"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW-- What a Ride!"

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Woot!  It's Saturday.  That means I didn't have to get up early.  It also means my morning is filled with Barbie, Littlest Petshop, Playmobil, American Girl, and hugs from little girls.  I have two daughters, ages 9 and 5.  For the moment they are watching a Phineas and Ferb rerun on Netflix.  Soon they will fill the house with commotion and happy little girl noises.  Good times.

Last night's run was really good.  I set off with the idea to throw in some fartleks.  I'd felt that this past week I was in too much of a rut running wise.  Boy did it feel good to drop the hammer.  No, I'm not as fast as quite a few of you, but I am lots faster than I was a month ago.  I know speed will come eventually.  Just keep running.  Anyway, I was really pleased with where my overall pace ended up.  I'm afraid my 7 miles turned into more of a tempo run than an easy pace run with fartleks.  It was fun though.

Beautiful almost full moon last night.  It was my constant companion over my shoulder as I ran.  It had what looked like a rainbow circling all the way around it.  Pretty cool.

Plan for today is a rest day.  Watch the kids this morning while my wife teaches swimming at the Y, then work this afternoon for a little bit.  Sunday is church with the family and then my long run for the week at some point.

What's up with you all?  Racing?  Relaxing?


Michelle said...

Nice run last night! About to head out myself for 5.5 as Monday starts training for 10 mi at the end of May. Here's to a good day! :)

Krista said...

Have a 2 hour run to get in. Plus a million other things that my husband sprung on me last night. I will get it all done...I must :-)

Michael Smith said...

Hope your run went well Michelle!

Krista, it sounds like you have a busy day ahead. Best of luck getting it all done. Welcome!