- 10:19 (uphill, against the wind remember?)
- 8:41 (heading home, downhill!)
- 3:15 (really slow .2)
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
• ❑ May 15 - SGTri Sprint/Olympic (St. George)
• ✓ July 31 - Spudman Olympic (Burley)
• ✓ August 7 - BAM Olympic
• ✓ August 28* - Bear Lake - 1/2 (bear lake)
* I can't find the date for next year's Bear Lake Half. It will be August 28th if they do it the same weekend as this year. Hopefully they'll get their new website up soon.
If you're looking for a good race to do in this area, these are some of my favorites, and it would be awesome if anyone wanted to join me at any of these races. If none of these work for you, here are the other ones I wanted to do, but I took off my list when I narrowed it down:
• ❑ June 12 - Boise 70.3
• ❑ July 10 ? - Echo Sprint/Olympic (Coalville) One of my favorites, and would be a great first tri!
• ❑ July 17 - Scofield Sprint/Olympic/escape/kids (Price)
• ❑ August 21 - Park City Marathon (Park City)
• ❑ September 16 - Kokopeli Sprint/Olympic (St. George)
• ❑ September 18 - Top of Utah Marathon (Logan)
• ✓ October 2 - St. George Marathon
• ❑ October 16 - Pumpkinman Sprint/Olympic and 1/2 (Las Vegas)
I will probably also do a few 5ks and 10ks in there somewhere on the way to the marathon, just for fun. In fact, there is one on Thanksgiving in Bountiful that I think we're all going to go do. There's a kids k and all the kids are really excited about doing that.
Now onto today:
This morning, Elle woke up at around 3 with a fever and she said her hands and feet hurt so I was a little worried about her. I gave her some Ibproufin and got her back to bed by like 4. Amazingly, she woke up just as happy as can be and seemed a lot better today. She didn't have a fever, but she's still got the runny nose and a little cough. She watched movies for most of the morning, and she sat with me while I watched Roman Holliday and folded laundry. She even kind of liked it. She kept asking, "Is that the princess?" That's a great movie by the way. After lunch, I got her to take a nap, then I headed out on a run since Pete was home sick too (yeah, with something different though).
I went out with just my long-sleeved shirt on since that's what I wore last time and I got hot, but I turned right back around to get my jacket. I guess when it's 37 degrees, and you can see your breath, it's time for a jacket. I also pulled my long sleeves out and over my hands which worked pretty well. I did warm up after a mile or so, just like I knew I would, but I had to be a little careful about the ice sidewalks. I need to get used to this running in the cold stuff.
I ran 6 miles in 54:50!!
That is SO close to 9-minute-mile pace!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This morning I dreamt that I had just finished a Half Ironman, and I was surprised that I was just a little sore. The weird thing about the dream was that Carol from Triathlon Training Blog also came and did the race (whatever race it was, it must have been nearby) and she stayed with me. Unfortunately, I also had a ton of other people staying at my house (I have no idea where these people all slept!) and everything was so crazy that I didn't even get a chance to talk to her. I was bummed about that. A few weeks ago I dreamt that goSonja came to visit and we went swimming at this awesome swimming pool.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
I used to hate running. When I would go running before, every second was agony to me. I'm going to tell you about my first 5k, which was kind of a turning point for me. It helped me see that I really could run and that maybe it wasn't so bad.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Look how little and compact it is! And so cozy for Elle! This is the InStep 10k Stroller from who knows what year. I think it was already used when my sister-in-law got it.
The sun shade is way bigger than my old one. This one might actually do some good if it rained (we'll have to see about that, though), and it will definitely keep the sun off.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
I hear people say, "I love fall!" a lot, and I always just think, "Why??" How can you like something that takes away the beautiful, warm summer, and brings in the cold, snow-filled winter?
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Today was another stroller day for me.
Saturday morning I made pumpkin chocolate chip muffins for our Halloween breakfast. They were so good, and they were great fuel for my run.
- 10:00 (first stop light)
- 10:35 (hardest part of the hill)
- 8:31 (fun downhill!)
Ethan ended up getting really sick on Sunday so I kept him home from school Monday, just in case so I didn't get a workout in Monday. He's all better, and back to school today so I just need to figure out what to do. Run or bike? Stay tuned to find out what I choose...