Well suddenly winter has arrived in Boston!
Bring out the long down coats and all other warm clothing! This first week of January has been especially tough for running due to a busy work schedule and frigid temperatures! My coaches have said that flexibility is key for successful winter running, and my schedule serves as a guideline, not a mandate. I’ve managed to get in two seven mile runs, but I haven’t followed my schedule precisely. I opted to skip my speed work for warmer temperatures later in the week as running fast in cooler temperatures is sometimes not ideal!
I did warm up after being frozen for the first 15 minutes during last night’s 7 miler! In last night’s run, I passed by a couple of great Boston sites:
Just kidding, that photo was taken by my friend’s drone (thanks @imnotquitejack!). This is what I saw last night at ground level:
Two late Christmas gifts came in the mail recently:
- Brooks GTS 16’s! I love them so far- they fit perfectly on my feet and I don’t feel like I need to break them in. There are no sizing issues here like the GTS 15’s. I also kind of dig the color. Brooks shoes for the win!
2. These glasses, which are just as essential as my new shoes! I recently experimented with the half marathon vs. marathon wine glass measurements and now there is another reason why the 26.2 distance remains my favorite! :)
As I thawed out from last night’s run, I looked at some of my favorite sunset pictures (taken in Naples, FL, Santa Monica, CA, and Boston) for some extra mental warmth.
Home sweet home! Sailboats in the Charles seem like a distant memory!
Enjoy your day! What’s something that you’re looking forward to today?
What running shoes do you wear?
Are you running inside on the treadmill these days or braving the cold?