My Uncle from Missouri sent me this picture. I hear that they are "enjoying" some single digit temps in the midwest this week. It is going to be in the 40's here in Colorado today. Break out the bikini!
I did my first long run of the New Year on Saturday! Granted, it was only 6 miles, but my marathon is still 123 days away (according to the widget over there to the right), so I should be ok. I’m back up to 8 miles this weekend.
I found out my coach was pregnant yesterday. I read it in her blog and my first reaction was “OMG, I’m so sorry!” and then I remembered that her and her husband have been planning to have a baby, so I posted my congratulations on her on her blog and facebook. I know a lot of people who are pregnant right now. My boss is pregnant, my coach is pregnant, and I have several friends who are pregnant. Whatever they are drinking….keep it away from me; I want to get this darn marathon ran.
Anyway, I was feeling all warm and fuzzy and truly happy for Liz until I looked at my training schedule and noticed that she had added a run test in the upcoming weeks. She even taunted me with the words “OH YES-IT IS TIME”. Now those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile have heard me complain about this test before. You know why? Because it is 20 minutes of all out pain. I’m not that big a fan of pain, which is why I don’t run those 5K things; too much hurt packed into a small amount of time. Anyway, she does these tests so that she can see where we are in our fitness level, etc, etc. I have obviously gotten out of them over the last few months due to doctors orders of “no pushing myself”. Well he cleared me to push myself, I told her it was ok, and then she put that damn test on my schedule. I will be dreading it for the next two weeks.
I’ve also been switching up my strength/core work by going from the stability ball to the bosu ball. She’s given me new workouts on this thing and my arse and legs are sore, which made my 5 mile fartlek run last night quite painful. Ouch!
I hope everyone is having a great week. I will “see” you soon since I will be catching up on posts! Happy Running.