So, did you get snowed in?
Snow FINALLY started falling at about 6pm on Tuesday. Seriously, I’d watched out the window pretty much all day.
I was really, really jealous of all the snow photos my friends were posting on Facebook and Instagram.
Woke up Wednesday morning to this beautiful sight. 🙂
Can you tell I’ve missed snow?
And, we didn’t really have to shovel so that makes this even more perfect!
I took advantage of the colder temperatures and made some homemade chicken noodle soup on Tuesday night.
Om nom nom!
Last night, I made Paleomg.com’s Smoky Bacon Chili.
So stinkin’ delicious!
Max thought it smelled pretty good, too. 🙂
So, I had a tempo run on my schedule for today – 1 mile easy, 5 miles @ 8:57, and 1 mile easy.
I was a little worried about the run because of the road conditions.
Seriously, 2 years without snow and all of a sudden I’m an apprehensive runner?!
I’ve run in worse conditions.
So, I bit the bullet and hit the road this morning.
So glad I did!
I stayed on neighborhood roads rather than heading up to the park because I didn’t know what I would be dealing with up there. Some of the roads were clear and some were still covered with packed snow and ice. Some spots were a combination of clear and patchy snow and ice. Those are the worst because some snow melted and then turned into black ice.
I only slipped once!
Thankfully, I was on my cool down and I didn’t fall. That would have been bad.
Here’s how my splits went:
Mile 1 – 9:01; Mile 2 – 8:52; Mile 3 – 8:38; Mile 4 – 8:41; Mile 5 – 8:48
Um, clearly I need to work on my pacing skills.
But, I’m stoked that I got out and was able to run. 🙂
So, I’ve been working on developing my own recipe for brownies. Because brownies are awesome.
I’m thisclose to perfection.
Hopefully, I’ll be able to share the recipe soon.
Talk to me: When you do tempo runs (not on a treadmill), do you manage to stay on pace the whole time or are you slightly dysfunctional like me? Any tips to share?