Ice! Our pavements are just one long skating rink! So I ended up just doing two miles, and averaging a 8.24 min/mile pace. But the great news…I got a new mile PB! By a long way! (Previous: 8.15min/mile according to Nike+ iPod app). First mile (mostly ice free) was 7.45 min/mile! And I wasn’t even trying to go fast! I think my Nike+ iPod app that I used before may have been inaccurate!
And check out the max speed! 6.22 min/mile! When did that happen?! Anyway, the second mile was a lot slower because of the ice, and I decided then to cut my run short and play it safe (was going to do 5 miles). I’ve looked around and I think I’ve found a less icy route, so I’m going to try that out ASAP!
And I can’t wait to see what speed I can do when it isn’t icy!!
Over the last few days, many meals have been had at family’s houses, buffet style (and y’all know how I’m the Buffet Monster!)…
Thankfully, I managed to get in a quick 50 minute elliptical/cross-trainer workout at the gym this morning (which was so so busy!) before hitting the buffets! In the interests of full disclosure, I may have had four slices of Polish cake…
…as well as many of the Christmas biscuits above!
So have you hit the sales yet? And how do you view Christmas (over)indulgence? To be honest, I’m not bothered really! I stay active over the Christmas period anyway, and regardless a bit of weight gain doesn’t bother me. I think that as long as you stay healthy most of the time, it doesn’t matter. It actually annoys me when I see tons of articles about how to avoid it, because on average, people only gain one pound, and most lose that in the following weeks/months. But what do you think?