|Huge delicious cupcake from work|
|Cake my cousin made using 4 sticks of butter|
|Fat Free Angel Food Cake with cool whip pudding frosting|
|Candy from my boss|
On to running news: I had the Cupids Chase 5k on Saturday which was my actual birthday. My original goal was to PR it, which means I needed below a 27:55 (or 8:59 pace). Kelly from Running Kellometers was going to help me. Long story short...it didn't happen. I knew about a mile in that I wasn't going to get it. Many factors may have contributed to it: snowed the day before and course wasn't plowed in all spots, it was freezing cold out, my calf injury put my speed training for it on hold. All in all, my lungs felt like they were going to die!! Throughout the run, I kept apologizing to Kelly for me being too slow! She was trying to help me but I felt that I was letting her down! And even though I know that's not really the case, and Kelly will probably give me crap for saying it, I was slightly disappointed in myself. And actually, when I got that PR for that 5k, I was thinner than I am now, and I know that is having an effect on my running! But I let that go immediately after and tried to enjoy the "after run" while watching Genevieve PR her 5k and then had breakfast with the girls: Kelly, Genevieve and Maggie (from Mag Mile Runner).
|Kelly and I after the run|
|Kelly and I finishing|
(I'm the one that looks like I might die. Kelly is the one that looks like she can run 10 more miles)
|Me, Kelly, Genevieve and Maggie before the run|
|Virtual run for Sherry - also our good side|
There is one problem that I seem to have with this winter running: How to dress for the weather. Now, I definitely picked the right year to train for a spring marathon as this winter has been remarkably warm! But over the weekend, when the temps were in the teens with wind chills in the single digits, I bundle up too much! I constantly find myself over dressed for running this winter! And that's because I hate to be cold and when I step out for the run, I'm cold! I know you are supposed to dress for temps that are like, I don't know, 15-20 degrees warmer than they really are or something along those lines. And generally, I layer up and will just tie the sweater around my waist as I get warmed up. How do you guys handle dressing for winter runs?