Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Variety is the Spice...

In no particular order....

Running/Cross-training:

I got my 10-miles in yesterday in about 1:36. I'm doing well at keeping my pace just under 10 m/m, which is AWESOME. If I can do that for the entire marathon, I will definitely reach my goal!

But can I just say I'd be even faster if it wasn't still so flippin' hot?! I'm glad I ran yesterday when it was 10 degrees cooler, but running in 77 degree weather still isn't ideal. Fall, what? I'm glad the mornings are cooler... that's going to make my upcoming LONG long runs a lot more manageable.

Today's plan calls for my push-ups and then a quick spin class at the gym for my cross training. I considered this other awesome class that does a variety of cardio and strength training, but it always makes me sore somewhere and that's hardly ideal for tomorrow's speed work and Sunday's 18-miler.

I've secured running buddies for the 18-miler and the 20-miler I'll be doing in a little over 2 weeks, so I'm pretty pumped. The only other really long run I'll have left is a 22-miler in a few weeks before I jump to 26.2 at the Battlefield Marathon. I'm feeling good about finding someone to run some or all of 22 with me, so that's exciting. I don't mind running a race alone since you're never really alone, but training runs alone? Not so fun after 10 miles or so.

Annoyances:

... that 3 people have turned up here today looking for a job. I feel like you should call. And not pound on the door when you find it locked with a sign that says No Soliciting.

... that the mail lady doesn't put the red flag back down after she comes by. I can never tell without going all the way out there if she came by yet or not.

... the headache I can't seem to get rid of today.

Exciting Things:

Dirty Sexy Money comes back on tonight! I never intended to watch this last year, but I did one night and got sucked in. I'm looking forward to it tonight.

It's almost time to start Christmas shopping. I LOVE to buy presents for other people. It's always way harder for me to develop a wish list for myself to give my mom and grandma (though also a necessity or I get a bunch of random things I don't want).

I'm going to help a few other fellow sorority sisters starts a local Alumae Association. Super exciting!

I feel like God has been showing me some answered prayers lately, and it's definitely a good thing.

Music:

Andrew introduced me to both Wilco and Amos Lee recently. LOVE both of them. Totally worth checking out.

I'm getting my sister's boyfriend to burn me a bunch of Linkin Park cds to put on the ipod for my runs. I'm definitely looking forward to having more of their stuff since I found it really pumps me up.

Random:

I had to run to Wal-Mart to pick up some things for the office, and on the way back I realized it wasn't quite 10:30 yet. I hit the blinker. Then I hit the Chick-fil-A drive-thru for a chicken biscuit. It. was. delicious. Best idea I had all day.

11 comments:

Rachel Ann said...

I love buying Christmas presents too.

What sorority are you a member of? I'm an Alpha Xi Delta from UNC Asheville!

The Happy Runner said...

OK, I woke up w/ a headache today, too. I thought my run would shake it, but, no. I hope you're feeling better!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Wilco! I only know a handful of Amos Lee songs but I really like them, too. When I was pregnant, I listened to Wilco's A Ghost is Born CD over and over. I thought Conal would be born humming Hummingbird!

*aron* said...

AWESOME job on the 10 miler! you are knocking those runs out :) so fun you have running partners lined up too! where do you find them?

Jamie Lovely said...

I'm so excited about Dirty Sexy Money!

J said...

Christmas shopping already?? Its not We just started October!

Keep up the great running!

Playful Professional said...

I think fall may just be the season for answered prayers...

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

If chick-a-fila was on my diet i would eat it every day!!

Mojito Maven said...

i love chick-fil-a's waffle fries..yummmmmm

Leah said...

Oh how I desire the chicken biscuit now!

Penny Lane said...

I love Amos Lee! I especially love his songs "Southern Girl" and "Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight."

Sarah said...

I love Wilco! I'll have to check out Amos Lee.

My fave breakfast from Chick-Fil-A are the chicken minis. I don't know exactly what they put in the dough but the are SO delicious.