Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fitting it all in.

My fear of encountering ice while out on a run in the dark kicked into high gear this week. There's ice all over in the back part of my neighborhood loop. So, my evening runs have been shelved. At least for a little while.

And I am totally OK with that because I've been using this time to shake up the cross training. After two great runs over the weekend, I got in an hour of cross training on Monday and yesterday. Today, I awoke with a tired butt, arms and hammies. I guess that cross training has been working!

I'm looking at this period of lower mileage as a necessary part of the cycle. In January, I'll pump up my mileage again, in preparation for the marathon relay, and I'm sure I'll be better off for these weeks of relative rest. And my strength should be improved from all of the cross training. I hope so, anyway.

Now, there are a bunch of other things going on that I wanted to share today:

  • I've been continuing to post my reviews over at my review site. My latest review, of GoLite, is here.
  • I've also joined a little challenge to run 1,010 miles in 2010 at RunninAround's site here. Check it out!
  • Today, I received some Mia Mallows in the mail -- a gourmet giveaway that I recently won! And, OK . . . YUM! These are decidedly not your regular ol' grocery store variety marshmallows. These are decadent. They come in tasty flavors like coffee, lemon, strawberry, eggnog and a bunch of others. My son and I have tried them out and love them! Here's a quick pic of what I won:

And on that yummy note, I'll sign off. Happy Wednesday!

~ Felice

18 comments:

Katie said...

Ohh those marshmallows look amazing! Have you been eating them alone or putting them in hot chocolate or coffee?

It has been especially cold this week- there seems to be ice everywhere!

Lisa said...

those marshmallows look delish!

Tricia said...

Yum, they look amazing!

Morgan said...

The cross training will really pay off, so will the rest, I have a sneaky suspicion that you will be running exceptionally come January!!! Happy Holidays!

Lisa said...

I hade a homemade marshmallow once that was delicious. I bet those Mia Mallows are even better!

Jill said...

Wow, those marshmallows look sooo yummy! I got some at Whole Foods the other day, just to add for a spice of flavor in hot chocolate...but they weren't anywhere near as fun as yours. I hope you have the very Merriest of holidays and I look forward to sharing the 2010 road with you!

Shanna said...

I love the 1010 mile challenge! I'm considering doing something like that for the coming year...good luck with your goal!!

Janice {Run Far} said...

I am a sucka for anything marshmellow.... yum

Meg Runs said...

Yum, those marshmallows look delicious! There are so many different flavors too!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

YUMMERS!!

I have a 1,000+++ club too, you can get double credit.. LOL!!

Hope you are well. Happy Holidays!

Jocelyn said...

Glad you didn't fall! Be safe out there!
:D

MCM Mama said...

Those marshmallows look yummy! I'm totally addicted to any kind of marshmallow, so I'm sure I'd eat the entire box in one sitting.

Velma said...

Yummy - 1010 miles in 2010 sounds fantastic. Best of luck and Happy Holidays!

Rookie on the Run said...

Those marshmallows look scrumptious! 1010 miles. Wow! That is awesome! Good luck!

J said...

Yeah I am not liking the icy sidewalks at all. Hope you have a great Christmas with your family!

D10 said...

Sounds like you have a great plan. Your body will enjoy the rest from running and the cross training will keep you strong and fit. I am going to check out Mia Mallows!!! Enjoy the holidays.

Quix said...

I am not down with icy sidewalks. A missed run or two is nothing compared to a bad injury.

Anyhoo, I find when I take time off running, I come back stronger/faster. So maybe that will happen for you! Those 'mallows look amazing. Happy holidays to you and yours!

Terri said...

Felice, do you wear Stabilicers or Yaktrax? I have Stabilicer Sports and they make a huge difference when running and running on ice. I understand, though, totally, your reluctance to get out and run in it, in the dark, too.

This has been a really rough winter so far, too, in Boston, for wind, snow, and ice.

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