Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Yes, Tuesday I talked a big talk. I had every intention of running my 8 hill intervals this morning. It just didn't pan out. I woke up this morning exhausted. I tossed and turned all night and was staring at my ceiling at 2:30 AM. I knew it would be a rough day. Not to mention my calves were screaming at me from my hilly 4.5 miles run yesterday. So I decided it would be best to take a rest day and hit the hills tomorrow. I think that the quality of a workout really matters. If I would have hit the hills this morning I would not have worked to my potential, thus wasting a perfectly good (and terrible at the same time) workout. So tomorrow morning it is: 8x400 hill repeats at 1:55 to 2:10 pace.

Today I am grateful for:
A wonderful lunch with my friend and her new baby! Can you say baby fix!? :)
A family dinner and game of scrabble to celebrate The Hubs birthday a few days early.
Things picking up at work.
Size 8 pants!!! That is down from 12 then 10!!! Wooo Whoooo!

And if you need some running gear ideas Mel at Tall Mom on the Run is having a sweet giveaway! She is giving away this:

How sweet is that!! Brooks created the Brooks For Her (BFH) collection to help support the fight against breast cancer. For each BFH piece purchased from March through December 2009, Brooks will donate 6.25% of the suggested retail price to three organizations that research and support those affected by breast cancer: The Young Survival Coalition, Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, earmarked for breast cancer research. Your vote, between March 1, and December 31, 2009, determines how much of the total donation each group gets. No purchase necessary to vote. Learn more about the three selected charities Learn more about how BFH works See the Brooks For Her collection

Definitely worth checking out!

Happy Running!


  1. Smart move, Amanda! Have a great workout!

  2. How awesome is the pants size drop!?!?!

  3. Nice!! I may never wear an 8.

    Thanks for the plug!

    Baby fix...LOL... I have had serious baby mind lately, no idea what is up with that..

  4. Good call on the rest day! Listening to your body takes precedence over any training plan. Here's to a great hills workout tomorrow!!

  5. Some days you just really need the rest. Rest is SOO important and, yes, quality of a workout matters. Hope your hill workout went well today!

  6. You're body knows when you need a rest! I love baby fixes too--then I don't have to have one of my own--too bad I'm going to win that jacket ;)


You're pretty much awesome!!


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