Remind me not to get behind in my blogging!
Three weeks ago:
Three weeks ago I went down to the farm to visit my parents while Nate was in WI for a nordic ski training camp. I always enjoy heading down there.
Friday night Grandpa volunteered to babysit while grandma, great grandma, and I headed to Bingo. It’s a great opportunity to sit & catch up with the two of them.
|Enough about my crazy boots and ankles, though! I won “big” two games later. I had to split it with 3 other people… so winnings were $28. Woot, woot.|
|Breakfast with Grandma and Grandpa. She had to wear a bow with her Grandpa’s Little Farmhand shirt so she didn’t look too much like a boy 🙂|
|Oh, really, mom? You want me to take a nap? When I could be helping Grandpa with something fun?!?|
|My dad was hurting a little bit after his run….|
|Telling Greta all about it!|
|My Dad and I then drove out to check out the line of evergreen trees we planted before Greta was born (named “The Greta Row”). They’re growing fast!|
|Not long after we returned, he decided he needed some vitamin I|
|Negating his run with a big, not-so-healthy-for-you (but oh so delicious) dessert. He said it didn’t count since he shared “most” of it with Greta. Yeah… right.|
Mileage that week was 41.5 miles, including a long run of 11.5 miles and a 10 mile workout where I changed from 2 miles @ 8 min pace and 2 miles at 7 min pace. 7 minute pace is still hard for me!
The following weekend was Greta’s 1st birthday party. Per Jerry’s plan, I needed to get in a 12 mile workout with 5 of the miles at 7:15 pace before the party. Which means = early enough before the party to set up everything! Uf. I thought about moving the workout to a day where I didn’t have to be done so early, but then thought better of it. It’s just easier to follow the plan as written so I don’t have to think – just get up super early to get it done!
|We finished our 5 mile threshold run on the track. The last mile I was WORKING, allowing myself to see what I had left in me. We notched a 6:50 to end the workout!
I was SO PROUD of this workout! The lask 5k was in 22:08, which was a recent 5k PR!
|We were all up WAAAYYY too early. But, I was so proud of myself for deciding to stick to Jerry’s plan – just get ‘er done! Hard to beat company like this 🙂|
Greta’s party was so much fun! I’ll post pictures in a future post.
|I can run over my lunch hour at Bethel; I LOVE my job and the flexibility I have! I also love that I’m 1/3 of a mile from St. Olaf’s trails. I don’t normally make it over to this side of town, so it’s a treat to explore over here!|
Mileage: 50 miles. Highlights included an 11 mile workout w/ miles at 7:00, 6:45 and 6:30 (in between rest miles). I’m getting in shape; 3-4 weeks ago 7:15s felt as hard as 6:30s do now! The other highlight was the 5 mile threshold mentioned above. So much fun to watch myself becoming faster!
This past week:
Mileage: 55 miles. The highlight was the Frightening 5k, a race that I directed here in Northfield. I wanted a 5k race to see where I was at, so naturally decided to organize my own when I didn’t find one 🙂
Yep, I’m crazy like that.
The race went really well! I finished in 20:47 – a huge new PR for me! Just 80 days before this race I could only muster a 24:01 at Beauterre. That’s ~3:15, folks. Did I mention I’m getting back into shape? 🙂
NOW, the goal is sub 20. I think Jerry will have me race another 5k sometime during the week in November. I can’t wait!
I’m still waiting for Brian’s lifting plan, but in the mean time have been hitting up the YMCA once a week for a dedicated lift.
|At the YMCA after my lift. I decided to bring swimsuits so we could enjoy the pool together afterwards. She wasn’t so sure about it… although seemed to warm up to the idea of a giant bathtub (her FAVORITE place!) after a while!
|With dad, splashing up a storm
What else is new? Guess just a few things:
|I’m starting to read this, although have been a little less motivated after hearing reviews… but I’m interested to see if it means a little more to me given the bi-polar diagnosis and recent experiences? I’ll let ya know.|
|To this awesome costume! His expression… couldn’t be more perfect.|