First congrats to all who ran and finished the Houston 1/2 Marathon! I toyed with the idea of running it, but I had to admit to myself that I am definitely not ready for a 1/2 yet. In fact, I may not be really ready by the time the San Antonio 1/2 gets here next month, but I'm just gonna do my best and finish. It's just a training run and a girls weekend for me, so no pressure. Oh and I found out this weekend that The Cult will be the headliner for the concert Sunday night after the marathon. At first, someone in Woodlands Fit said it was The Cure...I'd love to see The Cure again! I was a HUGE fan in high school and saw them live - at Southern Star Amphitheatre I think (at Astroworld). Or was it The Summit? Anyway, I loved them along with New Order, Depeche Mode, Erasure and all those other "new wave" bands. The Cult? Well, I loved them in high school (especially "She Sells Santuary"), but I can survive without seeing them live 20 years later. LOL!
Sunday, 10/26 - P90X - Legs & Back - 1 hour
Probably not a smart move to do the leg workout the day after a long run. Oh well, I can say that I felt the burn!
Saturday, 10/25 - Woodlands Fit Run - 6 miles, 10:51 pace
What can I say? The weather was absolutely perfect for a run! 58-ish and low humidity, so no complaints from me. I can remember the days, before the baby, when I could run in this weather and not break a sweat. Obviously, I am not in that kind of shape post-baby, because when we were done I was sweaty and my face was all red. I will get back there....eventually. Overall, the run felt good. I have to admit I was relieved that we were dropping in the mileage this week, since I didn't get to run the 10-miler with the group the weekend before. Afterward, the group had coffee together at Starbucks - an attempt to get to know each other before we all room together at the San Antonio R&R Marathon in a few weeks. As I was comparing my day planner to my Outlook calendar last week, I realized something for the 1st time...the Madonna concert is the same day as the San Antonio 1/2! Doh! Talk about a crazy weekend! I am going to have to run the 1/2, speed back to the in-laws in San Marcos where the hubby and kiddos will be waiting, shower, then head back to Houston! Oh well, I always say I love being on the go.
Friday, 10/24 - rest
I went to Luke's during lunch to look for a new running skirt. I forgot that it was packet pick-up day for the Houston Half and the place was pretty crowded. I did run into Coach Gaye, who is now working there and helped me find exactly what I was looking for.
Thursday, 10/23 - 35 minutes, treadmill run
Wednesday, 10/22 - P90X - Shoulders & Arms - 1 hour, Ab Ripper X - 15 minutes
Tuesday, 10/21 - 30 minutes, treadmill run
I could tell that I hadn't run in almost a week, because it was slow going. My legs and feet felt like lead.
Monday, 10/20 - 1 hour, 15 minute bike ride - 12 mph
My friend and I found ourselves talking way too much during our ride, which caused us to slow down!
Sunday, 10/19 - P90X - Chest & Back - 1 hour, Ab Ripper X - 15 minutes
Saturday - 10/18 - Neighborhood garage sale, so no WoodlandsFit long run for me
Friday, 10/17 - Rest - Garage sale prep
Thursday, 10/16 - P90X - legs and back
Wendesday, 10/15 - 30 minute treadmill run