You guys. It snowed on Friday. 


It’s been a long time since I’ve been in a “snowstorm” (I don’t even know if this qualifies) and it made me so happy. Probably a bit more happy than others who had to commute in it since I was working from home on Friday, but oh my gosh, I am so excited for snow. 

I woke up the next morning and went for a run… the first in “true” winter temperatures:



It was a little frosty!



Brooks Running recently sent me the Cascadia Jacket to try out, and it was perfect for running in this temperature. It kept me the perfect amount of warm without overheating… plus, it’s windproof which is necessary since the wind was gusting like crazy. I also love that it has a hood! This will come in handy when I do run in snow storms. 

One of the things I was thinking about on my run this weekend was pressure… we talked about it a bit in Vegas because it felt like each and every one of us put pressure on a situation that didn’t need it. And why? Sure, a little pressure is good because it motivates us to get moving… but too much adds stress and makes the possible feel impossible.

Case in point: the marathon in Vegas. Like I said, I’m not mad about my decision to drop down but I’m also a little mad at myself for putting so much pressure on myself for the marathon to happen when I’ve already run two this fall and clearly was super undertrained. Lesson learned, because hindsight is always 20/20. 


And because I had to continue to earn my Minnesota stret cred? I headed to the Gophers game… 



It was a *little* chilly (feels like was 15*… thank you skiing gear for keeping me warm, ha!), but it was a fun game (we won)! 


How was your weekend?

Do you put too much pressure on yourself? What do you do to prevent that? 





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