Sunday, November 22, 2009

Catching up and looking ahead

It was a busy week. And while some workouts got tossed out the window, overall it was a good week.

Got some time in at the pool on Monday and followed that up with 4.5 miles on the treadmill on Tuesday. Then I managed to avoid workouts for the next three days. There were a few dinners with friends, an early morning jaunt to drop a friend off at the airport and trip to The 'burg to see "New Moon" with an old friend. So not very workout-friendly, but I managed.

So by the time Saturday rolled around and it was mid-50s and sunny, I couldn't avoid it any longer. My running shoes were calling my name. I laced them up and headed out. I wasn't sure how far I was going to go, I was thinking maybe 3 miles. But I got to the turn around point and the next chunk of road was just calling my name. So instead of turning around, I kept going straight. By this point it was starting to get dusky, passing cars had their headlights on and the sunglasses I was wearing? Not really necessary. It was peaceful though. And enjoyable to run in. The run ended up being 4.5 miles. It felt good. I kept a nice steady pace and finished it off in about 45 minutes.

I should have ran today, but I didn't. Instead there was a trip to Scheel's to replace my malfunctioning, broken goggles before swim class tomorrow and a visit with my parents. And there was football to watch.

So I considered today a rest day.

And I might need it.

Tomorrow kicks off the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge, a challenge put together by Amanda over at Run to the Finish. I'll start off the challenge with a swim session in the morning and might even sneak in a run after work. And Tuesday I'll be scampering after Santa in the Santa Scamper, a one-mile run before the Appleton Christmas Parade. And let's not forget about the 5-mile Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning and a possible season-ending 5K on Sunday.

Should be a good week.


Amie said...

Where is the 5K run on Sunday? In the Fox Valley area?

Badgergirl said...

It's the Noodleini up in De Pere. Free certificate for a meal at Noodles & Company (yum), long-sleeve T and a cheese pack. And a chance for me to finally get out of the pesky 34 minute 5Ks. Info can be found at

Thinking about it, I'm most likely going to do it.

Staci Dombroski said...

Have a great week! It looks like you will be busy running :-)

Anonymous said...

Got to you from the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge - I take it you're in WI from the "badgergirl" url? I'm living in Madison right now, and running the Berbee Derbee 10k on Thanksgiving morning :)

RunToTheFinish said...

way to go on getting out there...seriously I can't turn down the good weather, it beckons me to run!!

Hope HBBC keeps you motivated through the holidayes