It’s the coldest and snowiest one I can remember in my lifetime. I’m from Michigan so it’s not like I have never seen a cold day. I thought the bitter cold was over. And I woke up this morning to this…
I set a goal to run 1,000 miles in 2014. That comes to (approximately) 84 miles per month. That’s totally doable. I failed this month and I blame it on the cold and snow. I also blame it on me for not checking the weather and realizing I wasn’t going to be able to accomplish that many outdoor runs. I got in 52 miles. However, there are positives of less mileage and more strength and speed.
My average pace was over 30 seconds per mile faster on every run.
I have truly loved the runs I was able to do because there was never a day I felt forced to do them.
The emphasis on strength-training has made a noticeable impact on my overall enjoyment of working out. Variety is the spice of life. 😉
Here’s a recap:
Monday – Peak 8 Sprint workout. Then I walked a couple miles while chatting with a cool man I met that works at the same place I do. Such a small world!
Tuesday – 5.04 miles in 43:00 (8:32 pace)
Wednesday/Thursday – no running. Lots of abs/arms and stretching
Friday – 4.02 miles in 33:50 (8:25 pace)
Saturday – Rest
Sunday – 6 easy miles with Megan.
This weekend was a busy one. I had to work, babysit, participate in my graduate conversations all while getting another 6 inches of snow. I’m super thankful my Dad loves me as much as he does.
Then I had bridesmaid’s dress shopping and a super bowl party – where I ate the best fruit pizza and I tried my hand at making a dish to pass as well – brownie batter dip!!! 🙂