So today I met up with Jess and a couple of her friends for the 10 mile big block run! It felt good to get out there and do my 10 miles. The girls are great! The “new” girls were quick, but I think they still had a good time even though they had to wait for Jess and I. I still did the run 4 min run, 1:20 min walk, the awesome thing is when we finished I still felt great (I did have a moment where I had some “weak” legs) but the overall pace was GREAT (for me) 10:35. I definitely love running in the winter.
Before I started running I had gotten a call from one my Special Olympics buddies. One of our swimmer’s Dad’s had passed way on the 1st, and an email went out about a memorial service that was happening today. I somehow didn’t get the email so my friend was calling me to let me know. I’m sad I wasn’t able to attend, but I sent along my condolences. Our swimmer is going to be moving out of state to live with his mother’s family. We will both him and his Dad.
After the run I needed to go to Target and get my gift card for the baby shower I was going to (right after I got home and got clean). I should of done it sooner, but didn’t. I left the girls after we took our picture at the end of the run, and went over to Target (across the street). I talked to my husband on the phone (because he called right at the end of my run) and he said it was snowing like crazy at home. I called Jess (who was still across the street at Starbucks) to let her know (since we were just talking about the crazy weather at the end of the run….dark clouds and lot’s of wind picking up). Jess said she knew because it was snowing there…as in across the street from where I was (and it wasn’t snowing where I was). Too Funny. Driving home I got a blast of snow. By the time I got home there was no more snow.
I went to the baby shower. Yes I know another baby shower, but it was fun and I actually had a good time! *smiles* Ohh and there was wine!! Always a good thing. It snowed on and off while at the baby shower. It didn’t stick, but it was pretty to see it coming down. We had fun games at the shower, one I had never played before (memory) and the prizes were candy based on what we were matching (college fund = 100 Grand, laundry = mounds, conception = skor)! It was great.
This morning I got up and did my 3rd day of Pilates Mat workout. Yes I really can feel my core now, no please don’t tell a funny joke it hurts to laugh!
Jason and I had already decided to do a run today. It was supposed to warm up to about 38 degrees by 10 am and we thought that it would be the perfect time to be out running. It was also supposed to be sunny. Well it wasn’t 38 degrees more like 33 and it wasn’t sunny, it was overcast. We had a pretty good run though. It was hard converting the air from the cold outside into our warm lungs. I had a weird ankle issue (just weird pain) but it resolved itself during the run. It was probably from sliding down the snow/ice on the dog walk yesterday (ie: the dogs pulled me down to the ground so they could go say hi to a “new friend”). I did end up walking a little more towards the end to get ready for the last BIG hill. HA! Glad to be warm and cozy in the house now, just waiting for the shower!
Here is a link to the route we did.
Run Time: 42:11
Distance: 3.81 miles
Average: 11:04 /mile
Fastest Pace: 8:43 /mile
Climb: 256 feet
Side Note: Doing this run means that when we go to Flemming’s tonight, I get to enjoy the food and wine brought to the table! This is one HAPPY HAPPY Girl! It’s Supper Club tonight!
I’ve got a few goals this year…a big one is running my 26.2! Once I conquer that beast I will never HAVE to do it again. Of course I have to do the same race I didn’t quite finish, and of course that has to be in San Francisco….OF COURSE. Another HUGE goal I have is to raise $15,000 for cancer research! Yeah..I know it’s a lot of money, but it a lot of much needed money. Those are a couple of my “big everyone can see it all happen” goals.
(Side note- if you wanna help me with my goal of raising money for cancer click on the links on the right hand side of my page under Fighting Cancer…Wanna Help?. The links go to my fundraising pages for the American Cancer Society and for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society)
Personal goals are more of the needing to eat better and try to stay a little more dedicated to my training schedules. Adding in core training and strength training so I don’t hurt myself with all the endurance training that I do. Work on not over extending my “free” time, but still taking time to do all the things I love. Also trying to put the positive into as much as I can, seeing the good in people, and enjoying what I find.