Happy Friday-eve! FINALLY! This week has definitely dragged along (I’m sure that teaching skiing all day on Sunday definitely hasn’t helped), but I’m so looking forward to this weekend! We’re getting our Holiday cards mailed out, our Christmas tree, exchanging Hanukkah gifts, and everything else Holiday-related. I also did not spend $1 during Black Friday/ Cyber Monday sales- this is a HUGE win for me (especially with all the crazy amount of marketing out there!). My Christmas shopping is all done and I did do ONE purchase for myself- these candles. The ‘Damn It’s Early’ scent is incredible and they’re also a small business, which I LOVE supporting! I’m also trying to get everything I’ll need to train for Eugene now rather than waiting until later so I’m stocking up on gels (I’m going to be trying these), ordering more of these (the watermelon flavor is my favorite), rearranging my chews, and finding my race-day outfit (including sneakers)!
Also it will never get old seeing this! Anyone else apply to be part of the 2019 Hive program?!?
THIS will also be a staple for me this training cycle. I’ve tried to use the training journal before, but I’ve struggled making it a habit (I typically just use google docs spreadsheet to keep track of my activity & mileage on my sneakers)- this time I’m committed to making it work! I’m 100% positive that it will help me reach my sub 3:40 marathon time in Eugene!
Flashback to yesterday where Stella & I went on a VERY chilly walk during lunch (I think it was 15* out?!?). I’m saving my run for this afternoon today, so it should be around 20* rather than single digits. WHEN will it get past freezing again? I would love to see the roads sometime this winter (rather than snowy/icy filled ones).
Happy Hannukkah! We celebrate both Hannukkah and Christmas (Chrismukkah style, as per the OC- anyone else ever watch that show? I was seriously OBSESSED with Marisa & Ryan…might need to binge watch that show on the treadmill!). We light the menorah, but exchange one gift towards the end of Hanukkah (that will be this weekend for us) and try our hand at making latkes (last year we made SO many and they really didn’t turn out too well…). Then we’ll do another gift on Christmas and do Chinese for dinner.
Here’s a few things that I think should be on your runner’s gift list this year!
THESE pants- they feel so amazing on and don’t move on me at all
THESE socks- so soft!
THIS to help with recovery
THIS sweatshirt to keep warm post-run and also because so accurate. (I want this!)
THIS mug because everyone needs to know that they run (I want this!)
THIS necklace- SOOOO cute and I want one!
I’d love to know what your favorite Holiday traditions are!
How do you keep track of your training?
The O.C. - team Summer or team Marisa?
Black Friday or Cyber Monday- what sales did you take advantage of?