Tuesday (18,275 steps) - Crossramp. Then after I got home I did some videos! Total Body Workout, 100 Squat Rep Challenge 2 (with A) and some stretching.
Wednesday (11,580 steps) - Thanks to Snowpocalypse, I hit major traffic on the way home. It took me twice as long to get there. I was going to do a run on the treadmill in the basement inferno but I was too agitated. Did 10 minute abs video.
Thursday (25,275 steps) - Snowpocalypse caused enough snow to fall that school was cancel and my work granted a two hour late start. As soon as L got home from work I headed to the gym (the roads weren't even that bad) and knocked out 8 miles on the treadmill. Longest run in a hundred years.
|I think the kids enjoyed the snow day more than I did.|
Saturday (14,858) - So Runners Roost is doing trail runs the last Saturday of every month. This month, the run was going to be at North Table, where I run pretty regularly. I was convinced it would be fiiiiiine. I mean, we didn't get that much snow, how bad could it be?? I headed over to the west side and met up with the group. It was COLD and WINDY.
Now, I was a bit terrified. I have run trails, but never intentionally in snow. I was a bit freaked out when I saw the route was immediately starting up a super steep incline. Like 2/3 of a mile of TORTURE. I hate hate hate hate holding people back during a group run. But it was gorgeous out there so I stepped out of my comfort zone:
That big hill???
Kicked. My. Ass. I started mid pack and was dead last in minutes. I was hyperventilating trying to get air. I could not breathe and my calves felt like they were going to explode. I usually need SOME time to warm up, and apparently, FOR ME, going up a giant hill really doesn't do too much to loosen me up. FINALLY get to the summit and everyone is waiting for me a ways off. I can see them all in a group. Damn it. The snow here is SO DEEP. Like knee deep and hip deep in places. I have NEVER run in snow like this. It was really hard to get a groove going, it was more like I was awkwardly trying to hike in snow and couldn't really get traction and trying to step in existing footprints was slick. The wind was blowing over a lot of the tracks. Due to the conditions, the run was cut short from a 10K to a 5K. CAN'T SAY I WAS UPSET ABOUT THAT. It sure was pretty though.
Just HOW am I so slow and bad at this? I never seem to get stronger... Met up with everyone at the end and they said they were going to get lunch/drinks after. I went home and showered and grabbed A, then we met up at Cannonball Canyon. They had SOME food, but it was a brewery, so I had a beer and chatted with some of the group. Then A and I headed over to Jessa's new house in Arvada. Then, A had to go to another cookie booth and I went down to the Runners Roost Adidas Launch party. No pics, but it was a good time. Picked A up and went BACK to Jessa's. Longest day ever.
Sunday (12,589 steps) - A decided she wanted to run at Lake Arbor. The air was SO COLD... we cut our run short by a loop and got in just over a mile.
The rest of the day was spent making some stir fry (in the crock pot this time). A didn't care for it the last time I made it so this time I made it extra spicy. It was really good!
Monday (21,588 steps) - Hill program at the gym even though I was EXHAUSTED. Also did the Uptown Abs (have you tried this??) and squats again.
Miles Run - 19.2
Weekly Steps - 111,967
Minutes of Cross Training - 45
Minutes of Strength/Stretching - 65
- So the super fun "weigh loss" challenge ended. After 5 or so weeks of not weighing in or "watching" what I eat, it turns out I lost just over 3 pounds. But I'm relatively the same from where I was in the weeks leading up to it. L won the challenge with just over a 6 pound loss. She had to have cheated somehow...
- Nothing going on with the Kilimanjaro scam, except I got an email from someone claiming to be a reporter from the local Fox news channel... that could be interesting.
- One more weekend off and then we head into... race season.