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Mileage Monday

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?

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  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile February 5, 2017, 2:42 pm

    I started posting my recaps on Monday because I don’t like posting runs I haven’t done yet! Sometimes I will draft my post on Saturday and then I feel like if I start out saying it was a good week that I will end up having a bad run over the weekend. (That is actually what happened this week). Hope you have a great run today- no reason to be superstitious! I just have bad luck.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 5, 2017, 4:36 pm

      I don’t really like posting un-run runs but I do Week in Review on Mondays and don’t want to post twice in one day. Ha ha ha! I’m such an awesome dork.

  • Megan @ Meg Go Run February 5, 2017, 2:44 pm

    I am not superstitious at ALL! I brag all the time that I haven’t had a stomach virus since college and I’m not at all afraid to put that outhe in the universe!!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 5, 2017, 4:35 pm

      Oh yeah! I remember you bragging about that! I’d brag about that too. Totally brag-worthy.

      • Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home February 6, 2017, 5:45 am

        Um, remember the last time I put it out there, a couple weeks ago? Norovirus anyone? I’ll NEVER do that again.

        • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 6, 2017, 8:12 am


  • Gretchen February 5, 2017, 5:29 pm

    I’m really superstitious. About EVERYTHING. I can’t write down anything before it happens, can’t change the calendar ahead of time, can’t say anything about the outcome of a game before it’s open….I can keep going.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 5, 2017, 9:43 pm

      I can see how someone could get caught up in that and I don’t blame you one bit! I ended up running 11 miles, not 6, because I’m such a rule-breaker that I have to rebel from my own self. Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes February 5, 2017, 8:23 pm

    I draft up my weekly workout recaps on Friday and then edit them on Sunday evening. I change what needs to be changed – I am not superstitious about that or much else.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 5, 2017, 9:45 pm

      Being superstitious implies that I’ve got more control over the Universe than I’ve realistically got. It would be nice, though. I wouldn’t hate it. I’d definitely get Starbucks to deliver.

  • Allie Capo-Burdick February 6, 2017, 2:56 am

    Ok so I’m going to stop whining immediately. Holy shit mama! I want anyone who has ever had an excuse as to why they can’t run to read this immediately…and the Saturday part twice.
    You are a shero. I think they need a statue in your honor. xo

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 6, 2017, 8:13 am

      I really do have a knack for fitting things in (TWSS). If I’m honest, I attribute this skill almost entirely to my OCD.

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe February 6, 2017, 3:56 am

    I write things in pencil and then fill them in pen. That should tell you something.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 6, 2017, 8:12 am

      I think anyone with anxiety disorders do that! Ha ha!

  • Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home February 6, 2017, 5:46 am

    I start my weekly wrapup post on Saturday and I do speculate about my Sunday run, but I don’t publish it until after the fact. I’m pretty darned superstitious. Plus you never know if anything interesting will happen…

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 6, 2017, 8:12 am

      Interesting things ALWAYS happen around here! Very good point.

  • Amy Lauren February 6, 2017, 9:50 am

    Nope, I wouldn’t document a run I hadn’t done haha. It’s hard on Sunday because I write my weekly post throughout the week and sometimes I schedule it before I go to BodyFlow that afternoon at 5 but I always go… I get most of my runs done before Sunday at least. I hope you got your mileage in or else you need to go back and edit the post!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 6, 2017, 2:55 pm

      Well, I did have to go back and edit it but I got to up the mileage, which is a lot better than deleting it!

  • Helly on the Run February 6, 2017, 10:08 am

    I’m not superstitious so not weird for you to post mileage before hand. You always amaze me how you fit everything in. Supermommy/athlete/woman <3

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 6, 2017, 2:53 pm

      Thanks Helly!!! You’re the one who gets up at 2:45am to fit YOUR runs in! That’s a hell of a good reason to just give it up and go sedentary.

      • Helly on the Run February 10, 2017, 9:14 am

        When I’m in the zone, I’m in the zone. And when I’m not…..oooof….lol

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets February 6, 2017, 11:51 am

    How is the whole Callum sleeping in his own bed thing going? Text me.

    Ave is off and on again with sleep but she has a THIRD tooth coming in now.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 6, 2017, 2:47 pm

      She’s a teething champ! I’ll text you.

  • San February 9, 2017, 11:47 am

    I am still amazed that you get 60 miles in per week between work and kids and home responsibilities. Two thumbs up!

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