Friday, February 25, 2011

Most Boringest Post Ever

…yeah, that really makes you want to read. Right?

I am beat. Smoked. Tired. Sore. And lovin’ it!!

Yesterday I had to keep LB home from school because of the 24 hour rule (24 hours from the last puke or fever with non medicine).


This is his home-from-school-sick-but-not-really-sick dance with a backwards PJ shirt and cape

He was FINE all day (he must have had like a 10 hour flu). But let me tell you, it gave the chance to clean my house! I swept, mopped, scrubbed, did toilets, folded 57 loads of laundry…I felt so good afterwards. Almost like I feel after a hard workout. That got me itching for my run so I took him to the track to let him run around like a banshee while I did my 9 x400 yd @ 5k pace.

As soon as I started out I could tell I was tired, my legs mainly, from two days of spin class and  2 days of swimming. Usually I do my tempo/interval workouts on Wednesdays, with only one spin class on the legs, two swims, and a Monday run. This week was wonky because of the holiday on Monday and having the TFF in town. But I pushed through and completed 4.63 miles, 9 x 400 yd intervals under an 8 min/mile pace.  On my 7th sprint I hit 1:59…my rule is under 2 min for a fast lap. Yeah, barely made it. That was my slowest of the fast. My fastest of the fast was lap 5 and came in at 1:38 or a 6:32 min/mile pace. I’ll take it.

It is hard for me to tell these days where I stand. I feel sluggish and slow, sometimes. I think my legs are just tired. I may actually taper for the first time leading up to this half marathon. Actually by tapering I mean I will cut out spin and swimming for the weak before the race. Probably. Plus my shin hurts. Bad. I think I do need new shoes. I’ll work on that. But also I can feel a huge dent in my shin and it throbs, right now just sitting here it is throbbing. I am so bad when it comes to injury and prevention. Unless it is sickness. I can run on a broken leg or hip but if I have the chills or body aches? I’m out.

Today was awesome! I went to the early spin class and loved the instructor. Her music was awesome and very motivational! I even told her so after class. I’ll probably be hitting up her class on Wednesdays and Fridays. After killing myself on the bike  I headed to the pool (it sucks that I can’t just walk out of spin and into the pool. I have to get in my car and drive. totally annoying. I need a one-stop-shop. Seriously. Is that too much to ask? Yes. Yes, it is) .

My swim was awesome. I feel so at home in the water. I did an easy 500 yd warm up/ 4x200 yd interval with 20 sec rest between/200 yd cool down. I can feel I am becoming more efficient in the water and where I was unable to do flip turns before (before I needed air and a split piece of a second at the wall) I did them today. It was a total confidence booster. I am certainly aware that my weakness will be the bike portion. Speaking of bike…we have 45 miles on the schedge for this weekend! Say what!?!?!? That is so far! Holy cow!

Well since this could very well be one of my most boringest (yes, that is a word. It means REALLY really boring) posts I will leave you with this:


This was taken on our road trip back to OK for Christmas. I don’t know what is cuter, Lazy Dog passed out on Hubs arm, or Hubs rubbing my neck…both are pretty awesome.

Happy weekend everyone!!!


  1. It wasn't THAT boring. I expected worse. ;)

    YES you should taper, girl! Sounds like your legs are in a perpetual state of TIRED!

  2. I hear ya about the shin aching. I don't want to think stress fracture. I keep thinking to spend another $100 on a pair of new shoes will do the trick for my shin.

    And in my past experience, there was never a one stop-shop fitness center... that would just make too much sense...

  3. Love the pictures - the kid, the dog, the neck rubbing.

    Taper for real now. :)

  4. I finally got my one-stop-shop at LA Fitness. I can even hear the bass of each song the spin class is playing while I'm in the pool.

    Sorry to hear about the shin. I seem to have it to deal with constantly. I've learned now to end my runs with a cross train - either hop in the pool for a bit or get on the bike. It really helps keep the splint from coming back though it hasn't gotten rid of it completely.

  5. Have you ever tried KT Tape on your shins? I guess it is supposed to help a lot with shin splints... hopefully you don't have stress fractures! That would suck!

    I need a pool! More specifically, I need a pool to do laps in.

    Keep up the good work!

  6. Not a boring post. It is invigorating to have a clean house! It always makes me feel that much better about my other duties, aside from runner! Loved this one. And think of all those extra calories you burned while accomplishing so much!

  7. Gotta love that "Home Sick" dance

  8. you say leg pain and I'm covering my eyes and ears. Be careful!! I'm a cautionary tale. I HAVE to live in the pool right now. BUT sounds like we're much the same, we'll run right through it because we're so determined!

    Not boring at all ! :)

  9. 45 miles? Yikes, that is far. Have fun with that!

  10. So Jealous! I am trying to learn how to flip turn...

  11. Wasn't as boring as I thought it might be :) I hope your legs feel better soon. Probably a good idea to rest them some!! Cute pics!

  12. I LOVE THIS PICTURE OF LAZYDOG AND THE HUBS TAKIN CARE OF YOU! But, LB is pretty freakin hilarious! I need to make a decision on teh seattle RNR--you willbe there!!

  13. You don't need no stinkin' cape when you have compression socks!


You're pretty much awesome!!


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