Mileage for Feb. 7th & Feb. 10th and “Wildflower Running” article by Runwiki
February 10, 2014 —
It was freezing and very icy Friday after I got home from work, but wanted my legs to move so I ran around town for a little bit. Here’s my stats for Friday, February 7, 2014 -
1.52 miles —- 16:08 —- 10:35 pace per mile.
I also wanted to share a wonderful blog post I found this week written by one of my Oiselle teammates, Lisa, over at her blog Runwiki. I came across this beautifully written post she wrote, and was completely blown away by it. You should definitely check out her post here…. http://www.runwiki.org/2014/02/05/wildflower-running/#.Uv02LRZiNhA
For today’s Monday miles (Feb 10, 2014) I ran Sarah’s loop. When I got home from work around 4:30 pm it was a temp of 23, but had a “feels like” temp of 8 degrees. BURRR! I bundled up and hit the streets though. My toes were extremely cold, but I did of course remember my mittens, so my hands were fine. The sidewalks were still slightly covered with snow, but I was happy that the sun was out and still setting as I made it home.
2.07 miles —- 20:08 —- 9:44 pace per mile
3 miles before the storm
February 4, 2014 -
3.04 miles —- 28:56 —- 9:31 pace per mile.
Ran “Sarah’s loop” after work. Felt good, and caught some sunshine before it started setting. Got in a good three miles before the storm tomorrow!
February 3, 2014 -
These are the days where I wish I had a treadmill.. or a gym membership! Ran while lots of snow was falling this afternoon. There was about a good 2-3 inches, maybe more, on the sidewalks and streets. It was also slushy in some spots too, making it more difficult. It was tough, almost like running in sand on the beach. I’m glad I got out there though, and didn’t fall.. yet!
1.51 miles —- 15:41 —- 10:24 pace per mile
Friday afternoon run on the last day of January!
January 31, 2014 -
Two awesome things about this run…..ran “Sarah’s loop” after work, and felt fast! Maybe it was the sprints on the track a few days ago..? Nathan was also home as I was heading out for my run, which never happens! It was SO nice to see him there, and have him already home when I came back!
2.01 miles —- 19:00 —- 9:16 pace per mile
I also can’t believe it’s the end of January already! Time is FLYING!!
Zumba & the track workout that didn’t go as planned…
January 29, 2014 -
I signed up for a ZUMBA class on Wednesdays after work! It was a great 45 minute class, that had me shaking my booty and working up a sweat. There were some fast fancy moves, and lots of squats too! I will be feeling it tomorrow!
After the Zumba class I headed home to change into warmer clothes, and then drove to the high school track to work on some sprints. Unfortunately, it didn’t go as planned and ended up being a bad idea because the track was covered with snow and ice!
I sprinted out a mile on the track… without falling!! The wind was brutal, and it was pretty cold.
track— 1.02 miles —- 9:26 —- 9:14 pace per mile
January 23, & Jan 24th mileage
January 24, 2014 -
Wow, it’s been COLD! This is winter though, and I still love LOVELY New England. :)
1.01 miles —- 10:22 —- 10:15 pace per mile.
First very COLD run in a while where I forgot my gloves… AND hand warmers… which is not good. I have Raynaud’s so the fact that I forgot gloves and hand warmers didn’t help my situation at all. I really just couldn’t handle the cold any longer than this one mile. The rest of my body was fine, except for my hands, which turn really white, become so numb that it hurts and feels like they are on fire. I was glad to get out and get some fresh air though, because the kids at school are all so sick.
January 24, 2014…..
1.19 miles —- 11:41 — 9:51 pace per mile
Another cold run this Friday after work. At least I remembered my mittens this time. :)
Damien Jurado LIVE!
January 22, 2014 -
Yesss! Such a great night! A couple of months ago, Nathan was able to snagg tickets to see Damien Jurado! He was playing at a small venue near us. It was absolutely perfect. We love his songs, and his performance LIVE was top notch. Courtney Marie Andrews opened for him, and she was fabulous as well. Damien talked a lot about his new album that was actually released on this day! It was nice to hear him explain his stories and songs, and share his ideas behind it all.
Everything about the whole show was amazing, and we had great seats too! It was nice and super special having an evening out with Nathan, something we don’t do nearly enough. :)
Morning run & love for the @Oiselle Trials Hoodie
January 20, 2014 —
Happy Martin Luther King Day!
6.54 miles —- 1:04 —- 9:44 pace per mile
Ran in the early afternoon. Ran out three miles, and then back a different way for another 3.54 miles. Quite hilly. Ran though a small town. Legs felt good. Had a tough headwind for the last two miles. Luckily it wasn’t too cold, and the sun was out! It was pretty bright out because of the snow on the ground. Maybe I’ll have to start thinking about running sunglasses…
After I came back home from the 6 miles, the rest of the day was quite relaxing. Of course after I showered, I immidiately put on my Oiselle Trials Hoodie. This hoodie is my ultimate favorite hoodie, and I’m actually thinking about getting another one because I wear this one all the time, and when it’s in the laundry, I get bummed out. It’s always the first one I grab, or look for hanging in my closet.
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Winter Wonderland - January 19, 2014
January 19, 2014 -
Took a little detour this Sunday on my way to the grocery store. Absolutely beautiful and breathtaking.
January run & 100m sprints
January 15, 2014 -
It was such a beautiful day in the 40’s today, that I couldn’t wait to get home and go running. I took a different route this afternoon. I ran up to the high school and around the track. When I reached two miles, I kept RunKeeper going, and started on 100m sprints with my cool down being an slow jogging pace (around 30 seconds rest) back to the 100m starting, and then starting up with a sprint.
19:51, 19:48, 19:49, 19:04 were the seconds for the 4x100m sprints.
After the last 100m sprint, I stopped to take in the breathtaking beautiful January sunset, and headed home before it got too dark. I definately worked up a sweat!
Total mileage, including sprints:
4.29 miles —- 43:08 —- 10:03 pace per mile