"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

Saturday!

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?

3 comments:

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!