I hear those guys break thumbs

G-dammit.  We are in the midst of another polar wave, arctic vortex, freezer blast, whatever.  After taking two days off in a row last week due to my upper back having spasms, I ran for 6 days in a row.  And I got in 55 miles.  Wowza.  I had a much needed rest day on Tuesday and then I woke up yesterday with exactly zero motivation to run on the treadmill.  It was 6 degrees with -10 windchill, so I really had no choice.  I took some breaks to do planks and weights and ended up doing 7.25 miles.  After Red fell asleep last night I did 2 more.  I planned on actually doing cross training today with a 2 mile treadmill warm up, but Red woke up really early.  So we fell back asleep on the couch together.  I can probably fit in 2 miles tonight and maybe do some push ups or something.

Tomorrow is my long run day.  14 miles.  And it’s going to 0 degrees with -20 windchills.  I already have some shows lined up in my Hulu queue to help me get through 2 hours on the treadmill.  I’m going to start off with some Mindy Project, switch to Parenthood (THE DRAMA!),

and then go back to something light and funny like Parks and Rec or The Goldbergs.  I’m sure I will take a few breaks in there as well for water and stretching.  I always warn RKY that it is a long run morning so if Red is up early, he has to deal.

Saturday I might be able to run outside.  Fingers crossed anyway.  Then comes snow and snow and cold and wind for most of next week.  I think I’m going to say eff it and take it easy next week with lots of sleeping in, cross training, and short but fast indoor runs.

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