Happy Monday! I don’t know about you guys but that was fast. I had a great weekend and even enjoyed an outdoor run.
Friday Rock did something really awesome and showed up after work with Red Velvet Oreos. My only complaint is, I don’t understand why these are limited edition. I used to love Oreos as a kid and don’t care for them very much as an adult. But this pregnant lady thought these were a major hit. Hello cream cheese frosting!
Saturday MDA Team Momentum had it’s first group training run for the Michelob Ultra Chicago Spring 13.1. Did I mention that we were chosen as the official charity for this race? This is pretty huge because Team Momentum just turned one year old just a few months ago.
The weather in Chicago has been just brutal lately. It is getting a bit depressing. But the weather/running gods were shining on us on Saturday and the temps went from zero to 20 something for the few short hours we needed. We got our run in and then Sunday the temps dipped back into awful degrees. It was fun to be coaching runners again after a winter break.
Afterward those who braved the temps came over to our place for a post run breakfast. I wanted to make something warm for everyone but when you are up at 6 and out the door it is hard to have a hot breakfast ready. If only we had a personal chef to prepare pancakes to be ready as we walked in the door…..But I tried out a slow cooker breakfast recipe and it was a huge hit. In fact, I am going to share the recipe tomorrow but I didn’t get a picture because I thought there would be tons of left overs and it disappeared quickly. So you will just have to trust me, and a team of hungry runners, on that one.
By late afternoon it was nearly 30ºF out, so Louie and I did some strolling. It felt so nice out. How sad is it when 30’s feel like spring? But come Sunday morning those temps were a thing of the past and we were back into the single digits.
After sleeping in and eating lots of leftover Blueberry Buckle I was ready to crawl back into bed and take a nap. Fortunately my friend Michelle invited me to try Flywheel. This was my second ever spin class and slightly intimidating. But it was just the kick in the pants I needed. I got a great sweat and my quads were wrecked, a tough feat for this runner. I will share a review soon. I do think spinning is a great way to cross train and a fun way to mix up your training program.
How was your weekend?
Did you know that the Michelob Ultra Chicago Spring 13.1 has a pancake breakfast and beer garden at the finish? We still have spots on our team and plenty of time to train!