Miles and Music

Long Run Prep:

Whenever I’m running over 20 miles, I use it as an excuse to have a big bowl of Friday night pasta!

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My brain doesn’t work early Saturday morning, so I make sure to have my ducks in a row the night before.

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The all important coffee…I could write an entire post about how much I love my Nespresso Vertuoline.

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Saturday:

I joined the Run 4 Others group again this week for 21 (very COLD) miles.

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Great company made the miles fly by!

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Without these Hot Hands tucked into my gloves, I’m convinced I would have lost a few digits.

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When I got home, my very sweet husband had made steel-cut oats with my Gran’s peaches…so good!

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We ran errands, bummed around the house, and watched the Cats lose:(  Thank goodness it’s basketball season!

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Saturday night, we went to a St. Jude Songwriter Night Fundraiser.  I even put on real clothes…crazy!

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One of the best things about living in Nashville is the musical talent!  Jenn Schott (one of my favorite run friends) is also a very talented singer songwriter.  She worked with the Run 4 Others group to organize a songwriters night to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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Not only did we enjoy dinner and great music, but they raised a lot of money for the hospital!!  Sorry it’s a cruddy picture, but I loved seeing so many runners support a great cause!!!

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My hot date!

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Also, don’t forget that I’m running St. Jude Memphis on December 6 to raise money for the Children’s Hospital.  It’s not too late to make a donation.  No amount is too small!!!!  Just click the link:)  It’s for the kids:) You know you want to:)

Click HERE to donate!

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Sunday:

The rain was supposed to hold off, but we woke up to a very wet and cold Sunday morning.  So…outdoor USMC Bootcamp sounded like a great idea!  Hills, pushup, situps, etc…

These folks made it fun!  Bonus: I finally got to meet a social media run friend, Julie Ulery.  She’s an awesome runner and has a new blog UleryRuns!

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We decided that this is the appropriate outfit for cold and wet hill sprints.

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It took me forever to thaw out.  Even Caroline was parked beside the heat vent.

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The weather stayed nasty all day, so we put in some gym time.

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I did a lot of TRX work.

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And abs…

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Needless to say, I feel like jelly after a day full of cross training.

Earlier this week, Dorothy Beal from Mile Posts posted this quote.  It has stuck with me, so I wanted to share it!

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Did you race or long run this weekend?

How are you braving the cold weather?  

What’s your favorite dinner before a long run?

#choosejoy

22 thoughts on “Miles and Music

  1. I started running with hand warmers last winter, too. My core stays heated through almost any weather, but my fingers & toes can get numb fast if I’m not careful. Do you think they’ll ever come up with foot warmers, too?

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  2. Oh my, I don’t know how you braved anything outside Sunday morning! It was so yucky! I’m beyond impressed. I did something I never thought I’d do and ran 12 miles on the treadmill because the thought of cold and wet was just too much for me.

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  3. 1. That pasta looks amazing
    2. I need to try that Caramel Macchiato Gu!
    3. Your house looks gorgeous – I love the decor!
    4. I would love to visit Nashville someday, looks like a fun place!
    5. I despise running in the cold. You are brave for doing a long run in those temps! I stick to the boring treadmill for now.

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  4. That’s some high quality fueling right there chica! No long run for me this weekend just rest and then a moderate paced 7 miler yesterday @ 8:20 pace. Monday’s have kinda morphed into my long run day by accident. But my long run day will go back to Sunday within the next 6-8 weeks or so. Love that quote by Dorothy she’s the best!!! 🙂 Check with me on the cold weather running question tomorrow. Our first real cold front is blowing into town tonight brrrr lol

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  5. Oh, my gosh; it was so cold this weekend, wasn’t it? I was watching The Weather Channel with J last night and saw the forecast for this morning in Nashville; I thought about you and your track run today – yikes! It was 18* when I got started. Y’all did GREAT by hitting the gym and doing something you could enjoy inside. Way to go!

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  6. Gosh Caroline is SO cute.
    Also – I need to find me a husband to make me oatmeal after my long, cold runs! Haha!
    Sounds like a perfect weekend.

    Favorite dinner before a long run….usually a big bowl of randomness – rice, veg protein (tofu, beans, or tempeh), and veggies! Can’t go wrong! 😉

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