Life Lately… {The Friday Five!}

Just when you thought you had heard everything you would ever want to know about me from my Wednesday post – including my aversion to peanut butter and cannibalism – my beautiful DC friends, Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney, drop a Friday Five-Things-About-You challenge!

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I figured instead of five random things about me (since I posted way more than enough of that the other day) I would talk about five things that I have going on lately that DON’T include marathon training. Sometimes I feel like that part takes up way too much space in my brain and definitely all the space on my blog! It’s nice to touch base with all the other things going on in my life besides running.

1. Vacation! 

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Newsflash: It’s winter. It’s cold where I live and right now there is snow on the ground and more snow on the way tonight. It’s not even February and I’m already over it. Good thing Betty’s Nana (aka: my mom) is the BEST FREAKING PERSON ON THE PLANET.

Guess what our Christmas present was this year!?

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SQUEEEEEEEEEEE!!! WE’RE GOING TO DISNEY AT THE BEGINNING OF FEBRUARY!!!! Our magic bands are already in our hot little hands and I could not be more excited for this trip. It kind of stinks that I had to defer marathon weekend until next year, but by going to Disney now I will be able to enjoy all of Betty’s firsts without the stress of having to wake up at 2am every day and running all those races. And I’ll be able to walk around the parks because, well, I’ll be able to walk.

I WILL be running while I’m down there though. I have a 14 miler on my schedule for that weekend and the knowledge that I will be running in warmth should get me through my workouts over the next couple weeks.

But wait.I wasn’t going to talk about running in this post. So…

2. My Job.

I have a job. I usually don’t talk about it on here. I think the last time I mentioned any work related things was when I was miserable at my last job and then I got a new job and fell off the face of the blog planet for awhile. It took me a bit to get used to my increased workload; the last thing I wanted to do after a long day was come home and sit in front of another computer.

I’m happy to report that despite the fact that it goes a mile a minute in there and my commute is 3x longer than it was previously, I LOVE IT. I even kind of love the little bit of extra me-time I get during the commute. This was an excellent career move and there is so much potential with this job. I get to be so creative, I work with super nice people ,and it just kind of feels like a big family in there.

In case you are new to my blog and wondering what is it that I do…I’m a phone psychic.

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Just kidding. I’m a graphic designer.

3. THREE!

BETTY IS ALMOST THREE!!! This is the first post I ever wrote about her on the blog. She was 18 months old. Then I blinked and now I have a diva:

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I can’t imagine where she got that from.

Fun fact: Betty’s birthday is only three days before mine. I had a caesarian and was supposed to stay in the hospital for four days afterward, but I was able to convince the doctors to release me on my birthday. It was the most gorgeous 75 degree day. Early March is so weird around here…it’s either 80 or -10 degrees and makes planning for outdoor birthday parties impossible.

Anyway, a special girls day is already in the works for B and me (and B’s Nana) on the Saturday between our birthdays. Mani/pedis, Frozen hairstyles, dress-ups, bouncy houses, a special lunch together, and more. I CANNOT WAIT. I might be almost as excited about this as I am about Disney. Almost.

4. 5 Years as a Mrs.

February 27, 2010:

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Remember the other day when I said I wished I was in Turks & Caicos? This is why.

Mr. Salt and I will be celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary at the end of next month. Some days I feel like I have been with him for a lifetime, but then others I can’t believe it has only been a mere five years. Obviously there have been ups and downs, but for so many reasons (most especially B!), he was the best decision I have ever made.

Mr. Salt is not a runner, but he’s still my biggest cheerleader and I love him for it. <3

5. A Treat Retreat

Oh boy do I have something to look forward to this weekend:

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I have been invited to a special Sunday afternoon retreat at the Still Point Spa at Haven on the Lake in Columbia, Maryland where I will indulge in some mini spa treatments and attend either a Yoga Wall or Barre Essence class. This decision is a tough one, but I’m thinking Yoga Wall because I’ve never done it before. From photos it reminds me a little of aerial yoga which I have a lot of experience with and LOVE.

There is the potential that I may have to set a new personal long run record on the treadmill again tomorrow morning, so the knowledge that this will be waiting for me on Sunday will help me make it through. I’m sure I’ll have lots to recap next week!

Have you ever taken a yoga wall class? When was the last time you went on vacation? Do you remember Miss Cleo!?

I hope everyone has a happy and relaxing weekend!

xo,

Salt

 

 

All fours.

The other week one of my favoritest bloggers around, Hailey from Striding Strong, tagged me in one of those fun “all about me” posts that I love doing so much. Because obviously I would love anything that allows me to talk all about me.

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She also tagged Helly and Sara. And was tagged by Sun. I am pleased to be a part of this complete awesomefest.

In return I will be tagging: EVERYONE. I think I was only supposed to pick 4, but I love hearing more about other bloggers! (AKA: I’m very nosy.)

4 Names that People Call Me:

1. “Lauren.” This may come as a shock, but I have a real name. :)
2. “Salt.” Some people do feel more comfortable calling me Salt. That’s fine.
3. “Mommy.” Awwwww.
4. “Laurina Patina.” My uncle is kind of a weirdo.

4 Jobs I’ve Had:

1.  Art director.
2. Graphic designer.
3. Barista.That’s right…not only am I obsessed with coffee, but I’m VERY good at making it.
4. Dirty clothes handler at a dry cleaner. Absolutely as gross as it sounds. I used to have to tag peoples’ laundry. That lasted about two weeks.

4 Movies I’ve Watched More Than Once:

1) Frozen. (More like 730 times thanks to Betty.)
2) Billy Madison.
3) Mean Girls.
4) House of 1,000 Corpses.

I like to mix it up.

4 Books I’d Recommend:

1) I Love You Through and Through.
2) The Very Busy Spider.
3) Elmo Goes Trick or Treating.
4) Curious George and the Surprise Party.

I haven’t read an entire grown up person book in nearly three years.

4 Places I’ve Lived: 

1) Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
2) Ventura, CA.
3) Los Angeles, CA.
4) Baltimore, MD.

4 Places I’ve Been:

1) Providenciales, Turks & Caicos.
2) Moab, UT.
3) Des Moines, IA.
4) Baker, CA. Home of the World’s Largest Thermometer. According to the World’s Largest Thermometer, it was 120 degrees when I was there. (June in the CA desert.)

4 Places I’d Rather Be Right Now:

1) Providenciales, Turks & Caicos.
2) Disney World. (JUST A COUPLE MORE WEEKS!)
3) Okay really I just want to be anywhere warmer than here….
4) See #3.

4 Things I Don’t Eat:

1) Bacon.
2) Mayonnaise.
3) Peanut butter.
4) Human flesh.

4 of My Favorite Foods:

1) Pretty much anything having to do with seafood.
2) Asparagus.
3) Mr. Salt’s chicken tortilla soup.
4) That bread with the olive oil they give you at Carrabba’s. Just keep the bread coming and nobody gets hurt. Please and thank you.

4 TV Shows I’ve Watched:

1) The Walking Dead.
2) True Blood.
3) Peppa Pig.
4) Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. (You said “watched”. Doesn’t mean I liked it.)

4 Things I’m Looking Forward to this Year:

1) BETTY. I can’t believe she’s going to be 3 soon!
2) Warm weather.
3) The NJ Marathon!
4) Fun times with family and friends and lots of running!

That was way more than 4 things. #sorrynotsorry

4 Things I’m Always Saying:

1) “Seriously?”
2) “Let’s go get frozen yogurt.”
3) “Get your finger out of your nose.”

and finally…

4) “This is the last pair of shoes. I promise.”

;)

Now it’s your turn!

Happy Hump Day, wonderful people!

xo,

Salt

Race Recap: I froze my buns, my face, and everything else. {Freeze Your Buns 5K}

It has only been two months, but it seems like forever since I did a race recap! I am definitely glad that I took a little break from racing over the holidays. I ran an awful lot of them last year and my body needed a little bit of recovery time. Honestly I wasn’t really committed to anything until April, but right around New Years I started to get the racing itch again and knew that I would have to pick something to tide me over until New Jersey.

Unfortunately races are hard to come by around here in January. My run club has the 8 miler that I did last year, but it would have impacted my training plan long run too much so I decided to opt out this time. (Good thing too because it was supposed to be Sunday and ended up being cancelled.) Instead I found a nice little 5K that I had heard good things about from a couple sources.

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The 2nd annual Freeze Your Buns Run is the sister event of the Maryland Polar Bear Plunge, which I would not be doing again if you paid me. The beneficiary is the same: The Maryland Special Olympics. I very much support the cause and am glad that I can run to support it rather than dunk my body in the icy Chesapeake. (I’ve plunged once and I think that was quite enough, thank you very much.)

It’s also a Charm City Run race which gets major points with me because Charm City Run is my favorite running store on the planet.

The race was on Saturday, January 17 at 10am. I was hoping the later start would mean warmer temps, but yeah…it didn’t make a difference. It was in the mid-20’s with windchill in the teens. Luckily everything was going down at a local college and the registration and packet pick up were in a nice, warm building with real bathrooms and even a Chick Fil A (not that it was open at 8:30 when I got there or I ever eat Chick Fil A or anything).

I paid my race day registration fee, was handed a shirt that is way too big for me (they were out of smalls, but hey at least I got a shirt…my fault for waiting until race day to register), and then hung around people watching and occasionally going to run around the parking lot in the hopes of acclimating myself to the temperature. I am fairly used to running in the cold, but not to pushing a 5K race pace in the cold and the air had the kind of chill to it that made my nose run immediately upon stepping outside. All in all I warmed up for about a mile and felt okay. I’ve been having some issues with my left glute and that was feeling a little sore, but nothing unmanageable.

This was a small, friendly race of about 400 people. At around 9:50 we were all instructed to line up at the start, which was conveniently located right outside the nice warm building. I found a spot near the front and got my music and Garmin queued up. Promptly at 10 the airhorn blared and we were off.

Mile 0 -.5: I felt fine.

Mile .5 – 3.1: OMG KILL ME. KILL. ME. 

I’m not even kidding. I felt alright for the first half mile of this race and then all of a sudden it was like I couldn’t breathe. I felt like I had a yeti sitting on my chest. I almost stopped to walk within the first mile.

Honestly I thought I was going to DNF this 5K.

The course was rolling hills that looped drunkenly around the school and I just tried to get through it the best that I could. There seemed to be no rhyme or reason to the way we were running…like I found myself running diagonally through parking lots on more than one occasion. Or maybe the pain was making me see things diagonally. One of the weirdest parts was the mile markers; they were WAY off from my watch, but yet somehow the distance still ended up being a perfect 5K. As I passed the mile 1 mark, my watch read .85. Then later as I passed the marker for mile 3 (because I don’t remember seeing a marker for mile 2), I knew which way we were headed and there was definitely more like a half mile ahead of us.

Anyway, as the finish came into view so did a photographer and I managed to smile for a picture right before crossing the line. I almost want to buy the picture only because I look so happy and not at all like I was about to vomit and you can’t even see how much I was drooling all over myself. My official:

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Considering the fact that I was having a near death experience, I have no idea how that time happened. Afterward a couple of people were trying to talk to me and I couldn’t even get a word out. I literally could not feel my face enough to move my mouth. I grabbed a water and ran inside to collapse on a chair and recover for a few minutes.

By then the Chick Fil A was serving coffee and hot chocolate and there were snacks out for the runners. I wanted to pour some hot chocolate over my head, but instead I ran to my car to grab my visor in the hopes that I had won something and would be able to represent for Team Nuun in my first race of the year. And I did!

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First place in my age group (6th woman overall). They also gave awards for top fundraisers for the event and spoke with some of the Special Olympic athletes that were running in the race that day. There were some FAST young men out there and it was so inspirational to hear about their running backgrounds.

Will I do this one again? Probably no. While the event itself was fun and as well organized as Charm City races always are (AND THE CHICK FIL A COW WAS THERE!! I should have gotten a photo with him)  there was nothing fun about the way I couldn’t even catch my breath in that cold air. It was like I froze my lungs as well as my buns.

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Yes. This picture again. :)

What is the coldest race you’ve ever run? Would you ever do a Polar Bear plunge? (Or have you!?)

Happy Tuesday, all!

xo,

Salt

NJ Marathon Training Week 4 Recap

That was officially the fastest week of my life. Did a weekend just happen? Where am I?

Week 4 Grade: In the end I give it an A, but it had D- potential for awhile there.

I had the added stress of a sick kiddo all week. As some of you know she had strep, followed by an allergic reaction to her strep meds, followed by a stomach flu. Good times in my house. Mr. Salt also had said stomach flu and it has been trying to catch me all weekend. So far I’ve been mostly successful in outrunning it. ::fingers crossed::

Monday, January 12: Okay so this was fun. We had a little bit of an ice storm overnight. Nothing too terrible. I think schools opened 2 hours late. I, of course, had to be to work on time so I didn’t even think that the gym might be impacted by the weather. The sidewalk outside my house was a little icy, but the roads were fine as far as I could tell. I arrived at around 20 to 6 (Body Pump is at 6) to a mostly empty parking lot and the cars that were there were still running with their drivers inside. This didn’t look good.

In the end, the gym ended up opening at 6 due to the weather and Pump class was canceled. I only had time to get in about a half hour on the elliptical, which is better than nothing I guess. Mostly I was just pissed that I woke up at 5:20 for no reason.

Tuesday, January 13: 3 Miles. I did some easy 400m intervals (7:34 pace) and then got on the elliptical again for 15 minutes. Some ab work in the evening after Betty went to sleep. It was a low key day.

Wednesday, January 14: 6 Mile pace. This run felt great even though II failed at it miserably because my goal pace is NOT 8:01. I need to learn how to slow down for these pace runs. In the evening I went to a yoga class and it was wonderful.

Thursday, January  15: I lost my mind. I really wanted to get in some good strength training this week and there is another 6am Pump class on Thursdays. Also I was supposed to run 3 miles. Also I was supposed to be to work at the usual time.

So I woke up at quarter of 5, got to the gym by 5:10, ran 3 miles (8:12), cleaned up a bit, and then went to Pump class. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel a little badass. And completely exhausted by Thursday night.

Friday, January 16: I deserved this rest day so hard. Oh and…

100 Days Until Race Day!!!

Saturday, January 17:  I had a dilemma. I hadn’t run a race since November and there was a 5K for a very good cause – that would be the Maryland Special Olympics –  that I wanted to participate in.

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I cannot resist a race called “Freeze Your Buns”. The problem was that Hal said 11 miles that morning. So what do I do?

I decided to do the race on Saturday and move my long run to Sunday. I will have a full recap of the race soon. Let’s just say that I don’t think I’ve felt that horrible during a race EVER, but I still managed to come in first in my age group.

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I look rough. I felt SO rough.

Sunday, January 18: Winter hates me and it wants to make it as difficult as possible for me to train for this marathon. The forecast for Sunday morning called for rain. It was supposed to start at around 8am. So I set my alarm for 6 thinking that this would give me plenty of time to get my 11 mile long run done.

My alarm went off at 6 and OMG I was totally nauseous. NOOOOOOO OH GOD NOT THE STOMACH FLU. There was no way I was running right then, but I knew my window was so small if I wanted to get this done in dry weather. (At the time I had no idea it was raining already.) I decided to go back to sleep for a couple hours to see if that would help.

9am rolled around and I felt better, but by then freezing rain had been falling and apparently the sidewalks were really icy. I know some of you are hardcore and probably cool with running on ice, but I’m not one of those people. I packed up a bag for the gym and resigned myself to the fact that I would be running 11 miles on the treadmill.

Except then I didn’t even get off my street. As I got to the top of the drive two of my neighbors flagged me down. One of them, this really sweet girl, had gotten her car stuck in the middle of the road. She had been trying to get up the hill and slid back down so that she was perpendicular to the curb. Another neighbor pointed down the street the other way and my jaw dropped as I saw one car UP ON THE SIDEWALK plus about 6 others stranded in the middle of the hill. Sirens were blaring everywhere. Obviously I was not going anywhere for a little while. No one saw this storm coming. It was insane.

So I came home, made breakfast, played with Betty, cleaned and organized my office, and finally someone salted the road and it was safer to go out.

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And that’s the story of how I ran my longest run of the year so far (and the longest one using this watch!) on the freaking treadmill. In hindsight, I’m glad I was nauseous at 6am because the bad weather had already started. It would have been no fun to run in that mess and if something bad had happened Mr. Salt wouldn’t have been able to get to me.

All bad weather and icky illnesses aside, my workouts this week were mostly positive and I have been sticking strong to my less-sugar/less-wine plan. Physically I feel great aside from a big blister on my toe and a strain in my left glute, but more on that in another post. I know the world is very excited to hear about my butt.

Week 4 Total Mileage: 26 + some change

Has the winter weather thrown you for a loop recently? Did you experience this crazy ice storm? What’s the longest you’ve ever run on a treadmill?

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Happy Monday!

xo,

Salt

It’s in the bag. {The Friday Five}

Funny thing about my Wednesday post…it got A LOT of hits. I’m wondering if it’s because people thought the “facelift” I was talking about wasn’t about my blog, but more along the lines of  “I look like this now”:

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Just a blog facelift. Sorry to disappoint.

I did want to thank everyone for the kind comments on the new layout and even more than that for sending so much love and support to my little B-Hive. She’s just fine now and all the hives are pretty much cleared up. She was such a trooper throughout the whole ordeal. I’m so thankful she’s mine. <3

Anyway, with all the action over here this week FLEW by and before I knew it it was time for the Friday Five again!

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This week Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney would like to know what we all have in our gym bags. They are about to be real sorry that they asked. (Kidding.)

What’s in My Gym Bag

With explanations because I feel like at least some of these things are going to require some kind of explanation.

First let me introduce my gym bag:

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I super love it. It was part of my reward for making it through the Charm City Run B3 Challenge last year. At first when they gave it to me I was like “WTF am I going to do with this enormous, 35-pocket backpack?”. I foolishly doubted its awesomeness. As it turns out it is the perfect gym bag and the only downfall is that it has so many pockets that I’m kind of a hoarder when I use it.

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It was very hard to narrow it down to just 5 items for the purpose of todays post.

1. Shoes. 

There will always be a pair shoes in my bag. The question is…which pair will it be?

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Well today it was my New Balance 890s. I like these shoes. They are lightweight, but still cushiony. I wear them for easy runs and sometimes mid-distance races. Today at the gym was 3 on the treadmill followed up by Body Pump class and the 890s seemed like a good choice for that combination of things.

2. Yurbuds. 

These will also always be in my bag and if they aren’t it either means it’s speed day or I’m really pissed off at myself because I have no way to listen to music.

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When I first started running I always wore those white earbuds that came with my iPhone. I only had one iPhone, but somehow I ended up with like 15 sets of those earbuds. They were terrible and I have no idea why I collected so many. Then the ever-awesome Mr. Salt got me a pair of Yurbuds for Christmas last year and I loved them, but kept feeling like I was installing them into my ears incorrectly. As it turned out, I just have really small ear holes and the Yurbuds were awkward because they were never going to fit. So I got these pink girly ones at the recommendation of Maybe Marathoner. I assumed I would hate the kind that went over my ear, but you all know what happens when you ass.u.me. These things are awe.s.ome. I don’t have to mess with them at all when I run. The only time they are ever a pain is when I’m also wearing my sunglasses which I will never, ever be doing while running on a treadmill.

I already lip sync on the treadmill so there’s no need to call any more attention to myself.

3. A Nonsensical Swimsuit. 

Remember when I said that I was going to make like Hasselhoff and get friendly with the pool this year? I guess I should get more functional swimwear for lap swimming because this ain’t it.

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It’s freaking adorable, but it’s not athletic wear. I keep it in my bag for when I want to use the hot tub or the steam room or I take Betty to the gym for family swim on Friday nights.

4. A Crapload of GU.  

Believe me when I say that I was not planning on eating these in one sitting.

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I happened by my neighborhood REI the other day and picked up this GU because I have longer long  runs coming up. I guess I forgot to take them out of my bag. I actually forgot that I had even purchased them at all until right before I took the photo for this blog post.

Yay I have GU now!

5. One Lonely Hello Kitty Sock.

Because Betty.

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I think no further explanation is necessary. :)

What is the weirdest thing you have in your gym bag?

Make sure to link up with the DC Trifecta! Those ladies rock!

Happy weekend everyone!!

xo,

Salt

A little facelift!

You might be noticing things looking vastly different around here today. Welcome to the new and improved Run Salt Run!

Well “new” as in layout and “improved” as in I think it’s more aesthetically pleasing. Nothing else has changed aside from my theme and the addition of some of my own little design elements. Such as…cartoon me!

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Aren’t I freaking precious? I’m even wearing my new blue Boosts. And I figured the air fist-pumping was appropriate considering that it’s like every finish line photo I’ve ever taken.

I’m in the midst of some other changes on here too that you can’t see yet. I’ve signed up for my own hosting and was all ready to get my stuff moved from WordPress to Bluehost on Sunday night. Easy peasy. This is not my first rodeo.

Except that my first rodeo (and by that I mean my first blog transfer and not an actual rodeo) was 7 years ago and I guess the process has changed a little bit since then. I had no idea WTF I was doing and was up way too late the past couple nights on the verge of throwing my Mac out the window. Now I think I’m pretty clear on my next step, but there’s some name server stuff I have to take care of and with everything else going on this week all that is going to have to wait until the weekend.

Yesterday Betty had a very bad reaction to her amoxicillan – the prescription she was taking for strep throat – and it became evident when she broke out into terrifying full-body hives. So along with my eye color and ridiculous sense of humor, she’s apparently inherited my violent antibiotic allergy. Don’t worry; she’s okay, but it was a scary afternoon. 

Anyway, it’s a work in progress, but so far I’m happy with it and ready to have complete ownership over this space!

Have you ever done a blog redesign? How did it go for you?

Happy Hump Day, everyone!!

xo,
Salt

NJ Marathon Training Week 3 Recap

Oh yayyyyy it’s Monday again! And we really don’t have to talk about what happened with football over the weekend. I’m cool with it. Now I can get my weekends a little more focused on this race, especially now that my long runs are about to start building up!

Week 3 Grade: A

The first part of the week was VERY successful. I challenged myself to put down the wine glass and pie fork in the hopes that I could start regaining some of my pre-holiday (and even pre-foot injury) fitness that I feel has been lacking a little. Sunday through Wednesday I didn’t drink much of anything aside from Nuun/water and I’ve been feeling fantastic! I had a few drinks this weekend, but now I’m ready to take up this challenge again for week 4.

Monday, January 5: Body Pump. Good class. Added on to my squat weight again!

Tuesday, January 6: 3 miles. I decided to make it a 5k and since this week was lighter than usual on miles I wanted to have some fun with intervals.

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I already recapped this here, but it was definitely a high point of the week. I also warmed up and cooled down for a half mile apiece so technically my Tuesday mileage was 4.

Wednesday, January 7: 5 mile pace run that I ran too fast (8:06). We had some nasty, nasty weather roll through on Tuesday and then the rest of the week it was so cold that I kept getting nose bleeds. (TMI sorry.) The streets and sidewalks in my neighborhood were a mess of snow and ice so I took this one to the treadmill, set to a 1% incline. Then in the evening I headed back to the gym for an hour of yoga.

Thursday, January 8: 3 miles on the treadmill again (8:00 pace) because I just could not even with this nosebleed weather. Sara was there too so I had someone to run with (she just could not even either).

Friday, January 9: Rest day, but I inadvertently got a short workout in during our production meeting. You see, when I got there there were no chairs left so a friend challenged me to a timed wall sit. Obviously I was going to have to stay that way through the entire meeting because when you dare me to do something, I’m all in.

Well it ended up being one of the longest production meetings we’ve ever had; usually they are brief, but people kept bringing stuff up and every time they did I was silently screaming at them to STFU. In the end, I wall-sat for 15 minutes and 50 seconds and then could barely climb the stairs to get back to my desk.

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Saturday, January 10: The shortest long run of this training cycle: 6 miles. Because it was only 6 miles I convinced myself that I could do it outside.

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It was cold. With the wind chill the temps were right around zero, but the first mile and half wasn’t awful. Then I met the wind. It wasn’t constant, but bad enough that when it did hit my eyes would tear up and occasionally one would spill over and I felt like it was going to freeze on my face. Most of the sidewalks are clear now, but some aren’t (see above) so there were a few near slip-and-fall misses. I really need some Yaktrax or at least put some screws in a pair of shoes if I’m going to attempt something like this again.

I wanted to go out slower than I did, but it was so cold I wanted to be done. I ended up running a little faster than marathon pace (8:18). Then I got home and jumped in a hot shower and screamed because it felt like all my skin was going to peel off.

Sunday, January 11: Cross train. Because yesterday was only 6 miles, Hal suggested a short easy run as an option so I took him up on it. 3 miles (8:35 pace) and then I got on the elliptical for a half hour.

Week 3 Total Mileage: 21. (Roughly. Actually a little over that.)

This week my Wednesday run will gain a mile and then my long run will jump to 11. Also I may run in a race this weekend (depending on weather and whether or not someone can watch Betty for an hour or so) which means I will be long-running on Sunday. That would actually be kind of nice since Mr. Salt is off work and I would be able to sleep in past 5am and take my time out there.

If you’re training, how did your week go? Any good snow runs lately? Have you ever done a timed wall sit? 

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I started working on one of my New Year goals yesterday and got all signed up for new web hosting so there should be some fun changes around here soon!

xo,

Salt