By Friday evening, I finally had time to run outside, but it was getting dark - and super cold already down to 20 degrees. (Who knows what the wind-chill subtracted from that!) So, I sat on the couch with some french vanilla hot cocoa and my little guy, Elijah, and had a movie night. We watched Rise of the Guardians. Such a good movie!
Finally I got a chance to pain my nails too, and then showered and went to bed early since I knew I would be tired tomorrow with my early day planned.
The bestie and I met up in town at Tim Horton's, grabbed a coffee and headed on our way down to Portland (about a 1 hour 40 minute drive) for a Shoulder Disorders seminar put on by Summit Professional Education. It was an awesome class and I actually learned a few new exercises and mobilizations that I can use with my patients.
When we got out of class at 3 p.m., we headed to the mall and picked up a few things we needed and then headed to Back Cove for our run! We did 6 miles on the running trail, which I had never run on, and it was awesome!! Super cold, but a fast run. My right eye was watering the whole time from the breeze and my quads felt like they were permanently frozen. Needless to say, they were super tight at the end of the run.
This is a map of the race that I just signed up for - Shipyard's Old Port Half Marathon. (Yay!)
You can see the cove and the loop around it - that is wear Steph and I ran Saturday with a little extra added on down town.
We were pretty sweaty, tired and cold, but I really wanted to go to Trader Joe's. So we headed across town to do a little grocery shopping. This was my first time shopping at Trader Joe's. I LOVED it! There were so many good deals. 19 cents/lb for bananas!! Between Elijah, Noah, and I we go through at least 10 lbs/week of bananas. So about $2 for all those bananas was awesome!!
I bought a ton of great stuff at TJ's and will definitely be going back soon. Some of the great deals:
-Organic grapefruits (8 for $4)
-Cookie Butter (yum)
-Cocobon Red table wine (has hints of chocolate and cherries in it)
-Almond Milk (about 80 cents cheaper)
-Joe's Os cereal (like cheerios, but tastier & $1.99 for a 15oz box!)
-Pizza dough ($1.19!!)
Back to running....
I woke up very early Sunday morning (3 a.m.) not feeling well. I had all intentions of running the Lucky Leprechaun 5k Sunday @ 10:10 a.m. and then taking Elijah to Sunday school, but it didn't happen. :(
The Lucky Leprechaun 5k is one of 5 races locally that donates its proceeds to the organization Go! Malawi. This is the link to their site: http://go-malawi.org/. Such a great organization!
So, my next possible race isn't until April....
When is your next race?
Did you race this past weekend?
Will you run a race even if you aren't feeling well?