Monday Mush

We had a relatively quiet weekend… most likely the last time that is going to happen until the new year! Anyone else notice their calendar filling up at an alarming rate? Don’t get me wrong – I’m excited about the upcoming festive season (although based on our experience at the mall on Saturday, it is apparently not so much “upcoming” as HERE! NOW! THERE IS NO ESCAPE!), but the challenges that come along with it make me a little nervous. Will I be able to keep up with workout mania with the dinners and parties and all the prep that goes along with it? Will I be able to moderate my indulgences with all the holiday temptations and avoid a bunch of unnecessary weight gain before training starts in January? I hope so! Fortunately I have things like the Amanda’s Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge and my very own Mission: Racing Weight to keep me in line.

On the workout front, I ran a double on Friday (lunch run then evening run with hubs), Bootcamp Saturday morning (feeling it today!) followed by a nice and easy afternoon run. I was able to meet up with the group for my first official post-marathon long run yesterday and inadvertently pushed the pace for 21K in 1:52. It felt great to test out some speed over a longer distance, although it wasn’t quite the “easy Sunday run” that I had bargained for.

One last thing – RWB is hosting a giveaway for some fantastic reflective gear: Run Naked. For five bonus entries we are given the option to submit a photo of our current (creative) reflective gear.

I think I’m going to need a longer extension cord…
Have a great Monday!
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38 thoughts on “Monday Mush

  1. what a speedy run! good work!love that reflective gear. i may need something like that to survive the dark winters here… especially with all the crazy michigan drivers!

  2. Best.Reflective.Wear.Ever.I'm actually looking forward to late November and December. Things seem so much calmer with fall sports done, my races over, and school stuff winding down for the holidays. I hear you on battling the weight gain though. Halloween added the pounds that I normally gain at Christmas, so I'm going into the holiday heavy. Not good.

  3. OMG! That photo just made me laugh so hard. I love that!! I hear you on the schedule.. mine is filling up like crazy!!! And great job on your workout weekend. Sounds like you did a lot of working out!

  4. HAHA! Love that photo 🙂 :)Yeah, I'm usually excited, but a bit anxious when holiday season comes around!You rock lady…that is one solid long run…wow!

  5. Seriously, no more room on my callendar for anything! Ha!Nice workouts lady! You're going to do great, I know it!And I laughed really hard at that pic! You better win! 😉

  6. Nice lights. My mother-in-law is a huge home shopping network type and I am 99.9% sure she could hook you up with some battery operated lights – then you can rock the lights for all of your runs. 🙂

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