Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Long Weekend and First Blog Award!

It's been a really busy, hectic, crazy weekend!!! Friday morning, I ended up getting up at 6am to help pack my little sister's stuff into 2 cars to take her to college. We left around 8am for a 3 hour drive and ended up waiting another hour in line to park to unload her stuff. She seemed indifferent to be moving in to college for the first time. I think she was just nervous and had mixed emotions... nervous, excited, scared, missing home... I'll spare you all the details of the day but we got her moved in and took her out to eat and then she didn't want us to leave because she didn't know anyone and her roomate had left with her parents for the evening so we stayed a little longer and left to come home... we got home a little after midnight. It was a LONG day!!
Needless to say, I haven't run since last week. I completely missed my long run on friday. I was going to make it up on saturday or sunday, but didn't feel well at all so stayed in bed drinking fluids and took care of some things on Sunday. I decided to just count it at a loss and continue with my training as scheduled. This week I have:

Tuesday: 6 mile tempo run inc 1 mile warmup, 4 miles @ 9:37, 1 mile cooldown
Wednesday: 2 mile recovery @ 11:08
Thursday: Rest/XT
Friday: 9 or 10 mile long run @11:08
Saturday: 2 mile recovery @11:08
Sunday: Rest/XT

TOTAL: 19 or 20 miles
I actually dont have my training plan with me right now because I'm at work so I just guessed at the paces lol and I may add 1 mile to the recovery runs just to add some mileage to make up for the crappy week of running/exercise I had last week!

Some fun things in bloggy world...
I joined the Distance Dreamers over at Higher Miles

I also joined the 100 Day Challenge to a better you over at Run, Courtney, Run
~100 days to fulfil some of your goals and your goals can be anything, not just running related!

And last but not least... Adam over at I am Boring tagged me with a little award of sorts. It's the Cherry On Top Award.


#1: Answer this question: If you had the chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?

#2: The second thing you have to do is, pick 6 people and give them this award. You then have to inform the person that they have gotten this award.

#3: The third and final thing is, thank the person who gave you the award.


#1: I'm actually answering like Adam... I dont think I would change a thing! Everything I've done, everything that has happened to me... it all has a purpose and has brought me to where I am today.... It's made me who I am and I'm really happy with where I am in life right now and where God has led me so far! I've learned a lot of lessons along the way and have truly become stronger because of different things... so no, i wouldn't change anything! :D

#2: Wow, 6 people to whom I give the award... this is a tough choice because all the blogs I read are awesome!

- Christina over at Making Healthy the Norm

- Dawn over at Running: the Dawn

- Alanna over at Running 42km

- Bethany and Ryan over at Our Love on the Run

#3: Thanks Adam for tagging me with the award!! I'll get to making that poncho, sweat wicking, wearable blanket in the non-existant future ;) lol... Also, I do not think your blog is boring... just sayin' ;)

Well, I'm going to get back to writing my last paper of my degree!! I'm hoping to turn it in by tonight or tomorrow morning! I'm working all day today so will get to my tempo run tonight around 9:30 or 10pm... therefore on the treadmill! Does anyone else have to run on the treadmill after working all day long?


  1. Congratulations on the award.

    Interesting bunk bed arrangement!

  2. Thanks so much for the blog award :) Very cool.

    When I first started running I was stuck 100% on a treadmill and most of those were very late at night. I still run a lot of my miles on it. Now I only wish I had a better treadmill.

  3. Good luck with your last paper, that's so exciting. I bet that treadmill running will feel good after working so hard all day.

    Thanks for the award too. :)

  4. I'm sorry to hear you were feeling under the weather.

    That's so awesome you've taken on so many challenges - you go, girl!

  5. Thanks for the shout out! It will take me a few days to do my post, but I appreciate it so much!

    Your plan for this week looks great. Keep up the good work!

  6. Thanks Zaneta! I'll do the questions on my blog probably tomorrow as I have 9 hill repeats tonight.

  7. Good idea on not pushing your body to do the run you missed. Your body can always use rest days!
    Congrats on the award!!

  8. thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! Wow, college move-in is a big day!! Fun times! good luck on your training week. look forward to following your blog!

  9. good luck on your first half!! If you choose to do a marathon it's a great wonderful empowering experience...and exhausting :)

    glad I stopped by on award day it's fun to learn new tidbits

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog & commenting!

    I go back and forth on whether I would change any of the decisions I would make in my life. I have learned alot from many of my decisions, but in some cases, I almost feel like the heart ache that has results is not worth the life lessons... But it's still hard to say if i would go back and change things...

  11. Congrats on your award! I like learning more about other bloggers:)


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