Start it off with a Virtual 5k on Christmas Eve over at Run my Guts Out....
Have a little more endurance? Run the 10k Home for the Holidays virtual race at Run For Fun...
Or head to Daily Vitamin F for a 5k on Christmas day!
Today was my "long run" for the week, so I decided to incorporate the Home for the Holidays Virtual 10k for the first 6.2 miles. I really wanted to don some festive Christmas attire, but I have nothing that could be considered both running appropriate and festive. What's a gal to do?
Run on the treadmill wearing a fake wreath, of course! Or, you know...run the whole distance, toss on the wreath and call hubby in frantically to take a picture of me looking like an idiot.
There is no need to point out that I don't match. I decided to get in the festive spirit by wearing every color I could find. Kind of like a really tacky Christmas tree with all of those multi-colored lights. I definitely need some kind of angel headband.
The 6.2 miles were first, and I ran them in 58:49. I was planninng on running it at my normal long run speed, but then my ego hit me around 5 miles and I realized I wanted it to be a little faster, so I sped up for the last mile or so. Average pace = 9:28.
I added on just over 2 miles to round out the mileage for the day at 8.5 miles, in 80:48.
If you're a math whiz (anyone who can count past 17 is a math whiz to me, FYI) you'll notice that the overall pace was basically the same as the 10k pace. Whoops. I should probably work on pushing myself a little bit to get past "average" pace.
I had a very small list of things to do today. Run (check), grab a few last minute things at Walmart, (check, and dear God I am never going out in public on December 24th ever again), and eat (work in progress). The agenda for the rest of the day includes Bailey's, ice cream, candy cane kisses and at some point some real meals. Merry Christmas Eve!
Are you participating in any virtual races this weekend?
Yes! Hopefully I can get a 5k in tomorrow as well, but I'm not worried if I don't. It's Christmas!
Do you have your big meal on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?
Christmas Day! Dinner tonight will be something simple and pulled together at the last minute, and tomorrow is the main event. The plan is Beef Wellington, green bean almandine and roasted veggies.