Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Midweek Mumbo Jumbo...

So-I’ve officially started a training plan in which I fudged the first day and moved my speed on the 2nd day until the 4th day after the 3rd day of rest that got moved from the 6th day. Yep-right on track!! I really do have this figured out though! The first 4 weeks I’m only incorporating one speed day and just continually building miles.

My hip is doing very well. I feel nothing when running and ALMOST nothing otherwise. I am so thankful to finally have this injury behind me. I am starting to feel fairly confident about running harder and not breaking my leg! I’m also thinking that running twice a day sometimes and keeping most of my runs shorter for now has been a decent way to get my weekly mileage back up there a little more safely. I think my fitness level is improving but considering only 4 miles at MP makes me start hallucinating a finish line, I have a ways to go...

ANYWAY, to stay with my current blog theme of complete and utter disorganized thought, I better move on to listing my bullet point tidbits of likely unimportant information in whatever order they come to mind!

• The Halloween candy bowl on the counter is the Devil’s playground…..

• I still can’t even think about my husband without envisioning him in those nasty little shorts…Richard Simmons does not make frequent appearances in my fantasy life….

• My hair is making me crazy. I want it long, I want it short, I want it blonde, I want it black. My hair dresser says this is just not possible….(I pay a lot of money for this to be possible)

• I am joining a women’s hockey league. More like a social wine club with a crosstraining bonus but we are calling it hockey. Most of us are hockey moms who have spent so many hours watching our kids play the game that we figure that since we know so much we might as well get out there and play ourselves. Besides, hockey equipment is very feminine and figure flattering!

• I’m going on a girls date with my two daughters on Saturday for “Diva Days”. “Diva Days” is where redneck women go when their husbands are out shooting wild animals. My girls are at great ages and I genuinely enjoy spending time with them! I will always be “mom” but they have really become 2 good little friends of mine and I adore them!!!

• I am super excited for the NYC marathon!!!!


So-before I head off to Spin class to get my butt whooped I have two quick shoutouts!!

First to Meg who is prepping herself to run NYC on Sunday. Meg was one of the very first blogs I started following and I have the UTMOST respect for her as both a person and a runner! Such an inspiration. She absolutely deserves everything that I believe she WILL receive on Sunday morning!! Good Luck Meg!! Just run girl!

And second to ERG who recently threw me a shoutout on her blog and I’m returning the favor. 262 miles she ran in October with what appears to be 3 small boys! VERY impressive! I’m super excited to follow her quest to Boston in April! Go check her out!!

Happy hump day!!

12 comments:

ShutUpandRun said...

I love the Hockey thing. Hockey and wine. Simply awesome. Also love that you are back to a training plan and the hip is giving you no worries. I like to think I am only a few months behind you.

ajh said...

Diva Days sounds great! You may just have to go to a LULU store.

Bethany + Ryan said...

so glad to hear you are back training again! I hope your hip behaves, i'm sure it will!

Amanda@runninghood said...

So happy to hear your hip is feeling better. What a fun thing to do with your daughters. My daughters are only 3 and 5 but going on "dates" together is such a wonderful thing. I would love to run the NYC marathon someday. And thanks for the shout outs...I'm excited to check them out.

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

A hockey league!! Your life is so exciting!! Diva Saturday!! Wow, I am jealous! How was the spin class? MMMHH... basil leaves. I can't believe you are five hours from Costco, I am so sorry! The Halloween bowl at our house is causing many stomach aches. It truly is the devils playground!

ERG said...

Thanks for the shout out =D !

I am MOST impressed with where you are in your training after that nasty injury. And yes, the doubles are a great idea. Grr-eat.

The divas thing is something I could envision around here ;) Glad to NOT be the only girl married to a redneck hunting type! I am curious as to what your guy will be hunting. Mine has elk season in 2 weeks. I hope he bags a big one. I have an empty freezer waiting.

Fun reading again...keep those scatterbrained thoughts coming :) & Stay safe with the ladies league! I am done with the mega-comment now =D

Julie said...

Hi Jenn,
I love the idea of Hockey club:) You are going to have a blast...hockey moms and wine! Woo hoo for getting back in the groove with the training! Keep running smart and take care of that hip!

lindsay said...

LOL about the Wine League. I hope your hockey gear doesn't get as rank as everyone else's! I just love that ice rink aroma...

Running and living said...

V funny writing! Oh, and I bought 3 zip pullovers today and thought about you:) Glad running is going well. Plenty of time to build up that marathon pace. I have NO worries for you!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I love random posts. And you need to post hockey action pics!!

Glad the hip is cooperating!!

Have fun with your girls =)

ERG said...

How fun that you and your hubs could run Boston together! I hope that NYC with your sister works out too. That would be another scenario where it might be worth the money :)

the dawn said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! i am super curious about how you were able to set your marathon PR at boston. how did you handle the hills? i'm terrified that they are going to chew me up and spit me out!

i'm loving the blog and i've already read your boston report from last year. it'll take me awhile to catch up... :)