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.

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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

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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.

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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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