was at night? How did you like it?
One show that you will never get sick of?
Any good board game recommendations?
What was your mileage last week?
Karien @ Running the Race
I’ve only done one night race – it was a small, local race and I felt like a blind mouse the entire way… There were almost no street lamps and I couldn’t see a thing…!
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious
Your comment about the shorts cracked me up! I always wear shorts no matter how cold it is. I’ve tried running indoors with capris, but I end up sweating so much it distracts me from running. The only time I will ever wear them is when I’m outside in the winter. I’ve never gotten sick at a race although I always feel like I’m gonna be when I’m standing in the corral. Once I get started, I’m usually fine & my nerves calm down.
Leigha @ The Yooper Girl
I’ve never done a night race (unless track counts, haha). That pizza looks SO good!! Last week I made homemade bread bowls which were pretty fantastic. Love that headband you are wearing in the first pic!
Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out
That homemade pizza looks SO good!
That pizza looks amazing.
One time in college I had a giant black X on my hand from the night before. EXCEPT I woke up really late for my 8 am class so I just quickly ran to class without looking in the mirror. When I got back to my dorm, I realized I had a big black X on my forehead from sleeping on my hand. Mortifying. True Story.
I just ran the Wine and Dine Half at DisneyWorld last weekend, it started at 10pm which is usually past my bedtime
Michele @ paleorunningmomma
My friend’s husband is running in Vegas today, I’ve never done an evening race but I think it would be fun as long as I had zero time expectations!
Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine
I love making homemade pizza! Yours looks so good! When I run on a treadmill (like once a year, kicking and screaming…) I need to be in shorts. But in general whenever I workout in the gym I have to wear shorts, so anywhere I go after I get weird looks for wearing shorts when its freezing out. Last weeks mileage was right around 29 miles. It was taper week, and now I have 1 more week until my marathon!
I don’t think I will ever get sick of How I Met Your Mother!
Linda @ TheFitty
Homemade pizza tastes the best, sincerely! Then you get to add extra sauce and extea cheese and make it how you like it!
Get in those last 8 miles!!
Molly @ Motherhood and Marathons
I’ve never done a night race, but I would love to! Running at night is one of my favorite things to do :) I will never get sick of Friends either, or Seinfeld, Will and Grace and my all time favorite Roseanne!
we love apples to apples
Mmm- homemade pizza:-)
I have a pair of drawstring waist fleece pants that were baggy even when I was my heaviest. On bitter cold days I put them on over shorts for the way to and from the gym. They’re so big I can easily pull them on and off over sneakers. Not flattering, not by a long shot, but warm.
Sarah @ KS Runner
I did the full marathon in Vegas and wouldn’t do it again. I’d do the half, but the full gets a little boring after you leave the Strip and just get into the residential sections of Vegas. Not alot to look at!
I could watch Friends anytime and I also have always loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Weird? Probably.
I ran zero miles last week. On the plus side, I can move my foot again, so hopefully some running comes soon!!
Enjoy your Sunday with your family! :)
Christa @ Living Unbalanced
That home made pizza sounds so good right now. I will never get sick of friends…especially now that every episode is on Netflix. And Gilmore Girls.
Never done a night race, not sure I would like one!
One show I never get sick of is Gilmore Girls.
I love this game that’s a dice game called Left, Right, Center. It’s insanely easy and lots of fun!
I think my mileage this week will be about 60 once I do my run today.
That pizza looks delicious!
I am seinfeld junkie ;)
was wondering how u doing with proactive?? having breakouts and i think it might be time to get serious and buy a treatment :(
Kaella On The Run
20 miles for the week!
I have never done a night race but want to!
I have heard the new board game that’s like the old “telephone” game is really fun!!!
I have always, always wanted to do a nighttime race but never have.
Friends has my heart, from now until forever!!
Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete
Hooray for your mileage! I bet you feel great!
One show…ummmm…I mean…I have to choose one? :\ “House”, “Friends” ( have all of the seasons on DVD, but I heard it’s coming to Netflix?), “Scrubs”, and lately, “Once Upon a Time”. Netflix can have all of my money.
My mileage is slowly but surely coming back up from a “break” from big marathon mileage, so 22 was the magic number last week.
Never done a night race, but would LOVE to.
I almost always train at night between 8 and 11PM. My body loves running at this time, don’t know why!
Sam @ The Running Graduate
My mileage this week was 16, which is the most since I’ve been injured so I’m happy with it!
I’d love to do a night race like RNR LV because I run much better at night. I’m doing a local 5K next month that’s in the evening and I can’t wait!
I’ve never done a night race.
I can watch The Big Bang Theory every time it’s on tv.
Last week: 78 miles
Kristina @ Blog About Running
I’ve never done a race at night but I really want to! I’m not an early riser, so race day is a bit crazy for me. I much prefer running in the evening when I am fully awake :)
I LOVE Cranium! It’s the best game!!!
Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy
Yum! That pizza looks so good!
Sally @ sweat out the small stuff
I never get sick of Will and Grace. That show makes me laugh always.
I ran a New Year’s Eve race in Central Park that started at midnight. It was fun. Fireworks and hot toddys after :) I have also run Ragnar relays with a leg in the night.
I just did a night 10k this week and PRed it! It’s actually lovely to run at night because you know it won’t be warm and you have all day to fuel up and get ready. Plus they gave all of us flashing armbands to wear so we’d be extra visible and so the whole race felt a bit like a club haha ;)
I have done a few night time races and I enjoyed them. I honestly don’t run well at night. I feel like I’m nervous in the dark and feel like I might fall.
That’s my personal attitude though. I get sick of shows pretty easily so you cannot count on me for that advice.
Amy @ They May be Light
Loaded questions is so fun! We’ve spent many a night laughing over that one!
That pizza looks delicious!
I did a night race once. It was a glow run. I only did it because it was a certified 5k downhill course. It was bizarre to be racing a glow run. But I wasn’t the only one who had that idea because randomly Kara Goucher showed up. So yeah, I’ve taken second in a race to Kara Goucher. I was lined up ahead of her so for a short while I was in front of her. When she passed me I said “it’s a pleasure being passed by you!” Yeah, I’m a big dork. Anyway, no PR for me, but it was a great time anyway!
I never get sick of Seinfield! And I love Cards Against Humanity–even though it isn’t a board-game.
meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
I always say I could never run Las Vegas RnR because I can’t run at night but who knows, maybe I could do it! I just ran a 10k a few hours later than I normally run and did really well so maybe I can run at different times of the day!
I ran the Disney Wine & Dine, which started at 10 PM. I liked running at night, but all of the pre-race stuff (like a nap!) was super disorienting.
Liz @ A Latte Running
I love shorts in the winter! I also hate winter coats, so my family knows it is cold when I finally cave and wear one ;) My feet are always cold, though, so I welcome the chance to wear fuzzy socks :)
I’d love to do this Las Vegas run :)
And since you’ve posted about keeping your hands warm while running outside, what about the feet? I’ve just moved to the US and I’m not used at all to this cold… Plus the earache :(
The Hungry Runner Girl
I am so sorry that you are struggling with being so cold on your runs! I haven’t figured out the feet issue yet (if you do, let me know!!!) but I always wear a hat or headband (or both) that cover my ears when winter running! GOOD LUCK!
Blaire @ Just Been Running
I ran my first marathon yesterday!!! 4:04:58!
I just wanted to say that you have been a HUGE inspiration to be for so long now throughout running and in life and I just wanted to thank you for that!
I now know what it takes to run a marathon and it really is the best feeling in the world crossing that finish line :) Hope you have a fabulous weekend and can’t wait to live vicariously while you train for BOSTON!!
Haha I’ve had that stamp issue happen to me before too! College bars…entry stamps…class the next morning…oh the memories.
Friends and Sex and the City are two shows that will never get old for me!
Liv @ Healthy Liv
I totally agree that I’d rather be freezing for the 30 second run from the car to the door of the gym than burn up in leggings on the treadmill!
I did about 40 miles last week.
I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of The Office!
Nona @ RunningHigh
I just finished a 9 miler for 25 for the week! It was 18* with wind chill out and I’m still frozen.
I will never, ever tire of “Friends” either. I cannot WAIT for it to come to Netflix! It’s about time. I could also watch reruns of “Gilmore Girls” forever, too…and have, now that it’s available on Netflix again. My boyfriend is in for it when “Friends” arrives. Ha!
Just wanted to ask what kind of squat schedule your doing? And do you do variations?
The Hungry Runner Girl
Hey Amy!! I am not super organized with my squats but I just try to do enough to make my legs fatigued by the end:) I now do weighted squats (depends on what equipment I have available so either 10 lb weights or a bar of about 30 lbs). I usually do 3-5 sets of 12. I honestly don’t vary them that much besides widening my foot stance a little bit after each set. Does that make sense? Sorry… I am not the best at figuring out the whole strength training thing!
Thanks so much! I struggle with strength training.. Ugh. I’ve been doing basic squats, but I’m going to add weighted this week! Thanks! Love love love your blog!
I don’t know many good board games, but have you ever plaid cards against humanity? So much fun!
I only ran 25 miles last week- I’m tapering, and its almost race day!
That pizza sounds so good right now. Without the onions. And gluten free of course. ;)
Yes, I ran the Alien half marathon here in Denver last year during our record flooding. It was touch and go right up until the race whether or not they’d have it and eventually we ran with it raining and very very wet.
Feelin’ a little badass about it but it was a good run. I liked it a lot.
Becky @ Ok, so here's the plan
I will never get sick of Gilmore Girls, I have seen it SO many times, too!
I’m a weirdo and I don’t really like board games.
I ran 20 miles last week, I’m shooting for 25 this week.
Where did you get that headband in the first pic?! I need something like that in my life. That little Brooke is way too cute. She seems like she is always so happy and smiles lots and lots. Love that!!!
I did a 5K last Saturday here in MI. 32 degrees and I tripped over a tree root and fell on my face. My fave show and one I will NEVER get tired of is Northern Exposure.
My favorite board game is Scrabble (i know. Booooooring….).
I did 21 miles last week. I’m scared to run in the dark, so I do the treadmill in the wintertime.
The Silent Assassin
No!!!! I run RnRLV tonight. I had pancakes with chocolate syrup! Ugh! Watch me IG tonight. I’ll be dancing on the strip!!! Have a great day!
My track club does a weekly long run at 6 am, when it can be pitch black. Once, we were on a stretch of very dark trail, and a man fell ON me, haha! I’m not sure who was more surprised.
Daisy- Fit Wanderlust Runner
I have contemplated running this race every year but I my friends keep saying that they get digestive issues while running at night. And also it is Vegas, so my mind would not be on running but on eating and drinking…a lot!
Emma @ Life's A Runner
My mileage last week was non-existent, but I’m ready to get back at it this week! I just kicked it off with an awesome 10K race and am feeling super pumped!
I could watch reruns of The OC all day! Apples to Apples is my go to game (or Cards Against Humanity for a little more fun)!
THAT PIZZA. I can be in yo clique?
I’m more of a cards game player, but I will never tire of Cranium!! I take it pretty seriously, and I need my team partner to be on that level with me.
Kristen @ Glitter and Dust
The only race/run I have done at night was in the form of a two day relay where we ran at all hours of the day and night. It was a weird experience for sure (I am a morning runner).
I just finished a 20-mile run this morning (it was -1°F when I started) making my total mileage for the week 48 miles. Three weeks until CIM!
A show I will never get sick of – House Hunters!
Bae @ the riley recap
Um, Friends is my forever FAVE!!! I know all the episodes and still crack up even when I know it’s coming. My husband thinks it’s hilarious that I laugh at the jokes before they happen.
This weeks mileage was 23.1…Tapered and ran my half this morning (PR woo hoo!)
Oh, and I love Scattergories and Catchphrase. I love seeing what people come up with under pressure ! :P
Caroline @ The Little Things Blog
I ran the “neon dash” 5k this summer at night, and that was pretty cool! I’d love to do RNRLV one day!! I also don’t get sick of Friends! I love so many shows, but that one is my all time favorite show!
Mmm, that pizza looks great!
Natalie @ Never Serious Blog
FRIENDSSSS! Agreed, it’s a classic that will never ever get old!
3o miles even for me last week, and that was in three runs because I skipped one, so that’s pretty good for me!
Elle @ The Clean Project
I’ll never get tired of The Office! I do a midnight run every summer. Its so much fun!
i have the game of things! Super fun
I remember you dancing like a maniac the night before that race! That was very fun. I like racing at night. I used to do all my training at night after my kids were in bed so it was “normal” for me. I’ve been playing a lot of CandyLand and Chutes and Ladders lately. We changed things up the other day and went down the ladders and up the chutes. #livingontheedge #lifewithafiveyearold No running mileage last week but I did manage 7 rowing workouts! And two weight lifting sessions! I forgot how fun it is to feel sore.
Tricia @ A Couple of Dashes
Ticket to Ride is my favorite board game. It’s so much fun!
[email protected] Wild in Alaska
Oh, we love Ticket to Ride too!
Never done a race in the darkness, but we are losing so much daylight so fast up here that maybe my 11am Turkey Trot will be in the dark! LOL
I’ve never done a running race at night, but I did do a 30 mile walk to raise money for the local hospice – starting at 9pm and finishing at 6am! I’ve run 23.3 miles this week, a new record! And Monopoly is definitely the best board game – but only if we’re playing with my rules ;-)
Friends is the best! I was just watching Season 5 this weekend: Ross’s leather pants, Monica with the turkey on her head, Joey trying not to tell everyone that Monica and Chandler are dating. The best!
Cheri @ Overactive Blogger
Ahhh so neat about why you were really sick at RnR Vegas! What a cute story!
Doni @ California Footwear Co.
The only event that I’ve run at night was my 10pm 2nd leg of The Relay. What’s especially weird about that one, is that the runners are fairly spread out and I was basically running by myself most of the time. Along a dark, secluded country road. The first time I did it I was pretty freaked. By the 6th time, I was just absorbing the quietness.
The stamp transferring to your face is something I would totally do and it’s hilarious.
shorts all the way, no matter the weather. ( I do however, live in California)
I do not like pizza but that one looks tasty. Should try homemade since I can control the too much sauce to much cheese issue that I have.
Cards Against Humanity is our newest “favorite” game.
Ran a night race once that was poorly organized and poorly marked and it was AWFUL. people running the wrong direction, hurdles on the race that were not lit up, ( yes I fell full speed over a barrier shin height.) Had brusies for weeks, Awful experience.
I ran La Vegas RNR last night! It was amazing! Much cooler temps than I was expecting though!
Your pizza looks sooo yummy!
I ran one night race, it was just a 5k but I was also pregnant and didn’t know it! :)
Try playing ‘things’ is my favorite! :)
Ohhh so many of my friends ran the half!!! I’m definitely going to do the full next year there!