I went running with my hubby tonight! We have not run together since October. In fact, he has not run since October period. Winter is for skating, summer is for running is his motto!! Anyway, he wanted to run with me and since I had only an easy run on the docket I thought I might actually enjoy an uninterrupted hour of conversation while running! The roads and sidewalks are very icy in town right now so I wore these traction ice spike things on my shoes. They work pretty well and I like them better than Yaktrax on ice. Joe wore nothing on his because he is stubborn and cocky and thinks he doesn't need the assistance of ice spikes,watches, water, gu, etc. This is a dead horse and I've accepted it!! Anyway, we started running from the rink in town and the first two miles flew by. I wish our conversation was a little more exciting than discussing our taxes but I enjoyed it just the same. I didn't wear my Garmin but I know the route we were running. Joe has always been a much better and faster runner than me. I kind of enjoyed the fact that he was huffing a bit at about mile 5 when I started warming up. I'm pretty sure I was pushing well out of the "easy" zone but it was worth it!! At about mile 5.5 we had to make a 90 degree turn onto the sidewalk that goes right down the main busy street in town. OMG- he totally wiped out and fell SO hard right on his tailbone. Like, so hard I was sure it was shattered. I stopped and he quickly got up but I could tell he was seriously in the hurt tank! When I realized he was going to live, being the incredibly sympathetic wife that I am, I made a few snide comments and started laughing. Being the incredibly loving husband that he is, he launched a 90 mph snowball into the side of my head. Then he started laughing. This resulted in a major body slam into the snowbank! All this time, cars are whizzing back and forth(we live in a small town, everyone knows us) After we had finished acting like 10 year olds, we headed back to the rink 1/2 mile away and called it good. He really can hardly walk right now and I do feel bad for him!! I ended up hitting the fitness center, ran 4 on the treadmill and did an upper body workout while the kids finished skating.
Running since Sunday:
Monday- Plan 8 easy. I ran hard on Sunday. Joe came home Sunday. I went to bed very late. 8 became 6
TuesdayPlan 10 with 4@ 7:15. Accomplished 10 with a little more a little faster. Complete upper body weight workout, core routine and glute press and lunges.
Wednesday Plan 10 easy. Accomplished 6 outside 4 on the treadmill. Upper body and abs.
Thursday-I'm too lazy to go up to my bulletin board and see what I'm supposed to do!
Friday Plan 16
I am heading out of town by noon on Friday(right after my long run). Ryan has a tournament in Moorhead and it's just the 2 of us going! I'm excited because I went to college at Concordia in Moorhead and I'm very familiar with the city. The weather will be nice. She only plays one game on Saturday morning so I should be able to get a nice recovery run in! I'm also excited because she is really at a fun age. We can actually shop in the same stores now. Who knew they made jeans size 00 short! All I know is I've never worn them!
Joe is home because it is Reese's home tournament. Each team has one home tournament each year. It is soooo much work. I'm tired of cutting out snowflakes and hockey pucks to tape all over the walls. There are 10 teams in the tournament and we are hosting a huge potluck meal for all the teams and families. Each home family has to make 3-9X13 pans of hotdish, jelly roll size pan of bars, and 2 medium salads! I was totally not in charge of this and I think it's stupid (hopefully no hockey parents read this blog because I totally went along with it with a smile on my face.) Kids want pizza! I get to spend tomorrow night after work making all this crap so Joe can bring it. I hate potlucks so I'm glad I don't have to be there. I have a serious aversion to other people's "mystery meat" and I don't eat hotdish! Anyway, enough venting!
Life's been a little crazy and I'm a bit behind on my comments but I have been reading during my lunch breaks and while I'm driving on my phone (after I drop the kids off...)! If I don't update before the weekend-have a great one! Good luck racers!
They just finished almost killing each other over a headband and now they look all sweet and innocent. Nice face Reese!