Archive for June, 2011

Zoom! Week of 6/27/11

My total mileage goal this week is 8 miles, split up over three runs. I want to do two distance, and one tempo run because MAN OH MAN AM I SLOW. Which is fine. Its just that if that creepy guy in the jeans shirt riding his bike turns out to be a serial killer I want to be able to out run him. He rides slowly.

Lessons from last week! If your basement floods and your husband is working a lot of crazy hours it is hard to make running a priority but you MUST MAKE RUNNING A PRIORITY (silly girl). I got one run in then my parents saved the day and watched the girls on Sunday (and my mom lent me every stitch of running gear since I hadn’t brought any with me) so that i could get in a second run. I only got in 4 miles, but being able to say I only got in 4 miles feels good. I ran 4 miles last week. Hooray for me!

Goals for this week! Run on Tuesday (distance), Friday (distance) and Sunday (tempo) with some time to practice with the super fabulous double jogging stroller that should arrive this week.

Will update as the story unfolds.

(Update) Tuesday’s Run – 3.7 miles, with an estimated pace of 13 minutes/mile. This was a good run. Some days you feel like a ton of bricks but not this day. Until I hit the straight uphill second third of the run. And then I felt more like stopping. I told myself that I would still have to walk home so I might as well keep running. This was a run that made me feel proud when I was done and that’s an addictive feeling.

Our jogging stroller came, rather unexpectedly. It threw the whole house in to a tizzy. G was obsessed with helping her dad put it together to the point where I had to distract her with pudding. And then she cried pitifully when I tried to actually put her in it. Fortunately, she was happy to ride in it for a quick walk around the block this morning. M loves it and laughs when you put her in.

Will I be able to jog with it? We’ll see. 42 pounds of combined kid (plus the stroller itself) is heavy.

(Update) Thursday – 1.8 miles total (ran 1.5) with the jogging stroller. The girls seemed to like it. M chilled out and G must’ve been a million degrees because she insisted on having a blanket over her in the 85 degree heat.

Friday – 3.2 miles total. I ran around our block 4 times because I made the mistake (or not?) of looking at the sex offender registry for our area and now I know where all the rapists live. Near by as it turns out!

Sunday – 2.4 miles. This was my tempo run and I tried to run it at a 7 in terms of perceived effort. I think I hit a 6 or so. My average pace was a 12 minute mile, though, so I feel good!

Total miles – 11.1 (consider goal met!)

Pace – I think I average about 13 but I see I can hit a 12 if I try.


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Okay, so I am going to play a little catch up because it has been so very long.

I have two babies now! G is almost two and a half (my professional training tells me that if a number is less than ten it should always be spelled out) and her little sister M is about to turn seven months.I don’t know how much I’m going to write/share about the girls. I love reading about the kids of others but I don’t know how I feel about sharing.

We’re down a cat but up a dog bringing our current total of furry evil to six. Don’t worry about kitty – she moved in with my parents because the Kitty Boys were picking on her. But she’ll probably be back soon.

See Kate run! I run now. Very slowly but it counts. In fact, I want to use this space to bore you to tears with run tracking .

But my primary reason to restart this old clunker is because there are some really cool blogs that I love to read and I hate that the relationship is one sided – I know all about their life in their words, but they know nothing of me beyond my comment.

Thrilling words! Let’s consider this post a bit of bookkeeping and not judge it.

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I’m not going to do that thing, you know that thing where I apologize and say where I’ve been, mostly because no one is sitting there going where is Kate? and also because I think its just implied.

So how are you?


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