Sorry, internets! Meant to get on here last night and post, but a nasty headache won the battle between some screen time and my nice, cozy, Temperpedic bed (they really are the best, people. No arguing).
So here I am! Headache gone, sun shining, kids playing nice.
It's gonna be a great day
So here's what I've had so far this week:
SUNDAY: elliptical 20 minutes 4.6 miles
MONDAY: 4.1 miles on the 'mill 1% incline 41:15 (also did 20 x 4 sets of push ups)
TUESDAY: elliptical 20 minutes 4.9 miles (10 min of 1/1 intervals was CRAZYsauce), light lower and upper body weights, 1:30 x 3 sets of planks
WEDNESDAY: 6.25 mi run 1:00:45 (9:44 avg pace) **more on this run below
THURSDAY: 3 mi run on the 'mill 1% incline 30:15
My run on Wednesday ROCKED. As I was starting the run, I decided on a whim to head over to the Lake...
Yep! I'm wearing COLOR, people! Benefit of being fun-sized is that you get to shop in the little girls' section. Got this Fila hoodie for $11!
You'll have to squint, tilt your head and turn around 3 times to see it, but there was a good sized hawk on the roof of this house (you can click on the picture to enlarge). My 2nd daughter loooooves birds, but that wasn't the best thing I saw....)
I audibly gasped (isn't gasped a weird word?) when I saw this. Thought at first it was just a stump of the tree...
Nope. Its an owl!! A real rootin tootin hootin' OWL!!!! I was BESIDE myself with excitement. This is the first time I've ever seen an owl in real life (I know, I need to take a better camera on my runs.)
It was funny to look back over the run and see how much faster the 'post-owl sighting' miles were. I was so stinkin' excited to get home and tell my girls all about it =)
So, this means....
Only 4 more runs until the marathon!!!
I really cant believe its that close. And I can tell you now, I totally know the full meaning of the phrase TAPER MADNESS. My mind is immersed in it. Its amazing HOW many emotions one can feel all at the same time. Fear...elation...anxiety...excitement...confidence...hesitation
Pull me thru this one, Lord!!
What do YOU do to help you get thru the last week of marathon training?
Have you ever seen an owl in real life?