Friday, August 12, 2011

Taco dip, beer and a baby pool

^Above: Me playing in the good old days^

Hello followers!
My appologies for being a MAJOR slacker and not blogging lately. I am however, not being a slacker on the running! There are 145 days till the marathon... I know you are all thinking, wow that is sooooo far away, but wake up call, IT'S NOT. Little over 5 months to get my booty rockin. It's gonna be here before I know it. AHHH!!!

I'm on week 5 of my training schedule, averaging about 6-7 miles, with a longer run on the weekend. Some days are great, some days not so great (like when I ran last Sunday at Peace Valley Park at 3:30 p.m. with temps about 90 degrees because I was stupid enough to say yes to Matt Miller's request.) Not only did the heat kill me that day but I got smoked by a scrony tall white boy who does not run which completely mentally killed me. We are however even because last time we ran together I killed him. Like I've said before running during the day = major failure for me. Early bird gets the worm.

I luckily am out of my FUNK which my last post was about. I'm not going to go into full detail but the Amanda a lot of you knew from about 7 years ago is back and I'm so happy about that!

Soccer on Thursday nights has been a great mix during the week because it is getting me on a difference surface (my right knee is not my friend these past few weeks) and it also is more sprint, jog, sprint running, working my lungs a different way. We have playoffs next week and on the list for post game game fun = beer, taco dip and a baby pool. {Derek better come through with the baby pool :) } It nice that I finally feel comforatable with the team and really enjoy myself with them. If you are reading this guys, I'm having a blast!

Biggest excitement in my running world is finding out that my brother-in-law Andy has been running a few nights a week. He found this app on his iPhone that takes him on a weekly program and makes him walk, jog, walk and it progressively gets tougher with shorter walks and rest periods. I am looking to find a 5K in October that we both will run together. I'm really proud of him and I think this is something that would be really special for the two of us to do together. :)

That is all for now...I promise I won't leave you guys hanging this long again.
P.S.- Everyone send my cousin Jackie some love...She needs a little kick in her butt and I'm tired of it being just from me.

1 comment:

  1. wait what's this about wanting to run a 5k in october?

    Council OKs Manna 5K - @lansreporter