Sunday, November 12, 2006

Weekend Runs

Well, after feeling fat and slow and icky on Friday for not running or working out in two days, I did get out for a run Saturday morning, even outside even thought it was a bit chilly, I did like I had done already for two runs this week and I kept the watch at home and just ran on feel. I was still feeling slow and got a side ache toward the end, but kept right on running and made it home in probably 45 minutes or so, not a bad 5 miler. It was chilly, in the upper 30s/low 40s but there was no wind, so it wasn't too bad. I ran some errands with a friend and spent way too much money...I needed new work clothes and did get some good deals there, but then we went to Target, that had some expensive sheets on sale, 400 thread count, egyptian cotton sheets...so I had to make a purchase...I really didn't NEED them, but they are sooo soft...I love expensive sheets. I won't sleep on the cheap ones anymore!! So after all that I went to another friends for her son's 3 year birthday party. Way too many people and kids there, similar to the last one I was at for her other son's 1st birthday. Anyway, after that came home and relaxed and caught up on TV I had taped this week. I'm only behind one show now!! And I really only watch about 4 or 5, so you can see my week!!

Today I got up and ran again. I was planning 6-8 and did 7. It was feeling good, a bit cool out, wind had come up a bit toward the end, but really only enough to make it chillier feeling to the skin. If I hadn't been sweaty, it would've been fine. But thankfully I was almost home!! Anyway, today I did decide to go with Garmin and I was amazed to find the first mile at 9 minutes and every mile after that under 9, including one at 8:25 or so, and it didn't feel any harder than any other this week so maybe I'm not running as slowly as I had feared. And my body might be recovering nicely from the marathon. Final run time was 1:0037 so not too bad. I'm semi getting a slight plan together (already have one of the miles) for the rest of the year and I'm going to get some strength training back into the routine this week. It's been at least 2 months since I strenght trained and that's bad. I need to focus on strength, some yoga, and getting that into my routine and just some nice easy runs and milege from 25-35 a week. At least that is my plan for the rest of the year.

I have ribs in the oven along with a baked potato, a salad made up and in the fridge and the Vikings on, looking OK against Green Bay so far...hopefully they will pull off a win. At least they have managed to score two touchdowns so far!! I need to iron some clothes for tomorrow and then go to work at 4, at least I think I work at 4 today...hopefully it's not 4:30 as I'm heading there at 4!! So don't want to work...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Vikings stink. And 4 AM to work?! OMG! That's TOO early for me. YUCK!

Running Rabbit said...

I agree...way too many people have kids out there. And it makes me feel old since I am pushing 30 and have zero!!! And want ZERO!!!

Danielle said...

FF- Not 4 am, it was 4 pm, till 9 pm...no way I could work at 4:30 (unless i had just gotten back from Europe as that is what time I was up last time and was ready to head to work, except that I was in another city cause my plane was late!!). I wouldn't say they suck, it's a young team and new coaching, they are working out the kinks!!

RR - I hear you on the kids...zero is a good number and hey, I'm over 30 so you don't have to worry about not having them pushing 30!!

Kurt said...

Go packers! hahaha

Wait til you have twins!