Another week in the books! The weather has been terrible lately, but I’m proud of myself because I still got out there and ran (only 1 gym run last week!)
Mileage for this week: 15.91km
Mileage for #100DaysofMiles: 27km/161km (17miles/100miles)
Mileage for #2015in2015: 27km/1623km (17miles/1008miles)
It was insanely cold and blustery (60km/hr gusts!!), so I decided that instead of getting hypothermia/frostbite I would run inside at the gym (this is the day I found out that my gym pass was expiring the next day…WHOOPS!). I’ve decided to make it my goal to run at least 5k 3 times a week when I’m not training for a race. After my run, I came home, did some yoga to stretch out (I’ll do a post about my favourite yoga videos, I also have a pinterest board for yoga!) I’ve been following (but have been slacking) Yoga With Adrienne’s 30 Days of Yoga Challenge, so that’s one of the workouts I did after a general yoga for runners video. After, I tried something new for supper…and lemme just say, it was delicious! 😀
First night back at ladies’ curling! We’ve been on a losing streak lately (although we’ve all been making some pretty wicked shots!) so hopefully the new year will bring new chances to win! I was exhausted when I got home so into bed I went with Ghost and it was snuggle time!
It was freezing cold out (a balmy -16C), but thankfully no wind, so I decided that I would bundle up and run with Ghost outside. I had to wear: long sleeve shirt, zip-up hoodie, jacket, toque, neckwarmer, mittens, lined running leggings, pants, and my Saucony Gortex Trail shoes. I was warm, but I felt like the Michelin Man…Ghost seemed fine, but we had to stop a couple of times and take out the melted icy-snow from between the pads of her feet 😦 So I’ve decided no more runs with me unless it’s 0C or higher. The poor thing would also stand on 3 legs at the lights or crosswalks while we waited. I felt terrible! After that run I decided to look into lighter but warmer running jackets (I found a good down-filled jacket that was on sale at Joe Fresh! It’s not meant for running, but it does the job!), as I felt huge and sluggish. I was sad, because I used mapmyrun to map out my run, but I forgot a part of it when I got out there, so I didn’t get my full 5k in 😦 After that run, I worked 3-11, where I got to spend a large portion of my night at Tim Horton’s while one of the youth was at cadets. I got to eavesdrop on old people, which is fun, but I’m fairly certain they were all hard of hearing, so it was also quite loud.
Not much to report. I worked 3-11 again. It snowed. A LOT. So it was a pretty terrible drive home, but I made it. I also had to prepare for my night shift on Friday night, so I stayed up until about 3:30 am.
I woke up to a nasty, sleety day. I decided against running outside as the weather consistently got worse, so I prepared myself for another run at the gym. I even got a treadmill workout all planned out from fitnessandfeta! (I have another pinterest board for running). But, alas, when I arrived at the gym, it was actually closed, so I didn’t get to do anything that day! 😦
Consisted of sleeping. I was going to run, but I can’t remember why I didn’t. Probably the weather and unplowed sidewalks. It obviously was an eventful day if I can’t even remember what I did! HA HA Oh wait! I had my first Yoga for Runners class! It was a great way to stretch out, and I must say I really do enjoy holding poses for longer to get an even better stretch. I don’t know about holding hard poses (ahem, plank) for longer, but when it comes to restorative yoga definitely a must! When I got out it was very snowy.
I was going to get up and run with GRC, but I looked outside, and at the sidewalks, and decided that I wasn’t going to take my chances, and waited until later to run. I wore my new down-filled jacket and was snuggly and warm! However, I should’ve wore an extra layer on my legs, as they went numb very quickly, and a neckwarmer/scarf to cover my cheeks. I told a friend I ran 6.4k outside, and because of the slush in places when I got home I wanted to lay down, but it was too cold outside so I didn’t. Part of my run was a slight downhill, but because my run was an out and back run, when I turned around I had to run uphill in slushy, soft snow, so needless to say I ended up walking parts until I could see bare sidewalk again. It was frustrating to say the least. Not to mention, snow kept piling up in the tread of my trail shoes so I was getting frustrated with knocking that out too. I’m glad I got out there, but I definitely hate that aspect of winter running. But I try to remember that every tough run means an easy one is coming soon.
That was my week! I’m hoping I can get 3 runs in this week too, so wish me luck that the weather remains good.