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Yesterday:

4.25 mi. walk with the dogs and the double-Bob

Today:

3.65 mi. walk with the dogs and the double-Bob

10.25 mi. run on the TM

I put off running yesterday because it was cold and windy outside, and I was being a baby about it and just didn’t go, knowing darn well that meant I’d have to do my long run on the dreadmill today because the husband was working.

I was also ego-bustingly sore from the barre class at M6 Friday

After a morning of walking with Ali Raisman:

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Working on her beam routine.

and gelato eating:

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Affogato con stracciatella=heaven. And a good energy boost for a late-afternoon run. Thanks, Mom!

Veronique texted me that she ran Saturday and today (by chasing her scooter-riding kid! How fun!) to loosen up from Friday’s tour de barre. I told her I was dreading my 10-miler on the TM.

You can do it, she wrote back.

That message saved my derriere from snoozing on the couch instead of getting my miles done.

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And have good run friends who support and motivate you!!!

This was the longest run on the TM I’ve ever done. For me to make it through a TM workout, I have to increase my speed and play with the incline to keep me focused. There’s no TV and no music in my home gym, after all:

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Only a mirror to look at my bad self.

Also, because the limit for running is 60 min., I broke my run up into a 4 and 6 mile run, which really only meant that I stopped at the end of 4 to reset the computer. Here’s what my run looked like:

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Done and done.

Next time I am on a long run on the TM, I’ll probably start out faster, since I don’t feel like I really got moving until I was running sub-8 miles. I wanted to play it conservatively, though, for my first two-digit TM run.

It’s done, though, and I have my superamazing runfriend Veronique to thank for her words of encouragement.

In other non-news, we’re big-time wimps over here in So Cal, so when the temps drop below 60, we huddle around the fire to warm our bones:

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Husband supervises with some pinot. Good choice.

While the fire burned my desire to order takeout, I (gasp) roasted brussel sprouts for dinner!

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I did this myself, people.

Earlier this week, I set a goal of making dinner at least two times. They way I look at it, if I cook an entire Costco bag of brussels, the leftovers count for day 2, right?

Even the kids like ’em:

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Blondie likes her brussels.

Really, though, some parm and a good balsamic will make anything delicioso!

This week, my goal is to go to at least two classes at M6. I am clearly not as in shape as I thought, and I am trying to be as successful as possible in this whole marathon training thing, so here goes nothing!

What is one goal you have for the week?

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