Monday morning! For most this means a busy zoo of getting back into the week but for me it usually means at least one hour of peace and quiet with the house empty!!! I don't generally work Mondays and the kids are in school so it's all about me for a little bit! Unfortunately, today I do need to go into work as I am missing half of my front tooth and I work for a Dentist. I'm not sure how this happened (gobstopper) but I'm lookin' pretty hot right now!
Congrats to the many Halloween racers and MCM finishers! I'm anxious to get through these race reports!!
So since last week:
I managed to get a nice mix on my Ipod thanks to suggestions! So nice to have something new.
I officially registered for the Grandma's marathon in June in Duluth, MN. There are 2 major Minnesota marathons and this is one of them so I wanted to knock it out at some point! I doubt I will run many more June marathons in my life. I am a sweat monger and I hate running in heat. As of now, I am unsure of my goals for this race. I will need to BQ for sure but as far as going for the PR I'll have to evaluate as it gets closer. I am not a big racer. I prefer to just have one or two goal races a year so likely I will be gunning for this to be a good one.
My kids went trick or treating last night and brought home more candy than I've ever seen in my life. I really don't know what I'm going to do with it all. I've already picked out all the good stuff and there's still a ton left!!! My husband dressed up as Richard Simmons to drop my oldest daughter off at her Halloween party. He THRIVES off of embarrasing our kids. This was about the nastiest thing I've ever seen and he just bought himself a significant bout of celibacy until I can get that image out of my head.
The weather has been beautiful but it's starting to get cold. My morning runs are in the 30's and if there is a wind it can feel pretty chilly! I love cold crisp air and this is really my favorite time of year. Cold but no ice yet!!
I'm starting a training plan today. It will take me to the end of February in which I'll run a half marathon and then relax for a couple of weeks before I start a marathon training program. I never follow a plan exactly as I just think I have so much more knowledge and should constantly modify it (whatever) but I do like to have the reference.
Not much else! Just my week in review-condensed version! I am doing the 30 day Shred with my daughter and it's been fun! I've also been doing a few short two-a-days to give my hip a little rest but still get in some miles. Still not concentrating on speed.
Monday- 8 miles total -4 am(7:59)/4 pm (7:49) -30 day Shred
Tuesday-8 miles continuous (7:57)-Shred again
Wednesday-no running. Spin class/core
Thursday-6 mile- 1 mile w/u, 7:19, 7:13, 7:24, 7:19, 1 mile c/d
Friday- 10 miles total-6 am (8:20)/ 4 pm (7:44)- 30 day Shred
Saturday- 8 miles total - 4 am (7:53)/ 4 pm (8:22)-30 day Shred
Sunday - 10.2 miles (8:10) P90X abribber-Ahhhh-been way too long since I did this!
Week totals-50.2 miles
This is what you get when you look directly into the light and have a 7 year old boy take your picture!
Happy Monday All!