Thursday (21,930 steps) - A pretty darn chilly 6 miles before work. I actually kept my gloves on the whole time, which is rare. Relatively fast, for me.
|Hilarious, and TRUE|
Saturday (46,327 steps) - Long run day with Runners Edge. 20 miles in Greenwood Village, with some miles at Cherry Creek State Park. Unseasonably WARM, it was over 70 when we finished. Originally we were supposed to have a cookie booth, but it was cancelled because the first shift barely sold any.
This may all be construed as bashing the company, but I promise it's not. It's just a disappointing way for a three year relationship to end. When I first was asked on board, there were less than a dozen of us, and only two of the original members remain (those that left were by their choice, not "cut" by the company). I'm not exactly sure who else was asked to leave, but the others I received messages from had only been in the program for six months.
Sadly, they have become "big business." And while that may be good for THEIR bottom line, it's not good for mine. I'll probably save a ton of money on running clothes now (well, except for skirts of course). There is relief in all this as I no longer have to take billions of pictures in their gear.
Sunday (15,670 steps) - Did NOT sleep well. Had hoped to get a solid 8 hours in, and of course I woke up before 5. Left the house at 8:30 to head down to Lakewood for the Westside Best Side Cross Country race. It was already SO sunny out. How can it be so warm in February??? I was concerned about how my legs would feel after Saturday's long run. Warmed up with a beer from Crazy Mountain (our new MUT team sponsor) and then we started right at 10. I've never run cross country, so the whole thing was mildly confusing. Luckily, I am SLOW, so I was able to follow people and didn't have to worry about getting lost. A decided to try to keep up with Jen (BAD IDEA), and bonked after about 2 minutes (her first 1/4 mile was at a sub 6 pace). I was running ok, but A was struggling, so I stuck with her. She took a TON of walk breaks, and with about 3/4 of a mile to go, she told me to just go on without her. I actually felt pretty great that last mile and managed to sprint past a woman right at the end (at a sub 7 pace, lol). Fun morning hanging out with my awesome Roost teammates.
|Me and Heather|
|Team "Pink Fluffy Unicorns"|
Monday (21,255 steps) - Dragged myself out of bed for a totally uninspired five miles. The wind was HORRIBLE yet again. I jumped on the single track for a bit on the way back, and that part was nice.
- 158,598 steps
- 45.2 miles run (only 3 miles from racing!)
- No cross training
- 20 minutes strength/stretching
- Cookie season is almost over! And believe it or not, A went WELL beyond her goal and is sitting only 34 boxes away from 1,000 boxes sold! That's crazy!!