Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday and Bill comes home tonight after being gone for 2 weeks!


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Another run in the morning. Jodie came to run today!!! Only 16 days postpartum and she's out running--probably shouldn't be, but she wanted to try. Ran the first mile with us, then paused at Melissa's before running another good mile. Wow! Then she walked a bit, but we saw her later still trotting along.

I ran 4.81 today at an average 9:01 pace.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Just had softball tonight. Right in 1st inning, someone hit it way over my head, so got a little sprint. Then rest of the game was uneventful with just a few fielding moves and one run to 1st.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Met up with Kristin and we got going. Headed out and about a mile into it, I realized we were going pretty fast. As we came back towards her house, I said I was done at 4 miles today as I had tennis tonight. During our cool down I realized it had been fast--34:16 for 4 miles = 8:33 pace! Funny thing is that the first 2 miles were 8:39, whereas the 2nd 2 miles (when I knew we were going fast) was 8:27 pace.

Then played tennis tonight and had a good workout with that as well--played really well actually.

Monday, July 13, 2009

After the two good run days, decided today was a break day.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

So since Melissa didn't run yesterday, the plan was for Mel and K to do a long 14 mile run today. K & I talked and I figured that if they met by their house, and ran to 4 Mile and the bike path, I could meet them there, have water for them, do 5-6 with them, water back at my car, then they could run back for about 14.

Got to the meeting point and Kristin came alone (well, with Chester). Apparently Melissa just flaked and didn't show or call! Kristin and Chester had water, we ran up and back the bike path for 4 miles, then I ran to Hwy 31 with her as she asked me to accompany her a bit towards her way back home, then I ran back to the car---giving me 6.22. Ran this 6.22 in 54:07, which is a 8:42 pace--whew! Granted I stopped the watch for the two little breaks, but I even kept it going while I walked for aobut 30 seconds at 3.5 miles and still was that fast!

6 miles, 2 days in a row, with a faster 2nd day. Good little runs!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

So it was pouring rain this morning 4-5:30am....pouring! Mel and K were going to run long this morning, but figured they probably didn't. I was going to go a bit early, 6:20ish to do a few extra miles, but figured I'd just sleep a bit after being woken up by the rain and just go at 7am. Just after 6am I heard my text messaging going. K texting, wondering what I was up to as Mel bailed on the run. She was just going to run on her treadmill as she had to leave to get Kayla at 8am. I was bummed thinking I'd be alone at running group, but then she invited me to her house to run with her for 4-5 miles.

Well, I got there and she suggested 6 miles. Ran from her house to Spring, to Sunnyslope roundabout and back--a nice 6 miles. Averaged a 8:59 pace---first 2 miles were 8:39, next 2 were 9:17 (there was a little walking in there at the turnaround point), final 2 miles were 9:01.

Friday, July 10, 2009

It's Friday, so I decided to take a break as I'll run both Saturday and Sunday.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Another morning run with the girls and Melissa was with this time. As we got going, decided to do Johnson Park (oooh, hills, after last nights workout). As we headed west on 3 Mile, then they wanted to do more so we headed north to the clubhouse...which makes our normal run 5.25 miles. A little long for a morning, but good to push it a bit. It came out to an average 8:58 pace, so not too shabby.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Softball got cancelled for today and it was my bye week for tennis so I made an appointment with Anna. Nice to do one-on-one with her again. I wasn't in the mood for arms today, so told her to focus on core (even though I was still sore from the Ab workout) and legs (as we took it easy on those for a few weeks due to my knee). We started with lunges with the back leg on the bench--oooh I hate lunges and those were hard. That was alternated with high step-ups onto that bench. We also did side leg lefts and squats on the bosu, reverse situps/standups on the angled apparatus, V-sits with extensions, pikes on the balance ball, and probably 1 or 2 other things I can't think of. Not too hard of a workout, but some good ones in there.