Run
  • 2h 49m 50s
  • 15.10 miles
  • 11m 15s /Mi

Run
  • 1h 11m
  • 6.30 miles
  • 11m 16s /Mi

Walked the first mile or so dragging stuff to and from the park, but ran the rest with halfway decent times. Missed doing the triathlon today, but oh well.

Roy did go out and find a van for us to get us through a few years or so. Already people are criticizing. Can I just say STFU? The way we do things is the way we do things! Options were to fix the car, get an interim car and wait until next year or so to get a new car, or get a new car. Not in the financial position right now for a new car, so interim it is. But "friends" are acting like we're so stupid. I hate that. Intelligent woman here, thank you!

It's being given a good evaluation tomorrow so I can't do my trail run, and then emissions on Monday while we can still take it back if need be. Nice thing is, it'll be paid off in a few months.

It isn't my dream vehicle, but oh well. I don't think I have a dream vehicle other than one that gets me where I want to go.

  • RACE DAY: Lake Sammamish Triathlon
Run
  • 1h 23m 01s
  • 7.11 miles
  • 11m 41s /Mi

You ever have one of those days where you just don't want to run? I think I'm so anxious about the car thing that I'm frustrated with having other focii. So I decide I'll go out without a plan. I grabbed Dash and we headed out in the opposite direction I usually go. I didn't turn at the place I usually turn but instead kept going up the hill and immediately found a little garden I've never seen. I ran more hills more hills and found that my soreness from yesterday's swim was gone. I found a park I haven't been to in ages, so we ran down there and what did we find, a few trails. So we started down the trails and I let Dash off leash and we were having a blast! He was "puppy running" (where the hind end is going so fast it doesn't quite keep up with the front end) and turning around every few 100 feet to look at me with a big grin. Mud from head to tail! We crossed a few little streams and slogged through some mud and listened to some frogs and it reminded me how much i LOVE trail running! It also convinced me I have to get Dash out there on the trails. It's slow, but it's just so peaceful (although a blackberry did grab my hat and hair and I was completely stuck for a few minutes). Unfortunately it was a very short trail but it was nice, nevertheless.

We ran home and he was about done at 6.5 miles, so the last bit was pretty slow. He's so cute, though. When we get to our drive I let him off leash. He runs to the porch and turns around for his "hugs". When I started running with him I always sat for a few minutes on the porch and gave him big hugs and head kisses and told him what a good boy he is for running with me. Now he won't go in until he gets that!

He's a good dog and it turned out to be a great run...a slow run (the trails lined with nettles and the hills contributed greatly) but a great run.

Bike
  • 50m
  • 12.00 miles
  • 14.40 Mi/hr

Biked out to the pool and then took a longer way back. Decided not to run today because I ran 11 yesterday (and was only supposed to do 8). So I figure I'm good for the day.

Run
  • 08m
  • 0.56 miles
  • 14m 17s /Mi

LOL...pathetic, but I wanted to fill out my "run" for the day so I had a little mini tri!

Swim
  • 1h 04m 32s
  • 2200.00 yards
  • 02m 56s /100 yards

Yes, slow...but there is a reason. First of all, I did spend some time "coaching" Roy. He had a GREAT breakthrough today!! He said he's no longer afraid of the deep end and that he finally got the breathing down and kept talking to himself saying "You're not going to swallow the pool. Just breathe out." Man I remember how FREAKED OUT I was when I first started swimming, so I am SO proud of him. Normally if he is nervous about something and it isn't something he "has" to do, there's no way he'll even try it. But he's really taking the reigns on this and has decided we should swim two times a week before work. Awesome possum!

Plus it was "Play time" in the pool. So I swear every 5th length I had to stop and toss a noodle out, or a mat. I was getting kind of mad because the mats lay low in the water and I swam UNDER them a few times. Um, dangerous! So one of the girl lifeguards pulled them out because she said they weren't being used anyhow (and they kept getting in the lap lane). But one of the GUYS put it back in. At one point one of the really heavy "toys" floated over me and I hit it with my hand so hard I almost cried. DARN IT! If you are going to have lap swim open at the same time as the little kids and the toys, fix the lane delineators so that they are high enough to keep the toys from floating into the lap lane!

After awhile I just sited contstantly to keep from swimming into them. IT wasn't the kids either. Oh a few tims a random kid knocked something into the lane, but no biggie. It was the lane marker is under the water, the kids make waves, the toys float into the lane.

Run #1
  • 42m 50s
  • 3.26 miles
  • 13m 08s /Mi

Coaching out around Silver Lake. I had intended to go scope it out after the chiro yesterday, but that was when the car broke down so I didn't get out there. When we hit the turn it had changed due to construction that had been there last time I was running being gone. Since Roy was bringing up the rear I wasn't too worried, but unfortunately three of my group got confused and said they went all around the lake. I felt bad, but I'm glad they were together.

Run #2
  • 1h 38m
  • 7.98 miles
  • 12m 17s /Mi

Ran out to Starbucks with Roy and while we were there we got a call from the car place...the car is dead. It can be resurrected with a new engine to the tune of $5000, but that's not happening. Sometimes I resent being a teacher and our low incomes. It seems like every time we start rebuilding our savings (and we do EVERYTHING we're supposed to...pay ourselves first, etc.) something happens.

So the remainder of the run was part walking to find a private place to talk. The second this happened, we're both pretty upset, a lady comes and sits directly behind me even with 4 other open tables, and not across her table away from me. Went outside, and a couple sit down to smoke...so we walked. Then running around to make arrangements for the car.

Bummer, but worse things have happened and we can afford a car payment. We just liked not having one. Plus we JUST put $2000 into this stinking car rather than get a new. That was our decision in June.

Hopefully we'll have one soon. I've already had to cancel a bunch of plans. Roy talked about not getting one until next weekend during sales, but um...I do have to get to work.

Run
  • 46m
  • 3.61 miles
  • 12m 44s /Mi

Ran home from the pool. Did some walking because my ankle is tweaking and this does not make me happy.

Swim
  • 50m 52s
  • 1800.00 yards
  • 02m 50s /100 yards

Went to the MPHS pool with Roy and met Shirley. I spent some time working with Roy on his breathing technique (or rather...gasping technique). My swim focused on my pull, not speed.

Run
  • 3h 20m 35s
  • 18.10 miles
  • 11m 05s /Mi

Okay what a MESS! I was going to run with Jenny and Lisa, but my knee has been bothering me so the idea of running 12 miles alone didn't appeal to me. Roy agreed to ride with me, so I decided to run near home.

We got not even a mile from home when his tire went flat. I said I'd keep running up to the high school, and he went to change the flat. Five miles later I'm at the high school thinking "Oh great, now what do I do?" He had my water, I didn't bring my cell phone, nor did I have money." So I retraced my steps, figuring I had to run into him!

In the meantime he changed the tire, pumped it up, then ripped the valve off when trying to remove the pump. He walked home and got the car and instead of driving the direct route, he assumed I wouldn't take the direct route but go off into neighborhoods since part of 67th and 108th have no shoulder. I would NORMALLY do that, but since I hadn't said I would, I decided to just stay on the main roads. Somehow he drove 35 miles and didn't find me.

So I ran back all the way home trying to figure out what I should do if, when I got home, there was no way to get into the house. Plan was to get an empty bottle from the recycle bin and fill it with water from the hose. LOL! Fortunately before he left he put a water bottle, a key, and a note on the porch. I was able to get in. Looked for my waist pack. Huh. It's gone. Grab a different one, fill water bottles, go to grab my phone to call him. Okay, I knew I left it plugged in. So now what do I do? I can't call him! I know, I'll Skype him...but I can't find my headset (I know it's around, but didn't want to rest for too long as I still had 8 miles to go). I know, I'll text him! Sent 3 txt messages from the Verizon site, checked my email, he'd emailed me from his cell. Replied to that, grabbed my pack and headed out the door just as he pulled in.

He did the last 8 miles with me. We stopped at Sbux on the way home and while we were in there the heavens opened and it started to pour. Plus, sure enough, my ankle AND knee both really started singing opera about mile 16. Not sure if it is the new shoes, something I did in the HIM, or what but it hurt!

But alls well that ends well! Finished the run, iced the knee and ankle, took a hot bath and now...lunch is ready!

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