Highlights and Lowlights
|L to R: Craig, me, Andrew H, Andrew W.
Everyone else forgot their red & green
|Rain turning to snow. Gross. What an interesting winter so far|
|Very happy to have my 14 done! I had given myself the option of just 8 and doing 14 tomorrow. But, it’s always good to just Get ‘Er Done!|
-Early Xmas gifts: I gave Nate his Christmas present early! I bought a Nikon DSLR camera for
him our family. I also gave him a pull-up bar, which he has conveniently placed outside our dining room for lots of random pull-up sessions!
|I also checked out a few books on photography from the library so we can learn how to take decent pictures. I’m excited!
Greta and I had fun in the children’s section of the library before we picked up my requested books.
-Watching Greta grow! She is becoming quite the walker, and I often fear for her safety as she stumbles around, trying to RUN. Yikes.
|Here she is “helping” me cook|
-Finding this star.
-So many fun people to train with!
|L to R: Nate, me, Joe, Kim (2:55 debut marathon!)
I requested that everyone wear Christmas colors/themed clothing. Our group looked pretty festive running around town together. Apparently Kim missed the memo.
|At least I had good company at the track!
It was Emma’s first track workout in ~6-7 years. After the workout I found out that she went to state in ’93 on the 4x800m relay with AMY OLSON (on the TNC team). Ha! What a small world!
-3×1 mile workout: I was supposed to hit 6:00s on these, but hit 6:16, 6:17, 6:34 (into the wind). HOW did I run that 19:05, again? I’m baffled, really, since there haven’t been many (any?) workouts that are indicative of that.
|Bruising of my IT band after my last treatment|
|Last week I did ~20 minutes. Woot, woot.
I haven’t done anything this week.
|Gotta love Northfield. Random Santa sighting and picture when we out and about|
-Having fun with a couple sewing projects. Which I need to finish tonight… hmm… better get to that…
|Sewing two $1.44 black Friday fleece blankets together for Mesa. She sleeps under a blanket every night and her current blankets look a little… rough (that’s putting it lightly)|
|Cow blanket project in “the pile” waiting to be finished!|
Enough from me! What were your weekly highlights and lowlights?
Greta's walking?? Soon, very soon she will be running away. Then it's running away from you is a fun thing. Good thing your fast lol!
Yep! I'm excited to have her play with her cousins this weekend! Should be entertaining 🙂
Thanks for sharing!! How is Mesa. No picture in post…:)
Oh, you're right, she didn't make the post this time! Oops :). She is doing great – just fewer miles as she is getting older. She's not complaining now – she HATES the cold!
Mesa and I could be best friend! wink emoticon Oh come to think of it, a picture of you and Mesa was up in our store the other week!! We were featuring Stunt Puppy leashes, and part of the display was a Stunt Puppy ad, and of course it was a picture of you and Mesa. I was so excited to see it. I kept telling people, "That's my coach!"
I've had Graston done before. I bruised really badly (you can see pictures on my blog), but I wasn't convinced it helped. He did it on my IT bands, but I wasn't having problems with them.
You're going to love your dSLR. We have a Nikon too. 🙂 You're so lucky to have people to run with. And I still can't believe how fast you've gotten so quickly.
Hey Coach Nichole. I ran a quick 3 miles last Tuesday and hardly had time to stretch afterwards. Weds I went for 5 and felt a pain where my butt cheek and hamstring meet. The next day it moved down to behind my knee. I have taken 6 days off and now it's in the side of my hip…. Any ideas what this is and if I can try running this week??? Thanks!