Hope everyone is enjoying their holidays!
Due to scheduling, I had to move my 16miler to yesterday and I still can't walk correctly. You probably shouldn't sit in a 2hr movie directly after an ice bath. But getting to see Rise of The Guardians with my mom and my niece? Pretty awesome.
Speaking of movies, did you know they sell hummus/ pretzels and even lunchables?! I was so excited when I saw that. Don't get me started on how hard it is to eat semi-healthy in this city.
Anyway. 16 miles. Yea. I also miss me some Central Park. Even if the water fountains are turned off in the winter, there are still bathrooms and faucets. I definitely realized how much of a blessing that big 6 mile loop and multiple 2-4 mile loops are. Kudos to those who still train for marathons without those luxuries. I will admit, I am spoiled (in so many ways) and should never complain about getting bored with the park ever again.
I did (8) 2 mile loops of the park closest to my sister's house. Yea. Ouch. I ran there last year, but last year 8 miles/ 4 loops didn't seem so daunting. No wonder this is considered a mental sport. But my mantra of the day was "it's not going to be easy; it's going to be worth it". That big spinning medal will be mine in 2 weeks!
Although, I don't know how worth almost getting attacked by roosters and chased by chickens would be. That red-headed one, totally chased me after I took that picture. And did you know they fly into trees?! One nearly fell on my head! Seriously. Nothing like the fear of wild animals to make you run faster! Thank goodness my running is done.
How do you get your training in during the holidays?