A Snowy Scene

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Morning everyone!

I woke up to the most beautiful snowy scene this morning. Everything was White and bright– I love days like this!

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Last night Eric surprised me with an early Christmas gift. I guess since he got a surprise, he felt like I should get one too!

Lately, I have been having lots of left shoulder/back pain. I think it is because I have a desk job AND I spend about 3 hours a day driving in the car.

Stress = tension = poor posture = pain!

Me, last night with my Gingerbread tea and my heated therapy bean bag around my shoulders. (If I look tired, I am!! I didn’t get home from work til after 9pm)

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Last night I was especially sore after a rather stressful night at work. He pulled out a wrapped gift for me and told me to open it.

Well, look what it is:

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A Conair back massager!!! How timely! :D I ripped it open, plugged it in, and he gave my shoulders a ‘massage’! It is supposed to be heated, but I really couldn’t feel the heat. That is the only thing I would say I didn’t like about it. Otherwise, it felt pretty nice on my back and surely worked out a lot of the tension!

A slept like a baby last night! Thanks Eric :)

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After two rest days off running, I woke up excited to pound out some miles on the treadmill. I also had beautiful scenery to look out at which is always nice!

Today I did interval/speed work for my run:

Speed work is defined as Short, fast intervals with recovery jogs between; increases your leg turnover and maximizes your stamina and race confidence.”

My workout (all done at incline 4%)

  • 0.10 mile walking warm up, 4.0 mph
  • 0.15 mile running 6.0 mph
  • 0.25 mile running 7.5 mph
  • 0.25 running 6.0 mph
  • Keep alternating every 0.25 mile
  • I did my last 7.5 mph from 3.25 mile-3.50 mile, then I jogged comfortably at 6.0 mph until 4.10 miles
  • 0.10 cool down
  • Total running miles: 4.0
  • Total duration: 40 mins. (incl. walking)
  • Max Heart rate: 175 bpm (90% of max)
  • Avg Heart rate: 154 bpm (79% of max)

It was a great and challenging run! :)

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See you later for installment 6 of the FAQ’s! :)

Have a HEALTHY & HAPPY DAY! Only 8 days til Christmas……

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1 Sara B. December 17, 2008

My FAVORITE Christmas song!!!!! Thank you!

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2 girlrunningaround December 17, 2008

What a beautiful sight to wake up to. And great workout! I hope it starts your day off on the right foot.

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3 bobbi December 17, 2008

love the pics! I could so use one of those massagers!!!!

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4 melissa. December 17, 2008

great run! I’ll have to try it!

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5 Mara December 17, 2008

oooh i love those massagers!!!

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6 Dave December 17, 2008

I miss the snow covering the ground. Not much of that in TN.
3 hours of driving + workouts+big blog+ work+ cooking all that wonderful food. When do you find the time for anything? :)
That looks like a tough run, but satisfying I’m sure!

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7 Andrea December 17, 2008

woah thats a late night of working :( you must have been drained – but you had a great workout geez i am so impressed! you rock!

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8 Lauren @ Team Giles December 17, 2008

What a gorgeous view!

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9 VeggieGirl December 17, 2008

Same snow view here :-)

Great back massager!!

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10 Jess December 17, 2008

I’ve been thinking about getting a back massager like that for a while but I was afraid it would be too hard to do it to myself, was it easy to use?

http://www.modbehav.com

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11 limberkimbers December 17, 2008

I have one of those massagers too! Except it’s a different brand. To get the heat to work on it I have to change the ball attachment thing, I’m not sure if that’s an option with yours.. also the heat does take a few minutes to kick in. Anyways, I love using it on my legs when they’re sore after a run!

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