I did not run my planned fourteen miles this week. I was able to get ten miles in, so I am thankful for that. But I am also disappointed in myself for not making the time to get the extra mileage in. Sunday was Hubs' birthday so he got to sleep in. Plus, I had to grocery shop before I could go for a run. When I finally got out for a run the timing was such that I had, at most, two and a half hours to run. Not enough time for me to get a fourteen mile run in, that's for sure.
As soon as I left my house and started running I realized I was running straight into a cold wind. The cold ripped through my layers and stabbed at my arms and legs like a beast. I briefly entertained the idea of turning around and going back inside. Instead, I altered my route and stuck to the more sheltered subdivisions.
|Two hours and thirteen minutes later...|
Tapering starts next week. I'll do my usual weekday runs and then on Sunday the plan is for a five mile run.
And then the next week is half marathon time. Eek!
All in all we had a good weekend. Saturday Hubs had to work so my sister and I took the boys to the mall so they could play on the
We had Hubs' parents over Saturday night to watch the Guys so we could go out with my sister and her husband. It was a lovely double date/birthday celebration. I have realized something when it comes to eating. We went to a somewhat fancy place that uses lots of local ingredients. I had a mushroom risotto that was fantastic. And because it was so good and rich, I could only eat part of it. I enjoyed each bite instead of just shoveling it in my mouth. Being aware of what I eat and just enjoying the moment makes for a much more satisfying meal!
Then on Sunday we met Hubs' parents at Carraba's for his actual birthday dinner. This was after my ten miler. For some reason my stomach was a little upset so I wasn't really into the meal. I got spaghetti and meatballs so I could share with the boys and I ate, maybe a quarter of it. I did enjoy their minestrone soup. Honestly, last time Hubs and I went to Carraba's I ended up throwing up so I think the link was still there in my mind which made everything taste kinda ick.
I did save some room for birthday cheesecake!
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