Looking at the week ahead, my calendar is shockingly bare. I have a few things going on Wednesday afternoon, but that is it right through a week from Monday.
Having such a nice break, especially this time of year, is terrific. Regrouping is the only plan I will plan.
I ran at the creek this morning. It was cold, but not windy and the path was quiet. I realized, when I was trying to figure out how far I wanted to go, that I'm no longer anticipating the next race* or trying to do anything more than maintain my current fitness level, and that made me relax.
Last year, I think my last few runs were in the first two weeks of December, before I had surgery(s) and stopped running until the end of March. This year, I hope to continue to run 4-5 times a week. I should be able to find dry pavement and I've saved older shoes to wear with grippers if I have to. I also have the option of using the treadmill at Peaches' other house. Averaging 20 miles per week seems doable, especially if the snow holds off.
Anyway, life will get a little more exciting after this break. Marga and Laure will be here from Germany from the 8th to the 12th, Griffin's birthday is coming up and then Connor is home for two weeks. I'm hoping Mom and my sister are here for Christmas too.
* I'm giving some thought to signing up for the Shamrock Run (8k) in March and will definitely run something on Buffalo Marathon weekend in May (either the 1/2 marathon or part of a relay for the full - as a fundraiser, more on that when I know what distance I'm running)but no decisions this week.