Monday, September 29, 2008

Two Monday Week

The only thing that got me up and moving this morning is the fact that I have taken tomorrow off work.

I am going to enjoy every minute of no particular place to be at any particular time and get all of my errands done that I've been putting off.

My weekend was a lot of fun, but a bit expensive.
Today is my daughter's birthday, she's 15. How did I get old enough to have a 15 year old? Over the weekend, I had a houseful of 14 and 15 year old girls. It was a lot of fun, but my house is now a disaster zone. Ugh!

Saturday morning, Angie came by and we ran 10 miles. The run went very well, leaps and bounds ahead of the disaster that was last weekend's long run...

Distance: 10 miles
Pace: 10:56
Average HR: 154 bpm

I can not express what a relief it is for me to give up my plan for a full marathon this year. I've had such a stressful year at work, and have really been struggling with my weight which is new for me. I haven't had a problem with my weight for years, but the lack of regular running has brought it all back fresh and new - for several months now. Just making the decision to try and get back to "normal" before I start any marathon training has taken such a load off my mind. I'm hoping that I can get back into a normal routine by the end of the year and shoot for a spring marathon next year.

I will, however, be running the Half at Columbus. This will be my 5th half marathon this year, with very little running in between. Grrr...

Angie and I went to see "Nights in Rodanthe" last night, and out for wine and Mexican food later. The movie was very good, but was more of a tearjerker than I realized it would be. I needed the wine to drown my tears!

Why, oh why can't I get stranded at an Inn with a guy like Richard Gere?
If it were me, the guy would either be a weirdo, or an arrogant jerk.


Viv said...

You are right Tammy it has been stressful for you so I am sure the marathon training would be even more stressful. Enjoy the 1/2's they are always fun with just the right ammount of challenge right.

I heard the movie was a tear inducer staying away from it big time then.

Enjoy your day off tomorrow and getting some things done.

AKA Alice said...

I agree with Viv. You made the right decision. I'm only doing 1/2s this year too, for pretty much the same reason.

I don't know how I got old enough to have a teenage daughter either...

Yasmin said...

13.1 is an honorable distance. Also, there is one Super Bowl Sunday in Huntington Beach. Just throwing it out there...

But really, I do believe that, with everything on your plate, you made the right decision.

Kelly said...

I agree that you had too much going on! 5 half marathons in a year is impressive!

Southbay Girl said...

I saw the movie and cried as well....but I had to go home and drink!!!