Wednesday, April 21, 2010

3 days to go till Race day!

I haven't posted in forever because just about the time I sit down to do it, my hubby wants me to watch 24 (not like I don't want to watch 24 ;) and he says I need to pay attention to it the whole time...aka not playing on my computer. So here I sit, during my planning while the kiddos are at P.E. typing my little heart out! It's nice to have some peace and quiet during a loud day filled with 6 and 7 year olds.

Anyways, back to my training stories. Saturday, Derek and I were in WV visiting my family and in for a wedding of friends we went to college with. Saturday morning, me, my brother adam (a cross country/track guy), our golden retriever (Tanner) and Derek mapped out our 5 mile loop. Derek rode a bike with us. Our track was 3 neighborhoods in all. Adam made me run up hills and run a lot in general..He says "I've gotten get you in better shape for this race" haha...not going to happen the week before little bro! We did 5 miles in about an hour and 15 min or so...not the best but we did have the dog so ya know....

I took Sunday and Monday off...suppose to run yesterday but lost track of time so my punishment was to get my sleepy butt out of bed this morning at 6 AM and do an easy 3 miles. This is the first morning that I have not hit my snooze button in a LONG time...I mean A LONG TIME!!!!!!!!!!! I was proud of myself! I checked the weather and it said it was 38 so I nixed the running outside thing and headed to our complex workout room! (Good thing I have that!) I did 3 miles in 25:59!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOO HOO for me! Plus I also got to watch Saved by the of my all time favorite shows! No wonder why I don't see it on come on at the butt crack of dawn.

Alas...I am out for a girls night to see The Last Song with friend Heather and maybe friend Lindsey!!! Tomorrow Derek and I are headed to the Half Marathon Expo to meet sister and pick up our racing packets/goodie bag/gear stuff...

Yikes! Getting nervous/excited....hoping that the weather man is wrong and God blesses us with great weather!!


  1. I'm so proud of you for getting out of bed this morning! It's almost like we're in college again and Derek is working in the weight room! :) I'll be there tonight and can't wait to celebrate you kicking butt Saturday night!

  2. I did NOT enjoy running the WV hills during my training so I feel your pain! hah, but I was running by myself so if I felt like stopping to walk, I DID. good for Adam and Derek (and Tanner!) for helping keep ya on your toes :)
    so, SO excited for you to do your race and I'm pumped to hear about it!! the expo is a lot of fun, so don't get overwhelmed! also, normally lots of free samples to try, which is always fun! AHHHH we need a phone date soon so I can hear about all this.