Two parent teacher conferences down, one to go! Thank God for smart self-sufficient kids! No school today so we're all hangin' in our pajamas! This time of year the days get checked off the calendar like a training plan for us. My oldest daughter has hockey practice every day and soo many games. She is the youngest kid on a team who is projected to contend for a state championship. I'm just a teensy bit proud of her!!
My middle daughter also has quite a few games and tournaments! She is 9 years old-I full out raced her down and back on the ice yesterday and she beat me by almost half the ice. Unbelievable! My son is 6 and will start his 4th year of hockey on Monday. He can raise the puck over the plexi-glass. I can't even lift it off the ice. They are all their father's children. Since it is socially unacceptable to brag about your kids to real people (AKA other team members parents) I decided to play proud mama on here this morning!! Seriously, they are really good kids and what I'm most proud of is their desire to always be better!
I've had a pretty good running week for the most part. The weather has been so warm for this time of year allowing me to do almost all of my running outside.
Sunday 18.76 @8:17-this was a run of 2 halves. The first half-Good, the second half-Not so good! I'm having a hard time slowing my pace at the beginning of runs lately and paying for it later. I also felt really tired and my legs were still a bit dead from the hills at my half.
Monday-off/ I am currently doing a pushup/pullup/sit up routine that lasts around 20 minutes every day.
Tuesday-5 miles on the treadmill @ 7:33. / 20 min core workout
Wednesday- 10 miles outside in shorts in November @ 7:55. /20 min. core workout
Thursday - 10 miles- 4 mile warmup outside about 8:45 pace. Too windy so I did 8X800m on the treadmill @ 3:15 with 400m recoveries. These are sooo much easier than they used to be. 20 Minute core workout and 45 minutes skating for fun!
Friday - I plan on running 4 easy miles today and biking my 12 mile loop./ 20 minute core workout
Saturday- 14 miles which will be my weekend long run. I have the annual fabulous classy wine/cheese tasting party at night and if it is like years past, I will most definitely not be running on Sunday :)
This is a few more miles than I really planned on running but I feel like I want to take advantage of the nice weather. I love being outside when it's nice!!
Once again, I hope I don't miss anyone!!
Steph @ www.50marathonchallenge.blogspot.com is running a 6 hour ultra in Warwick Rhode Island. This looks like a really cool race and I'm sure she'll do great even though she just ran a marathon last weekend. CRAZY!
Jill @ www.runwithjill.blogspot.com is running the Wildcat Mountain 1/2 marathon. She knocked out some killer intervals this week. I bet she does awesome!
TMB @ www.racingwithbabes.blogspot.com is running the Richmond Marathon. This girl has some serious determination running through pregnancies, illness, and a bad toe that I desperately hope holds out for her. I think she'll rock it!
Tim @ firstname.lastname@example.org is running his first marathon Chickamauga Battlefield after making a drastic body transformation. I'm wishing him the best of luck. He just PR'ed in the half and is on track for a great race!
Morgan @ www.cautionredheadrunning.blogspot.com is running the Founders Day 10K. I love this blog and it makes me laugh all the time. She is going to do great and I love her attitude!
Good luck to all others running this weekend!!