So I totally forgot to post a picture that I dug up of me on the scooter I won in 2009. I entered a raffle and when the guy called me, I just kept yelling profanities at him until I believed him. I had to sell the scooter when I moved to California, and it definitely had some technical difficulties during the time i had it, but it was always fun to ride, and my friend took this picture when I was wearing all black and white, matching the scooter. So that was definitely the best thing I’ve ever won.
I’m dealing with sleep deprivation (again), which is no fun, especially when you have to be at the office from 9am-9pm. I’m hoping that once this final push is over and we leave for Georgia, it will get better.
My week of workouts went well, and I’m really glad I got my long run done yesterday; I can barely open my eyes today because they’re burning so much from being sleep deprived, so I definitely would not be able to run today. I did 8 miles yesterday, and I really focused on doing them slowly. I noticed I’d been trying to push myself a little too much on long runs, and getting a little worn out near the end. I made sure I could comfortably have a conversation if I needed to, never letting my breath get heavy. It was really pleasant this way. I’m also quasi following the Runner’s World Break 2:00 Half Marathon Plan and it recommends what pace to run at, which is really nice. Breaking two hours is my goal for the Mermaid Series Half Marathon in San Diego on February 8. I’ve been trying to research good areas to run in Gatlinburg, Tennessee (where we’ll be next weekend) when I’d like to run 9 miles, but it’s proving a little difficult. I might have to push it until we get to Atlanta the following Monday. Last week in review:
Monday – bootcamp, 3 miles
Tuesday – 6 miles
Wednesday – bootcamp, 2.5 miles
Thursday – 5 miles
Friday – rest
Saturday – 8 miles
Sunday – rest
Thanks for the link to break 2 hours! I’ve been trying to take my long runs slower as well, and I like the feeling of being more relaxed rather than wiped out for the duration of the run.
I love the scooter! I would totally use one..they look so cute and fun 🙂
Sure! I was excited when I found it. I know, I always think people riding scooters around here look so cool.
Always a good idea to make sure you do your long runs at a “slow, conversational pace”…something I have been having trouble with lately. I know it’s the craziness of the holidays that just makes me want to go, go, go! I hope you have safe travels to Georgia, and that you enjoy your holiday!
Yeah and when you feel good a few miles in you really just want to run all out! Thank you so much, happy holidays to you as well!