This week was a bit different schedule wise since I completed my long run from the previous week on Monday. Because of that I skipped the Monday run. So on Tuesday it was time to cross-train. I went with the elliptical for 40 minutes. I wore the Garmin to keep track of my heart rate and make sure I was in the right area. I read the latest issue of Runner's World while I was on the elliptical.
Thursday I hit the road again on a loop around and through the neighborhood. For this run I got to try a new run/walk ratio of 4/1. This is going to be my ratio for the half marathon so I was excited to see how this run would be. It ended up going really well. I find that the first run after a few days off goes really well - rest does the body good! I walked out the door of the house and started my warm-up when I realized I forgot my iPod. I didn't really feel like heading back so I just continued with my run. It ended up not being a big deal. I enjoyed the quiet time by myself and as it was just getting dark I got to see all the pretty Christmas lights on the houses. The weather was nice and cool which made for a comfortable run. I finished the run with four stride drills too.
Friday there was no cross-training. I worked all day and then drove five and half hours to Beaufort, SC, my hometown. We were celebrating my grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary so the family was gathering for a surprise party.
Saturday I got up around seven to cold weather and an overcast sky. I had six miles scheduled so I headed out. I had never really run in this area so I went exploring through a few different neighborhoods. About a mile into the run it began to drizzle and it continued throughout the run. Besides being wet and kind of cold, it was a good run. Except I did get a stinking blister on my right heel that stings a bit.
|My sister and me- cold, but happy.|
What changes have you made in your life that have brought you happiness?