Tuesday, April 29, 2008
No really not a good workout day. Not a good day in general. Work, friends, fiance, wedding planning, weather - all some sort of really sucky craptastic issue happening. I hope tomorrow is better. I can't handle much more of this. I would love to go into all of and get your thoughts but that wouldn't be right of me. Well at least my cat is still cool. I like her. See I ended on a positive :) Things are looking up already ;)
Sunday, April 27, 2008
I hope to get back to normal tomorrow but now I must go watch A&E and snooze on the couch. Oh ya and detox...wow.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Me: So a strip club on Saturday?
Him: Yeah, Chuck said it turns into an after hours club around 4 a.m
Me: That's cool so the titties go away at 4 am?
Him: Well its not like I'm going to up that late...I can't hang.
Folks, he was dead serious. I can tell when the boy is lying and there wasn't even an ounce of kidding. I then proceeded to tell him that was sad and disappointing for a bachelor party and I expected more out of him. I'm kidding though b/c I can't hang either. Not like I used to back in the day.
I leave for BK's bachelorette party tomorrow. No, no Vegas for us. They picked a happening town in...Michigan. Regardless I am sure too many drinks will be had :)
Today I ended up going to gym for some cross training. After dropping Jacob off at the airport I ran errands and by the time I made it home it was raining. So the gym it was. Tomorrow I hope to run 8-9 miles before we leave. This isn't exactly a running kind of crowd and someone else planned the weekend itinerary so not sure how much running time I'll have otherwise. Happy Weekend!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
look how cute we are ;) I made him ask someone to take our picture. No I'm not a bald grey headed woman it was snowing right before we took this!
the beach - kind of a windy day but it was 80 so I didn't care too much.
taking our own picture on the balcony. Can you notice J's sweet burn on only half his face...nice...
tried for the sunset but at the last 1/2 hr of light the clouds moved into town. of course!
Alright off for some much needed sleep. I am sure I'll be swearing at myself tomorrow a.m for staying up late. I'll never learn.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Eating is still bad but I am trying to just eat less of what I normally order. It seems to be working for me. No need to stuff myself every night! I got some more running and biking done last week with a 7 miler yesterday. Just got back from a 4 miler today. Some guy stopped me on the way home to ask if I just got done jogging. Hmm...what gave it away? The workout clothes, no maybe the running shoes...that can't be it, how about the sweaty, beet-red face? I just smiled and said yes and moved on my way.
I need to cross train tomorrow and try to fit some tempo or speedwork in on Weds or Thursday. The first bachelorette party of the season kicks off this weekend in Michigan so I don't think I'll be exercising much up there unless you count the number of steps it takes to get from one winery to the next ;) All the more reason to fit in a good long run on Friday before I leave.
And over the weekend we saw Forgetting Sarah Marshall. From the guy who produced both 40 year old Virgin and Knocked Up. Well it does not disappoint! Super funny! I need my friends to go see it b/c Jacob and I keep quoting one liners from it but no one knows what the heck we are talking about :)
And finally big congrats to Bill who rocked the Boston Marathon today! Way to go!!!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I may be doing well on the working out but my eating is out of control. I know what I need to eat I just don't. The healthy alternative doesn't sound fun. I have absolutely no discipline. I need to find that again and I really don't know where to look for it ;) Honestly, I know how hard it is to make the right decisions but I need to remind myself how much better I will feel. I've done it in the past I can do it again. It's just so difficult when traveling and never having food in the house (because we both travel a lot) which leads to eating out nearly every day (on the road and at home). If anybody has any suggestions on where to find my motivation or tricks to follow I would love to hear them!
**update - just returned from the 5 mile tempo run (3 miles were supposed to be at an 8:30 min/mile). The score is Wind = 2, Me = 0. The wind kicked my bootie! Here are the digits
lap 1 - 9:28
lap 2: 8:32
lap5: 9:35 (this is decent considering I walked!)
I am one tired girl and am looking forward to my day off of working out tomorrow and visiting with the family. Even if it means waking up at 5 am to catch my flight. At least I am not technically working a full day (shhh don't tell anyone that)...
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Update - My trigger finger for the garmin was dead on my chip time. 24:37 for an average of 7:57 min/mile. I finished 29th in my female age division and 385/2009 overall. There were actually over 5000 signed up but the chip was an extra option. This 5k time is not a PR but my 5k PR is from 5 years ago. 5 years later I was only 13 seconds off so not too bad.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Today I picked up the race packet for Run to Wrigley and of course it is in a completely new store this year. For the last 3 years it has been sponsored by 3 different running stores. They really need to figure this race out already. I was hoping for a new course but it's the same. Blah. Hairpin turn at the 2nd mile - no good. But you still end under the Cubs marquee - always a good photo op. Anyways. This year you could actually sign up for a chip (years past they did not have this option). I get home and start organizing mine and my friends race packets look inside the packets and realize - NO CHIP! Race back to the running store which is in my neighborhood (hence me picking up 5 race packets) and come to find out the race organizers do not believe we are responsible enough to have the chip for more than race day. They believe the majority of chip runners will lose the chip prior to race day. ARE YOU KIDDING? If you paid the extra $7 to actually have a chip this probably means you run more than 1 race a year and are responsible enough to have a chip. In 6 years of racing I have never lost a chip nor have I heard of anyone losing their chip. Race day I can pick up my chip. Which is weird but fine. Just wish they would have mentioned that when I picked up the packet.
Tomorrow I hope to get in some good strength/cross-training then Sunday the race. I don't think I'll be breaking any records. I lost a lot over the last 2 weeks. I am always amazed at how quickly it goes away. But I hope for good things nonetheless on Sunday. I'll let you know of course! Then on to the 10 miler.
In none running news Jacob bought tickets to a musical tonight (yea for him taking some initiative and buying tickets!) It is called the Drowsy Chaperone. It is a funny musical that is playing here in limited release but has been touring around the country. Seriously if this musical comes to a city near you you must go see. So funny and cute! Although the woman in front of me thought is much more humorous than I. She was laughing like a hysterical hyena and kept throwing her head back and hitting me. Finally I had to put the playbill up as a shield. She never did get the hint... At least she didn't detract too much from the show!
I hope to have pics and stories for you all on Sunday/Monday! Until then have a great weekend.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
The 2 1/2 hour ride to Miami was interesting. The little old driver was super cute and very talkative. He kept pointing out alligators while flying down the road in this bus that has seen better days. Just to give you an idea on how broken this bus was the drivers side window fell apart and had to be taken down on the side of the road halfway through the ride. Crazy! Miami airport was chaotic as always. We were delayed but I made it home without too many further problems. Jacob picked me up and we got home and went for a short run. Left the garmin at home as I knew it wasn't going to be a great job on my part. And it wasn't. I am totally okay with it though and am happy to get the legs moving again.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
For all of you wondering...I did get up early to go for a morning run before I left yesterday even after too much wine :) I may be a lush ;) (yes Bill I do talk about drinking too much wine a lot! Maybe I should work on that) And I am very happy that it got done with very few issues.
Alright I must go attempt prettify myself for the longest dinner EVER. I have 3 more of these dinners after tonight. Rock on. Please let my site coordinators be cool at least. And we have already received the "talk" about drinking too much wine so I will be on my best behavior in front of the client - no worries there folks ;)