I hope everyone had a great weekend – especially my friends to the south who were celebrating Thanksgiving!
My weekend started with a Friday night date at the pool for my longest swim to-date! I ended up being the only one from Masters that showed up (apparently some people have better things to do on a Friday night??) so I got extra one-on-one attention from the coaches, and put in 3000 metres!
Saturday morning hubs and I enjoyed a “runner’s sleep-in” (aka 8am) and a lazy start before heading out for an easy run together. Our schedules have been conflicting a lot lately so it was nice to have the opportunity. At one point a squirrel literally flew across our path after we startled him digging for food; I screamed and then broke into hysterics. You had to be there.
Next up I was off to Cobourg for a bike ride (outside! in November! in Canada!) with E. It was a gorgeous day and we had a nice chatty ride. I was super stylish with my bike shorts over tights.
Unfortunately that’s the only picture I managed to take – fail!
From there we headed straight to the train station to pick up Meg who was in town visiting from the States over Thanksgiving weekend. We had an awesome afternoon and evening catching up - devouring an entire veggie tray between the three of us in the process.
I had a long drive home and a long run in the morning, so unfortunately I had to leave before the shenanigans ensued… apparently. *ahem*
Sunday morning I met up with the a couple dozen others who chose to spend a rainy, windy Sunday morning running all over town. I tried out some of my new Vega sports nutrition – review to follow soon! It turned out to be an extremely tough & hilly run, but as always, company made it more than bearable. Best way to start the day, and a hot shower felt amazing when I got home.
After warming up, re-fueling and running some errands, I tackled the first items on my Christmas “baking” list (though both of these items were no-bake.) I made Cake Batter Chocolate Bark and Mom’s recipe for peanut butter balls.
YUM! These were promptly stored in the freezer so I would keep my paws out of them… except for an obligatory taste test of course! They are safe for sharing over the holidays!
Pretty much a perfect weekend.
Nov 19 – 25
19th: run 12.7 miles (12.7)
20th: run 3.1 miles (3.1)
21st: 0 (sick)
22nd: run 5.1 miles (5.1) + bike 12.5 miles (2.5) + F/V* (1)
23rd: run 10.2 miles (10.2) + swim 60 minutes (6) + F/V (1)
24th: run 6.2 miles (6.2)
25th: run 3.4 miles (3.4) + swim 75 minutes (7.5) + F/V (1)
*F/V denotes min. 7 servings of fruits & veggies