• 3h 58m 57s
  • 20.24 miles
  • 11m 49s /Mi

Lovely long run with Linda and Laura! We met at Madison Park and ran out to Seward. Ran about Seward 2.5 times, then back. After the run we ate at a little Italian cafe and sat in the sun. I had hummus and pita since it was SO good on one of my other long runs.

  • 35m
  • 2.22 miles
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Walked to the Verizon Store with Roy to pick up a new phone for him. (HIs went swimming.) While we were there I was told MY phone could be upgraded too, and I had a $50 credit. So now I have a crackberry. His name is Obi Phone Kenobi. Don't tell Chuck Norris. He will cry. Of course then his tears will cure cancer, so maybe that's a good thing.

  • 50m 12s
  • 2125.00 yards
  • 02m 22s /100 yards

Lappity lap swim! It's fun swimming with the swim team. It feels like swimming in triathlons because you get SO much churning water.

  • 42m 13s
  • 4.20 miles
  • 10m 03s /Mi

Dropped the van off with Roy then went to the gyno for my yearly feelup. I was worried about my BP, but even with having run 2.5 miles it was 90/60 (she had to take it twice because it was so low she didn't think she caught it the first time). HR was 50. I also got a bye on my fasting blood test because, as Dr. H said, "Your cholesterol is ridiculously low!" I did have my blood draw for ferritan and iron to see if I'm anemic again. I am. I can tell.

It's nice and warm out and I wanted to run more, but I was STARVING! Oh wells.

  • 50m 17s
  • 1800.00 yards
  • 02m 47s /100 yards
Took the day off from running since I have a 20 miler coming up and my ankle is tweaking. This weekend is going to be our practice run for Chicago. I think it's our longest until the big day (although I may run the Bellingham Marathon). Saw Shrek, The Musical for the second time. AWESOMENESS in a green package! LOVED IT! It is SO much tighter than it was when we saw it before.

  • 1h 25m
  • 8.10 miles
  • 10m 29s /Mi

My client canceled so Roy and I went out (him on bike) for a meandering "as much as I feel like" run. Ended up doing eight miles and stopping for dinner on the way home. It was nice! What a beautiful day.

  • Group Power
  • 45m

It was actually two Netflix DVDs. The first one lasted all of 15 minutes. It was some Self Cardio Power Advanced Workout. Advanced if you're an ameoba, I guess. After 15 minutes of watching Stepford Triplets prance around in front of the ocean I stomped into the office (my computer runs the TV in the studio) grumbling "I hate these girly mamby pamby workouts!" Loaded up a Jillian Michaels workout and went back in. Now THAT is a workout! She's mean and the moves are combined and painful, but in a good way! When I finished I felt like I'd really worked. I came out of the studio and Roy says, "I think she came out of the TV in here and slapped me a few times!" He was doing Wii Fit in the livingroom. Hee hee.

  • 54m 01s
  • 5.01 miles
  • 10m 47s /Mi

Chilly run in the dark this morning. It said it was 51 but it felt colder. It was, however, very beautiful. The sky was clear and I could see the stars twinkling above. My ankles are bothering me a little bit, so hoping that isn't going to turn into an issue.

  • 28m 20s
  • 3.10 miles
  • 09m 08s /Mi

What am amazing day! I had SUCH a great time with my ladies, and I got to see Lisa and TONS of other people I know. I could sit in the middle of Marysville for ten days and not see anyone I know. I got to Seattle for a 5k and I see at least a dozen people, and that's not including the people I brought with me.

  • Kayaking
  • 1h 00m
Roy and I went out kayaking. Unfortunately on the way back in the wind kicked up something fierce and suddenly ROY COULD PADDLE! He normally lets me do most of the work (he's such a gentleman) but he was getting freaked out because our boat isn't rated for rough water and we were seeing little white caps. Normally, because of the current, if we go out for 30 minutes it takes 45 to come back. Today we turned at 30 minutes and got in at 53 minutes. Someone isn't pulling his weight! It was a beautiful day, though. Roy is so funny when he feels there is the slightest danger. He has a very hard time putting it into perspective. "Roy, we can see the shore right there. See that on the shore? That's a CAR and that there is the city offices, and there is a gas station. We are not going to plunge to certain death. Worst case scenario the boat takes on enough water that we get out and paddle it back to the put in area, which is RIGHT OVER THERE not even 1/10th of a mile." Of course we have our life vests on, the boat has floaty thingies so even if it took on too much water to carry us, it wouldn't sink.

Good part of that, though, is that he agreed that we need "real" kayaks. I told him if I'd realized it would take a little fear to get him to see that, I would have poured water in the kayak months ago. We did get our money's worth, and we did determine it's something we want to keep on doing, though. So it was worth it. He will be so amazed at how much easier those are to handle than the inflatable. (It is, in all fairness, I high-end inflatable intended for calm waters. Nothing wrong with it, but I really wanted to take it out on the sound. We have a put in not a mile from our house that leads out to the slough or out to Puget Sound. The sound is protected there, but the cold water causes "shrinkage" so we learned early on we can't go out to the jetty because of that.)

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