Today my Facebook status boasted my scheduled workout: An hour of water aerobics, half mile swim, and 3 mile run. Out of that status update I have worked out a deal with two of my girlfriends (who live on the opposite coast and in the city where I will be moving) to sign up for and run Las Vegas Rock n Roll Marathon! Wooo Whoo! On top of that AN the RB has decided she is going to do it too! Girls weekend in Vegas AND three more people about to be sucked into the world of MARATHON! It is a bug, a sickness! A fever….you can’t fight it. Just let it be. Now the hard part: register (i.e. pay a month’s salary), plan and train for Las Vegas!
Today was a great day! I got up and went about my Thursday morning routine, fiddled around until the last minute then rushed out the door to get my Little Buddy to preschool. I got in the car and realized I was 5 Miles to Empty (sound familiar?). Shoot. I hate, LOATH buying gas. This is how I know I am a runner: I was thinking to myself, “Just get LB to school THEN run out of gas. I can run to the Y. It’s only about 5 miles, maybe 6. I have 3 on the schedge. Never mind my water aerobics class starts in 20 minutes, I’ll run FAST.” As I headed to the Y with each mile closer I got I knew I could run and make it, eventually. I coasted in on fumes and 0 miles to empty. That’s how I roll.
I taught my class at about 80% of my normal intensity. I then swam half a mile in 16:27! I’m trying to get a jump on Augusts' triathlon. Then…then it was time for my 3 miles. THREE miles never felt so hard. I take that back, it felt that hard during my first triathlon. The one where I accidentally put cinder blocks on my feet instead of shoes…yeah that one was rough. But anyway, today I was fatigued. I can tell I have been slacking on my weekly mileage. By the time this week ends it will be my highest weekly mileage since the marathon. Yep, I’m back in the madness that is marathon training!
Now, remember when I won RLAMs random Wednesday giveaway? No? Well check it out HERE. I won an awesome running outfit from BornFit HERE! It came in the mail today! YIPEEE! It is super cute and fits well! I haven’t tested it out yet on a run but maybe I will this weekend when I am doing Sound to Narrows 12k!
I gave my Little Buddy the camera so he could snap a picture of me in my new out fit.
This is what he got: Great action shot son….
This is a self-timer shot…love my Little Buddy!
Isn’t this a totally cute outfit?? Thanks RLAM and BornFit!!
Today I am grateful for:
My new outfit!
Friends catching the running bug!
Misery loves company!