Merry Christmas Eve Eve!!
In all honesty, the last two weeks of running have been more miss than hit. I started December strong but went a little off track once my vacation was over. I drive past the lake path every night and wish I was running there instead of the gym. Driving home last night I noticed that the sunset lingered a little more than usual. I then did a happy little cheer in my car once I realized the solstice was the day before. Here’s for gaining more daylight every day!
Between Christmas activities, shopping trips and my stomach, longs runs have been non-existent the past 2 weeks. It’s not like I have a 25K in 5 weeks right? Oops. Actually, that was the first time I counted and now I am scared! Now I am really glad I followed through tonight. 🙂
By the time I was off work, I had lost all desire to run- at least on a treadmill. But it was my only option, so I told myself to tough out 3 miles and head to the gym. I have been tired lately, and reading 80/20, so I set it to a 10:46 pace after a short warm up. I had Christmas music playing in my ears and there was hardly anyone in the gym, so that was nice. I found myself distracted by one of the tv’s; it was playing a show called North Woods Law. I admit that the extent of my reality tv is the Biggest Loser so I had no idea what it was. After a few minutes I gathered that it was like cops but with game wardens. 5 miles later I was still watching.. and running. Sweet! A new episode had just started but I didn’t think another 5-6 miles would be the best idea. Driving home, it occurred to me that after my warm up of .5 mile, I ran the rest without any walking breaks. So my stomach let me run 4.5 miles straight, woo hoo, bonus Christmas gift!! I kept the pace easy but other than the usual treadmill aches, I felt good! Oh and my shoes came untied 3 times. Seriously? I really need to put new laces in my Sayonaras.
I hope everyone is all caught up and prepared for the upcoming festivities. Hopefully not too many last-minute details. As for me I am looking forward to a shorter day at work before dinner with my family. And a little bit of re-wrapping. Putting gifts under the tree early apparently was too much temptation for the puppy-Do you run to holiday music?
Ever have a pet open/ damage a Christmas present? When my brother and I were kids, one of the cats clawed open the wrapping on a Sega Genesis- we knew what we were getting that Christmas!
Are you ready?