I was going to do a Three Word Thursday post, but I figure I owe you guys many more words than that since I haven't posted since Sunday!
I found wonderful Satsuma Mandarins when I was out shopping this weekend. They make for excellent work snacks.
After work on Monday, I headed out for an 'easy' run and it started out that way with my pace flirting in the mid 8s. Then a guy popped out of nowhere with his dog and I was about to pass him (we were going in the same direction). I noticed he was picking up the pace, or in other words 'wasn't going to let a chick pass him.' ;) Clearly I wasn't going to give up......I can be so stubborn sometimes. Long story short and some 0.5 of a mile later, my Garmin clocked a low 7 mile. Waaaay to fast for my Monday shake out run. The rest of the run went much more slowly, but I kept checking my shoulder for 'that guy with the dog.' hehe.
Check out this early morning cotton candy sunrise!
Yep. This happened on Tuesday! I finally completed and mailed my free entry to the Johnny Miles Running Weekend and selected.............drumroll...........................the Marathon! I'm totally hoping for much cooler temperatures and to return to the old course route this year. That's two full marathons added to my 2014 running calendar!
If you recall, Tuesday is my Yoga day + easy short run day. :) I was completely impressed when I was able to do the dancer and not fall flat on my face. So was my instructor! LOL. And then, to top it off, she called us superstars when we could put ourselves into the full Bow pose. I could feel every muscle in my body for those few breaths. Pweph!
Tuesday's dinner: Roasted chicken breasts, broccoli & carrots with baked sweet potato.
Seriously, this is what Lola does when I'm stumbling out of bed early in the morning. With such a cuddly bed buddy it's no wonder my snooze button and I have such a close relationship, ;)
Super late start to my midweek 7 miler today! We had a staff meeting after work and then I sat in rush hour traffic for much longer than I had planned or wished to. :S Either way, I got my run in and felt awesome! Even if I missed the entire episode of Coronation Street.
My favourite part of PD days: Lunch with Thai food! :D Cashew Chicken gets me every time. And I can never get enough of these fancy carrots.......really, how cool are they?!
It was a very mild rainy short run this evening. I am really working hard this training cycle to not run every run with 'guts all out' as I tend to do. I am working on taking my 'easy scheduled runs' easy so that I do not over train or burn out. I'm workin' on it.
Tomorrow is my Rest Day. I have two pretty big runs on schedule for the weekend. Let's hope we get some great running weather! ;)
Lastly, Adidas recently released the 2014 Boston Jacket in Orange Zest. It is getting very mixed reviews from runners everywhere. Some of the comments are jaw dropping. You can read about it here. Personally, I think it's awesome and I cannot wait to wear it on my back this April. Earning a Boston Jacket is gift of health and fitness. I feel privileged and proud to wear my unicorn gear and this April, you can find me in orange zest! :D
|Photo from the Adidas site|
What do you think of this year's jacket?
Thai food-love it or hate it?
Favourite Yoga pose?
Thanks for paying me a visit and stay dry!