04.15.12: 13-Mile Run – COMPLETED
7:00 AM: Jackie Warner’s Xtreme Workout – COMPLETED
First and foremost, just want to wish my fellow running friends, Cristella, Tara and Kristy, well wishes at the Boston Marathon. I know this heat might be pretty hard to run in, but you girls are strong and focused!
Yesterday was a blur, really. I did manage to get at least five loads of laundry out of the way. Laundry, it seems never ending in our house. In any event, the rest of my weekend was pretty relaxed. Of course, I stayed up watching a movie with Pedro until was past my bedtime. We watched this oldie:
I remember watching this years ago, but don’t remember all the scenes. I didn’t get to bed until 1. Not smart since I had a 13-mile run the next morning; oh, yeah, and a baby that likes to wake up sporadically. Honestly, I don’t even remember what time she woke up, but it was between 4-5. I fed her, I ate, we played and I got her down before I had to leave. Phew.
The Run: First of all, I was overdressed. I didn’t realize how hot and humid it was going to be. Courtney came to the rescue and gave me short sleeves — thought we both kind of wished we wore tanks. Anyway, we left at 9:05. It was already feeling muggy. On top of that, this route that Courtney mapped out, can you say HILLS?!? Oh, I can’t believe how many hills there were. I’m pretty sure it was at every single mile we hit. The pros are we are training in this heat and we’re getting some great hill work — Courtney said that the VT marathon doesn’t have nearly as many hills as we have trained for. Thank goodness.
When I got home, Lili was wearing the cutest outfit.
I apologize for the blurriness. Lili wouldn’t keep still. She was wearing her “Run Mommy Run” onesie with her running skirt. I think this might be the outfit she’ll wear on marathon day.
After I ate, showered and tried to take a nap with Lili (which we were very unsuccessful at), I wrote out a shopping list for the week. We’re trying to get Pedro into some healthier habits. We also want to try to get out for a walk today. Pedro stayed home while I took Lili out. It was a nice day anyway and she was not in the mood to nap.
She is the funniest. She’s looking at the shopping list in the first pic and then she’s eating free samples that they have at the stands. She’s just like her grandma. HA. $130.00 later and a trunk full of goodies, Lili and I were back home (she of course fell asleep in the car). Pedro and I ate and then Lili and I passed out. Yes, it was between 7-8PM. I had all these big plans, but nothing happened.
I woke up close to 4-5. I ended up baking blueberry muffins for breakfast, chicken quesadillas for Pedro’s lunch and marinating swordfish for dinner, all while feeding Lili her breakfast. I also managed to get a decent workout in. Don’t ask me how — Lili was definitely getting fussy towards the end.
I was disappointed I couldn’t workout longer, but you know what, I’m actually more sore from my 13-mile run than my 20. I’m thinking it was the speed and the heat combined with the hills. So hard. Also, I had good intentions on baking/cooking everything last night. I think I just needed the sleep though.
How often do you prepare food for the week on a Sunday? Do you do a lot of laundry on the weekends?
Back to work, Monday. On top of that, my girlfriend that I work for leaves for Portugal. I’ll be a busy bee till, (gulp), May.