Hi friends! Hope you’ve had a great week so far! Over here in Boston, we have seen some real highs and lows in terms of weather. See-sawing from from sub-zero temperatures last weekend to balmy 40 and 50 degree days and monsoon rains; now we are back to normal winter temperatures in the 30s. These are weather “problems” you can only get in New England! I enjoy mother nature keeping us on our toes.
After taking my runs inside for over a week, it was nice to get outside yesterday morning for my last speed workout on the calendar. I wasn’t in the great outdoors, yet it felt very peaceful being out there on my urban run.
The speed workout was a nice 2-mile warm-up run, 8 x 400m at 5K pace, 400m recovery in between, with a 1-mile cool-down.
These views will never get old! Getting out of bed at an early hour is always so difficult, but I honestly never regret it, especially after seeing sunrises like these:
I mentioned in another post that I will be running the Boston Marathon this April with the Clif Bar team. I am a huge fan of the company for many reasons, and was happy to receive some goods in the mail the other day! The clif shots will come in handy during next weekend’s race! Thanks clif bar! :)
My legs are feeling sore today after running twice yesterday (I couldn’t pass up running with a friend after work!), so I’m taking today off before my last long run tomorrow afternoon. Mark and I are heading up to the Lake Placid NY area with friends for the weekend, so I’ll get my run in before we leave. I really have no idea what is in store for the weekend, but it will include some ice fishing, snow-shoeing, and other wintry adventures. It will be a true upstate NY experience!
The real highlight of my week so far has been meeting my friend’s absolutely adorable baby boy Oliver. He is just over a week old and according to his new parents, is growing by the day! Here he is snuggling on his crib for a bit:
I could not get enough of his cuteness. Babies can bring you so much peace and happiness- not only to the parents!
Enjoy your day and hope that it’s filled with bliss! xo
What are you looking forward to this weekend?
Are you a fan of clif bar? What’s your race fuel of choice?
What’s your favorite winter outdoor activity?