Socks, Lights and bands oh my!

Santa running-ish haul

I am a fun socks person, so that’s a given from Santa (and the ish part of running-ish) so they were a nice complement to running socks, an Angelrox band and a SlapLit bracelet. I can’t be the only 80s child who adores these for nostalgia, can I?

and coffee.. all the coffee

Coffee is kind of like a running gift, right? Santa good to everyone?

Also posted this week: 2019 Goals. Still to come, 2018 wrap. Hoping to get some more miles in tomorrow, plus I’m not at my computer. In the mean time, weekly wrap with Wendy and Holly:

  • Monday: got in a quick couple of miles between work and heading out of town for Christmas Eve dinner.
  • Tuesday: off, prepping for dinner for 21. We’re not a religious family, but Christmas dinner/giftmas is A Thing. I got in some minimal steps going up and down the stairs and chasing my niece and nephew, but no real exercise.
  • Wednesday: I woke up with enough time to run which was good because mom made baked french toast and I needed some exercise to undo with that amazing and worth every bite breakfast. My knee was a little tender after Monday’s run, but glad to see it wasn’t an issue Wednesday.

new kind of key stash

all the stairs!

getting a hang of Garmin shots. Matching? Not so much

  • Thursday: a much needed lazy day. When I finally went out, I was rewarded with a beautiful reflected sunset. I decided to wrap my knee as it felt tender, but luckily wasn’t an issue while running. I decided to be smart and call it a run before the ferry stairs as that seemed to be pressing things a bit much. I have enough stairs in my apartment, TYVM. Love running outdoors in December.
  • Friday: late start, so cross train plan turned into gym stretch and roll.
  • Saturday: finally, my beloved Rockland Lake which I hadn’t run properly since last November. Just as beautiful even with the leaves off. Plan was 1-3 laps depending on how knee/achilles felt. End result was two, for ~10K. Felt good and stretched hard after.

They did.

  • Sunday: off. Wedding-ing. Barely any steps.

Spring 2019 Half Marathon Training Mileage: 61.37

Plan for the week:

  • Monday: Mom miles?
  • Tuesday: midnight run or other run
  • Wednesday: back to work. Cross train or off?
  • Thursday: office run group
  • Friday: run or off
  • Saturday: off, Albany
  • Sunday: long run to celebrate my two-year running anniversary

10 comments to this article

  1. Wendy

    on December 30, 2018 at 21:15 - Reply

    You’ve had a great year and I’m looking forward to your recap! Happy New Year!

    • cari

      on January 1, 2019 at 14:00 - Reply

      THank you!

  2. Darlene

    on December 31, 2018 at 06:22 - Reply

    Happy new year. Hope your knee behaves.

    Congrats to your mom.

    Contact me if you come to Albany. If not see you when I come to NYC.

    • cari

      on January 1, 2019 at 13:42 - Reply

      Will do! At the moment it looks like a flyby visit
      Knee, touch wood, is good. Think it just wanted some attention like the achilles was getting

  3. Liz Dexter

    on December 31, 2018 at 07:24 - Reply

    Lunch for 21??? Wow! Some great running there, how lovely.

    • cari

      on January 1, 2019 at 13:26 - Reply

      I think we’ve been as high as 25. For a time we joked no one could get married or have kids, they wouldn’t fit. That’s more or less what has happened with five kids and three spouses between my brother and two cousins.

  4. Chocolaterunsjudy

    on December 31, 2018 at 09:43 - Reply

    Is Albany just a day thing or are you staying overnight? Inquiring minds want to know. 🙂

    I so do NOT love running in December (or Jan, Feb, sometimes March . . . ).

    Looks like some lovely gifts. Enjoy your run tonight. Brrrrr!

    • cari

      on January 1, 2019 at 13:18 - Reply

      I did not do the Midnight Run. Not because of cold — it’s actually unseasonably warm – but because it was a soaking rain. So I ran earlier in the day and allowed myself a quiet night
      Think Albany will be just a day trip, but if not will let you & Darlene know ASAP

      • Chocolaterunsjudy

        on January 2, 2019 at 12:27 - Reply

        Yes, NYE was definitely nasty. And ours was really quiet too.

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