So, I'm hauled up in a hotel room with a loud banging heater which I've now turned off because it's making me crazy. Hotel is BOOKED, so no changing of rooms. Small children were instructed to unpack their suitcases and layer up because it is safer to be without heat than to deal with mommy pissed off about the heater and her subsequent lack of 4 necessary hours of sleep. Thankfully, free wi-fi so worth my $109 per night. Shithole!!
It's been awhile since I posted anything other than tagged randoms or reviews. It is February. Busy season for me as I state in every post like a broken record. I do read, I just don't post often. Eye for an eye, comment for a comment, lost a follower...
My kids are having AWESOME seasons. Ryan's team just won the "Prelude to the Playoffs" tournament which was loaded up with the top 8 teams in the state of MN. This team has a real chance of winning the state championship! We will undoubtably (not likely a word as spell check is telling me) be the smallest association in the state to represent at the state tournament if we make it! Playoffs start SOON. I'm SO nervous and SO excited and SO thankful I have kids that LOVE sports to cheer on!!
Reese's team is also at the top of the district. I've been able to see a lot of her games this year and I'm having an awesome time with many of the parents on her team. Such GREAT support to me on the weekends as good friends often haul my kids to the rink an hour before game time, feed them, drive them back at times etc. so I can RUN but not miss any of the games. So blessed here.
I love watching Max. Little boys are awesome. The goal celebrations these boys come up with are seriously top end entertainment. Riding their sticks like a horse, shooting them like guns, blowing them out like candles, then banging their tiny chests up against the boards and pointing their fingers to the sky....I think too many games of Playstation NHL have been played by these boys....HILARIOUS! Mullets are also back in style with the high school hockey boys again (more as a joke I think) so soon I will have a small boy follower with a mullet and "steps" shaved on the side of his head....
Running has been going fairly well for me. I've not been without challenges, as no one is, but things are going WELL.
Last week I ran 84 miles including this on the dreadmill due to -15 degrees or something outside.
TM 20 post An ENTIRE week completely on the TM last year! YUCK!
This week I was even able to hit the track which is usually buried in snow! Took Valentine's day off to spend with my hubby while the kids were in school. He joined me on the track with a stopwatch while I did a 2 set 10X400 workout. He actually ran my warm-up and cooldown with me which was nice! We all know how much I love speedwork but this went remarkably well! I left thinking I might even LIKE the track. I've since changed my mind.
Monday-OFF, fighting a cold and due for a rest day.
Tuesday-12 miles with 2 set 10X400's at 10K-5K, 1 min AR, full recovery between sets.
Wednesday-4 recovery TM in the morning, 10.7 outside in the evening at 8:30 avg.
Thursday-6.1@7:45 outside with a friend
Friday- 9.2 miles/7:49 outside. 2x10min HM/10K 6:54, 6:33, 5 miles really easy hotel TM.
Overall, I'm really proud of myself and what I've been able to accomplish since my last marathon. I'm stronger for sure, my body is holding up well and I've hit some major milestones including a 5K race PR and unofficial PR's in both the 10K and HM in training runs. I've done it while traveling hundreds of miles nearly every weekend, working, dealing with a color coded laminated schedule for my kids activities and my husband hasn't filed papers yet which I consider a success. I'm not out to toot my own horn but sometimes I argue with myself constantly about what I could be doing MORE of when in reality, I'm doing a DAMN DAMN good job and I need to be proud of that!
Happy weekend all! Always enjoy reading my blog roll even if I don't get around as often as I would like to comment these days!