Monday, October 10, 2011
A running and trombone playing machine!
Last week I had a lot of rehearsals and a gig Friday night - it went great, but I was soooo booked. I ended up taking Friday off - not intentionally - called in cause I thought I had some personal emergency to take care of in the AM but that ended up taking like 5 min so I just didn't call back in to take it back! HAHA. So I stayed home, cleaned my closet, made a tutu, watched "Make it or Break it" (gymnastics ABC Family drama - hahaha) on Netflix and just chilled out.
Until it was time to go to my gig - we were asked to arrive at 6:30-6:45 - I got there at 6:45 worrying about being late and only one other band member was there. The event started at 7:30 - but we find out we're the last song on the program, and guess what... we didn't go on until around 10:30. So we waited around for nearly 4 hours. We were all STARVING by the time we got to play. HAHAHA.
Saturday morning headed out for a planned 14 miler, which turned into 15 because it was a little long and when we got back to the cars we were at 14.8 so we ran around the parking lot until we had 15 and called it. (me and my RB Yvonne)
We also planned to do 5 miles of trail running on Sunday AM - turned out to be more like 2.4 miles on the trails and 2.5 on the road - we parked outside the state park, and then ran up to it and then got on the trails. The trail was perfect for our newbie trail runner degree of difficulty - it was interesting enough to be challenging, but not HARD - it was mostly flat and lots of smooth parts, mostly singletrack but not very technical. Some rocky parts, but mostly just packed dirt and leaves with a few roots, so very runnable throughout. We got stopped at one part cause we emptied into a picnic area and couldn't see where the trail pickd back up... so we just turned around and ran it the other direction and it was more obvious where to go from that side for some reason. HAHA.
This trail was rated (scale goes - very easy, easy, more difficult, difficult, very difficult) at "More difficult". There is an "easy to more difficult" trail that links up with this one that we are planning to run in the near future as well.
Then Sunday afternoon I did a 5K for fun. :) Paced at about 10:43 which is close to 10K pace, planned to be closer to HMP but ended up being a bit speedier. The course was a tad short so I finished a bit after 32 min. It was lovely but did get a bit hot toward the end.
Soooo 39.56+ mile week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOWIE KAZOWIE!
This week will be lighter - racing a 5K on Saturday with aforementioned tutu.
I need to get my food back to normal - it's been kinda all over the place. Tracking is needed.
Time to go HOOP!