I'm back in a college class (Microeconomics) and that's what's been taking up my time lately. So, I haven't been in blogworld in a while. I have a lot of catching up to do with all of you! I haven't abandoned ya'll's blogs!! I'm responding as I type...
Hope all you Daddy's out there had a good Daddy day!
Workouts have been going okay! Sunday was a planned hill repeat run, but only got 1.5 into it, before I had to quit. It was around 8pm, I went to my route and before getting out of my car, I put biofreeze (I'm still having shin pains) on my shins. I accidentally dropped some on the front part of my shorts. I just took it off with my fingers, so there was still the greasy part of it remaining on my shorts. I started running and about .6 into my run, I felt this horrible burning sensation in my "region". My shorts had got caught up between my legs (as they usually do when running), therefore burning the crap out of me, so needless to say, my run got cut short and I headed home for a HOT shower. I felt better yesterday morning.
Saturday night we spent the evening with Scott and Robin. It was supposed to be just dinner at Wild Wings, but we ended up having a few beers then went to our home to hang out. We had more beers and ventured to what David refers to as the "Man Layer", our basement. Let's just say that Scott is more smitten with David now, more than ever. Hehehe.... :-) It was a fun time, we plan on repeating this weekend!
Yesterday, David and I decided to play hooky from work and get some stuff done, but we ended up just doing some errands, and such. I got up and went for a very short run. I made it short because it wasn't in my plan and I needed to get a nice swim in.
David and I went to the pool yesterday, and because of all the swimming lessons, it was a quick swim (while Scott waiting for my lane) for me and no swim at all for David. He gave up on waiting, and ran back to the house.
500yds - 13:31 - New PR. Felt fantastic in the pool!
Today, it was back to the track regardless of the high humidity and heat. I was the only crazy person on the track, and it shows no school is in too, with all that high grass. Anyhoo... I had to do 8x400's cause that's what that crazy plan Robin gave me told me to do. Oh MY!!!! I almost quit after 4 of the 400's. See, I haven't done more than 4 of them at a time, so 8 of them really made me feel like I was literally dying out there. I HATED track work today - But, I'll go back next week. It was definately mind over matter today for sure. I was thinking about Marcy and her recent blog entry, and how she just kept going and even if it meant for her "to jog". I thought the same thing, and you can actually see how my fatigue affected my pace. Neese also had a similar experience, and by reading their thoughts - I knew I had to keep going with them. (Thanks for encouraging me) After all, they're over so quick. So, I'm at work, between meetings, making my shin feel better. Ahhh... Love the ice packs.
Yes, Jason, that is your chair over here at where you USED to work, traitor. :-)
400's 1:46 (7:06/mi)
1:59 (8:01/mi) I had to tie my shoe.
I was so off today... I will improve next week. I have 5x800.... and will definately do it in the morning or evening, when it's not blistering hot.
Here's some pics of Grace from the weekend, I'd thought I'd share!
I can't actually tell who's sitting in her car seat, Dora or Grace! Really - that Dora is as big as she is.
Here she is at a visit to my aunt's home.
Grace with my Dad on Father's Day. We had a delicious meal at Mellow Mushroom! Unfortunately, we're going tonight too for a Marathon training plan meeting. Hehe :-)
Speaking of! I'm OFFICIALLY in MARATHON TRAINING for CHICAGO!!! So are fellow blogging buddies, Tiffany and Jess. We've got a lot of training ahead of us Gals!!!!
Tonight is a REST and icing my shins. I will do some core, and knock out about 30+ push-ups.
Beat the Heat 5K Race Report
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