*I'm in week 3 of building back my base. This is humbling I tell you. Like 95 days ago or something like that I ran a marathon at 7:22 avg. pace per Garmin. Tonight I ran only one of my miles at 7:24 to see what MP felt like and my heart literally almost stopped. Yay me!! To my defense, I've run NO miles faster than 7:45 in forever. My speed has definitely taken a hit. Right now my workouts consist of a slow day, followed by a moderately slow day followed by a slow recovery day, intervals of slow, and one slow long run. To compliment my slow days, I've been spending some time in the gym making sure that if I'm going to run slow I at least look HOT doing it-ha! I'm aiming for 3 days per week here and I've stuck to it thus far!! I like to joke but I'm actually feeling stronger and better and I'm seeing improvement:) A 7:15 MP by October won't be easy but I'm quite certain I can do it:) I'm absolutely positive I will gain back more than I lost and I'm going to do it RIGHT! (**Not sure the blue corn chips or the glass of wine I'm drinking constitutes "right"..... they are natural blue corn chips though which we all know means healthy and is a free pass to eat the whole bag)
*My kids are having AWESOME hockey seasons!!!! Both girls teams are near the top of the state rankings. They both just won the Fargo International Tournament and we're off to a big tourney in Duluth this weekend and then down to Minneapolis the weekend after! A very busy month but so much fun!! I'm having such a wonderful year with the hockey moms. LOVE my crew this year! I feel so much more involved than I have in the past. Allowing myself the training break really opened me up in some ways. Good ways.
My Lucky #9!
*Completely random but laughing at a conversation in the background. My oldest daughter Ryan just booked tickets for a trip to Mexico with my sister and is chatting with her brother...
Ryan: What do you want me to bring you back?
Max: I want some shells, rocks, a shark tooth and a Mexican waiter.
Ryan: A Mexican waiter??
Max: Well, I need someone to bring me my drinks and my snacks..."
*Note to the ladies *put my son in his place-ha!
*Booked my ticket to Boston! I'm getting SO excited about this! After tracking this girl's amazing marathon PR this weekend, I am even more pumped to cheer her on along with some other dear friends! Can't wait to spend some time with some very special people in my life while I'm there!!
*I also found out I got San Diego Rock N' Roll entry with Brooks! Thank you Brooks!!!! My husband mentioned running it as well which sounded like a perfect trip! A fun race together and then a weekend away:) Yes, I think so!
Just some quick midweek tidbits:) Life is good. Life is very very good. Not going to take any of that for granted this year:)