Because of Phaedra’s expert advice I still did my long run yesterday despite not having a day of rest before. I’m not going to lie…I was afraid. My legs were a tiny bit sore from Saturday and we got hit with a pretty ugly snowstorm. I didn’t even give myself time to contemplate the run though. I just got dressed and went for my first risky run in a long time.
I had 10 miles (16km) to do and it took me a little longer than my last 10-miler. Not all of the sidewalks were cleared so I had to do a lot of maneuvering and jumping over mini snowbanks. It was real slippery too so it felt like a combination of running and skating. People were looking at me like I was freaking nuts. I didn’t even bother to stop my watch at lights or during the moments where I had to climb. I knew I wasn’t breaking any records so I didn’t really care. I just wanted to get home alive. And I did!! Yay!
Everything hurt by the time I was done. I felt like I used every single little muscle in my body to keep myself balanced. As hard as that run was, I am happy I did it so now I don’t have to try and fit it into my work week. The rest of my Sunday looked a lot like this:
Almond butter banana sandwich > peanut butter banana sandwich at this point in my life. I’m really liking the almonds these days.
Totally random: I don’t know if any of you watch Survivor but I certainly did this season and last night my Instagram friend, Kim (who I get to meet in March!), told me I look like Ciera and sent me this last night:
I have also gotten Tina Fey and Anne Hathaway in the past. I don’t really think I look like any of them but it’s funny how people see things differently.
And now for the Mizuno/Vega giveaway winner…………comment #109 – Chelsea Scott!
Congrats Chelsea!!!!!! You are going to LOVE everything!! Please email me at theathletarian [at] gmail [dot] com with your address so we can get your goodies to you ASAP!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!!!
You all said some really nice things in the comments and I honestly wish I had something for everyone (there may or may not be another giveaway coming tomorrow). You are so appreciative, excited, looking forward to spending time with your families, having BABIES!, baking and eating delicious things (I accept leftovers, especially of the gingerbread variety), taking time to go RUN and doing other awesome winter activities, going on amazing vacations (I am a really good travel partner if you need one), and so much more. Thank you all for entering and for wishing me a Happy Holiday as well. I have two weeks off work and will be spending time with my family, keeping up with training, and eating delicious things.
Did you get to run this weekend?
Has anyone ever told you that you look like someone else??
Do you still have Holiday shopping to do?? I haven’t even started (but I don’t have much to get).