Last week, I started to run again. I felt good and recovered enough to move a bit more than a walk and elevate my HR a bit.
I kept all my runs to about an hour with one longer run of 10 miles on Friday. All of them were on the treadmill as Syracuse got a large quantity of snow this week. I’m not complaining because zoning out listening to podcasts felt really good.
Running felt good.
No workouts, no mile paces to hit or number to reach. Just good running and base mileage.
I keep up with a lot of other athletes on Strava (the elites I just ran with at TNF actually) and some of them began running a bit this week, others not so much. That goes to show that we all need different types of recovery.
I’m not starting to train again until January. No focused workouts or running if I don’t want to. I might do a progression run or fartlek if I’m feeling good before then and it sounds fun. I hesitate to run outside right now for two reasons:
1.) I run at 6AM and it’s dark
2.) I don’t know where I am going
Honorary reason 3.) It’s freezing, wet, slushy and I don’t want to fall
Besides running, I started my job at Strong Hearts Cafe this week. There is a lot to learn, but the environment is such that I will pick it up quickly. The people are productive and nice, the food is delicious. I’m enjoying it.
I got invited last minute on Saturday to go to Disney on Ice with my sister and her boyfriend’s family. When I say last minute, that really is what I mean. I was on my way back to Syracuse from Ithaca and my sister called. I had 40 minutes to get there (a usual hour long car ride)…and I got there.
It was magical and fun and all that jazz. I’m glad I went, my sister and I usually have a lot of fun.
I went to a cookie party with my friend Suzie (hey guuuuuuuuuuuurl!) and got a goodie bag to take home.
When I finished it, I decided to make some of my own. I don’t have an oven, so no bakes are my friend. I made dark chocolate PB cups. The chocolate recipe is from this post by Leah.
They turned out pretty good, but chocolate and peanut butter are hard to get wrong.
This week contains more work, seeing friends and enjoying the Syracuse weather.