When I read most people's blogs they're short and to the point. I wish I was organized enough and had enough time these days to pick a "topic" and write a witty summary of thoughts. Unfortunately my blogging is now wedged between Soren's naps or trying to get to the gym and sleep! So, I don't have time to be witty and "one-topic-focused." So, you guys are in luck---one blog (mine) out of the many will be unfocused and all over the place, which, I guess is kind of a good thing because if you ever met me in person that is exactly how I talk--I jump from one subject to the next without much linking the two! My sister actually has a game that she plays, she has people give her five words and then she puts them all together in a sentence like I would =0.
Dave is on call today....it's a Sunday, yuck. Weekend call really sucks....though, if i'm honest, Sunday call is probably the best..Saturday is the worst. If he goes in at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, works the day and then has a bad night, it means Sunday he needs to sleep a lot--although truth be told--with Soren, neither one of us sleeps a whole lot, which would probably come as a surprise to our family since we're known for being the "sleepers." I blame Dave. =0
So, what's on tap for today. Well, on Friday I ran 5 miles on the tready---it was HARD..I kept staring at the 9:35 min. mile saying "how on earth did I ever run faster?", so I let myself walk for 30 seconds two times..that helped my motivation a little. The 2nd to last "lap" I ran at an 8:57 pace and the very last lap I did at an 8:15 pace--and it actually wasn't too bad. So, I saw a little glimmer of hope that soon, i'll be able to run 8:15 again at some point!! Maybe it was my new shoes: THESE... I'm loving the new shoes, they're comfy but not too cushiony. My old sneakers just felt like that..sneakers. These definitely are way more supportive, lighter and have a lot of zip. I've raced in almost everything: Mizuno for years, Brooks, Nike, Asics and now Saucony ---I really enjoy the Saucony's because they seem to balance cushion without feeling "boat-like" better than anything else i've ever worn.
Yesterday I ran 6 around Miramar Lake and it was easier than the 5 on the treadmill, go figure---my goal was to get up to 10 by the Carlsbad half, but looks like i'll have to settle for 9. Today is a swim day, truthfully because my legs need a break and all the parents out there will appreciate this--since Dave is on call, it's easier for me to go swim and then I can fit in a shower at the gym immediately since i'm already soaked, as opposed to coming home and trying to find time to shower!!! =0.
My last swim I knocked out a 20x100, I couldn't hold a fabulous pace, but I did it reasonably well. Today i'll aim for the same just maybe pushing a little harder!!
This was a boring blog post sorry!!