So my usual homeward bound commute from work takes me about 40 minutes on a typical day. Not on Wednesday. :S We had a snow storm move into the city mid afternoon which led to a stand still on the bridge. Just lovely...lol. After an hour and a half of slow crawling, I made it home.
Waiting for me were these glorious kicks! The new Asics Kayano 20 Lite Show in Glacier Mint. Notice the complimentary pair of socks Hashem always throws in. :D These shoes have awesome reflectivity which is great since 4/6 runs a week are happening after sunset.
Even though it was a blizzard outside, I decided I'd still get my 4 miler in. EVEN if it involved a slow snowy shuffle. ;)
Basically, my eyes were frozen shut by the time I arrived home. If you look closely you can see the frost and snow on my eye area.
No snow storm today, but some super tricky footing in areas. The sidewalks were comparable to a skating rink so I hit up the side streets instead for my 7 mile Tempo Run.
I was cautious with my stride and therefore wasn't exactly able to hit my pace of 8 min/miles ...... but I think I'd prefer to be 6 sec slower per mile on the run than have a major fall. So, I'll take it!
Rest day. No running happened today.....just as planned. :) I'm being such a good listener for this training cycle, lol. Not sneaking in any miles what so ever!
We made a super awesome dinner tonight of salmon, roasted sweet potato, broccoli and snap peas. We were so excited to eat it that there are no pics. :( Sorry.
Finally, my first daylight run in the new kicks!
I headed out to the post office along the main road here for a total of 7 miles. I was pleased with the pace, even though I knew I had not hydrated properly yesterday which left me with tree-trunk legs. Let's just say I am currently making up for it in order to prep for my 14 miler tomorrow!
I had a few people inquire about my use of Beet root juice on one of my last posts. So, here's the link to a post I did in October just before the PEI marathon if you are interested. Long story short, it's used by endurance athletes because of it's performance enhancing effects. Enjoy!
I love when you pop over to GGR! Have a beautiful day :)
What are your weekend plans?
Have you ever tried Beet root Juice?