The highlight of the week was that yesterday afternoon I went running-shoe-shopping with my friend Deana and got her hooked up with a pair of proper running shoes! Then we went for a 2 mile run together and she did great. :) Yay new runner!! She is planning on running the 5k at Race for the Roses which is a month away. That's not going to be a problem! I'm excited to get her on the bandwagon. She is a pretty good runner naturally so I think she'll enjoy it. I get to guilt her into keeping up with it because I bought her the shoes (my good deed for the decade). She is my bestest friend so it's a dream come true to be able to share this with her! :)
7.0 miles/1:01:57/8:51 average pace
1 hour on trainer
I did what I call Morning TV Intervals. Here's how it goes: watch the 10:00 hour of The Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda, feel ashamed but genuinely find it entertaining, sprint during commercials. Repeat with Regis and Kelly.
1 hour FREE class at Lululemon
Emily has been trying to get me to go to Yoga for a while but I always use cost as my excuse to not go. So when we found that Lululemon store has free classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights I officially had no excuse. Unfortunately, she became a TV star and jetted off to Mexico this week so I wasn't going to be using the buddy system. I was very brave and went alone! You all know how it is difficult to try new things, right? I really wanted to just stay home and watch Biggest Loser (don't worry I recorded it). So, I was a little nervous, especially since it's been years since I did any yoga. But it was fun! It was also more difficult than I expected. I was all sweaty and shaky and probably not graceful at all but I enjoyed it. I'm going to start going regularly!
7.0 miles/59:43/8:32 average pace
Easy run with Fartlek intervals in the middle: 1 minute hard, 1 minute easy, 2 minutes hard, 2 minutes easy, repeat 3 times.
2.0 miles/20:20/10:10 average pace
Short run with Deana!
Today I am going out to the pool to practice my swimming for the first time in over 2 weeks. Yikes. I may or may not get on the bike today, depending on how my legs feel. Tomorrow I'll do my easy run in Forest Park and then Saturday we're going to explore a new route in Vancouver for a 16 miler. That's going to be almost 40 miles for me this week!
I can't wait for Sunday at 2:00 am! Spring that shit forward. Whooooooo!
Check out this pic of me and Deana before our run. You can see how freaking happy I am and she's thinking "What have I gotten myself into?" Haha!!