Happy day after Thanksgiving! I hope you all had a wonderful day. It was just our little family of 4 for the day (5 if you include Oscar, but he spent a good bit of the day in his crate since he’s a food snatcher). We still had a feast and we curled up on the couch together for a movie. It was a very laid back day. And I’m happy to have spent it with my loves.
I had every intention of blogging this week, but I forgot to get the pictures off my memory card. And I had a full to do list. I’ll do better next week.
Even when I’m too busy to blog I’m not too busy to get my workout in.
Saturday was group run day! I love Saturday group runs. Since I’m not in training I really have no plans for my Saturday runs, so I just kind of go with the flow. Last week I ran long and speedy, but this week it was social! I ran with two of my best running friends and we just chatted the whole time! 5 miles at a 10:07 min/mile pace. And when I got home I took Cupcake out for a training run (0.78 miles).
Sunday, of course, was a rest day.
Monday I got up before the girls and did a full body strength workout. All weighted, all compound exercises.
I was sore on Tuesday. But I still got out there for a run. I met up with some MRTT gals after Pumpkin’s gymnastics class. I got in 4 miles (10:15 min/mile) and enjoyed the social aspect of running again.
Wednesday was a beautiful day! I woke up early again and got my strength training in, but that afternoon while Cupcake was at her gymnastics class I had to get outside again! I just couldn’t resist the 55 degree weather! So I ran back and forth near the gym, turning around whenever I ran out of sidewalk. I got in 4.15 miles (8:52 min/mile). It felt great! My actual pace was a tad faster, but I had to wait for traffic a few times.
And I got to flip my magnet back. It had been flipped upside down on Tuesday.
Yesterday was turkey day and what do people do on turkey day? Turkey Trot! I wasn’t going to sign up for the Turkey Trot this year. And technically I didn’t. I signed Cupcake up for the 1 mile race, but someone had to run it with her, so I had to sign up as well. Our local race starts and ends downtown. And with a race of 10,000 people it can get pretty hectic. It’s only 3 miles from our house, so I threw Cupcake in the stroller and we headed down. (2.93 miles, 9:33 min/mile)
We took a big MRTT group photo, which was awesome!!! And they all headed to their corrals for the 5 mile race and we made our way to the back for the 1 mile.
Two of her friends were running the race with her (with their dads) and their moms ran the 5 mile. We crossed the start line and just like every other race we spent a lot of time trying to get around people! She did such a good job of staying with me and keeping her little legs moving. She got a little whiny towards the end, but she kept running and she finished her 1 mile race in 14:11. Not too shabby for a 5 year old who only ran 3 training runs!
There were no finishers medals for the race, but our girls assumed there would be, so we found medals online and ordered them. $6 well spent! The girls were so excited to receive them! Cupcake wore hers the rest of the day and is now proudly displaying it on her wall. And has asked me to make her a medal hanger.
After the race we had to head back home, which meant I had to push Cupcake in the stroller for another 3 miles. I knew there would be some uphill, but it wasn’t until I started running, pushing that 50 lb kid, into the wind that I realized just how uphill it was!
Yeah, straight uphill! And that kid is heavy! I definitely earned some turkey dinner!
Today is strength training day and I’m going to get my cardio in chasing my turkeys all over the museum later.
Did you trot for turkey yesterday?