Frederick Half Marathon – Week 5

Surprise!  I ran a race yesterday and PRd.  But if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you might have already known that – because only this morning have I stopped posting about it.  🙂  It was a 10K put on by the Baltimore Road Runners.  I’ll do a full recap later this week, but was stoked to PR by over 5 minutes.


Frederick Factoid #4.

I totally slacked this week on Frederick Factoids.  Can I take a pass and come back with a new factoid next week?

Last week’s training was kinda screwy because of the weather, but I got it done.  I also started to come down with a little cold on Thursday into Friday.  Thankfully, my run Friday went okay and whatever it was had subsided by Saturday.  It had me worried for a split second.

Sunday – PT, core work, yoga

Monday Body Pump – 30 Day Shred Levels 2 & 3 – Ice Storms from the weekend forcing a late opening at the gym and Brian needed to leave early for work anyway forced my hand.  I miss BP.  (I totally made it today though!)

Tuesday – Speed Work – The plan was to do 5x800s again.  I think I made one a 400 when I wasn’t paying attention.  I need to do a better job keeping track of the speeds I’m using on the treadmill.  I don’t use the same speed every time, so I should probably do a better job of recording it after the workout.  I ended up doing 3.75 miles averaging a 12:10 pace.  I was walking in between some of the intervals.

Wednesday – Yoga – Brian had to get to work early again, so I did yoga at home.  I found a free 20 minute video on demand.  It wasn’t very challenging.  I did some additional core work and did my PT exercises.  I really would like to find a yoga video that isn’t trying to melt me down…just a straightforward yoga video.  Nothing wrong with Jillian, but just want something a little more yoga.

ThursdayTempo Run – Snow Day!  It was snowing all day so running outside wasn’t going to happen.  I did some shoveling and playing though.  So there was some calorie burn.

FridayRest – Tempo – I hit the gym after work so that I could get a few miles in.  I ended up getting 3 miles in.  I did the first easy and picked up the pace for the 2nd & 3rd.  The average pace ended up at 11:54.

Saturday Long Run – Rest Day – I signed up for the race on Sunday at the last minute, so this became a “rest” day.  I use quotes because we ended up going to the mall and walking around a lot.  And anyday home with Charlotte is not rest – and I mean that in the best possible way.  🙂

Total Miles – 6.75 (13.95 if count the race from yesterday)

The next few weeks have me a bit irrationally concerned.  I should have run 8 this weekend and I only did 7.  Next weekend I have two 5Ks – one Saturday & one Sunday – I should be going for 8-9 miles.   Should I try to run another 3 miles at some point next weekend to get a total of 9 done for the weekend or just let be?  If I don’t, will it be too much to try and run 9 the following weekend?  Kinda makes me regret yesterday’s race because it threw my long run schedule off.  I know I’m being ridiculous – but I like to overthink things and ruminate them into the ground.

Would going for 9 miles in two weeks be too much or should I readjust my long run schedule?  Can you recommend a good yoga video?  How was your weekend?

Friday Five Favorites – Things To Do on a Snow Day!

Uggh…not that I’ve had many snow days this winter, but I’m just sick of the cold, ice, snow, bad weather, etc.  I just want it to warm up so I can spend some time outdoors!


At least it’s pretty…

When I have a snow day, that usually means I’m doing some combo of working and trying to entertain Charlotte.  At the time I was writing this, she was quietly entertaining herself on her little tablet.  That was not the case earlier in the morning when she was emptying my purse all over the floor, broke a pair of my headphones, and just generally acting like a 3 year old.  I was not meant to be a stay at home mom.  To those of you that do, I salute you!

I’m linking up this week with the DC Trifecta, Courtney, Mar, and Cynthia for the Friday Five.  I figured that I would make today’s Friday Five all about Snow Days!

Friday Five

The theme this week is Favorites, so without further ado, here are my favorite things to do on a snow day!

1. Wear comfy pants and socks – Wear something warm and cozy?  Don’t have to tell me twice.  Not that I need an excuse to wear comfy pants, but they are particularly warranted on a snow day.  I got those socks to wear in the hospital when I had Charlotte, my feet and legs were so swollen that I couldn’t wear them…odd fact.


2.  Make cookies & drink hot cocoa – If you have a small child at home, you need to keep some ready to bake cookies on hand at all times.  It’s a fun activity for them and they get to help you which makes them happy.  Then later on you can bribe them into submission with the promise of another cookie.


Don’t forget the marshmallows!

3. Watch movies – We went old school today.


4.  Write a blog post – Why not?  Charlotte is watching a movie, I need to take advantage of the 10 minutes she’ll be occupied while I can.

5. Play in the snow!  I mean c’mon, how can I not?


Another gratuitous Charlotte pic.

Did you have a snow day today?  What’s your favorite thing to do on a snow day?  Do you have a favorite Disney movie?