It’s only 11:30 am and I feel like I’ve been up for days(“up faa dayzz”-she says in her Boston accent). It started snowing two days ago and has not relented. In fact, it’s supposed to continue on snowing through today.
Truly, I adore snow days. What’s not to love about a day I get to stay home? I don’t even mind shoveling (it’s a great workout, what can I say?!). But I DO MIND the cold. And I mind that I have to stay inside all day. (It is blizzard-ing)!And I will most likely have to stay inside tomorrow too. (Anyone wanna call the WAAAMBULANCE for me?!?) I also heard that there is a crazy number of states who are being hit by this blizzard.. I think I heard a number like 20? That’s insane. Today, in the Boston area, it’s going to be the coldest day/night in YEARS. so if you are in one of these 20 states…Be safe!
Yesterday, Instead of running on the old ‘mill, I actually focused on strength. I lost a lot of my strength from thanksgiving through……well…through NOW if I’m being truthful. I used to lift weights twice a week but somehow I have gotten both lazy and sleepy when it comes to my desire to lift weights. I’m re-focusing that goal now and plan to go back to my old habits.
Since I haven’t been doing it in a few weeks, I have definitely noticed a shift in my running: normally, my average speed is 7:40 for a mile..and know it has slipped to 8:40. Yuckkkkk!!!!! (To clarify: there’s not a SINGLE thing wrong with that being ANYONES pace….I am tying to be faster so that is the ONLY reason I am upset with me). I never realized that my strength training actually DOES make me faster.
Friday is “Tempo Friday”.. I’m KNOW I need to focus on my tempo runs-this will increase my speed and hopefully get me my sub 3:30 marathon. (Oh btw this run will be taking place on my treadmill:
My run will look like this:
1 1/2 mile warm up at 8 -8 1/2 minutes per a mile
7 miles at goal marathon pace of 7:35
1/2 mile Cool down 8 1/2 minutes per a mile.
I have been very non-exciting over the past two days. But here is my day(s) in a few pics:
….for my eggplant pizzas.. For the recipe, you can go here. You really should. They are a healthy “pizza”. I didn’t even know I liked eggplant until I tried it this way. Plus I really love making my own sauce from the tomatoes we have canned from our own garden.
And last but not least, how I am going to amuse myself today:
I have heard awesome things about it from other bloggers and read a review by one of my fave bloggers, Olive To Run . She is awesome and I trust I am in good hands by buying this book!
Oh, just one more pic..this pic cracked me up…I saw it somewhere and saved it..HILARIOUS:
Anybody else read Divergent yet ?
Who’s snowed in and how are YOU amusing yourself on this day?
Well. I guess I can’t put it off any longer..it’s treadmill time!
Run Free, Run Strong!