I got up early for my workout this morning on the treadmill in Dave’s basement. First, I fueled up with some strawberry GU Chomps! I warmed up for a mile then did 3 repeats of 2 miles at 8 min pace. I did half a mike rest between each. I was supposed to go at my 10k pace but I went slower. Hopefully I can work my way up to the appropriate speeds so … [Continue reading]
Monthly Archives: January 2011
Winter training…oh how I miss summer training! But then, I think…well when I am in the summer, I definately miss this winter training! So why do I like both and can’t choose one?
Reasons I love winter training
- You don’t sweat as much so you don’t have to wash your clothes as much (Ew gross, I know! But it’s true!)
- You don’t need to carry as much water with you!
- The fresh, brisk air!
I wasn’t surprised to find that on my commute home today, the train was going extra slow. The Amtrak train was delayed in front of us. This seems to be a reoccurring theme.
My stomach was not happy because I needed my afternoon snack number 3 before dinner! Luckily I didn’t leave my Clif Bar at work! It was a seasonal flavor-spiced pumpkin pie…and it was delicious! This definitely prevented the grumpy Jess from making … [Continue reading]
Whenever I go out with my friends, if I come home late, I need to get my late night snack fix! My friends already usually know what this is….NACHOS! I used to live in Boston where there was a 24 hour Shaws. This was AMAZING. Before the night even started, my friend Ashley says “We need to get nachos tonight!” I think it has become an indicator of a great night.
This picture clearly was … [Continue reading]
I realized this past weekend how much I love pain. Please don’t report me to a psychologist! I’m sure you will agree that you do too!
As I ran the Boston Prep 16 miler, each hill I came to, I thought “Why am I doing this again?” I also thought “Why am I running when it is this cold out?”
I remember my last marathon. There weren’t as many participants as in my last two … [Continue reading]