I haven’t updated this thing because, well lack of training plan/races. I could have done the Turkey Trot. But I knew it was going to rain. And rain it did. All day on Thanksgiving. But it was still a nice day. And I ran 10 miles that morning instead of the turkey trot 5.
Ten miles is my long run right now. Not because my legs can’t handle it. But because I love my sleep. I am making up for the past year with a baby I guess. It’s so nice to not have to wake up at 4:45 anymore to pump before running. The earliest I can get myself up lately is about 5:30 and that’s only once a week really. I have been trying to do a week with runs of 10, 8, 7, 6, 5. Sometimes it doesn’t work out though. Last week I could not get in a 10 miler because I got a cold. So it went 8,7,7,6,3,3. I have been really focused on getting faster. I have been doing some 2 mile and 5 mile “time trials.” my 2 mile best right now is 13:21. I am trying to whittle it down to 12. I guess my ultimate goal is to PR in the 4 miler and 7 mile races next year…in July. So I have some time to get there. I just really have to be careful not to get injured. I probably will need to run some 5ks to get myself acclimated to racing fast again. The only races I did this entire year was the 7 mile one and then the two marathons.
Christmas is coming! I am still struggling to find my old jolly self when it comes to Christmas. I used to love it so much and over decorate and over buy presents. I felt very jolly all December long. I don’t get that way anymore which is sad. I’m not sad, but I do miss that feeling. It probably has to do with not having a winter break anymore and not living at home with my parents. You know, real world stuff gets in the way. I always thought that it would come back with little kids.
I do really like taking them to Christmas-y stuff. We went to the town holiday walk. Then we went to another one where they had 14 different Santas wandering around and you could collect their trading cards. That was a lot of fun. The weather was unseasonably warm. It will be until Christmas. So that’s kind of nice but I really do like a white Christmas. We also saw Santa at the mall and will be going to the library’s bake sale/story time/Santa visit this weekend.
Anyways, I ran 10 miles this morning. Ran 2.75 on the treadmill, then outside for 6.25. Last mile was back on the treadmill. Sunday was 7, yesterday was 6 in under 45 minutes. Glad to see my paces back in the mid 7s. Tomorrow will probably be a full rest day. I haven’t had one of those in a week.