I went to bed quite late Monday night (Go Canada Go!!) so you can imagine how cheerful I was when my alarm went off Tuesday morning. I also knew by the feel in the house air, that it was damn cold outside. I nervously checked the weather app…UGH.
This is without the windchill. There were no pictures taken on the walk with Abby Tuesday morning, there was just a lot of yelling (in a hushed voice – it’s 5:30am afterall!), “Abby, you cannot stop to pick up and eat EVERY SINGLE chunk of ice!! We must be in constant motion or I will die!!” Yeah, there was a lot of that. And she ignored me the ENTIRE TIME.
Tuesday’s workout (which was OBVIOUSLY done on the TM): Tempo x 3 miles + core work. This translates into 3 miles at a pace of 7:15min/mile (4:30 min/km). No, this is not something that I was looking forward to in. In fact, I was kinda scared I wouldn’t be able to do it. I know I come close to this pace in some runs, but to hold it for 3 miles (and knowing that next week it was going to be 4 miles and so on) was daunting. I was anticipating a HR in the low 180s which would still be in the target range of Zone 3, but the high end…and this was only 3 miles! My friend Carson (@runningsouthern) re-tweeted this the other day and this is basicially what I was envisioning:
But you know what? It wasn’t like that at all. It was actually kinda awesome. I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s wasn’t the most comfortable pace in the world, but I could totally do it. And my HR was never above 175. There’s hope! LOL
Finished things off with some core work that included planks and these – similar to the roll-outs on the stability ball, but on the TRX:
One day that TV will burn out and I will have to replace it with one from the 21st century. But we’re not there yet. Where we are is almost at the end of Breaking Bad!! I NEED to find another television series to watch…problem is that I don’t have Netflix so I need to find them on DVD…so retro, right? LOL.
When I got home from work last night I got a call from my friend Kyle who I have known for almost a decade. He said, “Hang on, I just need to get B on the phone too”. Next thing I know he and his wife are on speaker phone and I’m already vibrating with excitement because I’m pretty sure I know what they’re calling about!! Yup, B is pregnant…with twins!! Now, not only is this SUPER exciting and awesome, but it’s also quite funny because B is TINY. And this is her right now…
First of all, she is GORGEOUS, right? But um, she’s only at 14 weeks!!!!!! I think she is going to rival my SIL who sent me this pic at 8 months – to this day it cracks me up! She is also a VERY tiny person.
We’ll see if B lets me post any more pictures throughout her pregnancy!! My SIL is pregnant again and has promised to send me a current pic of her!!
We’re still in a deep freeze here. This was the temp as I left for work this morning: