December: PIR Winter Wonderland of Lights 6miler
Friday, December 31, 2010
December: PIR Winter Wonderland of Lights 6miler
Thursday, December 30, 2010
- 3 slices of GF homemade bread slathered in b-u-t-t-e-r
- one Costco hotdog sans the bun with ketchup and onions
- Multiple samples of chips and cheese
- 3 servings of those crack filled chipoltle cheese rice and bean chips
- Giant bowl of edamane
- Roasted Asparagus
- Rice protein mixed with chocolate rice milk.
- an apple
- an orange
okay, so the Holidays really put a damper on my diet. Actually, I think it's living at home. ugh Can't wait til summer.
I had a really good time running with the group tonight. It was below freezing but dry. I love sunny cold days.What are your NYE plans? TH and I are hanging out with the JD fam and making fondue. yum
Workout:Run with the group: 3 x 1 mile intervals. Total of 5.48 miles including the rest period (according to the Garmin) Max speed: 11mph roughly a 5:50 pace.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I am in love with the Garmin though. Awesome to see my run info mile/mile. Tonight reaffirmed my need to be more consistent with my pace.
Anyone else ready for summer? I'm moving to southern California.. just not right now with all the rain they're having.
Workout: 4.09 miles Time: 34.51.88 Pace: 8:32/mi.
Monday, December 27, 2010
I decided to take an ice bath after the run. I did it and it felt AMAZING. I only got into my thighs because I was scared and too impatient to wait for the tub to fill to my hips. Plus, my hips are rarely sore. It felt marvelous. Doing it again. Momma Bear was actually motivated to go "swimming" today so after my ice bath, I went to the pool with her. Unfortunately, lifeguard training was happening so we couldn't swim laps. We instead splashed around and kicked back and forth until the kiddos took over the rec swim space, forcing Momma Bear and I retreated to the hot tub. 15 minutes later, we headed to the showers.
I think the 2 minutes of semi-swimming really helped to loosen my legs. Next time I hope I can actually do some real swimming to loosen my arms from the weights yesterday.
Workout: Run 11.02 miles, 1:39:10 Pace: 9:00/mi
My splits were all over the page. I'm going to try to smooth things out over the next few weeks.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Okay not on my wish list either. Not even for me originally. These are two flashing LED dog collars. They were too big for the dogs so now the two clipped together make a new nighttime running belt for me.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Workout: Run Intervals: 1 1/2 mile warm up, 2X 400m, 12X 200m, 1 mile cool down.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Got home and made the most fabulous breakfast burrito with TJ's Rice Flour Tortillas. NUMNUM
First day back at work in over 3 weeks tomorrow. whoa.
Workout: Run just over 5 miles on the track (felt soopa on the knees!)
I have a first date with my running group tonight. I've been part of their "group" on meetup.com for about a month now but because of scheduling and cancellations I have yet to have a run with them. TH actually ran with the organizer during the WinterWonderland Run a few weeks ago but we didn't know it was the same guy until we left. Is it normal to be nervous about the meetup? Am I fast enough? Athletic enough? Cool enough? They all know I do triathlons and they think I'm super badass for that but little do they know that just because I do triathlons doesn't mean I'm supper fast or athletic. I'm not sure what kind of workout this will be. This is their weekly track workout at a local high school but I'm not sure if they will be doing speed work or just laps around the track. Hopefully speed work. I haven't sprinted since high school but running laps around the track just seems BORING.
Hopefully, I will have a successful recap later tonight.
Monday, December 13, 2010
In other news, for the first time ever, I finished all my finals during the first full week of finals. In law school we have 2 and a half weeks of finals. It's not like we have a test every single one of those days but they are spread out and we are not allowed to switch when they occur. Really unless we have a billion in one day, we have no say in when we can take the exams. It's really nice logging on to Facebook or my email account and seeing all these messages about exams when I know I'm already done. I've always have had horrific scheduling during finals so I think it's okay for me to bask in all this "glory" that is winter break.
I'm stuck between 2 HIM training plans for next spring. The 20 wk BeginnerTriathlete one or the 18 wk TriNewbie one. The largest difference is that one schedules by minutes and the other does by distance. Last year I used an Olympic distance plan that scheduled by minutes and ended up trying to convert into distance. Maybe I just answered my own question...any thoughts?
Workout: Run easy 3 miles with The Beagle
Saturday, December 11, 2010
It's really nice not having any studying to do at the moment. I should probably be job hunting, but whatever. I don't want to right now. Maybe I will at the coast later this weekend while sipping wine, eating cheese, and sitting in front on the fireplace while I listen to the stormy weather outside and with The Beagle at my feet and TH cooking in the kitchen. Jealous? you should be.
Workout: Run 13 miles (I originally planned to walk the last mile but I got so cold I kept running) Time: 2:10.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
I got to go to get GF cupcakes with my dear friend AG and they were delicious. We then convinced each other to go to the mall. Got a pair of riding boots. Not the quality leather ones I've been eyeing, but these were $20. What ev.
I downloaded a 20 week Half IM workout plan. It should work out to be starting in mid-February. I feel like I'm not doing enough "off season" training right now. I need to set some goals for biking and lifting weights.
Workout: Swim 3200m
PS: Question: Does anyone else get sneezing fits after a pool workout? I'm 99% sure it's the chlorine but I also get bouts of sneezes after swimming in my local pool that uses salts.
PPS: 12 mile run this weekend! aaaaaaaaah
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I've been putting off registering for Pac Crest becuase I can and it's over 6 months away. Well Patrick from TheRoad informed me about this new event for 2011 and I couldn't resist.
Only a triathlete could justify spending $$$ to induce physical damage over a shopping spree, all while studying for the bar exam.
Workout: Nighttime 4 mile run. Freaked myself out a little bit b/c I decided to run out to the middle of nowhere where it was pitch black. Def had the rape spray in hand. Shhhh! don't tell Mama Bear. She would beat me for running alone, in the dark, in the middle of nowhere.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
I don't know why the pic is upside down. I tired to fix it but no luck.
Workout: Run 10 miles roughly 90 minutes
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Finals are next week. I've been studying. Probably not as much as I should.... but I've been getting stuff done. I'm not sure how much more Bankruptcy I can shove through my ears. I went to a coffee shop here in "Beaver Country" and I realized (yet again) how retentive and neurotic and set in my ways when it comes to studying. When I study at Da Law Lib (read: law school library) I don't notice anything weird about how I study because I'm guaranteed to see someone else with weirder (more weird?) "habits". But no, when I'm all alone at a coffee shop with the rest of the "normal" population I notice how much tab and then frantically un-tab my code books, read and re-read supplements and sit there nonstop for 5 hours.
TH and I got Civil War tickets (OSU Beavers vs UO Ducks) for Saturday. I'm not going into the game all excited about the Beavers since Ducks are undefeated and Beavs are.... not so much. TH and I plan to leave the game at half and then more studying for me!
see: proof that I'm not just watching TV and stuffing my face!
Not quite sure what TH is doing here but The Beagle looks peaceful.
I got old lady compression socks last night. AMAZING! Even after my silly puke-y 2 mile-ish walk/run.
Wednesday: I felt like crap. Half ran 2 miles and almost threw up at mile 1. What the heck?
Thursday: 2 mile walk with the doggies, Trainer for 20 miles (according to my odometer)