saturday-6 miles on TM + lunges and squats
After a whole season of not running more than about 5 miles at a time, I’m excited to say, I’m back at it!!! I know you’ll all think I’m crazy, but I think I’m going to to run the half marathon on Thanksgiving day that I ran last year with my cousin Mckae. Obviously, I’m not running it for time, but just for fun and of course so I can have all the desserts and gravy that I want ha
Friday I headed up to my sisters to play. The gorgeous weather continues!
Saturday morning I got up did some laundry, scrubbed the floors and then jumped on the treadmill. J loved playing on the chairs that I had moved to mop. It made me laugh cuz I totally remember doing that when I was young too.
During the run, I felt great! It’s amazing how good it feels to run again after so much time off from speed work and long distances. I felt strong so I decided to make it a progression run so that I wasn’t totally bored. I started at 5.4mph and ended at a 7.4mph(7:44 pace) with a 9:20 average pace. After the run, I felt pretty good, but the lunges and squats did me in. It’s been awhile since my legs were tired, it feels good 😉
Later that afternoon(after refueling with pears<–so good right now! and yogurt) we headed to Josh’s grandma’s house. His aunt Laurie came to visit and I had never met her before. It was so fun to get to know her and see cousins. She brought the kids these cute frogs and candy. J wanted a ‘silly’ picture with it.
We went on a walk to take a family pic and there was a beautiful duck pond. The boys loved it! That night Josh and I had a church meeting so J got to play with Grandma and papa.
Sunday after church I had my parents and Bree over for dinner. I finally had my mom teach me how to make gravy and I can’t wait to practice a few more times. Gravy, it’s serious business over here.
Then we played Yahtzee and Josh dominated! And yes, J is licking the mixer to the cookies I made. Don’t judge. . .
have you started Christmas shopping yet?
what is the one thing at Thanksgiving dinner you must have?