Well, it’s official. Winter has started in Calgary. And, you can imagine how impressed I am. *eye roll* You might remember when I mentioned that we barely had a summer here, so I’m definitely not ready for the cold and snow we’ve been having over the past few days.
Despite winter, here’s how week 10 went:
Monday – run : 12 KM long run – nice run, good pace.
Tuesday – walk
Wednesday – run : 60 mins – treadmill because it was cold & raining and I wanted to watch Aquarius (don’t judge!)
Thursday – run : 45 mins, 4 x 30 sec strides at end of run – took body a long time to warm up
Friday – walk (snowing started)
Saturday – rest
Sunday – run : 21.1 KM long run – Cold, snow, wind. I was really cold at 10K, wanted to quit around 12K, and almost cried at 14K while running straight into the freezing wind. But somehow I managed to finish this run. A little slower than I wanted, but it’s done!
As you can see, I’m still missing strength training. Seriously, I need a kick in the butt. I’m just not sure what’s best to do and how much… I need to look into this soon.
Starting to get back on track with my training and it feels good! I’m a little grumpy about having to figure out my running schedule around snow already, but I guess it’s time to suck it up. Honolulu Marathon is 2 months away, which is super soon when you think about it. I still have lots to plan, so I am freaking out a little bit while also getting excited.
As a Momentum Jewelry Ambassador, I’m also excited that I get the opportunity to #sharetheSPARK this week with two awesome people. I love wearing my motivate wrap all the time as a constant reminder of what I’m doing this running thing for. Honestly, there was a point during my cold long run that I repeated my wrap mantra “Earned, Not Given” over and over in my head so that I could keep going.
Have you been to Honolulu for the marathon or vacation? Any things I must see?