It seemed like all the races were canceled this weekend. At least the ones I was interested in, anyway. Some of the Sole Sisters got together to run, but frankly, I need all the time I can get before Thanksgiving so it’s probably just as well those races were canceled. In case you missed it, I’d already written on how I was giving up on one racing goal for this week (read about it here).
I have a feeling that I’ll be ditching the Turkey Trot this year, too. It’s going to be frigid! The one I do has nowhere to wait inside.
- Monday: Dogwalk x 2,
Triggerpoint Grid Core Work (20 minutes)— usually if I write it, I do it, but not this time
- Tuesday: Yoga ( half salutes, pigeons, hamstrings, restorative — 30 minutes), 4ish chilly miles easy
- Wednesday: Pilates Legs & Abs (20 minutes), Dogwalk, Triggerpoint Grid Core Work (5 minutes), YFR Hamstrings
- Thursday: YFPR Align & Alleviate (30 minutes), Dogwalk
- Friday: 7 treadmill miles (split into an AM & PM runs of 3.5 miles each)
- Saturday: Dogwalk, Pilates Legs, Arms & Stretch
- Sunday: 5 miles easy, Dogwalk
Mileage: 16 (-2)
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Can I reboot this day? First I get stuck in a godawful traffic jam while taking Lola to the vet, literally having us stuck on a bridge, and then half an hour late. We were maybe 2 miles away from the vet when this happened (yes, I called them to let them know I might be late, understatement of the year). At least we missed the traffic jams the snow created the next day . . .
Then I decided to run as naked as I get — just recorded the whole run with no splits & tried as much as possible not to watch it. Suddenly at almost the end of the run it looked like my Garmin stopped the run without me telling it to . . . and then it came up with the run interval screen — and froze there.
When I was finally able to unfreeze it it said I’d done something like 7 miles. Yeah, no. I do know my pace was pretty slow, because I think right before that happened I’d paused it to take a picture, and it shows average pace when you pause.
Which is why I rarely run without knowing my pace, but maybe that’s what my body needed. Really, my body probably needed another rest day and apparently the universe was trying to tell me that too. The run wasn’t horrible, just slow, and quite frankly I accomplished very little today.
Friday it snowed most of the day. I wanted a long run but it would have to be on the treadmill. I ran 3.5 miles in the morning and another 3.5 miles in the afternoon.
It took me a long time to motivate myself outside this morning, but I had a good run. Its been a long week of cleaning, food shopping, and prepping/baking/cooking stuff for Thanksgiving. It may have been a bit slow but this run felt good. This time I had Autolap on, but not the alerts for the my pace each mile. Which seemed to work well for running by feel — I really never know what my pace was.
Favorites of the week
Snow seemed to be the theme of the week. I’d like to say it’s too early, and while it is early, some of my memories on Facebook showed that we had snow this time of year four years ago. Although not quite so much.
I’ve looked up a bunch of games we can potentially play on Thanksgiving using Alexa. Trying to get Mr. Judy to try some of them out with me!
Other than that, it’s really all about cleaning, cooking, baking . . .
Let’s get the conversation started:
How do you motivate yourself to stay active when the weather ain’t great?
Any fun Thanksgiving traditions to share?
What’s your role in the Thanksgiving celebrations?