I think this training cycle's end snuck up on me as I was (cough) shovelling or falling on the snow/ice. :S
|Spraining my ankle was not fun, but let's face it: Falling sure does make for good blog material ;)|
My motto for these next few weeks and the past short while has been "Think Boston." For instance, when I'm super exhausted at the end of the work day and a run is yet to happen, I think of Marathon Monday and how all these cold, snowy, tired, treadmill, hot gym, hilly, long, short, fast and rainy runs will all be worth it. ;)
|Visualising this moment usually gets me out the door. ;)|
So let's take a look at some training snippets from the past week:
Boston Bound runners in our parts have to be quite creative to get their 20 milers in these days. You see, we are stuck in some sort of infinite winter weather pattern, even though in meteorological terms Spring has apparently Sprung....yeah whatever, lol.
Last Saturday Nick and I drove out to Victoria's town and ran a route along a road that had virtually no traffic. We did ten miles out and back over very rolling terrain but I didn't even care because I was just so happy for clean dry pavement and to be running OUTSIDE!
Mile 17 ish
20 miles in the books!
|20 miles 2:55 hours 8:45 pace/mile|
Route and elevation profile:
I've been lazy in self care so I turn to Yee to fix me up. If I would just get my butt in gear and foam roll more consistently my visits with her probably wouldn't involve as many teeth clinches as she works out tension. :S
|She is a very thoughtful RMT since she purchased this cozy blanket for the frigid winter months. :)|
Oh look, clean Gu wrappers that have been through the wash! Unfortunately this is not the first time this has happened...lol.
Okay, wide-er streets permitted some outdoor running again. :D In case you were wondering I DO wear my orange zest Boston jacket all the time these days. It offers awesome visibility around the snowbanks and of course it's motivating to be sporting my Boston Swag. ;)
Yep, orange jacket again...lol. And I got rained on big time! But when I was out in the pouring rain with squishy toes, "Think Boston" got me through, seriously.
|Soaked and apparently fogged from the rain...lol.|
And I was doing very well too...but today, warm cookies fresh out of the oven were a no brainer.
Apparently I can't turn my head for a second when walking Lola. Clearly she's quite the adventurous chick who enjoys exploring snow banks. Silly girl. <3
Speaking of this crazy girl, I was scrolling through some of her puppy pics and look how cute she is!
Hehehe, I could just squeeze her little fuzzy face...lol.
Oh HELLO! New season of The Mindy Project...Yes please!!!
And finally, Sunday is the Season Finale of TWD :( sniff sniff. All I have to say is....
Thanks again for stopping by and checking on GGR. :) Have a beautiful day!
What motto or mantra helps you push through?
What are you training for???
Are you a Walking Dead or Mindy Project fan?????
Happy Running,Heather :)
P.S. I'll be heading over to Cow Bay on Sunday to do the Moose Run 25km with some runner pals. Hope to see you there!