Still Streaking….

Here I am, day 25. Still running.

And not doing much else, so weekly rundowns would have been fairly tedious for all involved. With the holiday season closing in on us, I make enough time to run everyday, but no weights and very little yoga (until my body reminds it DOES need to be stretched).

And the weather is not conducive to riding or even walking Daisy–I am trying to train her on the treadmill. It’s not as much fun, as there are no sniffs, but she is making progress.I started at a very slow pace (.5 MPH), then learned if the treadmill is going faster she understands better that she has to walk. We are up to 3 minutes at 1.2 MPH. It will be a fun winter project!

I have to say, this streak is harder than my spring streak. I suspect that is because I have been slacking so much over the fall, and I just wasn’t in shape. The holiday busyness may also have something to do with it. I do feel like I am in much better shape now.

I wanted to run 2 miles everyday for the streak, and I learned that is not always practical. For one thing, my knees objected. Particularly if I ran after work one night and then before work the next morning. And even though 2 miles is really less than 18 minutes, on tight days it was easier to sneak down and run one mile in 8 or so minutes. I do add an incline for difficulty if I am sneaking in just one mile.

However, I have run 2 miles for the majority of the streak, because I am just that stubborn and if I say I am going to do something, then dang it, I should try to do that! Most of my miles have been on the treadmill–weather, again–but I did get out for one 2 mile run.

Learned two things from that run. A) wow, does the road make a difference! Took 4 minutes longer, and that first hill…. B) I didn’t want to get my treadmill sneakers dirty and bring them back in, so I used an older pair that I had previously decided didn’t have enough cushion to run anymore. My knees were really unhappy about that.

We make wreaths, and most of Thanksgiving til last week was involved in that around our work hours. We had decided to just take orders (instead of a stand) this year. And ended up making far more than we have in previous years!

As busy as it has been, we still have gotten out for some fun!

I did get to meet some reindeer!
(I didn’t wait in line for Santa)
In addition to Santa and the reindeer, LL Bean put on a gorgeous display of lights
The walkway from the road was a magical tunnel

And we went to the Gardens Aglow in Boothbay, so I definitely got my steps in that evening! It was so beautiful. And cold. I think my toes lost feeling about a third of the way in, but I made it all they way through 🙂

the moose and deer where new this year