So, I'm off with my oldest bright and early tomorrow morning to watch her WHOOP IT UP in Duluth this weekend. Regional tournament! LOSER goes home-season over. I CAN'T WAIT!!!! I'm all packed up like the middleaged SUPERMOM with my buttons on my jacket, my pom poms, my cow bell, my glittery ponytail holder.....not so much, she would kill me! Truthfully, I will probably sit by myself and chew my nails while I watch the hardest working kid EVER play her heart out! Ah-heck, it's my blog and I can brag up my kid if I want. BeSIDES the work ethic, she's a STELLAR hockey player!!! You know what's even better than reaching a major goal for yourself? WATCHING ONE OF YOUR BABIES DO IT!!!!!!! Good luck Ryan and if you're reading my blog we're going to have a talk because I have some explaining to do about a few previous posts......It'll be like that talk we had that one time where you crawled under your bed and covered your ears.....Catch my drift? No reading my blog....
*I've adopted the other two but only the sassy one in the middle is actually mine! She is an awesome kid!!! So witty, so determined, SUCH a blessing. Also, I am not nearly technologically advanced to put words on pictures so this was not my doing:)
My son had his last official hockey practice tonight and a big pizza party afterwards! He will have his last major tournament this weekend which I will once again miss. I really need a clone. I hate missing any of my kids' activities. He's growing up too fast, the cool factor is setting in, I can't kiss him in public anymore.....
To the running.
In the first week of my training plan which is a little goofy because of some scheduling but I do have a plan and I'm stickin' to it:) I've been good with the weights and core but find myself tempted to skip that sometimes because I'd rather read blogs.....You may find me a bit more absent in the near future. I always read on my phone or my work computer. EVERY blog on my blogroll but sitting down to comment and actually write blogs might suffer a bit. As much as I love this, I'm willing to make that sacrifice. Anyway, So far:
Monday- 10.6 miles/8:12 avg pace. Aiming for 8:15-right on target.
Tuesday- 13 total miles -Easy 4 miles AM on the mill- 8:06 avg pace incline 1-4% repeating every 1/4 mile. Evening 9 miles with 3X1600's (6:31, 6:31, 6:22)
Wednesday- 7 easy 8:11 avg.
Thursday-9 total outside-NO wind for once!!!!! 4 tempo (7:05, 6:48, 7:08, 6:57)Felt really really really tired after this. Would have liked to feel MUCH better and I'm struggling mentally with tempo runs lately. However, I'm getting it done....
Friday-OFF-no time anyway-LOTS of driving and games.
Excited to knock out the rest of my week's miles on the hills of Duluth!!! Bring it!!!!
Good luck to all those racing this weekend! In particular, Ginny who is running the Snickers marathon! I signed up for mile 24 in which I will be virtually pumping her full of loads of encouragement!! Actually, the whole race! I'm so excited for her and I'm betting she's gonna have an AWESOME race!!
One more MAJOR shoutout that's been on my mind this week. CHEERS to all those moms (and dads) out there who are training with LITTLE kids and juggling schedules and diapers and feedings and naps and running with joggers, and wiping snot and STILL being determined enough to make it work. What a great example to set for your kids! Have a great weekend!