|Lego train we got at Legoland. Over 200 pieces and it took him maybe 30 minutes!|
|Three cheeseburgers later and he can barely keep his eyes open|
Tuesday: Speed work. Did my marathon pace speed work session today, instead of my big speed work session of 3 mile repeats. Felt great even despite waking up to almost 100 percent humidity. Stupid Kansas and it's beautiful low morning temps and 100 % humidity complete with humidity fog. I am so done with humidity. Actually was cold during my run, but my arm sleeves were being held captive in the guest bedroom. My hubby has a chest cold t
|Not feeling great, but got his homework done anyway|
|Some days at the end of the day, you just need a beer. Abita Purple Haze|
Thursday: Speed work. After a long night of andrew waking up and crying most likely due to pain from fever, I called off our morning run. I had some hopes that he would be okay to go to school in the morning, but when we got up, he still had a very low grade fever
|Tony, Andrew, and I looking at the stars|
Post work and seeing one of my bosses do his tenure talk, I headed over to talk to the local Girl Scout Troop. They are trying to design and implement a dog park in Wamego, and I am eager to help them see their dream come true. They had great ideas, had done their homework on other dog parks nearby, and had some GREAT ideas on things to make and sell dog themed items to raise money. I also encouraged them to get donations from local businesses (they have a grant as well) and give those businesses due credit on benches or on signs in or around the dog park. The city seems really behind this idea, so I think in the near future, this idea will be a reality.
Sunday: Long run. Last 20 miler before Chicago! I was kind of excited, because when I woke up, the temps were in the low 50s. Unfortunately, as I scrolled down, I saw 100% humidity. NOOOOOO! It was so humid it was misty outside. I started out with arm sleeves, but quickly shucked them as the humidity kept me from enjoying that cool air. I started out with Stella with plans to get 15-16 with her before trading off with Deuce, since he got to do mileage yesterday. I really would have enjoyed this run if the humidity had been manageable and my tummy had been nicer to me. I still haven't fully gotten my tummy issues under control, and they were super bad during this run. Add in day 2 of my period and well, I won't elaborate, but it wasn't pretty. After picking deuce up at mile 15, I was suppose to have a fast finish, but the last 3 or 4 miles were just me trying not to quit. My hip was tight and not 100% and my left upper back toward the end started having spasms (probably thanks to my hip). I was trying to restrict my walking to fueling only, but towards the end it was when I needed it. Thank goodness I have been doing this long enough to know that the taper heals the body, and that one truly bad run doesn't mean anything in the long run.
Total mileage for the week: 40
BRING ON THE TAPER!
Have a good week!