A Snowy Scene

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on December 17, 2008

Morning everyone!

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


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)


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:


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 :)


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! :)


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

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

Let's get social! Follow Angela on Instagram @ohsheglows, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

Previous Posts

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Sara B. December 17, 2008 at 10:40 am

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


girlrunningaround December 17, 2008 at 11:18 am

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


bobbi December 17, 2008 at 11:35 am

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


melissa. December 17, 2008 at 11:53 am

great run! I’ll have to try it!


Mara December 17, 2008 at 12:09 pm

oooh i love those massagers!!!


Dave December 17, 2008 at 12:35 pm

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!


Andrea December 17, 2008 at 1:50 pm

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!


Lauren @ Team Giles December 17, 2008 at 2:17 pm

What a gorgeous view!


VeggieGirl December 17, 2008 at 3:44 pm

Same snow view here :-)

Great back massager!!


Jess December 17, 2008 at 6:31 pm

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?



limberkimbers December 17, 2008 at 7:01 pm

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!


Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: