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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Enjoyed a good more-than-an-hour elliptical workout at the YMCA yesterday. A lot of it I did at 180 to 190 strides per minute, so I was moving. I didn't have kids yesterday, but I had run the day before with friends, so I didn't want the impact of a run two days in a row.

Today, Gwen and I took Natalie to gymnastic camp at the Y. We played on the playground and had snack before she went to the nursery. Then I did 5 miles on the treadmill. I ran 2 miles @ 5.5 mph, approximately my half marathon pace. I also did four quarter mile repeats, two around my 5K best time (6.7mph and 6.8mph) and two faster than I've ever run a race (7mph and 7.2 mph; 7.2 mph = 8:20 minutes per mile). I walked the rest. I felt strong and enjoyed the workout. Gwen and I played more outside before we came home for a healthy lunch.

I weighed 132.2 this morning, just .2 over my target. I had 2 weeks -- until tomorrow -- to get back down to 132 or start tracking again. Don't think I'll need to. Again, feeling strong!

Tomorrow will be dancing with Old Dad; his surgery will be Tuesday the 17th, so I'm hoping this dance date will be special. I'm sure we'll go out to lunch, but I can do that without upsetting the scale if I'm careful.

Friday I've promised Gwen I will take her swimming at the Y. Right now she wants to play in the plastic pool, but we are waiting for the rain and thunder (must be lightning, but I didn't see it) to pass.

Saturday will be my Galloway group run and in two weeks my next race, the 19th Annual Watermelon Sunrise 5K, race two!!
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