Mace’s training log, 12-9-12

English: Christmas cookies.
The more cookies in the house, the fewer miles I seem to run! (Photo via: Wikipedia)

Invisible progress, this week.   Ever had that?

To look at my stats, it looks like I’m running in place:  too many days off, the usual pace, no weight loss or startling improvement.  But visible only to me, it was there.  My runs were more energetic than they’ve been in the past months.  And I only stopped to walk when dictated by dog.

Plus, this close to Christmas, if you’re a mom, any run at all is an achievement.  In my running journals, I see many years in which my mileage dwindled in proportion to the number of baked goods in the house.  By the time we hit peak cookie influx, usually around Dec. 22, I was barely mobile.  So for the holidays, even a boring ol’ plateau can be good!

SUNDAY:   off

MONDAY:   off

TUESDAY:    off

 WEDNESDAY:      4 miles, untimed, with dog

THURSDAY:   5.7 miles, 11:40

FRIDAY:    off

SATURDAY:    4 miles, untimed, with dog

Total:    13.7 miles,  155 pounds

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I'm a single mother of four who has been running injury-free for 27 years, astonishingly without ever losing any weight. I'm a writer and editor near Boston, and author of "Honey, Do You Need a Ride? Confessions of a Fat Runner."

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