147 Days to Go…

As you may recall, the plan for last week was as follows…

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

3.5 Mile Run around Boston with Gus

1 Hour Cycling on Trainer

3.5 Mile Run around Boston with Gus

3.5 Mile Run around Boston with Gus

1 Hour Yoga

6 Mile Run around Cambridge

REST!!!
Yayyyy!

However, this is what it ended up looking like…

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

3.5 Mile Run around Boston with Gus


REST!!!
Yayyyy!

3.5 Mile Run around Boston with Gus
(in the pouring rain with my droid as collateral)


REST!!!
Yayyyy!





REST!!!
Yayyyy!



Errands with Gus – does that count?

2 hour session of scrubbing the kitchen floor

Gus and I started out doing very well – we even ran in the rain on Wednesday!  But, while running in the rain, some things “started talking to me.”  For the non-runners, I’ll translate: my knees, ankles, and the top of my left foot started hurting (possibly due to the fact that our run home was more like a Tough Mudder than a run).

Running With Pain
As I learned not once but twice last year, running through pain can result in a 2-4 week hiatus.  Since it is early in the marathon training season (technically our coach, Jack, still considers this pre-training), an injury wouldn’t be devastating.  However, that is also the exact reason why I shouldn’t push it.  Right now, my goal is to build up the miles, get my legs moving again, and GRADUALLY prepare for race day.  As a result, Gus and I took a break from Thursday until Sunday.

Back on Track
Good news, Gus and I had a great run home tonight. Cold. Yes!  Especially since I decided to pack a running skirt.  Who runs in a skirt when it’s 36 degrees out?!?  I’m going to blame that one on my roots- being born and raised in Buffalo, spending 4 years in Northern Vermont, and having a decent amount of French Canadian blood makes me predisposed to loving the cold.  I’m still waiting for my Eagle Scout husband’s be prepared thing to rub off.

Pre-run, Gus chows down on a cookie made especially for
him from one of my amazing new colleagues.
Thanks, Emily!

So the plan for this week…
Obviously, running around Thanksgiving may prove to be challenging, but I am up for the challenge.  Working for Dana-Farber certainly has more pros than I could possibly discuss in one blog post; however, I will be working on Friday as opposed to hitting up the sales.  Thus, I am a little concerned about the training plan.  None the less, the marathon is only a short 147 days away.


Weekly Forecast 

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
3.5 Mile Run around Boston with Gus
3.5 Mile Run around Boston with Gus
45 minutes cycling on the trainer
3.5 Mile Run sans Gus!!!
1 Hour Yoga or Rest
6 Mile Run because it’s going to be 60o!!!
REST!!!
Yayyyy!

Emmett Otter’s Jug Band Christmas
With Thanksgiving being only a couple days away, I have now given myself the green-light to hit up the holiday movies, hard!  If you know me, you know that cheesy holiday flics are a guilty pleasure (i.e. The Holiday, Love Actually, Miracle on 34th Street, and Elf are just some of my favs).  But, my absolute favorite movie and the first one on the list here at the Hall house is Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas.  I only recently learned that some individuals were not as privileged as me as youths and somehow, this amazing Muppet classic escaped their childhood winter movie collection.  Since it is never too late, I thought I’d take this opportunity to share my favorite holiday flic.  It also happens to be a favorite of Gus and our best friend, Pat.  Enjoy!
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