Monday, July 10, 2006

Exhausting, but Fun Weekend

Well, with having an all day meeting thing today, and having a break from it, but not knowing when we’ll go back up for it, I guess I can take a few minutes to catch up from the weekend…another exhausting one!! And eating was so bad again, but so far today has been better and I’m feeling better cause of the eating better so hopefully I can stick with it this week.

Friday I went out for a 5 mile easy run, ended up running about 8:35 pace, not planned, but that felt good so I went with it. Mom and dad got there just as I got back so I got the coals ready and grilled up burgers then we went for a little walk and mom watched the Twins play, they weren’t doing well…went to bed kind of early and was up at 7:30 when Max decided he wanted to go out and/or sleep with mom and dad. I got up and dressed to run, thinking I’d do that while mom and dad maybe relaxed a bit, but they wanted to get going, so we went and had a mocha at Caribou and then I went for my run and they left. I had planned 12 miles, which I managed to go the first 6 easy, the rest was a bit hard, had a bathroom break in there and then no energy, it’s what I get for not doing my normal routine and get some breakfast in (the mocha was all I had, not enough obviously). I think I averaged a 9:40 pace, 30 seconds slower than what I want to be doing my long runs at, but that’s my own fault. If I had run right away I might have been OK. Now I have to figure out my running this week. I think I’ll be running long on Thursday though, mainly cause I have to work on Friday night and Saturday I am volunteering at a triathlon around here and after will be hot and I’m heading to a friends for an evening out…

After my run met a potential roommate that seems like she’ll work well, and she called me back later saying she was pretty sure she was going to move in and was going to get back to me about dates and such, we couldn’t discuss it then as I was with a friend having ice cream and I didn’t want to be rude (so LOVE Cold Stone) I went for a walk around the lake to help burn calories, then went home, got ready and was out with other friends for the evening…got home around 4 am, had a friend crash at my place and we were talking till about 6…got up, took him back to his car and then went to my sister’s for breakfast with her, brother their SOs and my parents…oh, and all the fuzzy family members too…got home around 1:30, turned on World Cup Soccer and fell asleep till 3:30 when I had to get up, shower and go to work…I’m exhausted feeling today, but definitely getting back on track this week. I didn’t get my strength training in this AM but am going to do some light work and 4 mile run this afternoon and work up from there for the week. I need some downtime!! Thankfully I don’t work till Friday at B&N so I can get some cleaning done around home the next few evenings and catch up on sleep!!

4 comments:

Andy said...

It sounds like you are out of sync like me! I'm not getting enough sleep at times and nutrition has been really bad for the past 2 weeks. This will be the week to get back on track!

Firefly's Running said...

OMG...you are just making me tired just reading your blog. Hopefully you will get some sleep and go out running.

Kathy said...

I'm tired just listening to the things you do Danielle! Hope you catch up soon on sleep & happy training!

Danielle said...

I definitely need to get back in "sync" and on a schedule again. Things are just thrown off, that's what tends to happen to me in the summer it seems. I have to get so much more disciplined if I'm going to actually make this BQ goal this fall.