So, in my panic to get the kids ready for school this morning I pulled Max's library book out of his backpack and told him to get on the couch so I could read it to him before he had to return it. The book was called "The Booby Hatch" It was about Blue Footed Booby birds in the Galapagos Islands. One of these days I really need to grow up a little bit because I just could not read this book without laughing hysterically. Ryan was dying as well and even Max who may have spent some time in the locker room with older boys, or perhaps grown men, thought it was quite funny!
Anyway, backtracking..... Yesterday, I ran 5 miles on the treadmill SLOWLY while at times playing PS3 with my son while running. Wireless remotes are amazing. They certainly don't do much for running form but I got the job done. I made the "kid swap" with Joe right as he walked in the door from work so I could hit the fitness center. I only spent 45 minutes total there but it was a great workout and I was wiped! On to bigger and better things, Book Club. It was fun as usual. I ordered one glass of wine for show but didn't drink it because I knew I was running in the morning and one glass always means 2 glasses!
I can't believe I'm posting this stupid picture of myself before book club just because I said I would!
The temperature this morning at 8:00 am was already 29 degrees. Unfortunately, there was snow on the ground and it was extremely sloppy. Still a better option than the treadmill so I headed out for 17 miles. Well, this run pretty much sent my confidence to the dumpster. Yes, it was sloppy and not the easiest running but I really felt like SH*T. I am seriously wondering how in the world I can expect to run a marathon at 7:45 pace. I ran 3-5.8 mile loops but at the 17 mile mark EXACTLY, I quit running and walked the final .4 back to the car. (17 miles/2:21:25/8:19 pace) 8:18 was my goal pace so I wasn't off that, I just really felt terrible.
Joe and Ryan are headed to Bemidji and Crookston tomorrow and Reese and I are headed to Thief River Falls. Joe has about 6 hours of driving and I have 2. Weather is supposed to be crappy or I would be driving to watch Ryan. We have no overnights (woohoo) this weekend so my kids will make their grand entrance back into Sunday school on Sunday morning. Reese and Max both have games on Sunday and then time to watch the VIKES!!!!!
Here's what I know!!
Meg at www.megrunsalot.blogspot.com is running the Carlsbad marathon. She is a grandma (a very young cool hip grandma) who kills marathons and ran an ultra in 103 degrees. Her and her hubby are both running and I wish them the best of luck!!
Julie at www.minnesotamilage.blogspot.com is running the St. Paul Frozen Securian half marathon. I was going to run this race before plans changed and I'm very thankful as it's supposed to be sleet, snow, and wind! Have fun on your first half Julie and I'm sure you'll do awesome.
My dad and my sister are running an indoor half marathon in Milwaukee, WI tomorrow! It'll be quite interesting to see how they do. My sister hasn't been training much but she is quite the competitor so I'm guessing she'll do quite well!
I'm sure there are many many more and please know I'm thinking of all of you!! Good Luck!