This weekend was amazing. I've been fighting a bit of a cold, but I didn't let it slow me down. I ended up running three times this weekend and overall they were pretty good.
Friday I felt like complete crap when I left work, but after a nap I felt ok enough to run a few easy miles. I find when I have a cold I feel so much better after a run. I always feel a little less congested.
Saturday started off with a run around the park. It was a gorgeous day and I knew I couldn't pass up an opportunity to run. I went to my favorite park and just ran some relaxed miles. After I took Maddux to see Santa! Petsmart had pictures the past few weekends and gave half of the proceeds to Petsmart Charities. It's a fun way to give back even though our picture turned out a little crazy.
After pictures my nice friend came over and we went ice skating! It was way harder than I remembered. We ended up skating for about two hours. I'd call that great winter cross training ;-) It was definitely a fun date! You know you have a good boy when he agrees to buy you a peppermint chip shake from Chick-fil-a to refuel. As my grandma would say, he's a keeper.
After skating I figured I'd give myself a little break on Sunday, but then after running all my errands I was feeling the need to get a few miles in. May have been from my grande caramel brulee latte. I ended up running 3.5 miles in about 31 minutes. I kept bumping up the speed on the treadmill at every song change and it felt good to push myself a little bit. My legs felt great the whole time and it was nice to have such a great run.
Have a happy week! :-)