Hello friends! I hope you’re all having nice weekends.
Here in D.C. we had… MORE SNOW!!! This has seriously been the snowiest winter ever here (that’s a scientific assessment). Wtf, D.C.! We ended up getting about 5 inches of snow yesterday!
Literally 30 seconds after I took that picture, they fell down. Glad I wasn’t standing under them ;)
Anyway! My friend Ashley and I made plans to start our Cherry Blossom 10 Miler training this morning! We trained for and ran the Army Ten Miler together in the fall, and were excited to start training again because our long weekend runs are basically just our time to chat and catch up! I was also excited because I just bought a new pair of shoes. :) I wear the Brooks “Adrenaline” style:
However, our plan for today’s run did not include snow!! What to do!?! After some debating… we decided to be hardcore and brave the elements to run on our favorite trail. At least it was sunny!
The run was pretty intense! Remember when I ran on the trail a few weeks ago in the snow and took pictures? Yeah, the snow was about three times as deep. It was definitely more like running in sand or something!
We managed to do 5 miles at about a 10 min/mile pace… a lot slower than usual due to the intense amount of snow we were trudging through! Luckily the snow wasn’t slippery, just kind of deep.
My new shoes felt great :) Minus getting wet with snow!
Tomorrow I’ll be unveiling our detailed training plan for the 10 miler. Stay tuned! :)
Time to get some homework done since yesterday I was a huge slacker. A friend and I braved the snow to see Avatar again! I’m obsessed :)
Have a great Sunday!