Last week was a good week running-wise. I ran 27.4 miles.
Thursday Chris and I took Maddox for a walk. He got a scooter for his birthday and he loved every minute of the walk.
|The cupcakes I made for Maddox's birthday. I think they |
turned out great looking. =)
Saturday I went to Lynnwood to hang out with my sister. We did some shopping (I spent way too much at Goodwill, a consignment shop, and Old Navy, but did not buy the shoes I really, REALLY wanted at DSW). When I got home I thought about skipping my run because I needed to make dinner, however, I decided to do 4 miles and I'm glad I did.
Before I left on Saturday I set up Maddox's "wading" pool. It is much bigger than I thought it would be. He played in it all morning, and I told Damian to let him continue to play until lunch. This morning Maddox was up with Chris and I had to get up at 6:30am when Chris left. Maddox was ready to go outside at 7. We were out there by 7:30am and he was super excited to be in the pool. =)
I once again got Damian up early today so I could go for a run. I was going to do 8 miles, but then remembered an add-on that I haven't done in awhile, so I figured I'd do it and see how many miles it would be, I figured 9, and I was right on.
While I was running, a car stopped at an intersection and I thought they were waiting for me, however, they never really looked at me, so I looked across the road and saw a cow out of it's pasture. I jumped a little and they guys in the car laughed and said something to me (I didn't quite hear them and can't remember what my impression was). I kept running, but once I got down the road a ways I thought I needed a picture so I stopped and took one. The cow was following me. =) Cows don't scare or bother me, I grew up with them, but I thought it strange that it was following me. However, it turned when it heard another "moooo" so I think it was just trying to find it's way back to the other cows.
I am planning on running in eastern WA. I have to in order to get 100 miles for June. Not sure what days, probably just Wednesday and take Tuesday and Thursday as my days off.
I almost forgot, today starts day one of marathon training. Officially it's supposed to be a rest day, but because I'm thinking I'm going to take Tuesday off, I am going to run 5 miles today. I don't know if I'll be following the plan I downloaded (Hal Higdon's) because it starts out with 3 miles, 5 miles, 3 miles, and 8 miles and that's not enough to get me to 100 miles a month, plus, I already run more than that. So my plan (for now) is to follow the long run distances and maybe when I get higher in mileage I'll decrease my weekly runs to follow them (although they increase with the long run miles).
I do like this training plan, and I like the idea of actually running 26 miles before the actual marathon. I know that "traditional" thinking says if you can run 20 miles, you can run 26 miles, but 6 miles is a long distance to not actually run as part of your training. I have a few weeks to officially decide as Hal Higdon's plan starts at less than what I am currently running, and the other one starts even less than Hal's.
Another thing I almost forgot, as I write this I am wearing a size 6 pair of sorts from Old Navy. I do believe Old Navy's sizes run large, but how exciting that I have a pair of 6's and that are a little loose and very comfy! I didn't even wear 6 in high school. =)