Happy Sunday everyone! Hope the first half of your weekend has been great! Congratulations to reader KELLY who was randomly selected to receive a SPIbelt!! Thank you all for your entries, I loved reading your comments- you guys are so inspiring to me! Stay tuned for future giveaways and thanks again for stopping by my blog!
It’s been a busy weekend over here in Boston, in the wake of a decent snow storm that visited on Friday. My good friend was lucky to give birth to a precious baby boy yesterday just as the snow stopped falling! So Happy for Rachel and Kevin :)
The city only saw about 6 inches, but it was enough to cover the trees and make it seem like Christmas. I almost felt like belting out some carols while out and about last night!
The sunset on Friday night mixed with the recently snowfall made the world look surreal.
Photo credit: @michaelblanchard
Given the snow, I took my run indoors on Friday (ran Thursday’s workout, minus 2 miles). I’ve been fortunate to have avoided a lot of treadmill running this winter- but being inside was not quite like good friends reuniting. I couldn’t imagine running my long run yesterday inside so took it outdoors post-storm, hoping the conditions would be somewhat decent. Although the path along the Charles was beautiful, many sections were icy– so I was only able to mentally squeeze in 10 miles along one short section of the path that was less icy. It felt like running on a track but with good views.
I was supposed to run 20, and was disappointed to have only made it half way. I will attempt it again this morning- minus a few miles. Let’s hope the conditions are a little better today!
My somewhat disappointing run was quickly erased once I met up with some good friends for some pizza and pool, following the tail end of a friend’s puppy’s first birthday party!
Goodie bag from puppy’s first birthday party!
Sometimes being with the people you love is one way to release your mind from negative thoughts- they can offer a different perspective which can be rejuvenating. In general, I would say that I am a positive, optimistic person 95% of the time- but I am also human and negative thoughts can creep into my head like anyone. Usually running, being with friends, family, or Mark, giving back in some way, immersing myself in a good movie/book/tv show, working to change my mindset, or even embracing all of my imperfections allows me to combat negative thoughts and move on.
Saturday night vibes:
Speaking of being with the ones I love, today I’m hosting my family and grandmother for her 94th birthday! She is an extraordinary woman who is 94 going on 60! It will be so nice to see my uncles, aunts, cousins, parents and sibs as we all squeeze into my small condo.
And then it’s Super Bowl time! Who are YOU rooting for?
How is your weekend going so far? Anyone dealing with new snow?
When the weather turns, do you get your miles in on the treadmill, or do you brave the weather and head outside? Or do you cross-train instead?
Do you keep a training journal? How do you keep track of your workouts?