January 14th: Woke up at 7:45am. Washed some dishes to ease the mind. Made an instant packet of apples and cinnamon oatmeal. Gathered the workout clothes into a pile to eventually put on layer by layer since we were bundling up to head out in 22 degree weather (RealFeel 8 degrees). Out the door just before 10am. 19:58 warmup. Goal was 3x1mile between 5:10-5:20. The course was a mile through the Shen High School campus. Quarter miles marked was a plus. 5:22 (2:41, 2:41), 5:16 (2:45, 2:31), 5:06 (2:29, 2:37). Roughly 2 minutes or 1/4 mile rest. Goupil wasn't feeling it after the first interval. No biggie. Solid workout. 1.5+ cooldown (12:36). Happy with the workout. Nothing crazy and achilles is loosening up each day.
Perfect timing with Kimber's arrival from Bennington. Chilled out for the day until my mom arrived around 2. Picked up pizza before the Olympic marathon trials coverage started at 3. Kimber and I hit up the Marshall's/Homegoods after my mom left at 5:30. Scored a couple clearance items (obviously some corduroys, purchased a bunch of fruit at Hannafords (apples, pears, strawberries, kiwis, nectarines, a lime and lemon) and returned at 8 to make dinner. Fruit salad with some lime juice and pasta with butter and lemon. Mmm. Relaxed the remainder of the night and mentally prepared for a chilly morning long run the following day.