This week has not gone exactly as planned. I woke up yesterday morning with extremely sore and tired legs. Apparently, it was not the brightest idea to take a fitness class at the gym (especially not one called High Octane Training) the day after a 24K run. High octane recovery might have been a better idea.
I’ve listened to my body for the past couple days in an effort to recuperate. Ran a 10K yesterday and 5K this morning, both at recovery pace. I decided to skip yesterday’s Spin and today’s Boot Camp. These legs needed a break, especially with 10 mile race on Friday.
With all of this free time, I was able to do some shopping and scored a great deal on this awesome jacket:
I love the colour, the warm and fuzzy fabric on the inside, the thumb holes, the little zip pocket… and the colour!
Here I am heading out for my run yesterday:
I also picked up a new pair of shoes. In two years of running, I have yet to find the shoe for me, so whenever a new pair of motion control shoes arrives at our local store, my girlfriend who works there gives me a heads up so I can try them. The latest ones are Saucony’s Progrid Stabil CS. They feel comfortable, but I have to try them out on the treadmill a few times before I commit to keeping them.
That’s about it for me. I can’t believe it’s Christmas Eve already! This evening we’re heading to my parents’ house where we’ll spend the night and all day tomorrow. They live just 15 minutes away, but I love waking up with Mom and Dad and my ‘little’ (23, 19, 17) brother and sisters and spending those first early morning moments together while we’re still groggy – it’s my favourite part of the day.
Interesting fact of the day: it looks like this will be the first time since 1971 when all of Canada will have a white Christmas. How cool is that?
Merry Christmas to my RBFs! Wishing you all safe travels, full bellies and plenty of cheer. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!