Now that I'm back to work Saturday is without a doubt my favourite day of the week, for sure. ;) Lola and I got to enjoy a nice little sleep in until 8:30 today!!! Matt is not much of a fan for sleeping in, lol.
I thought that for today I'd do a Saturday 6 instead of the Friday 5 that I originally intended but I got totally immersed into Project Pack up Christmas that took place at the Callaghan residence last night.
1. Now you see it, now you don't. :( I was sad to pack the Christmas tree away this year. Normally I'm eager to get the house back into some state of normalcy and tidiness, but I really grew to to enjoy the lights during the evening.
2. Training has begun! Currently I'm following Hal Higdon's Advanced 1 Marathon Training Plan, but on January 25the 12 week Boston Bound plan also by Hal Higdon comes into effect. They have very similar structures so it won't be much of a change really. I have already started praying to the snow Gods to be kind to us this winter.
|One last photo with the Christmas Lights.|
I'm also back on a very strict "Friday is REST day" plan. I almost considered running after work yesterday, almost. I ran into Marg at the grocery store and she asked, "I thought Friday was a rest day?" LOL...I think that we were meant to see each other yesterday to remind me about that. I hadn't taken a day off running since Dec. 4 so I was long overdue. I want to train and recover PROPERLY for my body.
3. Nutrition! Now that the holly jolly chocolate & cheese eating season has come to a close, it's time to get back on track with quality foods for quality performance. ;)
|Tilapia, purple potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots and broccoli.|
And of course, some essentials. :)
|I'm pretty sure this was my third trip to the grocery store this week!|
I take a grapefruit with me to school every day and this past week one of my students asked me what I was eating because I was eating in the class with them. When I replied, "It's a grapefruit!" Several of them gave me wide eyes and had no idea what it was. My super sweet and awesome EPA who works with a student in my class took it upon herself to buy a few grapefruits for the class to taste test the very next day. LOL...after a 10-1 countdown she got them to all take a taste at the same time. I'm pretty sure I can count on one hand the students who gave it a thumbs up...lol.
4. Tunes! For some reason I've been listening to very mellow music on the run these days. One of my favourites I've recently re added to my running play list is this one:
|I caught myself singing this out loud in the photocopy room on Thursday when I thought I was ALONE. Nope, a coworker was behind the tall bookcase chopping paper and heard me...LOL. I was super embarrassed!|
|I celebrated with my 7 mile run. :)|
|This super cute gold running bangle on the right. I LOVE it!|
What are you training for currently?
Are you a grapefruit fan?
What's your current favourite tune?