DONE! I turned in the very last paper of the supposed “hardest semester of grad school” yesterday and am pumped to recover with family time, friend time, fun reading, and lots of miles over the next month.
And the 2-month old pumpkin (doing surprisingly well).
It started snowing last night while Ryan and I were at Pizza Hut–we discovered the beauty of Pizza Hut last time he visited, and our ham+chicken+green pepper+red onion+pineapple pizza last night was a winner. The snow has been coming down steadily for the past 15+ hours, and we must have 6-8 inches and counting. It’s so pretty! I told Ryan that if snow was warm, I would love it.
I had plans to run with a group at 9am, and I normally would have considered braving the elements, but I skipped because the slippery ground would have been terrible for my recovering butt muscle. This running injury has helped me embrace rest days.
So instead, let’s join in with Miss Zippy’s 2013 year of running review!
- Best race experience?
Well this is easy: Circular Logic Marathon. 3:34 PR
- Best run?
I actually looked through my entire running log to “jog” my memory and couldn’t decide between: A 6-mile trail tempo with my 12-year old cousin and an 8-mile tempo while visiting CMU when I tried to combine all of my favorite undergrad routes together.
- Best new piece of gear?
Headlamp?! It has so many non-running uses!
- Best piece of running advice you received?
Received from myself: I know you hate to stretch and strength train, but you need to do it anyway.
- Most inspirational runner?
This goes to you, Dad! (See previous picture)
- If you could sum up your year in a couple of words, what would they be?
Training usually doesn’t go according to plan, but that’s okay.
What are your answers?