This sums up my runs in Casper, because you never knew if it would be blowing 40 mph or a calm, sunny, 50 degrees.
Friday:Ran 2 miles easy, 7 miles steady pace (7:20 - 7:40 pace), 1 mile easy on the Treadmill at the Wyoming Athletic Club. I had some Televisions, a show on my iPhone, some music so the run seem to fly by. Later in the afternoon Adam and I headed up to Casper Mountain
Ski: Classic Ski for an hour.
Saturday: 18 Miles in the morning which came with some foot pain and cold and windy conditions along with my Garmin acting all wonky. I was not in a good mood by the last mile and needless to say the pace slowed to a snails pace. But by the time we got home, breakfast of pancakes and eggs were ready and I had the whole day, Christmas Eve to recover. It came full of ice baths, stretching, using the stick, hot tub and reading US Weekly along with some naps.
|Getting out of an ice (snow) bath in one of Wendy's (Adam's mom) Christmas Sweatshirt|
Monday: Ran 8 Miles with 4 x20 strides and Core in Casper before we left to Lander.
All in all, Christmas was a huge success. Santa must have gotten my list at the North Pole! I think the Alspach family got it too. A Christmas of new traditions and family exceeded all of my expectations. It seemed as though being with another family and 'going with the flow' made a for a hands-off relaxing holiday.
As I wouldn't describe me as a 'go with the flow' type of gal, but being a bit removed from the situation worked to my advantage. This isn't to say I wouldn't have teleported back home in a second. Bring on the screaming sister fights Christmas 2012!
|I filmed the little ones running down the hall to see their new work bench|
|Smart Wool Long underwear|
|Yak Trax for some snow running|
|A look at it all along with some Oakly sunglasses for running from Adam|
Gifts to myself:
A few days of waking up after 6 a.m.
A Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks
Hot tub and Rest
Thank you Pearson for all of those joyous moments-- No I am not narcissistic
|This is the tired Christmas Morning face|
|Me with some of my goodies|
After tons of skiing, running and family time, Adam had the flu and we were Lander bound by 2 on Monday. What's Casper without contracting some sickness, virus, or disease?