Thursday, December 16, 2010

Three (Million) Things Thursday

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.

20 comments:

Emz said...

Yay for new plans before the new year! Why wait?! Love it!

Darlene said...

You think 34 is cold - come to the Northeast!!!

Heather said...

Yes these last few weeks before Christmas are crazy! Good job fitting in the running (and planning!). And I would LOVE to run in 34 degree weather right now - way better than 0! :)

Teamarcia said...

34 is cold for where you are...but I'll trade ya!

Jill said...

It's gotta feel good to get the 2011 race plans squared away, huh?? YAY!

M said...

Your holidays sound just as crazy and busy as mine!

Char said...

Your brain is as scatty as mine at the moment. I'm having to write things down so I don't freak out.

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

Hi P! Just wanted to ask since it's also cold thee, have you been swimming as well? If so, what do you wear? I haven't been swimming coz I hate the cold. Do wetsuits really help?

RockStarTri said...

It was 34 I would consider wear shorts. It was 19 here this morning.

2011 is will be epic. Can't wait to hear the plans.

ajh said...

I'll run in those temps but I am all bundled up!

Detroit Runner said...

34 sounds really nice about now.

DRog said...

Love the training goals and Hit that PR10k goal!!! your thought process sounds familiar to mine this time of year :) :)

Laura said...

I definitely doesn't sound like you need any training to get a 10K PR! I'm super excited about 2011 too. Can't wait to hear what's on your list!

Chris K said...

I'm with you....34 is cold. Are you in So Cal? Actually, you don't have to answer that, I'll figure it out eventually.

Laura said...

OMG!!! I'm not the only one with weird lip curling action!

Aimee said...

You are insane!! I cannot believe you ran in a skirt and short sleeved shirt in 30 degree weather! Wow!!

Alma said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm...BevMo....

Johann said...

The plans for that 10k sound perfect. Plans for 2011...exciting!

ERG said...

Have a fun time in that cold weather! I wore LS and Tights yesterday and felt cold...and it was a *freezing* 34 here too! lol...I think it was the wind...
Careful with the speedwork as you recover from that extra-speedy marathon you just ran :) Sounds like you must be feeling pretty good already!

Jill said...

Oh, and checking to see if you sent/received your blog buddy gift yet???

Happy weekend! :)