You be the judge! I have been
slackingrecovering this week. I was feeling better, but still really wiped out. Like everything tired me out. I got back to running, but just couldn’t motivate myself to do much more. The polar vortex probably had something to do with that.
- Monday: More resting
- Tuesday: 4 easy miles, Dogwalk
- Wednesday: Dogwalk & I really thought about doing some yoga
- Thursday: 3 easy miles on the treadmill (sorry, Bandit, too cold to walk)
- Friday: 3.5 easy miles (sorry, Bandit, still too cold out for a walk)
- Saturday: A little snow shoveling
- Sunday: 3.5 miles easy (1 1/4 warmup with Bandit)
Mileage: 14 (+10.9)
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I took a couple of days off after my 5k, and even though I was still pretty tired by Tuesday, I got out for an easy run. I warmed up with Bandit the first 1 1/2 miles, but things seemed to go downhill after I dropped him off at home — I actually got slower.
Very cold weather was in the forecast for the end of the week, so for some reason I decided to do 4 miles. I just took it easy, and by the last mile I had naturally settled into a fairly normal pace for me.
I rewarded myself with a grilled cheese/turkey sandwich (turkey from Thanksgiving) and some hot chocolate.
Barely made it into the 20s. 40 mph winds made it feel like single digits. And then it started to snow. Yes, while I may not love treadmill running, I love my treadmill.
As promised it was technically colder on Friday — but far less windy and sunny. I got out for an easy 3.5 miles. I don’t think Bandit was pleased to be left behind, but I knew it was too cold for him (do they make a doggie thermoball?), and dangerous for me to take him since there are still icy patches out there.
After carb loading at brunch (see below in the favorites of the week), I just had to run, right? It rained in the morning and a lot of our snow melted, but temps were forecast to plummet and black ice was a danger. So I came home, quickly changed, and
draggedran with Bandit before handing him off to Mr. Judy and finishing an easy run.
Favorites of the week
I shared these waffles — mash 1 banana, mix with 2 tbsp coconut flour and 2 eggs — on IG this week. You follow me on IG, right? (@chcoolaterunsjudy). So easy. So filling. So good!
I had made plans to meet up with my friends from USAFit, one of whom has been on the injured list and I haven’t seen in months. They’ve both met Darlene, my running buddy has run with her (and they have a lot in common), so I asked them if it was okay to invite her, too. Little did I know she was coming off a week of like seven holiday parties . . . not that that stopped her.
We had a great time catching up! And I’m saying this peanut butter chocolate dessert was a belated post half treat. That peanut butter chocolate donut I shared with Karen @ Moreclutterfromkaren in Florida was really good, but this dessert was da bomb. A few balls might have been involved with brunch, too (and Marcia @ Marciashealthyslice — this one’s for you — Caveman’s Balls!).
And that’s a wrap
Let’s get the conversation started:
Feeling some weather whiplash in your neck of the woods?
Done with the shopping or still going at it?
Are you listening to Christmas music — and which is your favorite?