Started the week off right at Woodland Hills Physical Therapy then headed over to Bar Method and took class with Alison. Class went so much better this week than last week. We did pretzel again and it was tough but I felt good after.
Tuesday was our 4 mile tempo run with the training group at Fleet Feet Encino. With the stop light in there it's kinda tough to tell but the first and last mile were warm up and cool down, respectively, and the middle two were tempo (faster). It was really cold and kinda weird since Trey wasn't there but the staff still guided us through a great run and Jason led us in some awesome ab work after.
Wednesday I joined Fleet Feet for the fun run which was sponsored by Nike this week. I had fun running with different people along the out and back course and ultimately ended up with a girl who runs much faster than I do. I went back and forth between feeling like I wanted to slow down and feeling like I could run forever which gave me just enough juice to keep up. After the run Nike gave us shirts that say "Outrun the weather" and raffled off some swag. I won a super soft gym towel! We also had fun trying on the Nike Vapor Flash Running Jackets. It's pretty ridiculous how reflective the material is. So reflective that the flash from a camera makes the rest of the room look dark in comparison (you can tell the lights in the store are on in this picture of me):
And great news... I've raised $840 for the Center for Assault Treatment Services! I am so overwhelmed by the generosity of my friends and family. My goal is $1,500 right now but I'm starting to think about upping it because I think I can raise that by the end of the year and I still have until March. I'm so happy that CATS exists and is working so hard to break the silence. Especially with the terrible scandal at Penn State it is comforting to know that CATS is not only helping victims but also doing community outreach to help with prevention. CATS runs off of donations so please go here to help them out: http://www.crowdrise.com/crystalarrieta