Its been a busy few weeks around these parts of the woods.
I was over at my parents’ house for Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving morning Mom, Dad and I all ran in the “Strut Your Stuff.” Mom and Dad ran the 5k and I ran the 10k. The weather was perfect out and it was a nice flat fast course. I will claim this as a new PR! 🙂
The week following Thanksgiving we hit a brutal cold snap. I managed to get out Tuesday for a quick jaunt around the neighborhood and then I gave up after that. It was hard to find the motivation to get out when I was having troubles getting warm inside my house covered in blankets.
That weekend we made a trip to Denver to help my family out with some things. I hadn’t been able to run long in a while. Sure I’ve been running 7 mile runs during the week, but nothing over that.
It started to warm up a bit that next week and I was able to head outside again. We ended up getting a couple 3-5 inches of snow and I was getting cabin fever, so I grabbed Twogs and away we went.
It was a brisk night, but with the snow falling and fresh snow on the ground it was a blast. Runs like this…there is no pressure. No pressure to hit a certain pace or distance. Twogwotee loves these runs. Heck who am I kidding all my kids love to go for runs!
I was able to get in some more runs this past week.
Yesterday we headed up the mountain to find that perfect Christmas tree. And we did! We brought that baby home and set her up last night. Now I don’t have to worry about having a pile of presents with no tree to put them under. We are 100% ready for Christmas in this household.
I was able to take advantage of the gorgeous weather today (I think we hit 49*) and headed out for a nice long run. I had in my mind to get 10-12 miles accomplished. I did a little out and back route and ended up with 10.25 miles. I felt good considering I haven’t gotten many long runs in this training cycle. Only about 4 weeks until my first half in Colorado.
I’ve got some more exciting news later this week, so check back. I’ve also got a review of a fabulous new product I tested out on my run this morning! I can’t wait to share!
We’re getting down to crunch time!
Posted on December 15, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged Christmas, Christmas tree, Colorado, Holidays, running, snow, Thanksgiving, Wildland Firefighter Foundation, Winter running. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.