Hi guys! It’s two o’clock on Sunday afternoon and I haven’t run yet, but I won’t be able to run until Callum goes to bed tonight and I don’t want to wait that long to publish this post so I’m going to be ballsy and document a
6 miler 11 miler on the treadmill before it actually happens. Post-tribulation people won’t have a problem with this, no doubt, but my superstitious friends might squirm around in their seats a bit. Edited to add: I ended up running 11 miles, not 6, so I guess I taught myself a lesson!
Grand total mileage for the week is
60 65, which is a Christmas miracle because we’ve got about 60 miles high of snow outside right now and it ain’t letting up anytime soon. I’m not much of a whiner because it repels people and my feet do a good enough job of that, but if I were to come up with a complaint or two it would probably contain the word “snow.” Oh, and “sleep.” And “gas pains.” I uhhh… I’ll stop now.
Monday– Andrew taught a real estate course this morning and came home a bit earlier in the day. I spent the morning making freezer meals so he sent me out for a run when he got home. He took Callum to play soccer at the park and I ran 9 miles. I totally thought I’d clock some decent paces but it was a slogfest out there. YEESH.
Tuesday– No idea how I even fit this in today. It’s been pretty much a repeat of last week: spend all night dealing with Callum crying about having to sleep in his own bed (he barely slept), drag my ass out of bed at the last second (missing my early morning run and alone time), push Callum in the stroller down and up that MF hill (we did 6 miles today), jet off to yet another appointment, he falls asleep in the van, I transfer him to bed and then I run out my stress on the treadmill (I did 4 miles today). I wanted to do some faster paced miles but I’m tired AF and couldn’t do it.
Wednesday– Grandma Slane watched Callum for a few hours so that Andrew and I could spend the morning together! We were supposed to run together but Andrew felt really sick so I went by myself. It was sunny and gorgeous out but extremely windy. The first 4 miles were downhill but straight into the wind and then the 4 miles back were straight uphill. It was a tough run. I felt like I worked really hard for this one.
Thursday– I usually do my speed work at the beginning of the week but when I tried to go fast on Tuesday, my legs just wouldn’t turn over, so I picked today to be the day. I did 5 easy miles early on and then after a bunch of errands and cleaning, I picked up a coffee and then gave Callum my phone and I hit the treadmill for 5 more miles. One mile up, 3 miles at 6:40 min/mile pace and then one mile down. It felt great.
Friday– Ten miles on the treadmill because it snowed here AGAIN. The first 5 miles at about an 8:30 min/mile pace and the last 5 miles at a 7:03 min/mile pace.
Saturday– I set my alarm for 5:45 to drive Jake to work but I woke up to a snowstorm and couldn’t leave our driveway. Luckily, my friend Jen from Saskatoon promised me that she would also be getting up early so she kept me accountable at 6am when I wanted to crawl back into bed. We both had our coffees and got ready to hit our treadmills when I heard Callum crying for me. So I had to go upstairs, lay with him for a while and then I snuck out and went into the garage to run. I got one mile into it when Callum opened the door. So I hopped off, got him settled onto the couch with some juice and a show and then I hopped back onto the treadmill for another mile. Then Katie came in to tell me that Callum peed on the couch. So I had to go clean that up, and then went back onto the treadmill. That’s pretty much what my 7 mile run looked like.
Sunday– See opening paragraph.
Would you ever document a run that you haven’t done yet?
Are you superstitious about anything?
Do you guys still have snow?