Ellie has given me the task of coming up with some stuff that I'd like to get for Christmas, and I'm really struggling with it. I've gotten to the point of eliminating the "not-fun-but-needed" items, having recently purchased a new (to me) car, and today getting chains for the snow blower and heavy duty shovels (I got OWNED today by the Blizzard that came through--thank God for helpful neighbors or I wouldn't have gotten out of the driveway).
So now I'm thinking of "fun" stuff to get, and I need help. Considering I'm pretty much a fanatic when it comes to running (I've run a total of 9 miles our in the elements since the Winter Weather/Blizzard Advisories began last night), I'm asking for help! It seems to me I'm pretty set when it comes to gear.
What's essential to your run? Better yet, what's something you use when running occasionally--not always--and LOVE because it's available for those certain runs when you need it?
...In other news, I'm messing around with the look of the page...I feel like a change. As for running, it's been pretty steady:
- Monday/Wednesday: easy 3-5 miles, with Parsenn towing me
- Tuesday: Hills, Hills, Hills. I've been increasing the work. Last week was 16 repeats, 4 miles total
- Thursday: Long run, last week was 17, this week is 18...weather pending
- Friday off, then a fast run on Saturday and a longish run Sunday
I'm hoping to run well at Psycho Wyco, and then bust a PR in a marathon in May. I'm not sure which Marathon yet, but I find myself leaning towards the Wisconsin Marathon.