Ah-the weekend!!!! Only 4 hockey games on the docket today and only 3 hours in the car! Such a nice cutback!!
So, I had NO idea so many people liked meatloaf! Kudos to you steel stomached people out there! XLMIC did give me a tip about putting Wasabi in meatloaf. Now a hunk of strictly Wasabi formed into a loaf, that's something I would eat! I LOVE Wasabi! Just to clarify, I DO currently eat meat, just not meat/bread/loaf/Alpo! At some point here I may actually touch on the whole food nourishment topic. We'll save that for later..
Moving on to the news ramble in no particular order:)
Had an awesome night last night! We went to the "Little Fockers" movie and then out for drinks and appetizers with some friends. Joe got NO work calls and we were able to enjoy the WHOLE evening uninterrupted. Lots of laughs! I definitely consumed my red wine antioxidants and perhaps took an ibuprofen this morning with approximately 17 glasses of water. FYI-I am not a big drinker (unless I'm on crutches-ha). I like to be in control, it affects my running schedule (Type A) and I'm like a wind-up doll who can't shut up when you give me a drink. This in turn leads to anxiety the next day over what I may or may not have said. Easier for me to stick to the water with lemon most of the time!
I tried the most amazing thing yesterday. Reese is on the synthetic ice skating treadmill twice a week trying to stay in shape with her broken collarbone. (I'm not sure if I could ever adequately describe how hockey crazed this town is-it's a big deal to her to be able to get right back out there when the doc gives the OK). Anyway, you are harnessed and basically skate and stickhandle on a treadmill and the speed and incline can be adjusted. Her coach is the trainer and he's a good friend (also runs a 1:14 HM) He told me to bring my skates and give it a try. Now, Thursday night I had done mile repeats followed by lower body strength and yesterday morning 9 easy miles prior to going to the ice treadmill. This was maybe the HARDEST workout I've ever done. My quads and glutes T-RASHED. I think he was trying to KILL me-perhaps setting the pace and incline forgetting that I do NOT run a 1:14 half. I was not about to look like a wimp so I endured this torture although I'm sure the repercussions will be EXTREMELY painful....Truthfully, I would love to crosstrain on this thing but it comes with a HEFTY pricetag!
The thermometer in my vehicle said -31 degrees when I took my son to his hockey game this morning. This is REAL temp. I'm not sure what it was with the windchill but definitely in the -40's. What does this mean....This means I was not wearing my "cute" boots to the game. This also means I would leave my gas guzzling SUV running the entire game because my auto start is not working and spend approximately $400 in gas to watch a mite hockey game. And one more thing....this means I will finish this week with 64 treadmill miles. I am starting to have treadmill dreams....
My hair is getting VERY long and gnarly. I'm getting it done on Tuesday. It has been every length and color in the book even platinum blonde which lasted 2 days because my husband told me I looked like a low budget porn star. (Hmmmmm-if he's watching low budget porn he has SO much more to worry about than the color of my hair!) This was in jest, he's a teaser and he treats me much better than a low budget porn star! Anyway, thinking I might try something different-not sure exactly what I can pull off anymore! There comes a point where I think I need to embrace my age, let my hair go gray (which it would without color) and start wearing sweatshirts with built in collars and cardinals on the front....
I swam my first full mile in approximately 8 hrs and 14 minutes. Good God, a mile swimming is like FOREVER! Especially when you sprint (accidentally) the first 4 laps/lengths (I'm so clueless I don't even know the correct terminology) and then feel like you are going to sink and drown and you have like a million lap/lengths left...... Somehow when I would read 2.4 mile swim in an Ironman, I didn't think it would be that hard. WHAAAAAA-I will NEVER be an Ironman!!
I made THIS and I'm sure I could live off it for EVERY meal of every day!
So the quick running update. I made a few adjustments this week being as I was on the treadmill the WHOLE week. (Things are looking up temperature wise for next week). I scrapped my tempo run as I ran 8.1 miles of my 13.1 at HMP on Sunday. Well, this is what I'm telling myself but more because I didn't feel like doing it but.... The quick breakdown
MONDAY-10 miles easy-upper body weights. P90X abripper
TUESDAY-6 miles am (SIC-thanks Jill) 4 miles PM easy- core-Swim 1 MILE
THURSDAY- 9 miles with 4X1600. Wanted to stay right around 6:30. (6:31, 6:27, 6:35, 6:27) The first one felt great, the second one I started feeling not so great. I ended up recovering for .75 miles instead of my usual .5 and it seemed to work itself out. The last one was actually the easiest. Lower body weights-numerous 3 way lunges which are taking effect today.....
FRIDAY- 9 miles easy running -Skating treadmill 1 minute intervals=DEATH
SUNDAY-planning for my treadmill record-20.1 miles! I may not physically be able to walk my legs are so tight from the weights and ice treadmill but somehow I will run this 20 miles....
OK- so I promise sometime in the near future that I will put some time and effort into a post that actually addresses something of importance.
Super Good luck to Caroline running her first Half Marathon tomorrow! Woohoo!!
In closing-random photos:)