Hey there-so I'm actually going to write a real complete post here! I'm missing bloggyland and seems like I'm way out of touch with all my virtual pals here!! Been catching up a little and I'm really starting to feel the itch to be back in marathon training!! Only one week!!
So-First the random life updates!
I'm still married and I still have 3 kids.
I've been running about 30-40 miles per week since Boston.
My treadmill broke and my husband bought me a new one. A Sole F85 and I REALLY like it although it's been pretty nice up here and I've only got one real run on it.
I've still been working 3 days a week but don't have a clue how I'm going to make this work through the summer with my kids' schedules.
My husband will be traveling extensively throughout the summer and I will be playing "single parent" for a great deal of it.
Two of my friends are trying to talk me into a weekend trip to Vegas in 3 weeks. Free except for airfare...I'm not a gambler but a girls weekend by the pool would be mighty nice!
I am SO sick of combating the dandelions that are taking over my yard. I just plain give up!
OK-now to a little running update!
My 9 year old daughter Reese ran her first solo 5K this weekend in Fargo as part of the Fargo marathon races. She ran a 5K 2 weeks ago in 27:08 with me and has run one other time (also with me) for 2.5 miles before this race on Friday. She REALLY wanted to do it and was so excited. We brought her to the start which had over 5000 runners and lost her almost immediately in the huge crowd of people. I was a little worried about her going by herself but was excited for her just the same! The little thing ran it in 25:41 and took 1st place in her age division! I've totally been slowing her down! She wasn't even winded at the end! She was so excited about it that I'm letting her run another one in 2 weeks. I really think it is only a couple of years before she starts beating me.
I also ran a half marathon this weekend. As much as I don't want to I think I will write a race report so I can have it for later. That will have to come tomorrow. I'll simplify for now by saying it was NOT a good race for me and I would rather forget the thing altogether. My husband also ran and got a 1:33 which was a PR for him off of running 29 miles total in 5 weeks. This is an improvement from his previous PR of 1:34 off of about 20 miles in 4 weeks. It's not fair and I'm pouting because of it!! Seriously, I was happy for him as he was totally willing to throw it down the tubes to try to save me at mile 4. I physically had to kick him in the calf and make him keep running! If the tables were turned I'm not sure I would have done the same! I'm a lucky girl...
I get to start marathon training again on May 31st. Yes, you read that right. I get to, not I have to! I HATE my current routine and can't wait to be following and working toward something. I'm running the Bismarck Marathon on September 18th and then the Twin Cities Marathon on October 3rd. Bismarck will be my goal marathon but I still plan to Boston qualify for 2012 at Twin Cities. This will be a bit of a test for me. I have one week to decide on my training plan. I'm going to do a trial a couple of days this week with speed and tempo and my work schedule and see what I think I can make work.
So-there will be more frequent posts about nothing from me in the future and I will be posting a half marathon race report probably tomorrow! I've thoroughly enjoyed backreading posts for the last 2 hours since I put the kids to bed and I'm excited to be back in the groove!! More later!