Monday…I mean Wednesday…Miles : December 24 – 30, 2018 (16-17 Weeks Pregnant)

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I know for a lot of people the holidays are a time to stay on track. Normally, I am one of those people. Normally, I’m the person who gets up early on Christmas to get a run in before heading over to my dad’s to open presents. But we did a lot of travel. Those seven days include four days of driving, two hotel nights, and visits to three different states — Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.

I knew my plans would be blown and then I would get frustrated, so I just decided not to worry about it at all. That ended up being for the best, I think. I know that now especially being back and having two good days of running. I needed a bit of break to recover.

So here it is – the 2018 recovery week, the week I recovered because I chose to, not because pregnancy or being sick or injured kept me away.

12 – 24 : The only day I ran. 2.1 miles. 25 minutes. 11:48/mile. This was on a hotel treadmill in the middle-of-nowhere, Pennsylvania. However, it happened to a middle-of-nowhere with an excellent burger place. If you are driving I-80 and are hungry, do me a favor. Stop here.

12 – 25 : Rest. I honestly cannot remember what I did Christmas day. We were in Connecticut, so I think we watched movies and ate Brazilian food.

12 – 26 : Went to Barnes and Nobles and hung around all day.

12 – 27 : Spent some quality time with my dissertation. Tried not to panic. I drank an NA beer and was not disappointed. Being in Connecticut, I wanted to try Athletic Brewing’s beer (they only brew NA), but we tried several different liquor stores around Waterbury and still could not find it! Bah. Anyway, I really missed the taste of beer and Clausthaler got the job done. Bruno said he would not have been able to tell the difference. Also, Bruno does not like beer.

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12 – 28 : Last day in Connecticut. Ate pastel. Homemade by my mother-in-law, of course.

12 – 29 : Drove halfway home. Stopped at same delicious burger place in Clearfield, Pennsylvania.

12 – 30 : Made it home. Rejoiced, because I missed home, a regular schedule, running, CrossFit, and all the things that make life delightful.

Totals : 2.1 miles, 25 minutes.

Next week, there will actually be miles ran and weight lifted.

Onward!

xo, Ali

 

 

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