Running 30:00  3.6 mi (8:20 / mi)
ahr:159 max:172 shoes: 09 Saucony Grid
Someone called my house phone at 6.45am this morning, so by then I was wide awake. Ran into the lab to do my daily chores, then treated myself to my first naughty treat of the last two weeks - a cheeky latte on the way home. Thought I would be super tired running this morning, but actually fine - legs were a bit tired up the hills but not immovable by a long way.
Strength 27:00 
Improvised balance strength routine using cushions at home, as the gym is closed. Not quite as effective as a Bosu, but most of the exercises feel like I'm getting a good stretch, which has to be beneficial. Ended with 10 minutes of stretching.
Block one of the base done, with no shirking and lots of enjoyment. Merry Christmas Becky! I have celebrated by finally treating myself to a Garmin :) They're not going to be further discounted from $128 after Christmas, surely?!