Peaceful long Run

Run 9 miles (1:39:54)

This morning temps were in the high 30's/low 40's when I set out at 8:20 for my run, and honestly it was nice. No "blups" (that's what Grace calls gloves) needed. I was perfectly dressed for the weather, no wind, nice temp, very little traffic and a peaceful 9 miles were completed. I struggled a couple of times on the run, not wanting to complete it especially after I passed the entrance to our neighborhood and kept going. I had 8 miles scheduled for today, but since I have drill weekend next weekend and I'll have to run my long run around Donaldson Air Center at dusk, and it's quite hilly, I switched runs. I don't particularly like running over there by myself and into the dusk time either. So, I'll do 8 next weekend, then up to 10 the following weekend. In my training for RnR half, I'll get up to 12 miles and that's it, because this race is all about the fun running it with Lisa, Lori, and Marcy and whomever wants to join! We're gonna have so much fun.

We had a great weekend, with some exceptions to our wild child. She has not been on the best behavior lately especially in restaurants. We had lunch with friends from Church today and thankfully, she was a little better than she was when we had supper with Chris and his wife, Janis, which was a great dinner, even with all the drama from Grace.

Our Church is doing a toy drive for some needy children in the community and some of our small group (+ another one) took 2 hr shifts outside Wal-Mart on Saturday asking for donations of toys. It turned out way better than I thought it would. The amount of generosity I saw was amazing! Speaking of Church, we had an amazing lesson today that I believe anyone can relate to. It was called "Life Explained", and was about finding your purpose for Life and was what I needed to hear today.

That's it folks for now. We're watching "Hot Rod". This is SOOOO David's type of movie. Time to read about ya'll's weekends while rolling my legs.

14 comments:

teacherwoman said...

Wonderful job on your run, Mendy. You are soo ready for the half marathon!

Eric said...

Thank you for serving our country! The straight hair looks AWESOME! Rrrrrrroooooaaaawwwwwwww!

Eric

sunshine said...

The Stick! Isn't it the best invention in the whole wide world!

Way to keep with your run and overcoming the temptation to turn home. :)

Wes said...

Yay! I was going to suggest rolling your legs, but I figured Dave-man already had you covered :-) Nice run, chica!

Marcy said...

You're so hardcore, you're really going to get up to 12 mi? I think I'm going to max out at 10 (we shall see though LMAO!) I'll be way under trained. I can't wait! We're going to have a fabulous time!

Ugghhh I hear you with the kids and the restaurants. Keira is usually my "good" one and it's always Cam that needs to be yanked out because she's throwing hissy fits/screaming and trying to climb all over furniture. I can't even tell you how many times I've had to leave with her, while John and Keira finish dinner.

J~mom said...

Looking good!!!! Not sure what to do with you speedy girls! :>) Maybe I can get a Segway to keep up with you guys. Do you think they will still let me medal that way?

Glad you guys had a fun weekend! WOOHOO just a few short weeks and we will be writing up our dinners together!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!

Bob Gentile said...

ahhhh all you guys are going to have such a great time!!!

Awesome job on ur run and KEEP rolling those legs...keep them Fresh!! I roll in the am & right before I go to bed.

P.O.M. said...

Your hair looks really cute in your new pic. Don't remember if i told you that or not.

josslynsmom said...

Love the new profile pic. Very sassy.

You are such a running inspiration to me. Keep going!

RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

Oh man Mendy! You are making me look like even more of a slacker! I am so not ready for this half and may have to take Marcy up on the "barrel roll" idea :P

Jess said...

I think you'll be well-prepped for RnR! Wish I could join you guys, sigh, maybe another race, another time.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

I really envy your little gang for the HM. You are going to have so much fun!!

Just a reminder about 8 on the 8th. Stop by and pick yourself up a hunky pacer, er, um, I mean, race shirt. Also let me know when you run and post so I can add you to the results. You are gonna smoke me!! :D

Gotta Run said...

From the sounds of it you have a great plan in place to get you to the R&R Half Marathon. Nice 9 miler in these great temps we are having.

J~mom said...

You guys doing ok? Miss seeing you online! :>)