I couldn’t do 3 days in a row on the treadmill so off I went in the 18 degree weather with a new light layer of snow on the ground. I was very toasty besides my buns the entire run which was surprising to me. 7.3 miles @ 8:56 average and I didn’t slide once even though I was pretty much on snow for the entire run.
You can’t see it in the picture but the snow looked like glitter… It reminded me that I really do love winter running too.
The girls joined me in some stretching when I got home. The miles are up there again so the extras that I don’t love doing like stretching are just kind of necessary.
Andrew opted for the treadmill again because of the slickness outside and because he wanted to watch a movie. 32 miles in two days! He is sore and exhausted but today is a rest day for both of us. Brooke had the idea for us to bring him chocolate during the run. Brooke gets it.
The two of us then did our TJ’s Ugly Sweater cookie kit.
I love how happy babies are first thing after they wake up.
Andrew finished and showered and then we were out the door for a few errands. I LOVE (and I’m jealous of;) Brooke’s natural highlights in her hair.
In one store Brooke fell asleep on the couch there. It’s going to be rough getting back into a routine when school starts again because we’ve been staying up late.
We also stopped by where my parents were eating dinner to talk to them for a few minutes.
And then we had leftover pizza at home and dipped it into ranch dressing because that is the only proper way to eat pizza in our opinion lately;)
Andrew dared me to eat these olives in exchange for a 30 minute massage. I hate olives and they tasted terrible but it was worth it. He didn’t think I would do it but my shoulders were begging for a good massage (THEY ARE STILL SORE FROM YOGA on Wednesday?!).
We are one week closer to the ultra and I definitely didn’t mean to cut off Andrew’s head:
Oh how I am already missing the fact that the weather was good enough to take Skye in the jogging stroller with us…
Monday: 20 miles on the roads because it was early, dark and solo. I climbed whatever hills I could see (over 1000 ft of up) and listened to podcasts and ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before and during (I am learning how to eat real food while I run without having to stop). 8:29 average pace.
Tuesday: 16 miles on the roads… 6 with Andrew and Skye and then 10 on my own. I found more hills and was pretty sore from the day before. The body is learning how to up the mileage though so that is exciting. 8:46 average pace.
Wednesday: No running but I went to a 75 minute yoga class and I wonder if my shoulders will ever recover from the soreness.
Thursday: 8 miles @ 8:20 average on the treadmill.
Friday: 9 miles @ 7:15 average on the treadmill.
Saturday: 7.3 miles @ 8:46 average outside on the snow.
60.3 miles! This next week is a recovery week and Andrew and I are both looking forward to that!
What was your favorite run this last week? Did you run on Christmas or take the day off?
Any foods that you absolutely would NOT eat if you were dared to in exchange for a massage?
What is your Sunday filled with?