6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Last Run at Altitude

Stats for 3/6:
Time- 1:02
7.38- Miles
8:22- Pace
Had time just after lunch to get a quick run in. Last run at Altitude.

We had a lull in the middle of the last day of the event, so although I had just eaten a full lunch, I wanted to take advantage of the time. Got dressed in no time, had a quick pit stop and headed out.

Brooks top, Sugoi tights, Lucy skirt, headsweats band and New Balance gloves. I am trying to decide what I will wear for the Mercer Island Half on 3/21, so I am taking the Zoe approach, wearing less clothes knowing that I will heat up fast. It works!
I ran down the hill, was FAST and felt amazing. As I reached the river trail I wondered if the path went the other direction. It ended quickly, so I stopped to take a quick picture. SOOO beautiful! I got my snow fix while in Colorado.
I was not feeling 100% because of lack of sleep, being on my feet a lot of the day, adjusting to altitude and having a hurt stomach. But I did not let the excuses in, I just ran. My right foot has been bothering me, I am not sure if it is the insoles, shoes, or what, but I need to fix it ASAP!! The second half of the run was tough, I had to stop a couple times to respond to work emails, MULTITASKING!! If you are ever in the BEavercreek or Avon area I highly recommend this trail. I was so pumped when I plugged in to see the BQ pace, at altitude!! WOOT!!

As for my GOALS:
-I ran 4 times and snowshoed once.. WIN!
-I lost 4 pounds!! What?? Not sure how that happened but I did. WIN!
-I did not stress about the miles, but I am very excited to ramp up the miles this week. WIN!
-I did not embrace the treadmill, I am not a treadmill runner...but I tried. WIN!
  • HAPPY MONDAY! I am taking the day off to be with the family and get in a LONG run while the baby naps. Hope you are having a great one.

32 comments:

Stacie said...

Congrats on all you accomplished while you were gone. Enjoy your family today :)

Hannah said...

Way to go on reaching your goals! You rocked while you were there!

I bet your boys are thrilled to have you home. Have a great time with them today!

Velma said...

All the pictures are amazing!! Have some fun downtime with the family/

Katie A. said...

You are a rockstar! So proud of you!
Enjoy your day off with the fam - you deserve it!!! Huggss to you!

EricaH said...

Congrats on staying focused throughout the week and woohoo for 4 pounds that's wonderful. :)

Sarah said...

WOW I am so impressed! You did so great on the running (and multitasking) and how fun you even snowshoed!

PS I love that top, now I want one! :)

Kerrie T. said...

I love that Brooks top! Very cute! Gorgeous pics, Mel. Hope your right foot pain goes away. :( And awesome job on the 4 pounds!

Kim said...

Great job!! That's so beautiful there, I want to go!

Dion said...

The pics make me want to take a trip out west! BTW, I ran my first 1/2 marathon on Saturday, and I owe a bunch of motivation to you. Your blog was what inspired me and made me think I could run further than my typical 3-4 miles!

Thanks for the continued motivation.

Lisa said...

Congrats on all the WINS! Enjoy your day off - you definitely deserve it.

Marlene said...

Awesome run! You handled the altitude, crazy schedule, coldr weather, being away from home ETC ETC ETC soooo well! So proud of you!

J said...

Great job on the run! Lost 4 pounds! Way to go! Enjoy your day off!

Laura said...

Amazing! Enjoy your time back with the fam.

The Happy Runner said...

Nice job on the run -- that trail looks great.

Enjoy your day off w/your guys!

Morgan said...

Great job getting that final run in at altitude! Woo hoo!

Amanda said...

Gorgeous pics, it is so pretty there. You have rocked your workouts. Congrats on losing 4lbs! I found 3 of them;)

teacherwoman said...

Nice job with all your running (and snowshoeing) while in CO! You are awesome!

marathonmaiden said...

congrats on hitting your goals. guess it was a very productive trip! and awesome last run. i'm very impressed that you were able to run on a full belly

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Great photo of you! Soon you are going to be know as Tall Thin! Mom on the Run! Don't want those new jeans to be too loose!

The pictures of the trail are beautiful.

Melissa said...

Great job. Love the pics!!!!

April said...

Great job! 4lbs! Woo hoo!!
Glad you are getting some time with the family!

Star Rockers said...

You look adorable in that bathroom pic. :) And so glad to hear you get to be home and hang out with your fam again.

Char said...

I know I've said it before - but you have the most beautiful places to run in. The scenery is spectacular!

X-Country2 said...

What a trip full of WIN!

ajh said...

Love your positive attitude. It is infectious.

Erica said...

you rocked your goals out!! and did it while on travel! Awesome, I total cannot do the treadmill I would rather run through the two feet of snow we had then get on that thing

Badgergirl said...

Nice job on accomplishing the goals! And the scenery from that run? Gorgeous! Makes me want to go to Colorado ASAP. Hope you're enjoying being back home!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Great job with your goals! I'm glad you had a good time in CO, but you must be glad to be back home!

Alicia said...

I love that Brooks top! And you do look skinnier! 4 lbs? Wow!

Great job on your at-altitude pace. That's not easy! I should know!

Have missed keeping up with you in bloggy land. Look forward to getting back to normal post-vacay life. Probably you too, eh?

misszippy said...

Looks like a beautiful run! Good for you for dropping weight (and I'm not suggesting you needed to). Have a good week of ramped up running.

H Love said...

4 pounds....that's crazy! But a big SCORE! Hope you get plenty of time with the fam. I am sure they missed you!

Cynthia O'H said...

Way to win!

You're right about the layers: dress with less. I wore only 2 layers in the half on Sunday but, with the rapid jump in temperatures this week, I was still overdressed. I had a horrible first part of the run, which made for a difficult last quarter.