Nothing to blog about because let's just face it, I'm not running Boston and that's where all the excitement is this week!!! I AM however virtually cheering for those running Boston!!!! SO excited!!
Thankyou to my 7 year old photographer.....And if I forgot someone, it's entirely unintentional. I sometimes forget where the milk goes and put it in the cupboard with the oatmeal. Rest Assured, I'm cheering for EVERYONE!!!
*Minnesota got dumped on with A LOT of snow again. Nasty nasty wind and SNOW. This is NO problem for people who have to run 20 miles. Some people LIKE running 20 miles on the treadmill.....hmmm......some people like hotdish, some people know how to answer their voicemail, some people wash their hair with Suave....I don't know these people...
*My husband is likely at home spackling the doorway to our spare bedroom right now! He was doing pullups (pullup bar in the door jam) when all of a sudden he crashed to the floor WITH the bar and the door molding, a nice chunk of drywall and a fair amount of dust. His knee was bleeding and I was having a seizure laughing!!!! Seriously, I'm not sure I've EVER laughed this hard. I'm sympathetic like that....I should mention he also had a bit of a laughfest the time I rode my bike into a light pole, screwed up my bike and ended my chances to bear any more children....*DISCLAIMER* In this marriage, it's OK to laugh at each other when we hurt ourselves (as long as it's not seriously ). Hit me with a car on the other hand and....well yeah-no laughing....
*My son went to the circus with his class this week. He was SO excited. He came home with a LOUD light up laser gun. Apparently, it's a LOUD light up laser gun with batteries that NEVER DIE!!!!! Am I a bad mother if I secretly take a meat hammer to this thing???
*My daughter has a boyfriend.....He calls me Mrs. Strand and is very polite to my other kids which somehow helps me overlook the fact that he is practically bigger than my husband....I have perfected my "look". You know.... the one that says I will smash your Iphone if you disrespect my daughter......
*My NON-virtual runner friend Heidi just ran a 1:22 and took 2nd overall female this morning in freezing weather at the St. Cloud Earth Day HM!!!!!!!! UNFREAKINGBELIEVABLE!!
Week started off rough but finishing fairly strong.
Monday-8 easy @ 8:10-not following the plan....
Tuesday- 3.4 miles am easy and felt terrible-once again could not seem to break into the planned workout. 7.2 mile tempo in the afternoon with my hubby(still not following the plan) This went better but still felt tough.
Wednesday - 7 miles easy on the TM
Thursday -13.1 outside. Finished in 1:38:19 and was at 40:20 at the 5 mile so strong finish for the last 8.
Friday-10 easy on the treadmill-SO BORING
Put quite a few miles in on the bike which I was happy about! I was biking a lot last August-October when I was rehabbing my hip (FNSF) and really really enjoyed it. I'm planning for a pretty heavy week with both running and biking this coming week.
And just to be sure I'm random enough!! I was looking for a picture of my heel strike the other day and I came across this! Julia, GO BIG GREEN right next to me in the starting corral of the 10 mile last March. Small world as I bumped into her through the blog world way after this race! Funny. Also-I'm pretty sure she smoked me! I can't believe I wore shorts to this race. It was obviously freezing.....Oh-and if one person dares to make fun of my ponytail holder I will virtually hurt you. It was St. Patrick's Day and I was trying to be festive...
ONCE AGAIN-GOOD LUCK BOSTON RUNNERS!!!!!! And leaving you with my favorite sign I've seen in a marathon. "26.2 because 26.3 would just be CRAAAAZZZZY"