Last month of 2017. Last “race” of 2017. Nope, definitely not a PR this time, but it was snowing and slippery and we took our sweet time — but we had a lot of fun. When I went to shovel the driveway this afternoon, I discovered just why it was so slippery — it was an icy mix. Oddly the roads weren’t that bad for driving, but they sure weren’t great for running.
Sadly, with the snow yesterday and more in the forecast and the continued unseasonable cold weather (even for December), our running options just got a lot smaller. Once that snow comes down, most paths are unrunnable until almost summer!
I’m joining up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Tricia @ Misssipppiddlin who just ran a half together again. Seriously, two halfs in two weeks. These women are beasts! And always ready to support the other women of the weekly wrap.
- Monday: Dogwalk, 5 miles easy (cold & wind seems a Monday theme)
- Tuesday: 4 miles easy, Dogwalk, DM Abs & Arms
- Wednesday: DM ST, Dogwalk
- Thursday: YFR Foundation, Hamstrings & Back, Dogwalk, 5 mile LSD
- Friday: Dogwalk
- Saturday: Dogwalk, DM Abs, Last Run 5k (using the term run real loosely here)
- Sunday: YFR Hips & Foundation, Shovel driveway
Mileage: 17.1 (-.9) in reality probably 15
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Seriously? I don’t remember this run. The only thing I wrote in my journal, other than time, distance & pace, was that I took Bandit with me for the first 2.25 miles. Definitely no negative splits this day.
Bandit didn’t seem interested so I left him to snooze in peace; I figured he figured rain was imminent.
Again, no negative splits — the opposite, although really overall, it was a pretty consistent run. It began to spit the last mile.
Running Buddy J & I met up for our “long” run. Well, she did an 8 mile run (she has a half in February), while I just joined her for the last 5. I kind of wanted to do 6, but it was a very busy chore & errand filled day.
It was super gray, we ended the run running into the wind, but it wasn’t super cold and of course #runningisalwaysbetterwithfriends. And it’s rare I run with someone during the week.
There was no group run in the morning because there was the Last Run 5k in the evening. With snow imminent, and colds making the rounds, people were dropping out.
I’ll save the recap for another day, but despite the fact it was a PW (that would be personal worst time), we had a ton of fun. Five of the Wineglass girls “ran” it — Running Buddies J & C & I took our sweet time, mostly walking, but running when it wasn’t too slippery (yes, it was snowing).
Favorites of the week
After Last Run I had invited everyone back to the house (whether you raced or not) for a potluck. I provided the soup and desserts, and told them to bring whatever else they wanted.
Because we were getting more snow than predicted, I told everyone I would completely understand if they just wanted to go home (none of them live close to me), but they all braved the snow. I guess they really wanted that soup.
We also instituted what we hope is not the only bookclub meeting. Although I think most were hoping to discuss a novel, since I was hosting and happened to be reading it already, I chose Mirna Valerio’s “A Beautiful Work in Progress” (Amazon Affiliate link), which just happened to be Wendy @ Takingthelongwayhome’s bookclub pick last month, too.
Most likely going forward the books won’t be about running, but hey, my house, my pick! I have very mixed feelings about the book, and the opinions were quite varied too. It’s always interesting to hear other people’s points of view.
And that’s a wrap
Let’s get the conversation started:
Have you been watching the Southern Soul Sisters shenanigans?
Any must try Instant Pot Hacks or Recipes?
What’s your favorite type of pie? I am down with anything chocolate & peanut butter — two great tastes that definitely go together