Week 8 & 9 - Run Run Rudolph + End Of Year Stats

A couple more weeks have come and gone and I fit in as much Christmas themed attire as I could, like my snowman socks.  :D

Week 8 I was sooooo sleep deprived which was less than stellar.  Baby boy has started to pop a tooth (WAY TOO EARLY) so I was thrown back into survival mode.  Week 8 followed a recovery week 7 and I thought it was cool that my watch even picked up on my scaled back workouts and told me my training status was recovery.  It is the Garmin 935 and I have loved how much data it gives me!!  If I am running a lot on no sleep, it'll tell me that I'm unproductive with my training.

I cross train 2x a week.  Sometimes baby boy joins, which sometimes he likes and other times not so much.  :P

I ran the Run Run Rudolph 4 miler with my brother and didn't have any goals or anything, ran just under 10:00 miles, finishing at 39:50 (ish).

James got 1st in his age group too!  I can't remember his time and frankly I am too lazy to look them up, but we had fun.  Afterwards they had fruit and hot chocolate, etc., and it was tasty.

Week 9 was much better and it was my first time running 4x:  easy, hill repeats, easy, long (45:00).  I am still quite sleep deprived but it was overall a better week, especially considering it was the last week before Christmas fun.  I'm sure that helped.

I have been watching CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST on YouTube TV and it is freaking funny, I am thoroughly entertained on the treadmill.  I can also look down at my cute family playing Legos below which I love.

My long run was so nice and I set a distance record for postpartum with 4.4 miles!  My sister just got in town and also got up early to run her 9 miles in the 35 degree temperatures.  We passed one lady who was like, "tank top weather eh?"  lol

Going to have to change up my watch face now, sadly!

So the year is about over for running and so far I'm up to 171 miles, 2- 5ks, 1- 4 miler, and 1- 10 monther, my most prized and cutest reward of the year!

Love these cute boys!!  One looks like Ben, one looks like mwah.

I also got my 2018 calendar for motivation.  I had one for 2016 but it was somehow misplaced and forgotten about, so this year I framed it and it's going by my treadmill.

I also signed up for the 1000 mile "gold challenge" but it's a very loose goal since I'm not even sure what I'm going to be capable of postpartum and with a baby + toddler.  Some days are really hard, but it's nice to have some goals, loose as they may be.

This week was Christmas (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!) and I was curious what my coach would do, but he didn't bat an eye, I ran Christmas day!  In my red and green tights of course.  :)

Happy last week of the year!!

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