Holiday and Training Happenings

I haven’t felt like blogging. Not sure if it has to do with all the events in CT or just lack of things to say.

Even with the negative news, I love this time of year. The mailman has been full of surprises.

Cards from my friends (I’m biased, but I think all my friends make beautiful babies).

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Cards from Kim’s Card Exchange

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A beautiful ornament from Suzanne from Jenny’s Ornament Exchange

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And, a surprise from the girls at RunningSkirts! I can’t wait to try it out!

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P was a trooper and went with me to see the holiday lights at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens on Tuesday. Pictures really don’t do it justice, it was really pretty!  I’m pretty sure all of Atlanta was there-I’m not kidding. It was insanely crowded!

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IMG_2673 In running related news…

It’s been an easy scheduled week. No time goals-just running. Jess wants to make sure my hip is okay. Here’s what I did last week (since some of you said you liked seeing this). The goals are listed and the actual in bold.

Monday: 5 miles easy 8:30-845 did this on the treadmill because of rain. 5 miles in 43:20

Tuesday: crosstrain/rest/yoga. ended up with rest-threw a party at my house that night.

Wednesday: 6 mile tempo run

Mile 1 – 8:30/8:45  8:27
Mile 2 – 8:15/8:30  8:20
Mile 3 – 7:45/7:30  7:39
Mile 4 – 7:20/7:30  7:28
Mile 5 – 8:15/8:30  8:31
Mile 6 – 8:30/8:45  8:40

Thursday: crosstrain/rest went to chiropractor and yoga for athletes 

Friday:5 miles easy 8:30-8:45 had privates pilates session and 5 miles at 8:26 avg. pace

Saturday: 12 miles-first 8 at 8:20-9:00 with last 4 at 8:18 this is my crappy run. I never hit the last 4. stayed between 8:43-8-:59 first 8 and last 4 were 8:19, 8:30, 8:20, 8:28. Had hip pain but was very frustrating seeing as I easily hit my splits at the Kiawah 1/2 marathon the weekend before.

Sunday: rest day (Allison’s baby shower)

Have you heard about the milestonepod? Miss Zippy introduced me to this awesome little gadget and I had to support them. It’s a pod for your shoe that will keep track of your mileage AND keep your safety/personal info in it. It’s only $15! They’ve got 42 days to hit their goal to get this thing produced-so feel free to help out and share on your blog.

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The next few days will be a whirlwind before heading home to Alabama. I will be home for 2 weeks. Not exactly what I had in mind, but the Alabama court system says otherwise. I received a subpoena a few weeks ago stating I have to be in court on January 2nd. It makes absolutely no sense to drive back to Atl and then drive to MS one day later for the Mississippi Blues race so I am staying in Mobile and driving to Jackson, MS instead (only 3 or so hours instead of 6 hours from Atl). It’s all worked out, just going to be hard to pack for the holidays, 2 weeks at home, and a race!

How is your training during the holidays? Are you able to stick to a schedule? Are you traveling for the holiday?

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  • Happy Holidays! I’ve never had a schedule during the holidays so I just try to go with what I can. Thank you very much for the card, hope to meet at a race sometime in the future!!

  • Happy holidays! I’m trying to stick to my schedule. Today is the last day of work for 2 weeks, so I’ll move some things around, but for the most part will work to hit all my scheduled workouts.

  • Do they have a half and a full at MS Blues? Hmmm…

    It’s been hard for me to stick to my schedule because of everyone who is sick and packing for trips.But it’s a great trade! I love Christmas! And lights and cards and seein family.

  • Dark chocolate w/ sea salt–it would be inhaled here! The botanical gardens look beautiful. A good man to tag along!

    Thanks so much for mentioning Milestonepod–they will be excited to see it here!

  • You had a great week socially and training wise. I love getting Christmas cards- some of them are so creative! Obviously I am not, but thanks to Costco it looked like I was. 🙂

    Have fun at home. I am heading to my parent’s house this afternoon, but we have to come back on Sunday because my hubby has to work on Monday. I am kind of bummed, but just glad that I get to see my parents and family because last year I couldn’t go.

    I am doing pretty good with my holiday training. Went to Farmgirlfit Monday, Tuesday & Thursday and have gone for a run on Wednesday and today. Today’s run was at the bright hour of 4:30 am- YUCK. Tomorrow or Sunday I need to squeeze in 11 miles.

    Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas!!!!

  • How fun is it to get mail in general, but how much better is it when it is presents, christmas cards, and free stuff! I’m so jealous! Never heard of those pods before, but they look pretty sweet. May have to look into those!

  • I loved getting y’all’s card 🙂 And now I have your address right in my hot, little hand 🙂 Thanks so much!

    Holidays are hard for me to get anything done because I have all the kids in my face 24/7 pretty much. It can be fun…but it’s also grueling and draining. I’m trying to chill on purpose this year 🙂

  • I need to check out that little gadget. I hate that you are having to deal with all that court stuff. Hope it wraps up quickly. My homertown is Pensacola (just thirty minutes from Mobile) kind of makes me happy.

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