We had great weather here this weekend for running. What I call great weather may not meet your criteria but in the low 30s with no wind was quite nice! Saturday was supposed to be super icy and I wasn't sure if it would be safe to go out. But there was just a crunchy snow and not much of it. I attempted a pace run and I was going for under 10. Well, I didn't hit it but I still felt good because it was a heck of a lot faster than anything else I have been running outside. (I had a killer tempo run on the TM the other day.) It was just a 3 mile pace but I pushed it for the six I ran. Miles 1, 2 and 4 were very slightly over 10. Miles 1,2 and 3 are a gradual uphill with the next 3 being the opposite as it is an out and back. Mile 3 was almost at 11 and mile 5 was in the mid 10s. Mile 6 was well over 11 so you can see I was all over the place but there were 4 miles I considered quite decent! I felt great. I had gotten up and was running by about 6:20 because I had to get to a dentist appointment due to a broken tooth.
So Saturday started out great but then went downhill. I went to the dentist to find out my crown cannot be glued back in as so little of the tooth was left. I was not shocked as I could tell that. The options were not great mainly because we are talking major dollars. I need to figure out how to best time it so to make maximum use of insurance (not a lot) or flex money. It may not work but I'll make the effort.
Then I went to school and worked on report cards for 3 hours plus. I got a lot done but it wasn't my first choice for what I wanted to be doing. But I am a bit overwhelmed at work right now and even with the time spent Sat. I will have a lot of late nights over the next two weeks. The thing that always stresses me is fitting in my workouts along with all the work stuff. But it will happen. I think I have this week figured out at least for workouts.
Then I left school and bought the needed items for my colonoscopy prep. Joy. But that isn't for another week. It was just the thinking about it. Yuck.
Then I came home, headed to bed with my computer and a book and relaxed!
Today we ran 8 miles with more good temperatures and completely bare roads.
Later my husband and I went to a sugarhouse so he could get some new syrup. As in just boiled! When we got there we got a sample of it - still warm. Talk about satisfying my sweet tooth! It was outstanding. This particular sugar house is owned by a former student of mine. If I had favorites (which of course I don't) he would be my all time favorite student - just a terrific kid who has become a great young man who makes incredible maple syrup! The trip was worth the smell alone - I could have stayed in that sugar house for hours.
It's snowing and looking like winter, a great ending to the weekend.
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