With the exception of Monday, it was nice running this week, even if it was all over the place. Weather whiplash indeed, from running in a skirt & tee one day to tights and a jacket a couple of days later.
- Monday: 5 easy treadmill miles, DM , JY Calf & Foot Reset
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, 5 miles easy
Wednesday: YFR Foundation & Hamstrings, Dogwalk, DM Abs & Arms, Swim 30 minutes (2 laps with kickboard)
- Thursday: Dogwalk, 4 miles easy with 3 x Hill Repeats
- Friday: Dogwalk, DM Glutes & Abs
- Saturday: 8 Mile LSD, DM Abs
- Sunday: JY Hip & Hamstring reset, Dogwalk
Mileage: 22 (+6)
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A cool, dreary, windy day — yes, I could’ve run outside, but chose the treadmill instead.
Still cold, but not as windy and sunny for the win! I went to the park and some of the surrounding neighborhood. I had every intention of taking a photo of some of the cute decorations, and then ran right past them. Oops.
Nothing spooky about this Halloween run other than the fact that I seem to be pretty good at negative splits — even when I’m not watching my pace.
Crazy weather — I was able to run in the afternoon in a tee and skirt (and probably could’ve gone to a tank). I threw in some hill repeats because my 15k next weekend is hilly.
Picked up Bandit on the cooldown for his first run in a while.
We had Wineglass weather for our run today — except it was sunny. Perfect running weather IMHO. I dressed perfectly for me. And while I did my own thing and some ran together, it was a speedy run (for me — I always struggle saying that because for the average runner it would be really slow!).
I was very surprised that the last mile was the fastest. Like, almost a minute faster than any other mile. I had no idea!
Favorites of the week
Sweet potato protein cookies. You’ll find the recipe on my protein bars/cookies board on Pinterest here. I also made the energy balls from The Plant Power Way by Richard Roll (Amazon Affiliate link) — picked that up on sale a week or so ago — so much chocolaty goodness using only dates for sweetness!
I’ve got to be pretty careful with those sweets for the next few weeks, although that didn’t stop me from ordering the chocolate chocolate chip pancakes after my long run on Saturday. I’ve been wanting to try them all summer . . . not sure 8 miles was enough, but they sure hit the spot — and I only ate half of them.
Still loving my Alexa Dot Echo. I called my mother with it (apparently it’s free? we’re still not sure). We have an Internet phone at home, so real receivers, but I just told Alexa to dial the number and talked to my mom — she said it sounded better.
I’ve begun Thanksgiving prep. Soup is made; will let it sit a couple of days in the fridge to let the flavors marry, then freeze it. Made the base for cranberry bars and stuck those in the freezer, too (they just need to be iced with cream cheese frosting a bit before the holiday. Mr. Judy does the stuffing, and I just have to make up my mind about sides and bake a few more desserts.
And clean, of course. Lots of cleaning to be done. How I wish that could be done ahead of time!
And that’s a wrap
Let’s get the conversation started:
Any leaves left on trees in your neck of the woods?
Did you watch the NYC Marathon today? (I didn’t)
What’s your favorite thing about Thanksgiving?