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.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I've Been RUNNING

Not very far or very fast... but I have truly ENJOYED getting out there and going with the flow.. If we are friends on DailyMile (HERE) you may be up to date...but here is a little recap of the Running happenings lately..

April 3rd: Foothills trail 4 miler
There is still light when I get home now, so that means more family runs!!! We set out with grumpy boys, thankfully one fell asleep within the first mile, but LS#1 was a little brat.. I feel badly calling our son that but WOW!! Unfortunately he has picked up some bad habits assuming from kids school and it makes me sad :( Muscle Mans quads were sore but he pushed through, I helped a bit with the Double Jogger up the hill...NOW THAT IS A WORKOUT!! April 2nd: Foothills trail Bike Riding
OK this wasn't a run but we still got out there... the HOPE was to get the Little Studs excited about riding bikes so that we would have less weight in the Double Jogger. It was a CHALLENGE.. I had them put on a smile for the picture (I love dressing them in matching track suits) But the real feelings were this (see photo below)... Little Stud #1 picked it up a bit better which is good because he has totally outgrown the jogger, like 2 years ago :) April 1st: Foothills Trail 9 miler
Tall Grandma watched the boys so we could get in a good long run, Thanks MOM!! It was rainy and windy with some spots of sun.. I had the hardest time regulating my temperature on this run, I would be HOT then freezing.. I have never had that problem before. The rain got heavier as we went, Muscle Man opted for short sleeves, BRRRRR!! We kept a good pace and midway through Muscle Man tried his first Gu...Lemon Sublime....he took it like a champ, but requested a different flavor for our long run this week, so I got Chocolate for him from Fleet Feet. We took a picture in the car since we were very cold... So PROUD!! Double digits this weekend.. March 29th: 4 mile Lunch run with Kerrie
This was a hard day for my friend as she was facing saying goodbye to a cherished pal later that day.. I could tell she was sad from a far as we ran toward each other, usually she does a cute little wave. I have run through some tough times and know how hard it is to cry and run....so I made her stop and gave her a BIG HUG!!! We continued on when she was ready, dodging the Canadian Geese on the path. The rain poured down, to add to the somber day. We both had heavy legs, I had to drop Kerrie early to get back to an afternoon meeting.

March 28th- RAINY 5 mile lunch run with Kerrie
I looked outside and it was pouring so I emailed Kerrie, she said she was going no matter what...GOOD THING because I would have skipped it. It was rainy and windy...YIPPEE.. We kept a good pace and talked the whole time, determined not to let the weather get us down!!

March 24th - 8 miles with the Family
It was one of the busiest weeks EVER at work, I did not fit in mid weeks runs so I was well rested for this Long Run. I had plans to help Tall Sister move so we pushed the run to the morning, before the sun came out. It was COLD barely in the 40's, I felt bad for the little studs.. BRRRR!! Just over 10min pace, only stopping to tend to the boys, it was a GREAT run.. Once of those days I felt like I could run all day..
So that gets you caught up...

Tomorrow is my last day in my current job... which means that soon I will have a schedule that I can plan around. This will give me the opportunity to get back on track!!! With RNR Seattle right around the corner it is time to get back to 4-5 days a week of running and more.. I am excited to put together a training plan and actually follow it :)


Today is my last lunch run with the AMAZING & ADORABLE Kerrie.. I will be sure to bring my camera to capture our antics...

10 comments:

Chelsea said...

Uhm. You are aware that LS#1 is going to be approximately 8 ft tall, right?

fancy nancy said...

That face says it all!! Love it!!! Have a great last lunch run!!!

Ricole Runs said...

You have been so busy!!! Look at all those bike rides / runs! Congrats on your last day - on to bigger and better! :-)

Michelle said...

Have a great run today! So excited for your new chapter! Enjoy.

Rose said...

Those are some great runs! I just added you as a friend on dailymile too!

Amanda - TooTallFritz said...

Lemon GU for the very first ever sampling. That almost seems cruel. I like the espresso love if & when my tummy can handle it. But mostly I use FRS chews now so that I can just do a half of serving at one time. Good luck!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Damnit, now I have to go run!

Annette@(running)In the Right Direction said...

I loved the pictures of the two boys...the second one. So darn cute and Funny! Busy week- same here! can't wait for easter break.

Marlene said...

I love all the casual + family running. How can you not enjoy that?

Also thanks for your comments, made me smile! :) SOOO excited! Um, what is an otter pop?? Some kind of popsicle? I will be on the look out!

Kerrie T. said...

T Junior's not really interested in bikes yet. Hoping that changes this summer.

Thanks for being such a good running buddy. Gonna miss my ADORABLE friend on my lunchtime runs.