Monday, December 26, 2016

T-minus 7 days, winter, and an important question.

Last year at this time, Eric and I were just over a week away from running the Dopey Challenge. The weather had been fantastic and I had maintained a really solid base after my Fall marathon.
Later in January, I began Boston training in good, even great shape. I had a kickass base and was ready to work.

This December, the weather has been much worse and I have been dealing with a lack of treadmill. (This will be remedied shortly, more on this in the next couple days.) With training scheduled to start in one week I'm thankful for this!
Today last year on the left. Today this year on the right.
Honestly, I can't remember a time when I have embarked on my Boston Training mission in worse running shape.
Well. Whatever, right? I have 15 weeks, which is basically an eternity for me so even if I need 3-4 weeks of really slow and careful building, I will be ok. Hopefully.

Yeah. For the most part the weather has been crap. Too cold.

THIS. SHIT.
I have been using my bike and my noisy new/used bike trainer more than I ever have. I am TERRIBLE!! Honestly kids, I am a god awful cyclist. I have been running as best as I can, to the inspirational tune of 15 miles per week. Better than the 10 from last week. #seriousrunner

Anyway. It's the Holiday season which is always nice. (or, like a normal Sunday but that's cool too.)
Eric and I had a nice Christmas and did a little running in the slush and slop.

Slush run, many dark layers. Where is my neon??
Then we went on a magical walk to hunt pokemon and look at the angry ducks who live in the river.
The angriest ducks in the world live under that bridge. I love them.
So here is my important question. In this day and age of Instagram, I know people don't really read blogs anymore (well, I do but that's beside the point.)

BUT!! If you read my blog and plan to follow me (and my weekly updates) for the next 15 weeks, what would you be interested in hearing about?
I like to talk about some pretty random things and have enjoyed writing my weekly updates of running, beer drinking, the weather and terrible TV viewing. Clearly, these are thigs I enjoy yammering on about.

I'd love some feedback from my *three* readers. What do you guys want me to tell you? What would YOU like me to document each week? (I'm going to optimistically guess that exactly one person leaves a comment, haha... maybe two. but most likely one!!)
Let me know in the comments, or on Facebook and I'll be sure to cover your requests. :-)

21 comments:

  1. I like reading anything you post.

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  2. Two comments! Raise your expectations ma'am. I always enjoy the what your eating posts if only to see how you accommodate a vegetarian and a meat eater without making two different meals.

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    1. I am exceeding all my blogging goals right now!!! :-)

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  3. I read your blog even if you have no idea who I am. I found you from Jamie's MaineRunner blog and always enjoy your posts! I blog too, mostly for myself and my kiddo's grNdparents and it always saddens me that so many of my friends have stopped writing. I think blogs are better than instagram and Facebook for info :) Keep it up and good luck with the training! Winter running here in Maine is rough but it's a great way to be forced to get out and enjoy the weather!!

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    1. Hey, thanks for reading! So many people have stopped blogging, it makes me sad too.... Instagram is fun, but it certainly is not a good way to get more than a tiny snippet of information.

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  4. I want to read about any ducks you see.

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    1. I will write about ducks next week! I see ducks DAILY and I love them!

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  5. I stopped reading blogs for a while but your sarcastic tone always cracks me up. So really, you could write about grass (or ducks) and I'd still find it funny.

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    1. I quit reading blogs that try to sell me things. That is most blogs. SMH.
      I will write about grass too, if I can find any under the shit ton of snow. ;-)

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  6. Just keep writing about running because it inspires me to run (even when i dont run) and (makes me feel like i am running when i'm reading your posts...same thing right?) lol!! I love your blogs!

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  7. Running and beer are two of my favorite things, so I love reading about those. Training recaps and workouts are always interesting to me.

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    2. Beer IS the best!
      I always pick a weekly favorite for the blog recap. But I have beer daily.... it's a critical part of marathon prep :-)

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  8. I love the blog. Good and snarky.

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  9. Just keep posting your usual! (I read it, and enjoy it greatly). Would love to follow your Boston training and how you get it all done in the winter, it's always a struggle.

    Also - I truly hope your next post is about how much you are loving your new treadmill. :-)

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