A long, hot, steamy shower…

…is the only way I warm up after a cold winter run. 😉

I didn’t head out until close to 2 pm today and I didn’t really have a plan or a set number of miles in mind. It was so warm out (read: 30 degrees) and perfect running weather. Well, almost perfect…we had some wind, but it wasn’t bad unless I was in the shade.

I started off with a little over a mile warmup and then headed to a hilly neighborhood to do some hill work. I did 6 hill repeats and it was TOUGH. PS I ran up each hill as fast as I could and then did an easy jog back down. I really wanted to do 10 hill repeats, but I only had the energy for 6.

I continued my run and ended up with 10 glorious miles. I even met a nice man walking his dog and we talked running and races. He suggested the Disney races and I think I’ll have to do the Dopey Challenge next year. 🙂

After a long hot shower, I downed a salad and pizza. I will def eat some dessert later.
Baby Update: Annabelle went to bed at 8:30 and only cried for 10 MINUTES! She was asleep by 8:45 and slept until 7:30. It was a miracle!!!! Day 3 of no bottle has also been a success. She even ate 3 decent meals today. 🙂 I’m a happy mama.

If you need me, I’ll be spending the evening on the couch. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

What was the favorite part of your weekend?

Earning a shower.

I think showers that I “earn” feel the best! What do I mean by this? A shower is earned when you do something (workout, run, garden, clean the garage, play outside with the kids, swim, diaper blowout, etc) that makes a shower a necessity and not a formality. Today my shower will be earned by going to the x-fit class at my work. I always leave the class sweaty, out of breath, and sore the next day. PS I followed my training plan and ran an easy 6.75 miles yesterday.

In other running related news…I am running the Boordy 5k on Sunday evening. It’s at a vineyard and we get to hang out and drink wine afterwards! This is my first time racing a 5k and I’m shooting to keep a 7:30 pace…we’ll see how that goes.

I’m really excited for these Pro Compression socks to come in the mail. I have a few pairs already and I just couldn’t pass these up.

If you use the promo code RACE, you get $20 off!

Have a great Friday!

How will you earn your shower today?. Please leave me a comment, I really want to know! 🙂