Finally done work for the week!! Now to start preparing for the weekend! Anyway, here's what's new with me:
I've been single mom all week and for whatever reason developed a nice case of insomnia so instead of sleeping and organizing I've been internet shopping! More like internet browsing....This is what I found and I REALLY want them!!
In no way do I have any Western blood in me but these would definitely find a place in my wardrobe! Unfortunately, attached is a $400 price tag! I don't have a birthday, anniversary, or any sort of special occasion coming up so unless I want to buy them and then parade on a street corner to pay for them they will likely just remain on my "want" list!!
I had a very weird dream last night. I was sitting in a McDonald's with a packet of salt. I opened it, poured it into my hand and licked it all off. First of all, I never go to McDonald's and why in the world would I be eating salt packets. Lately, I have been having extreme salt cravings. Not like salty french fries or potato chips, like plain salt. I actually wanted to salt the banana I was eating the other day. I have very low blood pressure and I sweat a lot so I'm guessing I'm craving the salt because my body needs it. Annual checkup next Monday-guess I 'll find out then!
My training has been going exceptionally well this week. So far:
Monday- Plan 8 miles @ 8:18. Reality- 12 miles @ 7:29. This was done on the treadmill due to gale force winds. I had a 2 mile warmup and 1 mile cool down so in reality my 9 miles in the middle were done under a 7:20 pace. This was a huge confidence builder for me. I was very tired but not dead when I finished.
Tuesday -Plan 10 miles with 6 @ 7:27. Reality- 6 miles @ 7:45. I swapped Monday and Tuesday kind of and still ended up with 18 miles. As you can see, I am very religious about following my plan to a tee!!!!
Wednesday-Plan 9 miles hills. Reality- 10 miles with some speed and hills. Again I was on the treadmill due to nasty windchills. I did this at the gym because I knew I would not quit. I ended up warming up for 2 miles and then doing 1/4 mile intervals for 7 miles and slowly running out the last mile. Roughly something like- .25 miles @ 7.3 mph/.5 incline, .25 miles @ 9.2 mph/1.5 incline, .25 miles @ 7.2 mph/5.5 incline. Repeat. I totally made this up after I started running and just stuck with it. It was easy at the beginning but got progressively harder and I definitely feel like I got a great workout. I had a full 2 hour window while my kids were with Grandpa Doug at the rink (Grandpa Doug is not Grandpa, he just runs the concession stand and makes sure my kids don't need to go to the hospital) The gym is right next door so they know how to find me. Anyway, I had time to get in a good weight workout as well.
I did a lot of people watching on this run and I'm amazed at how many people show up at the gym and randomly walk around accomplishing nothing. Maybe, I'm just generally busy but I always have a plan, accomplish it, and leave. My thoughts are that a lot of these people are actually just embarrassed to work out in public because they are OUT of shape and walk around aimlessly avoiding taking the time to get IN shape!! I don't envy how difficult it must be to be overweight and go through the process of trying to better the situation with all sorts of people watching your every move. Tonight, I was very thankful I'm IN shape!!
Thursday (tonight)- Plan 6 miles @ 8:18. Reality 5 miles @ 8:08. Time constraints!
Friday- 18 miles- I will be forced to do this on the treadmill and I can tell you it will royally suck!!!
Saturday Reese is off to a tournament in Fargo/Moorhead. Joe will meet her there and I will head to Grand Forks with Ryan. It will just be Ryan and 2 friends and I which should be fun! I'm excited to see her play again since it seems like forever.
I'm off work tomorrow and plan to drink coffee and read blogs all morning! Very productive. I'm saving the long dreadmill run for the afternoon so I can do it at the gym! I'm excited to catch up with y'all (trying to act Western as to justify the boots)!!