weekend musings // tromso, half marathons and being healthy

Happy Monday, everyone!  Hope you had a great weekend!  This weekend was the first weekend in months that I basically did nothing and it felt great. I literally vegged out most of the weekend and I really needed that.  But we managed to get a few things accomplished.  I had one mission this week and that was to finalize all the travel arrangements for our race trip to Tromso, Norway.  For those of you who are not aware, I am running the Midnight Sun Half Marathon in June and I am actually pretty excited.  I normally do not do races (although I love running) but this sounded like fun and hubby was all for it to my pit crew. We also love Norway and were looking for an excuse to go. lol.


As the name suggests, that high in Norway, the sun does not sent between May and July.  This will be interesting.  Especially because my race time is 10:30 PM.  There will be sun but my body, I am sure, will be thinking it is past my bed time.  But I am totally excited about this!  And I want to make sure I prepare myself as best as possible.  I have been using the Nike+ Running Club Half Marathon plan and it is very comprehensive and detailed, which I like.  I have been building a base but this week is week one of the intense half marathon training.  Wish me luck


Running has been sort of hard because due to the Minnesota weather, I have had to run on the treadmill which I despise, but you just have to make it happen. So I have had to get creative in the winter by running in snow, hiking, and snow shoeing.  I consider it supplemental training but some winter days are just too gorgeous to spend them outside.


In all, it was a great weekend, full of mostly nothing nerding out to the Science Channel and History Channel. And it was perfect.  A good balance of indoor and outdoor activities.

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun?

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