I woke up to some AMAZING news this morning – I have been selected to be a Nuun Hydration ambassador for 2018! I am super excited to represent Nuun in 2018 – it has been my go to since it was first introduced to me by my Running 101 coach! I love that it is made with plant based ingredients and helps replenish electrolytes after run. I usually end up drinking it on a daily basis to help avoid dehydration!
The last two weeks have been incredibly busy! I’ve kept up with my run streak – and while my 1 mile days are out numbering my 1+ mile days, I truly do feel like I’m learning to make time for running and hope I’ll be able to continue this after my run streak to incorporate some crossing training. (Who knows, maybe I’ll try a Yoga Streak in the new year!). I ran my second race of my run streak, and it was ROUGH – but it feels like a turning point and it has gotten easier every day since that race.
Are you running a holiday race? Tell me all about it in the comments!
1.03 mi (16:17) 15:47 min/mi | Avg HR: 141 bpm | Max HR: 162 bpm
I made the mistake of waiting until after we ate dinner and grocery shopped – I had such bad side stitches!
3.02 mi (42:50) 14:10 min/mi | Forgot my heart rate monitor at home
Ran 6:2 intervals at the track during lunch. I was supposed to run four, but ended up with only three since I had to get back to work!
2.22 mi (36:48) 16:35 min/mi | Avg HR: 139 bpm | Max HR: 168 bpm
Run commute home – it sure gets dark out there quickly in the winter months!
1.73 mi (30:00) 17:19 min/mi | Avg HR: 128 bpm | Max HR: 157 bpm
Early morning at the gym. I made sure to get my mile in early today because I was heading downtown for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Fall Kick off party!
1.51 mi (24:08) 16:00 min/mi | Avg HR: 135 bpm | Max HR: 171 bpm
I was planning to run during lunch at work since Roswell and I were hitting the road immediately after work to head to Williamsburg. However, that didn’t happen and I ended up running on the treadmill at the hotel around 8pm. Whatever it takes, right?
1.39 mi (20:03) 14:28 min/mi | Avg HR: 142 bpm | Max HR: 157 bpm
One of my most fun runs so far, I ran around Colonial Williamsburg on Saturday morning. It was great seeing all of the Christmas decorations and a few other runners as well!
Sunday 12/3 – Christmastown Dash 8K
5.14 mi (1:07:47) 13:11 min/mi | Avg HR: 160 bpm | Max HR: 177 bpm
I’ll just say this was not my favorite race. It started with a few miles outside the park through the parking lots. I get that (I will run on highways to run through Disney). We entered the park, and it was A LOT of fun. We had gone to Christmastown the night before so we had a bit of a preview. After another mile or so, we exit the park for another few parking lot miles including TWO out and backs. At one point, we crossed a bridge that overlooked the finish line, and I thought that was just cruel! I think I was a bit worn out from the week plus of running, that by the time I was crossing that bridge (knowing I’d have to turn around and cross it again), I just started walking. I finished faster than my Navy 5 mile time, which is a bonus, but it just didn’t feel great and I don’t know that I would sign up for this race again.
Total mileage for the week: 16.04 miles
Total mileage for November: 21.05 miles
1.01 mi (13:29) 13:25 min/m | Avg HR: 144 bpm | Max HR: 154 bpm
Back at the track for an easy recovery mile after the 8K.
1.82 mi (30:07) 16:33 min/mi | Avg HR: 119 bpm | Max HR: 150 bpm
Easy treadmill mile before some Quick Strength for Runners exercises.
2.41 mi (31:47) 13:12 min/mi | Avg HR: 149 bpm | Max HR: 175 bpm
Track after work – again it got dark quickly. Thankfully, I had the college triathlon team literally running laps around me, but at least I wasn’t alone on the dark track. My scheduled workout was 15 minutes in Zone 4 with 5 minutes recovery, twice. I ran the first 15 AWESOMEly – including my first sub 11 minute mile since the summer. However, after that, I started to feel wobbly and the triathlon team was leaving, so I decided to call it a day.
1.79 mi (30:22) 17:01 min/mi | Avg HR: 121 bpm | Max HR: 151 bpm
Easy treadmill mile before some Quick Strength for Runners exercises. I ended up cutting my workout short because I knew I was meeting with my personal trainer Friday evening, and I knew being sore for that would be AWFUL.
1.25 mi (19:06) 15:15 min/mi | Avg HR: 142 bpm | Max HR: 163 bpm
1 hour personal training – legs and abs circuit
Quick treadmill mile before working out with my trainer – she killed my quads and I’m still walking funny three days later.
1.01 mi (13:40) 13:30 min/mi | Avg HR: 146 bpm | Max HR: 157 bpm
It snowed! I needed to take my #WeRunSocial ornament and Blogger #HolidayCardSwap to the post office and I needed to get my mile, so I ended up walking to the post office and running home.
2.09 mi (34:48) 16:39 min/mi | Avg HR: 128 bpm | Max HR: 163 bpm
Just another easy run – it was lovely with all of the snow. It’s mostly melted now.
Total mileage for the week: 11.37 miles