• 1h 59m 43s
  • 13.10 miles
  • 09m 08s /Mi

Well, I am a bit puzzled with route tracker/Garmin. My Garmin said I did 13. Trying to upload it to route tracker is telling me I did 13.12. I like that much better, obviously. I dunno. I had intended on doing 13.1, and based my turnaround point on that number. I've always wondered how accurate the Garmin is really.

The run was outstanding. I felt really good. Probably too good. I really pushed it. The run was supposed to be "Planned Marathon Pace" which I've always focused on the nice, round number of 10'. But today I felt like running faster so I just went with it. By the end (last 2 miles) I was starting to wish I hadn't started out so fast, but I was not going to slow down! NEVER! :) I added several hills to this run as well which almost did me in too. I am as determined as I can be to be as ready as possible for the marathon.

I know I started the plan late, and I missed 2 runs completely, and I shortchanged a couple of runs (can't remember if it was 2 or 3 altogether), but I feel like I've done as well as I could have to prepare.

My Garmin is giving me some worrisome issues.  I think it's on it's last legs.  It doesn't want to charge for me.  I have to plan a route that I know will be 13 miles just in case the thing craps out on me.  I'll have to start borrowing Rob's once he's back in town.

I feel sooooo badly for Rob....  He called me last night at about 7:30 to tell me had totally LOST his car key.  Completely lost.  He'd looked everywhere.  He was stuck at a park with Bryn, on the outskirts of Cincinnatti.  All of his friends from orienteering had left already so he didn't have anyone around to help him (unless you want to count a 5 year old dance-a-holic as help.)  He'd already contacted the insurance company and they were sending someone out.  Last I talked to him, the guy was trying to finish up reattaching the door handle and reprogramming the computer system for the new key.  The guy told him it would cost (hold your breath everyone....) $450.......  I still can't believe it could cost that much.  Geico will only cover $100 of is supposedly.  That's quite an expensive mistake..... 

I never told you that Rob also got a speeding ticket on our drive up to LP  last month too.  So, my 1st paycheck basically went to that $200 mistake, and I'm sure my next paycheck will cover this one.  Thank goodness I went back to work.  Undecided

  • 15m
  • 450.00 yards
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I took the boys swimming with the intention of getting in about a 1/2 hour of lap swimming. However, the place was packed and, on top of it all, they had "The Rock" set up in the middle of the deep end of the lap pool. It's a big inflatable slide you climb up and slide down. I managed to get in a few 50's, but had to watch out for the rope tying "The Rock" down. I did dolphin dives when I came up to it.
This was great practice for OWS tris. I had to dodge some Marco Polo game too. :)

I did manage to secure my in-laws for tomorrow afternoon for my 13 miler!!  Laughing

  • 27m
  • 2.76 miles
  • 09m 47s /Mi

I took the boys to the tree farm and let them play while I tried to get a run in. This is all I could manage before it was lunch time and they were getting hungry.
The distance and time are estimates since I forgot to charge my Garmin after my last run.
Better than nothing!

Well, crum.....  I'm not doing a very good job keeping my "schedule" I'd planned out for the week.  Rob has whisked Bryn away for the weekend to go to a big Orienteering event in Cincinnati, OH this weekend.  They left at 6 this morning.  The nice thing about these "A" events is that they provide childcare.  So for an hour or so at a time when Rob's competing, he'll be able to drop her off.  They are camping, so I hope the weather is better there than it is here. 

If I'd tried harder I probably could have fit something in last night, but just never got around to it.  Today I'm really not sure what I'm going to do.  I have Tyler all weekend, which should make it easier, but I committed to watching a friend of his all day today, then he's invited another friend over to spend the night tonight.  I don't know if I can persuade them to ride with me, and I don't belong to a Y with childcare.  blah blah blah.....  I've got to get creative.

  • 49m 06s
  • 5.24 miles
  • 09m 22s /Mi

Not a great run, but I got something in.
Supposed to be
10-20' w/u
6x800 w/ 1:30 rest interval
10' c/d
The 5th 800 was spent searching for a place to go potty. It's a problem now with all of the people out enjoying the nice weather on the canal.
Let me tell you, though. Nobody should go wandering in the woods off the Erie Canal for a long while....

I kept most of my 800's at around 8:30ish pace. I'll upload the data later.

Yet another classroom, and I'm spent for the week.  Thank goodness I can't work Th and Fr b/c the kids have p/t conference days.   I think the different classrooms - different students, different staff - is beginning to wear on me.  It's tough always going into the unknown.  And I'm never sure I'm doing what they expect of me, whatever that is....   This was another medically fragile class of older students.  Some as old as 21.  Mostly nonverbal and wheelchair bound.  This makes 10 different classrooms I've been in in a month. 

And I have yet to be in a classroom where I think I would like to stay long term.  Some of the classes I've liked a lot and hope I'll get called back to.  A couple I hope they never call me back to again. 

The principal approached me on Monday to see if I'd be ready for a long-term sub position because they need one, but I just told him I can't right now.  It's better than saying I don't want to, I guess.  

I had yet another student in my class today that was permanently disabled (severly disabled) because he was hit by a car when he was around 10 while riding his bike.  Nonverbal, completely immobile.  No real arm movements, let alone leg movements.  And maybe a cognitive level of a preschooler.  It is frightening to think about. 

I'm hoping to muster up some energy to go for my run here in a little while.

  • 35m
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Yep, I decided to hop on the trainer. Watching Biggest Loser will do that for you. :)
Up and down the gears and a few one-legged drills.

It's after 9 p.m.  I suppose I could hop on the trainer.  Do I really WANT to??  not really.  Should I??  maybe. 

I had a pretty good day today.  I was in my 9th classroom so far, but a great group of adults and a really cute group of kids.  Did I just call a group of 16-18 year olds cute??  Yes I did, because they were.  Just a really nice group. 

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