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Friday Funk

August 6, 2010
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Ah, I can’t believe how fast this week went!

My half marathon training has been all messed up this week due to me moving things around after vacation so yesterday turned into a rest day and this morning was my 3.5 mile run and strength training.  So how was the run?  AWFUL… just like my 3.5 miler on Wednesday…

I think I’ll blame the Shakespeare Festival for this one.  The play was AWESOME!!  I so loved it.  If you don’t know the plot of The Taming of the Shrew then just think 10 Things I Hate About You medieval style.  The actors were hysterical and interacted with the audience so well.  If you’re ever in Colorado over the summer I HIGHLY recommend attending a performance.

I give it two thumbs up!

I managed to snap one picture of my mom and I and 2 of the stage before a mean man come over and made me delete the stage pictures 😦  Okay, he wasn’t really mean but I hate getting in trouble 🙂

The show ended at 10:40 which is already past my bedtime.  By the time I got back to my car, took my mom home and finally got into my own bed it was midnight, bleh!  I set my alarm for the morning knowing full well I’d be tired.

The Run:

  • Mile 1 – 9:45
  • Mile 2 – 9:41
  • Mile 3 – 9:37
  • Mile 3-3.5 – 8:56 pace
  • Total = 33:31 (9:35 average pace)

Impressive huh??  Yeah well it’s not hard to get good times when you stop and rest as many times as I did!  I don’t know why I’m struggling but it’s not making me very confident about running 13.1 miles in the future 😦  Anyone know any mental tricks because I really do believe it’s all in my mind.

Post Run Breakfast = watery oats that refused to thicken!!

I boiled a cup of water then added 1/4 cup steel cut oats and cooked for ~25 minutes which seemed so long then when the liquid finally cooked out I whisked in a banana and boom the oats were super watery again!

I finally just gave up and poured them in a bowl with blueberries and cocoa nibs.  Not the best bowl of oats but is any bowl of oats ever bad?  That’s what I thought.

Can you tell I’m in a bit of a funk?  Hence the extreme lack of pictures and crappy running attitude.  I’m not enjoying this but I’m hoping by 4 pm I’ll be done with work and in a better mood!


Joey had a divine proposal this morning:

He asked if he could blog for me while I’m in New Orleans next week.

My response:  “THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!!”

Not only will this make my vacation stress free (finding time to blog while on vacation is surprisingly hard — I’m in awe of all those awesome ladies who manage to do it) but I think it will be REALLY cool to see a male perspective on the blog.

My day feels a little brighter now 🙂


4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 6, 2010 9:21 PM

    you and your mom are too cute!!! i hate getting in trouble too, and i will refer to the reprimander as a “mean person” just as you did. 🙂

    how fun to have a male perspective on the blog next week! i’m looking forward to it! there’s so much estrogen running around in the blog world. 🙂

    thanks for the comment about the wedding – as long as you dance, so will everyone else!!!

  2. August 7, 2010 3:42 AM

    Ooooh. I think it’ll be cool to have a guy’s perspective on the blog. Looking forward to reading it….and great job on the run! Sometimes just getting out there and doing it is half the battle. 🙂

  3. August 7, 2010 7:15 PM

    It will be fun seeing Joey’s blogs 😉

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