Happy Friday everyone! I hope your week was a good one, and you have fun plans for the weekend! I’m working on Saturday and Sunday again at the store. When I work all weekend, I try to get as much done during the week, so I don’t have a big to-do list come Monday.
It has been a bitter cold week, but we are getting some reprieve today, with temps in the 30s, so let’s hope it stays like this for a while because temps in the single digits are no fun. Nonetheless it was still a good week. Here’s a little recap on what we were up to.
I definitely wasn’t too sad my plan called for a treadmill workout on Monday. I didn’t have to run outside in the fridgid cold, and I could sleep in because I could take Cullen to the child care at the gym while I ran on the treadmill.
I did an 8 mile progressively faster workout that started at 8 minute miles and worked down to a 6:15 pace. It was a little tougher than usual, but sometimes those first few workouts on the treadmill are that way.
Every time I use my Apple headphones when running on the treadmill, I get little shocks from them. Does this happen to anyone else? I had an older pair that did the same thing. I thought it was because they were cracked, but this brand new pair does the same thing. I’m guessing they aren’t designed for sweating in.
Someone let me try out their Garmin Vivo Active watch: think GPS + text messages on the watch. I’m still playing around with it, but I think I’m glad I didn’t buy it myself. I haven’t figured out if I can ‘split’ my training runs at different times, which is a feature I use often. I haven’t synced it to my phone because I’m not sure I would want text messages coming to my watch.
We stayed at home most of the day on Tuesday, except for an appointment at the chiropractor to have my neck adjusted. Flannel was necessary with the temps in the single digits. (He’s looking at a picture of himself when he was 2 months old.)
I coached Raven Run Club in the morning. Cullen came along to watch and play with Raina. They were two peas in a pod eating their snack. Cullen thought it was so fun to talk through the foam roller.
That evening, I did an 11 mile interval workout at The Dome. I had 4 x 1200 @ 6:18 pace. I am still in my speed training block, which ends mid-December. It wasn’t a very hard workout, but my coach wants me to continue training at this intensity for a while.
Thursday was my day off of running. After running 10 days in a row, I was ready for a break. I attempted to sleep in, but Cullen woke up at 6 a.m. It seems like the days I have to wake up early to go running he sleeps until 7:30 a.m., but the days I have the opportunity to sleep in, he wakes up early. Go figure.
During the morning we headed to the library to play in the play area.
Then we went to story time for the first time. They read stories and sang songs. Cullen was especially intrigued by the singing.
We only lasted for about 15 minutes before we had to leave. Since Cullen woke up early, he wasn’t the happiest baby. Then he saw his snack in the diaper bag, but when I wouldn’t let him have it, he lost it. Oh well. We went out to the lobby to have the snack instead. Notice all of the strawberries are gone. This kid loves his fruit. He could live on fruit (and yogurt) alone.
This morning I did an easy 6 miles with 6 striders at the end. We got some new snow overnight, so it was pretty slow-going, which is never fun. Plus sleep wasn’t very good as Cullen was up 4 times last night.
I have been living in this Lululemon Down for a Run Pullover when it has been so cold on my runs. It is down-filled and great for keeping me warm while blocking the wind. This is the first item I’ve owned that I can honestly say has kept my core warm during these single digits runs.
The rest of the plans for the day include a trip to the gym to lift weights, a walk outside since it is finally warm enough, running some errands this afternoon, and making some white chicken chili for dinner.
Enjoy your weekend!