Monthly Archives: October 2016

Last-minute benchmark

Today we’re running around like headless chickens trying to get ready for our backpacking trip. I have a good checklist and feel reasonably prepared, but my husband is a newbie and I think he’s pretty overwhelmed… But I also had … Continue reading

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need to be a know-it-all

Hey, that’s better! After an early bedtime, a good night of sleep, and getting up 1.5 hours early (boo) I hit the gym first thing in the morning and did that 2.5 miles that I’d been thinking about skipping. It … Continue reading

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Rough day

Today’s run was a rough one. My tired legs did not want to go for 3 miles, but I got them there with a couple walk breaks. I’m considering not doing tomorrow’s scheduled 2.5 miles and resting up for the … Continue reading

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Long runs and problematic scents

Wednesday is going to be extra hectic, so I moved my 4 mile long run to today. Sigh… I forgot how tedious long runs on the treadmill are; it was ~52 minutes of staring at HGTV and zoning out listening … Continue reading

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Beat up but faster

I arranged my runs this week so I had the weekend off, which means 2 miles today, 3 miles tomorrow, 4 miles on Thursday, and a 15-minute benchmark on Friday. I don’t like this one bit! I’m feeling beat up … Continue reading

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A good long run

My plan today called for a long run that was actually a bit of a longer run this time: 3.5 miles at a slow 13’35” pace. I set out without being sure if I was going to be able to … Continue reading

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Vanity muscles

Short recovery run today, just 1.25 miles. I finished that in 16 minutes, and then took advantage of the leftover time to get in a couple sets of arms/back/core lifting work. Bench, biceps, lateral raises, OHP and crunches went fine. … Continue reading

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