An off season just naturally changes my mind set. Feel like adding on a mile? Just do it! Not feeling like running that long — then don’t! And usually I find that if I don’t have goals to meet, sometimes I enjoy my runs more.
- Monday: 15 min WU SB, 15 min Betty Rocker HIIT, 10 min yoga* flexibility & relax
- Tuesday: Betty Rocker Back Attack, 5 easy miles (1 1/2 mile WU with Bandit)
- Wednesday: YFPR Knees & Hips, 3 mile easy — with Bandit!
- Thursday: 15 min SB WU, Betty Rocker HIIT, shoveling the driveway
- Friday: YFPR Knees & Hips, 6 miles easy
- Saturday: 18 min SB WU, Betty Rocker Hard Core Yoga
- Sunday: YFPR Restore & Rebuild (I so wanted to run; it was a perfect day for it; alas, family obligations)
Mileage: 13 (-1)
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When I got home Mr. Judy asked me why I was running in the dark. I told him I actually wanted to. Set out to. I discovered my love of running through the neighborhood decorated for Christmas last year (when it was a whole lot warmer, I must say). But even in the cold, I still enjoy it.
5 easy miles. I set out to do 4. Only in the off season does that happen!
I think I’ve figured out what’s going on with Bandit and running: he doesn’t want a harness on over his jacket. I have to test out that theory a few more times to be sure.
Bandit & I ran a 5k. Yes, he’s okay with running more if he doesn’t have a harness on over his jacket; a couple of jackets have rings for the leash. At one point apparently I forgot to get the watch started again after pausing it for a pee break (Bandit, that is, not me), which is why I’m guessing it was a little more than 3 miles.
Sunday I was going to visit my parents — really doesn’t leave much time (or energy) for a run. Saturday was forecast for wintry mix. Mr. Judy was off on Friday — voila! I realized if I went for a 6 mile run (longest run I’ve done since PCB) I could call it good for the week rather than trying to squeeze in another short run.
It was actually a pretty nice day. I had to be careful around some ice, but it wasn’t too bad and it was naturally negative splits. It’s so nice not training sometimes. Like Nike says — just do it!
Favorites of the week
I’m not sure if this really was a favorite — or maybe it was a little bit too much of a favorite? Skinny Cranberry Bliss Bars from #skinnytaste. I cut them in very small squares, but they still have a #holotta sugar (for me) and I may have overindulged a bit with them. I know what I’m making Thanksgiving 2017! The recipe is pinned on my Pinterest Brownies Board. Mr. Judy approves, and he can be a tough critic of baked goods.
Running for fun, not because I have to. Like the title says, I get to run! I actually wished I could have squeezed in another run this week, but family obligations and weather didn’t cooperate.
Mr. Judy noticed I wasn’t super enthusiastic about the shoe holder the first night. Guys are lucky — for most women, you can’t go wrong with jewelry!
And that’s a wrap
Let’s get the conversation started:
What was your best Hannukah/Christmas present?
Are you still training, or enjoying running for fun?
Favorite holiday dessert?