Sunday, September 13, 2009
Yesterday was a huge day.
Maybe not smart....
But I worked in the morning, ran afterward (at 11-1 roughly) came home for a few hrs and then went to the football game.
The game was REALLY fun, my run... GOT DONE... so I was proud of that...
I ate well the morning of and hydrated well, but ... it was tough. I was in the heat of the day (although for AL it wasn't too bad, although it was Sunny), AND I didn't really get enough sleep the night before either. I think I ran a bit too hard toward the end out of being anxious for it to be over. Looking forward to today and tomorrow being resting from running days.
BUT!!! I DID complete Week 4 of Marathon training!!! :D WOOHOO!!! So I'm 1/4 of the way through.
Next week my long run goes back up again.
Anyway -- I have a few pictures I can share from the game and whatnot but those will come later cause I gotta run! :)
Thursday, September 10, 2009
So, see the title, I got to row today - woohoo!
It was really nice to get out on the water and I liked the boat I was with... but all of a sudden 7 seat is a little more boring! I have gotten accustomed to being able to see everyone and work harder to follow and whatnot. HAHAHA :D I guess there are pros and cons to the different boat positions. ANYWAY... did that.
Ran my 4 miles ... oops... it was actually only 3. HAHAHAHAHA Someone told me that this one route was 4 miles, and I knew that it PLUS some other part was over 4, but I figured I'd just give it a go and map it even though I thought it'd be short...yeah... that other part apparently adds 1.15 miles... my sense of distance isn't THAT off, I knew it'd be short, but I didn't expect it to be THAT much shorter. BUT -- I ran the overage yesterday and my run on Saturday will be that 8.5 mile route instead of 8, so eh. Close enough for me. I was a bit over on Tuesday as well.
Then I got GROCERIES!! WOOHOO!!! So nice to have a stocked house again. *phwew*
And then I was going to nap but.... I saw that ANTM premiere was on TiVo. So instead of watching something short and showering and napping... I watched that ....which was TWO HOURS LONG. (much shorter because of fast forwarding commercials and some of Tyra's rhapsodizing in a fake french accent...) But yeah. I stayed up.
No ST. But I did carry two boats today in rowing, so that should count for something.
I'm pooped! But tomorrow is my full off day so YAY for that.
Looking forward to hopefully playing some BEATLES ROCK BAND tomorrow night. My sweet hubby bought it yesterday! :D It's for US but it really kinda feels more like it's for ME because he doesn't even really like the Beatles (blasphemy, I know).
P.S. - I got dressed up a little cute today. Someone said I look like a ballerina (my hair's in a bun? That's alI I got on that one. hahaha)
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
So I just did my first ever lunch break run thing and it totally worked.
I actually forgot to set my alarm this morning and would have had to rush like CRAZY to get my run in and everything else this morning so I decided it was a good time to try it.
I took 2 hrs for lunch today (on a day I get to work 2 hrs early... so I took 1 hr beforehand to futz around and then clocked in so I could take a 2hr lunch). ANYWAY. Clocked out, changed, sunblocked, ate a little bowl of oatmeal and headed out w/ my water bottle! For just 4 miles I just make sure to take water usually. Anyway... the route next to my work is just a little over 4 so it's perfect for today. Got back, did some cleaning up in the bathroom (not as good as a shower, but good enough), then really ate lunch. I even had a few minutes just sitting and reading at the end of my lunch break, so the timing was really pretty perfect. :) I will have to do this again!
Yeah it was a little warm, but that will get better as the year goes on.
BONUS - I might get to sub for someone rowing tomorrow!!! It's between be and some other dude... we apparently replied within a minute of each other... not sure why she didn't just say, hey so and so replied a minute sooner... instead she sent it to BOTH of us saying - hey! You both replied so fast, who wants it?? uhhh we both do.... So I have to wait and see, but I hope it's me!!!!!!! I'd LOVE to get to row again sooner than MAYBE Sunday or Tuesday.
We desperately need groceries. So I think I HAVE to do that tomorrow no matter what! haha... oh well. :)
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Sorry I'm a little bitter about waking up at 5AM to go rowing and one of the people in my boat didn't show.
He sent an email the night before saying that his car was broken and asking for a ride -- well one of the other rowers responded that he could... called him, emailed, TEXTED... no reply.
So we all just had to turn around and go home (from that boat). :( I haven't rowed since LAST Tuesday!! ugh. There weren't enough volunteers to row on Sunday (granted it was a long weekend so ok...)
Anyway so I went home, went back to bed... I was up for 1.5 hoursish and then back to sleep for about 3 hours... and then up to run. And it was hotter than I've gotten used to since I've been running at smart times of the day, and it was garbage day, and I didn't eat or drink anything before my run (yeah not smart, I know). So it was sluggish and irritating. Actually the speed didn't turn out too bad -- just over 12 min miles if I remember correctly, and that includes a 5 min walking warmup and two walking water breaks -- but it FELT not so great.
When I got home I had a new Runner's World in the mailbox - WOOHOO! And it had a little post run stretching routine so I did that. Cooked some food. Watched an episode of CSI:NY and ate. And got ready and left.
I just felt all out of sorts after the weird start to my morning.
One of our new favorite bands is playing in town tonight at 11PM -- My run tomorrow isn't too long, and I got more sleep this morning than I anticipated so I'm still considering whether I want to go or not. I LOVE seeing them play but I'm just wondering if that isn't a really horrible idea... hahahaha. :)
OH FOOTBALL - YAY BYU, YAY Alabama, *CRYCRYCRY* FSU... sad. I had a bad feeling about that game... actually FSU played fairly well and I was really impressed with the QB, but dang. We lost. :(
OH and P.S. -- Most of my long weekend was spent in a Mad Men Season One Marathon. :) We didn't finish it yet, but boy was that fun. I just want to dress up in all the clothes!!!
Sunday, September 06, 2009
So you may have seen my status and figured out that I did my run, but now for the details. :)
I got up on Saturday morning and... it was raining. UGH. I got dressed, sunblocked, ate some breakfast....waited... and it stopped raining and I drove to the park.
(I did check the hourly forecast and it said showers all morning, a break from like...11-12 and then thunderstorms. JOY so I figured I might as well go.)
It basically rained to drizzled on me for at least half of the run. BUT I MADE IT!!!!!!!!!! :D WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I'm not fueling enough on the go, and afterward I went to Academy and picked up - Gu, guchomps, and sportzbeans all to try out in the near future. WOOT.
My nuun tasted delicious and the hydrating went well. I stashed a bottle in the car for extra post run and what I brought worked well for the run itself. Glad I bought those extra and larger bottles! :D
So anyway -- this week my long run goes back down to 8 miles before going back up again to 12!
But after this week I'll be 1/4 of the way through my training! :D WOOT.
Also -- on my blog w/ my new shoes one of my friends (SKYFYRE) commented that she'd be more impressed with my shoes when they're all dirty and whatnot so I figured I'd show you my old shoes. :P hahaha
Running shoes number ONE - the Brooks Addiction 7's:
These babies made it 250 miles before I retired them in favor of the Asics and magically my IT band issues went away -- I had been hanging on to the advice that running shoes should last 300-500 miles, but didn't account for my extra weight, the fact that I used them for all other exercise too, etc.etc. -- they are now the shoes I wear when I go rowing or do ST - just basically other exercise EXCEPT running. :)
Running shoes number TWO - The Asics Gel-Kayano 13's:
I got these babies at some point before the Brooks retired, but used them sparingly alternating them with the Brooks until after my running hiatus due to IT band issues and I tried to use ONLY THEM to see if that would help, and it did, so anyway. Now they are on their way out which is why the newbies came in, but I'm still using them -- I ran with them on Saturday because I knew I was going to get rained on and they're already kinda beat up... hahaha :D
And now all my babies! :) Oldest on the left to newest on the right:
My Asics didn't look so bad until that day I ran through the woods in them. Hehehe. :)
AND ME FOR A BONUS.
SLEEPY. Time to go to church. :) Later!
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