Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wednesday the 28th - in case you were wondering what the date is

Gooooodddd morning Bloggy friends. I made up for some lost time in the last 12 hours! After work, I set out for a 9 mile run. It was cold and windy, really windy. But hey it wasn’t raining! Gary joined me for the first 3.7 miles and we ran a loop around the furthest shaker lake. It was pitch black and we were running on a paved trail next to some woods, kind of spooky! But I am glad he joined me, he decides to run every now and again, it amazes me he can just go do that. If I took a month off of running, I would struggle so badly. After we parted ways, I stepped my pace up a bit to around a 9 min mile. It is still an amazing thing to me that I can run comfortably at a 9 min, even an 8:30 min mile sometimes, as I was a 10min miler most of last year. I felt really good the whole run, up until the last mile, it was a struggle for whatever reason. I wore my heart rate monitor for the first time ever. My average heart rate was 168, but I have no clue what that means. I am taking a seminar on training with a HRM on Dec 4th at the Bike Authority, maybe that will help to give me some direction. When I got home, exhausted and with that icky cold weather running sweat chilled feeling, Gary had made dinner. And it was yuuummmy! He took chickpeas, spinach, eggplant, squash and chicken and sautéed it with a 1/3 of a package of taco seasoning and we ate it on a wheat tortilla with sour cream and lots of salsa. So good, I brought leftovers for lunch today! After that I CRASHED into bed and cuddled with the dogs and watched the Biggest Loser and read this months Health magazine. A little something about me – I am a magazine fanatic, I have a zillion subscriptions: Health, Shape, Fitness, Oprah, Bicycling, Runner’s World, Women’s Health, Backpacker, National Geographic Adventure, and I always pick up People and Redbook at the library. I love me some magazines!

This morning, I was tired, long runs always zap me, but I got my butt to spinning anyway and it was a good class. No history lesson today.

Over lunch I am going to run to Fleet Feet and get some new shoes and also drop off like 10 pairs for their recycling box. They have a box you can put your old shoes in and they give them to the needy. Very nice.

Tonight I will either take a short easy jog or go swim. I know for sure I am going to take the dogs on a long walk b/c they haven’t had a good walk over a mile for awhile.

Have a great Wed!


Dan Seifring said...

Looks like the 2 mornings off did you some good. Great workouts and nice job getting up this morning.

So there is hope that I will not be a 10 minute miler my whole life.

Joshua Middleton said...

She's back again and knockin' it out!!! Ouch!!!

Sounds like you had a nice productive run - and that dinner sounds deeeelicious! I love salsa, heaps and heaps of it!!!

I know you're happy to be back on track, though I don't know how you have time to read all those magazines!! I hardly have time to read one Rolling Stone a month and I ain't half as busy as you!

GP said...

I'm really looking forward to moving back to civilization, and I think it would be awesome to have someone with whom I can run (most people I know are really social runners who putter out after 1.5 miles, but keep on talking...)!

And once you figure out the whole HRM thing, you'll have to share. I've been reading about my HRM and levels, but I still can't quite wrap my mind around what I'm supposed to be doing with myself. A seminar sounds like a good idea. I've just been walking about with a really complex watch for the past eight months!

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