Life Lately + I'm Racing This Weekend!!

Hey Friends!
Isn't it crazy how December rolls by so incredibly fast?
My kids are out of school next week!!

We got our Christmas tree on Saturday...

Yes, I had my running clothes on :) We got our tree in the morning, then I dropped off Josh at a birthday party and ran 10 miles. The life of a #motherrunner and thank goodness for birthday parties! 
I have definitely been tired in the mornings and my body has been protesting 5 am wake ups, so let's just say it's on the back burner for a while. With all the running, my body has been begging for sleep and food and I am happy to oblige.

I much as I love LA, the Midwestern girl in me says there is something not quite right about choosing a Christmas tree in December in the heat. We had a mini heat wave again and it's been so warm that let's just say my wreath is already turning brown. Noooo!!

Even in the heat, it's fun to pose as snowmen!

A little rundown of what my running is like these days: I am still cruising away at 6 days a week and 1 day off.

The pattern for now has been easy days on Monday and Tuesday, some sort of speed or tempo on Wednesday, easy Thursday + Friday and a long run on Saturday (10 miles).

I have built a good base these last few months and I am easing my way into official training for Boston!! I have been loving how 10 miles is totally comfortable and I finish with easily feeling like I could do more.

What else is going on?

Megan has her class Kindergarten Koala all week and we have to take him on adventures + photograph almost every moment. I am soaking up all this Kindergarten sweetness...

My sweet girl

Josh's class got to show off their recorder skills and played a beautiful Christmas concert!

So, I have decided to run a half marathon this weekend! I had been mulling the idea off and on in my head for a little while. I talked to my coach and ho told me to go for it, so here we go!
I still don't have a huge expectation for the race as I am still gaining back my fitness, but it will be fun to see what my body is up for!

Wednesday's workout was 4 miles easy and then 2 miles at 7:45-8:00 pace.

The goal leading up to Boston is to race two times - so I am on the hunt now for some good winter races.

Also ---> Please be sure and check out my guest post on my friend Sue's blog!! I am giving 7 tips to qualify for the Boston Marathon!

Is it cold or warm right now in your neck of the woods?

Anyone running a holiday race this weekend?

Happiness Is Running Life!


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