Monday, January 07, 2008

La la la la, Life goes on

Thank you 104.5 KFOG for playing that song right now and thus picking my blog title for me today!

Ok catching up:

Friday 3.0 miles/26:49/8:57 average pace

I went to the gym Friday night after work and ran on the treadmill, then did 20 minutes or so of weight training. The run was easy and I passed the time listening to Steve Runner's Phedippidations Podcast. I finally sent him an email with my CIM race report, it would be neat if he reads it on one of the upcoming shows!

Saturday 9.0 miles/1:23:43/9:18 average pace

Zach had to go into work for a few hours on Saturday, so we were forced out of bed by 6:30 am to get our run in. Well, that worked out marvelously because that was exactly the ONLY time in several days when it was not pouring rain! By the time I dropped him off and was back at home it was already pouring. Nice timing eh?! We ran 5 of the miles together, then he picked it up for his final 3 and I did 4 more at my slow/easy pace. He is 4 weeks out from his half marathon and is running some great paces (7:00 for his last mile of this long run), cool. I am slow and steady but feeling very good about that. :)

Sunday we did a long walk around the neighborhoods including a stop at the new Chinese supermarket (interesting stuff!). We walked almost 7 miles in a couple of hours. The best part is we found this new park which is at the top of a hill near one of our running routes. That's right - new hill!! I actually ran it yesterday along with a few other bursts of running throughout our walk. Legs felt good!

TOTAL miles for last week: 18
PLUS 500 m swimming, 12 miles biking, and 3? weight training sessions

Monday 3.0 miles/26:44/8:55 average pace

The worst of the rain storms seem to have passed so I got a lovely run in outside before work this morning. I had some new music on my iPod and the sunrise was gorgeous- what a way to start the day. Was thinking of going to the gym tonight but I think I'll play the Monday card and watch tv instead. Sometimes just getting through the day is enough. :) Plus I already ran today and I biked to work too. Good enough for me.

Have a wonderful week everyone!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Try to stay dry.

ShirleyPerly said...

Happy New Year!!

Glad to hear that rains have passed and your running is going well. Funny how sometimes just one workout a day doesn't seem like much :-)

Donald said...

Eek, what a storm we had. Glad you made it through OK.

You could also have titled it Ob-la-di Ob-la-da, right?

Bob Gentile said...

Ur off to a Good 2008' start Jen...way to go !! Wishing u a great running 08' season!

jahowie said...

Love that song. :-) Great job on the running. When is your next race?

21stCenturyMom said...

Chinese supermarket? Where??!!

Ewen said...

Send some rain down this way Jen - we haven't had anything decent for a couple of weeks. The trails are getting dusty!

Looks like you're kicking off the year in a nice relaxed manner.

Your mention of KFOG reminds me of our last trip to the states - we had a satellite radio in the hire car - very cool - always on the station (except in the tunnels).