Goals for the week-
Mileage- 23 miles
I did not realize what time it is. I have got to get hopping if we are going to make it to church! EEEEeeeek!!!!!
...Back from church and glad everyone survived! The opening hymn was "Count your many Blessings." I had two choices- cry or laugh. I laughed. As the hymn was being sung, I was pulling my 4 year old off of my 7 year old and my 11 year old was pinching my 4 year old. My two year old was trying to set a world record for how many times he could run up to his dad on the stand and to see how many cars he could fit in his dads suit. My 16 year old (yes I said 16) had to be told to fold her arms an quit poking the 7 year old. The 4 year old was trying to give me a charlie horse in my forearm as I tried to keep him from attacking the 7 year old. YES, this was just during the opening song! I wonder if the thought to stay home and watch a movie was inspiration or just me being a big chicken. My husband just giggles from his comfy spot on the stand. Oh well- sunday school was much more relaxing and by Relief Society I was feeling much better and actually stole my friends baby and played with him :) I suppose I am not too scared from the whole affair!
And people wonder why I find running relaxing ;D
Very FLAT route, very pokey pace. I intended to go very slowly this morning, but who knew I could "run" that slow? I did Chick a dude though? He was pretty old and I think he was picking up trash, so I'm not sure this counts :) I am off to work and I need a shower!!! I hope you all have a GREAT day.
56:41, ave pace 13:26, best pace 7:46, laps- 12:58,13:24, 12:34, 12:43
These allergies are KILLING me... I guess. I am POOPED. My first mile was UPHILL and my second mile was downhill. Check out the splits and go figure. I felt like I was running through a swamp. My right tensor fasciae latae (how is that for a BIG word?) is bugging me. That is the muscle thingy that holds the IT band to the hip. I have got a bunch of stretches to help it. I think my piriformis is at work again trying to thwart my running efforts. That stupid muscle is a big pain in the BUTT!! hahahahahhahaha :) Oh well! More stretching and more stretching :) I am down 5 lbs from when I started the blog so that is good news! Now just 20 more and I can be Kerri Walsh for Halloween :) I am talking my sister-in-law, Mandy, into being Misty May. While I am no where near as tall as Kerri, Mandy is 5 inches shorter than I am so we can have the right height ratio. We can be May and Walsh- the post children years! :D
Have a wonderful safe day!!!
32:17, ave pace 12:46, best pace 8:58, Laps- 11:31, 12:06
School days! I am not a big fan of school. I really like my kids home with me, but alas, this happens every year and I have to get over it. They are all excited and happy to go. I have one in High School, Jr High and 2 in Elementary and one in preschool. I will have one baby home with me for a few hours a few days a week. I could run with him in the jogger stroller for some resistance training through the winter. ;)
As for my run. I ran the same route this morning as I did on monday only SIX MINUTES FASTER!!!! The legs felt great and the cardio part is getting better every day. The temperature was PERFECT!!! The route I have been running is the Onion Days 5k route. I have never realized that it is ever so slightly down hill for the first half and then a tad bit uphill to the end.
My music this morning was perfect. It seemed to randomly be playing a mellow song then an Evanescence song. It was just right how it relaxed me as I got tired and stresses and then picked me up as I slowed down. Wonderful, although I learned that you should not listen to music that makes you cry when you run. It can be hazardous :) I was listening to Sally DeFord's "If the Savior Stood Beside Me" http://www.defordmusic.com/ifthesaviorstoodbesideme.htm (Scroll down to the two part treble version) It is so beautiful, but I nearly tripped on a rock :D
Anyway- Have a GREAT day and keep on keeping on!!!
50:48, 12:02, 9:01, laps- 11:26, 10:43, 11:38, 12:12
-6#'s I haven't see this # in a while :D
What a beautiful lazy day. I love it when David is home in the morning. There is no need to hurry around in the morning. He is so great. I can run, shower and get ready for the day at a very easy pace. See, life is just like running, you need some easy days to rebuild and refocus.
I am SO loving the sprinklers! I ran through about 3 yard this morning. I have been a bit afraid to do it because of what happened a few weeks ago. I did not blog it cause it really frightened me. But know that I know it was a fluke- here goes. About 2 weeks ago, I was running with a really bad migraine. I felt horrible. I decided to run through a mowing strip of sprinklers. Well about 10 feet past the sprinklers my vision completely went out of focus and I was reeling in pain and nausea. Fortunately my friends live about 2 houses away from the onset of this "episode." I staggered to their porch and sat there. I felt too stupid to knock (stupid I know) and waited until it passed, about 10 min. I figured if I passed out or died, they'd find me and know what to do :) I am guessing it was a combination of the migraine & the heat- it was really hot that morning. So there you have it- my fear of sprinklers, although today's soakings in many different yards yielded no episodes of any sort.
Today's run was a bit tiring, but nice. I love this beautiful summer-fall weather. It feels so great and I am trying to soak of much up of it as I can. AND I am SO going to be Kerri Walsh for Halloween! May and Walsh ROCK THE WORLD!!!! Holy smokes!!!
43:47, ave pace 12:30, best 8:46, LAps- 12:37, 12:08, 11:31, 11:06 (.75)
-6.6 #'s :D
Nice morning. The first 2 miles and the last one were the worst The rest felt really good. A cute black lab ran with me about 4 of the miles. I thought he might get killed by passing cars. Then I was worried that I might get killed by drivers mad at me about the dog running all over the road. We both made it. OOOOOoooooooo dead snakes! I saw two. I don't like snakes AT ALL and had the heebie jeebies for a while after each sighting. YUCK!!!! Dead snakes can not be a good omen!
Oh- I tried the hat, and my husband agreed with me that all the hats in the world will not make me look like Kerri Walsh. He actually did not say a word, just giggled a bit when I told him that I didn't think the hat helped with my Kerri impression :) Reguardless of how the hat made me look, it worked like a DREAM!!! I am going to get a visor today. The hat was great but the top of my head was all sweaty and itchy. I am glad I tried it! No more sun blindness :D YEAH!!! Oh and Michelle- my neighbor loves the idea of us wearing the "uniforms" for halloween ;)
Have a great day and great races tomorrow! I will be at the Hobble Creek finish in a green, blue and yellow tie dyed t-shirt & a FRB poster. See you there!!!
1:19:22, ave pace 13:13, best 8:55, Laps- 12:45, 13:04, 12:38, 13:17, 13:04, 13:28
Nice easy run this morning to round out my miles for the week. I had to get up and get going to see the race at Hobble Creek. I was very early because I thought the race began at 7. Well, it started at 7:30. So, I helped move tables and get the water ready. It was fun to help. Sarah and her darling kids came to cheer on the FRB's (or FBR's if you are me :) It was SO great to meet her and spend some time chatting. Now lets see if I can recall all of the FRB's we saw... Well MichelleL #1 for sure, and MarcieJ, Josse, Amber, now I am going to get this all out of race order, so I won't even try. Let's see, Kelli came up and introduced herself- she has the MOST BEAUTIFUL hair! I kid you not- WOW!!! We met her super buff hubby too! We saw Tom and Kim, Laurie and KrashMan and kids. Jody and BS (Brent and Sylvie) and JonA and Scooby. Oh, I know that I am going to forget someone! You guys were ALL so great!!! It was SO wonderful to put real live people to all of these cyber friends of mine! WOW it was great!!!! When's the next FRB party? My house labor day for a potluck breakfast after the onion days race. I think Sarah might be coming. I'll make the pancakes :D
32:49, best 9:47, ave 12:48, laps- 13:04, 12:13
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