Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Weekend

I can say I've officially started Half Marathon training. I realized that it's going to interfere with some 5K's I was planning to do. Being that it's so hot I have to do my long runs on Saturday or Sunday so I can run early. I don't have time to run long before work. It's really time I retire. Working full time really gets in the way of a lot of things I'd like to do. Anyway, I won't be able to waste a Saturday run on just a 5K. How funny is it that I'm saying "just a 5K"??? So Wednesday was my second 3.5 mi. run of the week.

I'm trying to do more cross training this time around. The stronger you are the less injuries.
Thursday I went for a bike ride. It was the first ride with my new shoes & pedals.

9.26 miles. It was soooo hot. Good Lord! I realized something on this ride. I must remember to wash off my mascara before going for a ride. By the time I got home I looked like a raccoon & I had burning eyes. Another issue I had was the stupid dirt daubers, dirt divers, whatever. I think everyone calls them something different. Anyway, they're especially bad in our area this summer. Well, when I went to put air in my tires they'd made nests inside the little holes of my air pump that attaches to the stem of the tire. I spent 10 minutes with a safety pin getting it all out. So annoying & gross!

I came across this the other day & it spoke to me. I've had some drama with a so called friend recently who has decided she's not interested in being my friend anymore.

When I read this I realized how true it is & how much better off I am not having to deal with her.

After work Friday I stopped & got my nails done. I've been going to a new place the last few times & I really like them. They're faster with the fake nails, cheaper & do a better pedi. Hot stones included in their basic pedi!!

Friday night was our usual routine of Caliente with some of our neighbors. Here's a question - is anyone friends with their neighbors? Do you at least know your neighbors? Just wondering because we were talking about how we're all such good friends & some of our other friends think it's weird that we even know our neighbors names much less are friends.

Saturday the clock was set for 6:00 & I hoped to be out the door before 6:30. As luck would have it I woke up all by myself about 5:45. I was hoping to run 5 miles. The most I've ran in months was 3.5 because I'd been training for Rocket Chix. I'm following the same training plan I did for the other 2 Half's but I skipped the first week due to time constraints. I have just enough weeks to get trained for the October Half if I started with week 2. I thought I could do it but I was a little unsure because of how hot it was. Although, I started my training in August last year so I knew it could be done. They say running is so mental & I can attest to that.  
I ran 5 mi. YAY! I did bring water & drank frequently. It helped. 5 mi., in 53:41 min. I finished a little ways from home on purpose so I'd be sure to get in a good cool down. I walked 1.12 miles. I walked straight in the house got a grape Powerade Zero (my favorite) & got in the pool.

Some friends that I used to work with at The Advocate invited me to a free boot camp they go to. I wasn't sure about going after running but they assured me it's as hard core as you want it to be & nobody is going to yell if you can't/don't want to do something. Not to mention it's free! It's at a park & the guy that leads it is a trainer & owns a bunch of Anytime Fitness' in town. I'm so glad I went. It was a lot of fun. We worked out for 30 mins. & then they talked about nutrition for 30 mins. & gave us tips & answered questions. I'll definitely go back.

By the time I got home it was lunch & nap time! Dean says I should have so much energy from working out that I shouldn't need all of these naps. I don't think I really need the naps, it more like a reward for all of my hard work. I really enjoy sleeping.

Saturday night we were going to a wine dinner. The Knights of Columbus at our church were hosting it. We went last year & it was a lot of fun. This year would be better because the food was being catered by a restaurant in town that I love, Ruffino's. The food was amazing! Crab cheesecake, penne pasta, fried eggplant, stuffed artichokes, eggplant parmesan, bread pudding, chocolate beignets & gelato! So so so good!!

I've learned a few things from hanging out with the twenty somethings - how to take a picture! Always put a hand on your hip. Something about it breaking up your body & you look thinner! Also, stick your neck out. It feels awkward but you in the picture it'll will keep you from having a double chin! Dean thinks it's the funniest thing ever which is why we have the silly pic above.

And the normal one!


  1. Oh gosh, I am exhausted after reading all of this post, lol, but....if I have my pic taken, my hand will def be on my really big hip. Have a great week!

  2. Great post..i feel all caught up! lol Running early when its hot is key, so is hydration. Nice run and then boot camp? wowsa...way to go girl! hand on the hip is a must!! My hubby makes fun of me all the time!!
    xoxo from London