First of all, awesome name for what I’m really hoping is the final storm of the winter. *fingers crossed*
So I got to take another snow day….this one wasn’t voluntary. The base was closed. I got the text and call at 730….I wasn’t complaining. The snow was finally starting to come down in earnest.
I decided running sooner rather than later would be wise. So I bundled up and out I went. I initially thought maybe I could do my tempo run I skipped yesterday, but it was a little too slushy to try keep a quick pace. So I ended up doing a little under 3.5 miles and maintained a 9:00 pace. My first 2 miles were slower but I eventually stepped into a large puddle and threw caution to the wind and really picked up the pace. Running my last mile at 8:30.
Once I got back inside I threw on dry shoes and a short sleeve shirt and popped in the Insanity Asylum Plyo dvd. This is only my second time doing this one…and about five minutes in I thought about putting it off till later. My stubbornness prevailed and I finished the workout. Followed by congratulatory kisses from the pup.
The snow is still falling and I’ve shoveled the sidewalks and driveway twice. I personally am counting this as my strength training. Gonna break out the dreaded foam roller again and try to work out my IT band. I also decided it was time it get a new pair d shoes. I decided on the ASICS Gel Kayano 21. I’m a little nervous about the toe box…I read contradicting reviews about the width of the toe box. I’m really hoping these are ok….I’ve only got a little over three weeks till my half marathon.
I love this snow but the dogs love it even more. While I shoveled they frolicked and played. I keep reminding myself the more they play the better they sleep! Play away kids play away!
Now time to make dinner. I have a new obsession and no it’s not bison steak. Don’t get me wrong it’s delicious but too pricey to have all the time. My new obsession is *drumroll please* Acorn Squash!! I love it. My grandfather is a gardener and has created his own hybrid squash and this is as close to it as I can get. Plus the ease of making it is an added bonus. I simply cut two acorn squash in half, scoop out the seeds and lay face down in a baking pan in an inch of water. I preheat the oven to 400 and cook for about 45 minutes or until it’s easy to pierce. I scoop out the squash and mix with some coconut oil and sea salt and we are good to go! I recommend this to everyone. They’re good for you and taste good. It’s a win win. Seriously go out and buy some right now!!
Now that I’ve eaten my delicious dinner I have a date with my foam roller……
Until next time!