I got the new year off to a good start thanks to Amanda and her New Year's Day Run. Since I don't get to be in Florida and really run it, I got to do it virtually on my own. Well, I did have my trusty running partner, Heather with me. We did a nice 6 mile loop in our gorilla feet. Even in 9 degree weather my feet got warm after about a mile and stayed that way. As long as it's not wet and cold, they seem to work well.
My goal for next year is to eat 7 fruits and veggies every day. It will be a challenge. But it's getting easier every day. I hope by next year it will just be old hat and a habit.
Then in the afternoon we headed out to try out our new Christmas presents of snowshoes. It was super fun. It's quite the opposite workout of being barefoot. I was warm as long as we were in the sun and were moving. It had warmed up to 12 degrees by then. But in the shade my face got really cold.
Janz (the husband) and Justin (the 16 year old) went along and everyone had a good time. We'll be doing more of that in the future. It was a really beautiful day.
By the end my feet were the only things that were cold. I need to improve what I wear on my feet for the next time we go. I've read that some neoprene booties for cycling are good to wear over your shoes so I think I'll go look for some of those. What a good way to start the new year!
I also had a really great 15 mile run this week. No long run feeling in the legs and I could have gone farther. But it was the farthest I've been in my Evo's by a couple of miles and my feet were feeling tired by the end. But over all, I felt so good. Of course it was just a nice and easy run. But it was good form check almost the whole run. The roads were sheets of ice with tiny spots of asphalt. I loved every minute of it. There were a few scary moments and there were lots of great moments where everything was just clicking. I loved the feeling of flying over the ice. I didn't fuel the whole time except for some water. I'm really nervous because I know I can't do that on marathon day. But I really have a hard time with my stomach. That's one thing that I need to get figured out before May.
I hope everyone had a great New Year's!
Monday: 6.5 mile run in Evo's
Tuesday: 8 mile run in Evo's, full body weights, yoga
Wednesday: 6 mile run in Evo's
Thursday: 15 mile run in Evo's
Friday: full body weights, yoga
Saturday: 6 mile run in gorilla feet, 1 hour snowshoeing