This was a crazy and big week. I had made a decision to do something super scary and outside of my comfort zone. I have decided to go part time in my beetle/BNG lab that I have worked for, for 13 years and work part time for Tony's company, Coleman Electric. This means I am saying good bye to my algal lab that I have worked in for the past year. I really loved working with them and hate to let them go, but I really, really want to be a part of my hubby's company and help it grow and help him not be chained to paper work all night every night. I am super nervous, as this is totally out of my wheel house but heck, I do love a good challenge. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I try a new chapter in my life!
Monday: Rest day. How I love thee. I actually had to work sunday all day and had a ton to do monday, so came home pretty exhausted. Like go to bed at 6:30 pm exhausted. I am hoping my body is just fighting something off and this isn't something else (and no I am not preggers:).
Tuesday: Speed work. Mile repeats. After going to bed super early and not sleeping very well throughout the night, I knew when I got up that repeats were not in the stars for me. I decided to do just mileage and hope that whatever this feeling is that i have is nothing, and a few days of easy will cure it.
Okay, so here is a tiny rant. I have had my garmin 220 for years now. I have never had issues with it or if I have, they have been pretty quickly fixable. The past couple of weeks my watch has been off big time. I know where the mile markers are on our route, because I haven been running roughly the same routes for years now. At times today, mine and Mel's watch was off by a quarter of a mile !!!!! I know we can be a tenth or so off, but not a quarter of a mile much because we are running side by side! I am as I type this, installing a software update, so hoping that fixes it. I love my garmin and hate talking ill of it because it has been such a good watch, but dude, I ran 6 miles today and I didn't get credit for it :)
|These two crack me up. This was "second dinner" as they ate while I was at soccer and then ate again when I went to subway to pick up a salad|
Wednesday: Cross and Strength. I vowed to get back on the C and S horse and I batted .500. I really think we should rethink cross training, because i think I should sometimes get credit for lugging an almost 50 lb kid around hyvee. Actually, we are in the stage where he absolutely does NOT want to ride in the buggy, but yet push the buggy and push the buggy as fast as possible, which is not cool. His head is now above the pushing bar and it just makes me happy and sad that he is growing up so quickly! I did get 30 minutes of strength in, including my MYRTL routine before we headed out.
Thursday: 6 miles easy. My hope was that by skipping Tuesday's speed work that I would be more apt to hit it hard Thursday. Nope. I woke up and just wasn't feeling very speedy and that was compounded by 96% humidity. I swear Kansas, please, dial back the humidity so us runners can enjoy the lower temperatures!!!! I tried to get a pic because we were running in this dense fog the whole time, but this is all I got.
|I need one of those tennis ball attachments so she will look at my phone|