• 54m
  • 5.47 miles
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  • 1h 24m
  • 8.06 miles
  • 10m 25s /Mi

I am sad today about two students. I hoped my run would take my mind off of it. It didn't.

I'm also very very tired and hungry all the time. Plan for tomorrow was 50 mile bike ride. Now it's play it by ear to see what happens. We'll do it tomorrow or Sunday.

I'm sure after a good night's sleep I'll feel better tomorrow.

Did not get in until 11:30 last night so no swim for me today. I feel like such a bad, bad, triathlete.

  • 32m 57s
  • 3.37 miles
  • 09m 47s /Mi

Today was a rest day so I only ran 3 miles. I'm sorry. I couldn't help it! I got to the Greenlake area to meet Beth at Title Nine Sports. I had 30 minutes. The sun was out. The lake was beautiful. I just HAPPENED to have my running gear. What's a girl to do?

We have set up a training program for women who want to run their first 5k. (Beth set it up. I'm assisting as the "fast" coach.) It's awesome. We had our first meeting tonight. Then starting next Tuesday we'll meet every Tuesday and take them from nothing to something! I'm very excited about it, and Beth and I work well together. I even let HER talk sometimes! LOL!

  • 2h 49m
  • 15.18 miles
  • 11m 08s /Mi

Why can't I speed up on long runs? ARGH!

Ran home from work today. I had hoped it would be a nice run, but the weather is so psychotic right now! It's sunny but windy, then it rains, then it stops, then it's sunny, then it's dark and cloudy. ARGH! I bonked for the first time in a long time at about mile 10. I was suddenly getting woozy and confused, too hot. I took off my jacket, thinking it was just that. Then I realized it wasn't getting better so I walked and ate some Clif Blocks. What a difference! Within a mile I was fine, so I did lose a bit of time doing that. I think afternoon runs are harder to fuel for than morning runs. Not sure why that is, but probably because I've already been active during the day and I generally eat most of my calories at night. I did eat a bigger lunch than normal, but I think I should go for more pasta and not "meat and potatoes." (It was an icky frozen meal.)

Ah well! I'm home now and I did not die! That's always a good thing...oh, and one more day without Whore!

Today's Blessings:

  • Finished a 15 mile run before 6 p.m. Now if the man would just get home and FEED ME!
  • Payday!!!!!
  • Saw a beautiful heron take off as I ran over the Snohomish River (on the bridge...haven't perfected walking on water yet). He was gorgeous. I just stopped and stared.
  • No one called me a whore today! 

  • 1h 17m 02s
  • 16.83 miles
  • 13.11 Mi/hr

Really had a LOT of headwind today on this ride, and I can see it in my pace! When I started it was sunny. I had decided to go ahead with three layers and my sleeves (running top, vest, and my bright yellow thingy). I figured I'd go to Great Harvest (Tuesday is low-carb day, and they have a low-carb cheddar garlic bread that is to DIE for and only 70 calories a slice) and if I was too warm, I'd strip a layer. Nope! It was sunny, but almost as soon as I got on the interurban trail the freezing rain started. I passed under the storm (fortunately it was going South and I was going North) in about 20 minutes and then the winds came! BRRRRRR!!!

Overall a nice ride, though. I'm considering starting to bike to and from at least once a week for the rest of the year. There's only 7 weeks of school left! (THERE'S ONLY SEVEN WEEKS OF SCHOOL LEFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

  • 1h 03m
  • 6.07 miles
  • 10m 23s /Mi

Didn't break any land speed records, but oh well. It was a chilly, but pretty morning. I'm amazed at how early it is getting light out! Soon I will have no excuse to not ride my bike to work! I do enjoy the early morning runs. The world looks so different. I just wish there wasn't so much traffic. I want to be alone in my head and sometimes it feels like I'm being invaded.

Bad pain in my side where my mesh is attached. I'll be glad when this is entirely healed.

Riding my bike home after work today. Let's hope this weather holds out. But if it doesn't, oh well. I can manage. It certainly can't be worse than a few weeks ago!

Today's blessings:

  1. Mt. Pilchuck with an incredible STORM over it. It looked amazing.
  2. Kitty ran across my path. Not black. No worries.
  3. At a stop light a guy in a truck next to me gave me a big smile and said, "HI! How are you today?" Nice weather makes people friendly. I like that.
  4. Another day of not being called a whore!
  5. THERE ARE ONLY SEVEN WEEKS OF SCHOOL LEFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1h 20m 32s
  • 8.07 miles
  • 09m 59s /Mi

Just a lovely run! Man I just love this weather when the sun comes out and surprises us. I actually ran in a tank top and running skirt (pink, TYVM). Roy has rehearsal tonight so he joined me on his bike and we chatted while I ran. I love running with him, but it's easier when he's on his bike since I'm a faster runner. (It's amusing that I am both a much faster runner and faster cyclist than he is. Good thing he doesn't have TOO fragile a male ego!) I told him that I'd treat him to dinner so we stopped at mile 5.5 and I had some cold spring rolls and a croissant. He had to get to work so he took off on his bike after dinner, and I just enjoyed the last 2.5 miles home listening to a podcast.

  • 59m 35s
  • 2500.00 yards
  • 02m 23s /100 yards

Today's Drills:

Repeat 4x
100 Freestyle

Repeat 6x
1 x 25 Dolphin Kick
1 x 25 One armed drill
1 x 25 Streamline drill
1 x 25 Kick drill

Repeat 2x
1 x 100 Catch up drill

4 x 100 2:40 Freestyle

4 x 100 2:35 Freestyle (argh)

4 x 50 1:20 Freestyle (argh again)

6 x 50

Today's Blessings:

  • Sun when rain was in the forecast
  • Pink running skirt
  • A sweet little Western Fence Lizard who was hanging out on the trail and let (ahem) me pick him up and say hello to him.
  • The squirrel outside my window trying with all his might to get to the suet in the bird feeder. I love their fuzzy little bellies!
  • The scent of hyacinths on the air
  • I realized as I ran past some Scotch Broom today that I am no longer allergic! I used to have to close air vents in the car every time I passed a big patch on the freeway! Not any more.

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  • 7.66 miles
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Not putting in the speed because it was a Street Scramble, which is a lot of stopping and starting and the pacing is never accurate. But it was butt in the seat time, so I count the mileage (even if it is pathetic).

Scramble was fun, though. Man oh man we need to get my man a new bike! First it's slipping its chain CONSTANTLY (I think it's more how he shifts than the bike itself). Then he can't keep up with me for anything, even with my bone tired legs today! If we're doing STP this year, I may have to get a tow rope!

  • Orienteering
  • 1h 25m

Got home and gardened for almost three hours. Mah beds look bettah! Even got a chat in with Crazy Neighbor! She's a nice NICE lady, but just a little odd. I the kettle? Damn...

I am NOT happy with my weight right now. Can't figure it out. Eating at a calorie deficit that should see me losing. Well, yes, I did lose .2 lbs this week, but let's not alert the media. I know that is like that size 0 friend who used to say to you, "Do I look fat?" (Her name was Debbie and no Debbie, you look perfect, so STFU.) But it's bothersome only because I don't know WHY all of a sudden I gained weight when the only thing that changed was starting triathlon training. More bike time. Could bigger quads seriously add that kind of weight? (2.6 lbs)

Oh dear, it appears I have sustained a "serious gardening injury" so I should take care of that. Damn roses! Damn thorns! (Prize to the first person to get that obscure Broadway musical made into movie reference.)

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