Whether you got all fancy with the bubbly last night or just simply curled up in your PJ's on the couch, I hope you were happy doing it! Matt and I headed to one of our favourite restaurants for a lovely dinner and then cozied up in some flannel on the couch. After a tough fight to see the clock strike midnight, we hit the sack at 12:05. We're wild! ;)
Love 'em or hate 'em?
Personally, I don't tend to make 'Resolutions.' I feel that I'm always striving to improve and/or reach some sort of goal that's usually Health related. So basically, I don't make them, lol.
|I saw this slogan on IG and couldn't resist ;)|
So what did you write on the first blank page of 2014?
I had planned my first 14k for 2014. When I walked Lola earlier in the morning I could feel that the wind was bitterly piercing....even more so than yesterday when I did my last 13k for 2013. Therefore, I layered like a pro. And overdressed. Again. I wore my Breath Thermo Mizuno tights with my wind blocking Running Room pants over top. For my core I did a tight base layer with a t-shirt over the top of it, a pop over type shirt over that AND my long-tailed Running Room jacket over top of that! My neck was protected with a Buff since that was the part that got the most chilly yesterday. My face was coated with Vaseline ( Cocoa butter flavoured...mmm) since the frostbite risk was 'very high.' :S
When my sister asked me what I'd like for Christmas this year, I told her how much I loved the Vaseline kit she got me last year. And "how it prevents chaffing, frostbite and smells good." Her response: "Really!? Okay???? I don't even want to know about the chaffing." LOL. It had two jars of lotion, 2 big tubs of actual Vaseline and the Vaseline lip butter that works awesome for preventing chapped lips in Winter.
My FIL told me about putting it on your skin when the temps are frigid and it really works! A bonus is to get the scented kind. :) When the piercing wind was blowing in my face today, at least it smelled great!
There was a crazy insane head wind at certain points of the run today. That, along with my bazillion layers of clothing, made me feel like the Michelin man when I was running. :D
Yes, I had to 'pick' ice chunks from my head in the area where my toque was attached to my hair. Fun times. Side note: this North Face toque is 4+ years old and keeps my head warmer than any other toque I've ever tried. Get one!
I'm pretty sure after running a hilly chilly 9 miles (which is actually 14.4km....not 14, lol) my face was frozen as seen below for a good 7 minutes, LOL.
1 hr 15 min
8:24 avg. pace/mile
I am trying to be more diligent with my protein intake so I made a cranberry, orange and banana smoothie when I got home. Even though I felt like Frosty the Snowman. I chased it down, so to speak, with a steaming hot Just Us coffee. I figured if I drank it in my Miami mug I'd feel warmer. It didn't work.
If you need me for the other 364 days of this year, you can find me in these pants. I LOVE them! They're the studio pant from Lulu and are by far the most comfy pair of pants ever made in the history of the world. I want them in as many different colours as I can get!
I hope you've had a RUNderful first day of 2014 and thanks for checking in on GGR.