Tuesday, March 17, 2009

It's ON!

I have had a very hectic couple of days.

Work is crazy busy lately, and my hours have been long.

So, my weekend... Yes, I ran my 20 miler on Saturday morning. I had planned to take off around 7am, but I was piddling on Saturday morning and didn't get out the door until around 8:30am. The temperature was in the 40's by that time, and near 50 by the time I finished, 4. Hours. Later. UGH!!

I really can't complain about anything except for my slowness. The weather was perfect, and I felt great.

After the run, I went to my BFF's house and we had various appetizers and green martini-type concoctions. It was a fun time. Later, I came home and went shopping with another friend and got a new pair of sandals. Yay for shoes!

Sunday afternoon, I went to the movies with a girlfriend to see "Last Chance Harvey". I enjoyed this movie, but the best part is that it was a chic flick with characters that are not young and stick-thin. After the movie, we went out for Mexican and drinks (of course). I took it upon myself to try and drink all of the chardonnay in the restaurant, I think. Ugh! Too much wine on a school night.

So, I've got some good things going on this week.

1- This coming weekend will be my last long run before I begin to taper for my marathon.

2- My colleague is in town, and we're going to wrap up some outstanding work from my long, long, long list.

3- My friends from work and I have "officially" started our weight loss competition. I did it up right, as I pigged out last night before our first "official" weigh-in. I'm sure I was packing on a few extra pounds this morning that will easily come off for next week.

4- I've somewhat signed up for online classes toward my MBA. This is something that I've always wanted to do, but I was always waiting until the kids were older. I say somewhat because I reserve the right to bail... not sure about the online thing.

Now, I just have to get back into workouts. My daughter and I haven't made it to the gym since Thursday. I haven't ran since Saturday's long run. I plan to get back on the road and in the gym immediately.


Melanie said...

great job on the 20 miler! congrats on signing up for the class, and good luck in the competition!

Girl on Top said...

Great job on your 20 miler! Can't wait to hear about your race. Wow, seems like it's here so fast!

Carly said...

Nice job Tammy! Sounds like all the stars are aligning.

X-Country2 said...

Any long run over 16 miles means I spent the rest of the day on the couch. I can't believe you were up and bouncing around after 20!

Good luck with the MBA. I never did the online classes, but those shinny letters are good to have.

Yasmin said...

I can not fathom 20 miles and you have a longer run this week? Egads!

Marci said...

Awesome post, a 20 miler, green martinis (I looovvee martinis), and a new weight loss challenge with friends. I need to get my act together!

I Run for Fun said...

Great run...and green martinis!

Congratulations on taking that first step toward your MBA! Shows commitment.