Holiday madness is in full swing in the P household, friends. I have so many things on my to-do list swirling around in my head, but I still wanted to pop in to Bloggyville and let you know what’s going on with me:
1. Winter is here! I braved a six-miler this morning (assemble Dad’s package…get to the post office…buy stamps while I’m there) in the coldest temps so far this year: 34 degrees and foggy as all get-out. I’m a stubborn little monkey, so I still wore a skirt, but I broke down and wore a shirt with sleeves today. Short sleeves. I had arm warmers, too, (make/choose something appetizer-y for tomorrow’s get-together…vacuum/dust/scrub toilets…get to BevMo for wine…are we exchanging gifts this year??) but I pulled those down to wrap around my hands by the halfway point. My arms and legs were fine, and even though my nose got pretty chilly I could live with it, but my hands are still in pain from the cold! Next time (do laundry so Little Boy has a clean shirt for his band performance tonight…charge the camera batteries)I’m going to toss some of those hand-warmer thingies into my gloves.
2. I started a new training plan on Monday. I’ve got a 10K PR in my sights (decide on dinner…when are we going to eat if we have to be at the school by 5:30?…get to the grocery store for milk, bananas and butter…there’s probably other things we’re out of, too) and there’s a perfect race coming up in a few weeks. The plan is neither high-mileage nor too aggressively speedy. It’s more like a maintenance program, but I like it (wrap Mom’s gift…wrap my sister’s gift…I still need to buy something or send money to the nieces and nephews…money sounds easier) because I’m a big fan of being on-plan. I’ve got three runs per week – a short, easy day, a tempo or speedwork day, and a long run day. Since it’s a distance I feel confident about running, I’m excited (whip up a batch of Alma’s cookies…buy cookie tins for the people who are getting cookies…make sure Little Boy takes his teacher her gift tomorrow) about switching up my cross-training a little bit by adding some yoga and a little more strength training.
3. My racing plans for 2011 are shaping up nicely. Beyond that January 10K (better get a few bottles of wine while I’m at BevMo…don’t forget to go to WORK today!…those Christmas cards aren’t going to address themselves, P…get that last thing on IronHubs’ list while it’s still on sale) I have some pretty exciting things in the hopper for next year and I can’t wait to share them with you!! Soon, I promise. I just have to focus on getting through the end of 2010 first.