Monday, June 22, 2015



Man, last week was nuts.

Monday: nothing
Tuesday: um nothing
Wednesday: 3 miles, easy pace, with The H; arms
Thursday: XC Parent Meeting it's the most wonderful time of the yeaaaaaarrrr!
Friday: oops, nothing again
Saturday: 6 miles. SIX!
Sunday: 2 miles

I met up with ex-neighbor Will and his friend Shannon for an easy jaunt through Shady Canyon, which is not Shady (canyon of LIES).
So pretty. I suddenly remembered that I Really Love Running!

And Sunday, I ran into some sketchy characters on the bike path.
I really hate birds :(

This week....
Monday: rest haha
Tuesday: arms/core, 4 miles
Wednesday: legs
Thursday: arms/core, 4 miles
Friday: rest
Saturday: 6 miles
Sunday: 2 miles

Monday, June 15, 2015


What a freaking week.

A guy at work recently moved to Florida, to the same area I used to live. While compiling a list for him of Great Things to do in Pinellas County, it crossed my mind that maaaaaybe I don't really hate Florida. It wasn't ALL bad....

And then something like this pops up, and it all comes flooding back.
Freaking Florida. 

Last week!
Tuesday: nothing. Apparently Tuesday is The Day All Hell Breaks Loose at Work, because the same thing happened to me the week before.
Wednesday: 3 miles run/walk, 25 min upper body.
Thursday: nothing, part two of The Day All Hell Breaks Loose at Work.
Friday: nothing
Saturday: 4 miles run/walk, 25 min upper body
Sunday: 5 miles local trails

I was really happy with the week overall - the miles are starting to feel easier, finally. I was beginning to think I was never going to be able to run again, but maybe I will be!

But it's certainly exhausting working myself out of the laziness slump.

This week!
Monday: rest. I had a really craptastic day at work, so.. I came home, sat down (and worked some more), ate ice cream and cookies, and wrote this fancy plan. 
Tuesday: 4 miles easy, legs/arms
Wednesday: 3 miles easy
Thursday: arms, XC Meeting
Friday:  rest
Saturday: 5 miles, arms
Sunday: rest

Apropos of nothing, I found these things HILARIOUS. 

If I make all the right decisions, and really push myself, I could ruin this marathon in record time.

There's a reason #1 isn't a jumper........

Monday, June 8, 2015


I ran 5 whole miles last week, so I'm probably marathon ready RIGHT NOW.

Last week...
Monday: 10 minute butt and thigh (killed me dead), abs/upper body (hard to do when you can't use your legs anymore...)
Tuesday: 3 miles easy* - was scheduled for 4 at run club, but work went berserk and I couldn't make it.
Wednesday: total body strength and cardio
Thursday: rest
Friday: 2 miles easy, arms and upper body
Saturday: Spectating CDM5K
Sunday: Nothing!

*I've been doing a run/walk interval (4:30min run, 30sec walk), while I get back to running regularly, and I really like it.

It's a mystery to me how I ever trained for marathons with a real job that forced me to keep regular hours. My current (awesome) job is incredibly flexible, I just haven't really taken advantage of it.

This week!
Monday: Strength. Maybe those same videos up there. Maybe.
Tuesday: 4 miles with Run Club
Wednesday: Total Body
Thursday: 3 miles easy
Friday: Arms
Saturday: 4 miles
Sunday: rest


I am SUPER DUPER excited for the new frap flavors from Sbux. I'm so ridiculous, because I don't ever really get fraps, but if it is limited release, then I MUST HAVE IT. I'm a marketing team's best friend.


Saturday AM I spectated while #1 ran CDM5K - #2 was going to run, but wasn't feeling well last week. WOMP.

Somehow (because she teleports, probably), she was this far behind this woman 50m from the finish line, and ended up beating her by a second.

#1 ran a 45 second PR, at 20:01 - which landed her 8th female overall, and SIXTH in her age group.

No wonder XC and Track in OC are so competitive. O.o

Monday, June 1, 2015


Here's something crazy. Do you know that just registering for a race doesn't make you suddenly do things?

It's true!

I ran once last week, it was non-impressive, but my husband said if I ran he would buy donuts, so I did.

the end.

It's like my brain has been rewired to make excuses and reason my way out of doing anything besides sitting on the couch? Like, I don't know what FitnessBlender video I want to do, and I've been clicking through for 30 seconds, so.... obviously I should just watch TV instead.

I'm not sure how to un-lazy myself :(.

Plan for THIS week!

I'm pretending like if I pick a video NOW, I'll have no reason not to do it this week. I've already done all the work for it.... Or something.

Monday: Arms/core - this is my favorite video
Tuesday: 4 easy with run club
Wednesday: Legs/hiit - I hate/love this video.
Thursday: 3 easy, arms/core
Friday: Legs/hiit
Saturday: rest day/CDM5K*
Sunday: "Long", 4 easy

*I'm not running - #1 and #2 are! I'm pretty excited to spectate the heck out of the morning. Also, #2 doesn't like creme brulee, so I'm also pretty excited to have hers.

Track banquet marks the FOR REAL end of track season! This was a long, long, LONG season, so it seems fitting that the banquet was the longest thing ever. There are SO many awards, and so many kids, and I KNOW it's nice to recognize them all and whatever, but seriously, 2 hours of recognition is just so very, very long.

Unless it's my kid, then it's great. #1 was awarded Most Outstanding Distance Athlete of the year! The boys team won our division title this year, and the head coach announced that he expects the girls to also take the title in the next two years. #1's face went like...

Can't wait for #2 to join the fun.

Well, "fun".


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