Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday Mush

We had a relatively quiet weekend... most likely the last time that is going to happen until the new year! Anyone else notice their calendar filling up at an alarming rate? Don't get me wrong - I'm excited about the upcoming festive season (although based on our experience at the mall on Saturday, it is apparently not so much "upcoming" as HERE! NOW! THERE IS NO ESCAPE!), but the challenges that come along with it make me a little nervous. Will I be able to keep up with workout mania with the dinners and parties and all the prep that goes along with it? Will I be able to moderate my indulgences with all the holiday temptations and avoid a bunch of unnecessary weight gain before training starts in January? I hope so! Fortunately I have things like the Amanda's Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge and my very own Mission: Racing Weight to keep me in line.

On the workout front, I ran a double on Friday (lunch run then evening run with hubs), Bootcamp Saturday morning (feeling it today!) followed by a nice and easy afternoon run. I was able to meet up with the group for my first official post-marathon long run yesterday and inadvertently pushed the pace for 21K in 1:52. It felt great to test out some speed over a longer distance, although it wasn't quite the "easy Sunday run" that I had bargained for.

One last thing - RWB is hosting a giveaway for some fantastic reflective gear: Run Naked. For five bonus entries we are given the option to submit a photo of our current (creative) reflective gear.



I think I'm going to need a longer extension cord...

Have a great Monday!

38 comments:

ShutUpandRun said...

I am all over that gear. Wonder if it comes battery operated?

Aneta said...

sounds like a great weekend.

ya the calendar is filling up! the holidays will be here before you know it!
Happy Monday

the dawn said...

what a speedy run! good work!

love that reflective gear. i may need something like that to survive the dark winters here... especially with all the crazy michigan drivers!

Deb said...

I think the generator to run your reflective gear might be heavy.

You'll do great over the holidays.

Laura said...

You win...I'm not even going to try with a pic.
Holy crap..I thought I was doing great with getting 14km over the wekeend. Geez... :)

Teamarcia said...

haha! Love the 'reflective' wear!

Runners Fuel said...

Love the gear!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

Great job on your double workout Friday! That is awesome!!!

Jill said...

Hahahah, love that reflective gear! Make sure to get lots of batteries!! :)

Runners Fuel said...

I forgot to mention that I've emailed my contact for the towel and he will hopefully get right back to me. I'm so sorry about that! I'll let you know as soon as I do!

H Love said...

you are so creative! you are just glowing!

marie said...

LOVE the pic!

Jamie said...

Love the gear ;) very creative! nice work on all the weekend workouts!

Denise said...

i am so ready for HBBC!!! it's definitely going to be what i need to keep me on track!

Carly said...

Love the reflective gear! I was just looking at the calendar and wondering if I could clone myself. It gets crazy this time of the year!

Carly said...

Love the reflective gear! I was just looking at the calendar and wondering if I could clone myself. It gets crazy this time of the year!

MCM Mama said...

Best.Reflective.Wear.Ever.

I'm actually looking forward to late November and December. Things seem so much calmer with fall sports done, my races over, and school stuff winding down for the holidays. I hear you on battling the weight gain though. Halloween added the pounds that I normally gain at Christmas, so I'm going into the holiday heavy. Not good.

destination262 said...

OMG! That photo just made me laugh so hard. I love that!!

I hear you on the schedule.. mine is filling up like crazy!!! And great job on your workout weekend. Sounds like you did a lot of working out!

Anne said...

HAHA! Love that photo :) :)

Yeah, I'm usually excited, but a bit anxious when holiday season comes around!

You rock lady...that is one solid long run...wow!

Amy said...

Between your group runs, lunch runs, evening runs, boot camps and spinning, I'm sure you will not have any problem reaching your mission!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Cute pic! and, kudos to you for getting in TWO runs on Friday!! Rock star!!!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

SOOO FUNNY!!! LOL!!

Hugs..

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You crack me up! Thanks for linking me!

Heidi said...

HAHA That pic is great. If you could run in that, people would probably still cut you off while running. Very creative!

ajh said...

LOVE the reflective gear!

Forward Foot Strides said...

You are hilarious!

Nicole said...

BAHAHAHAHA! too funny!!!

Katie A. said...

Seriously, no more room on my callendar for anything! Ha!
Nice workouts lady! You're going to do great, I know it!
And I laughed really hard at that pic! You better win! ;)

lindsay said...

now there's an idea... brooks, sugoi, nike, someone give this woman a patent and some money!

Heather said...

Nice lights. My mother-in-law is a huge home shopping network type and I am 99.9% sure she could hook you up with some battery operated lights - then you can rock the lights for all of your runs. :)

Jill said...

I wonder if that comes in my size! Your awesome...love this picture.

J said...

I can't wait for the Holiday Bootie Buster challenge! Just a few more days and then it starts! I love the photo! Such a good idea!

TNTcoach Ken said...

I'm not worried about gaining weight, I broke all the mirrors and threw the scale away!

Lily on the Road said...

Love the illuminated look!!!

Enjoy all the pre-season festivities...you'll keep your svelte figure AND enjoy the good times with family and friends.

Nitmos said...

If you could create a mobil battery pack, you just might have invented a new kitschy gift.

Shellyrm said...

How am I going to top that???!!! You are so creative!

Yeah for doubles!

dietitianontherun.com said...

I've already seen people Holiday shopping and am a little embarrassed to admit I haven't even started...ha, agh!

Classic outdoor running gear photo, btw. Almost as good as your Christmas-colored tights ;) heh

Julie D. said...

now i think you might be on to a big business for Runner's Christmas Lawn decorations!