Monday: Rest day. GOTR girls first and then rest. We had to run inside the school due to storms moving in and heavy rain. The girls were on fire today, even with the running inside, and most ran entire laps! I was so proud!
Tuesday: 5 miles of speed work. 4 x 3 minutes of hard versus 3 minutes of easy. Got up at 4:20 to very rainy and wet conditions. Since we run out on rural roads, we decided it would be better to run later and let the roads dry out. We had flooding the night before, and it rained pretty much all night past that, so no telling how bad our roads would be. I so love fall running and the ability to run post work. The weird thing was, I figured the soccer fields would be totally soaked for practices, so after watching several other coaches cancel practices, I did as well. Then about 2 hours before our practice was suppose to be, I saw a Facebook post saying the fields were dry and okay to play on. What???? Okay, too late, had already canceled. Sigh. Had to send out an apology to the parents stating that I was told the fields were too wet and of course assumed that was true, and then the official word came down that it was not so. Oh well, I guess our parents think I am probably crazy and a little email happy :)
Wednesday: Strength and cross. Extra rest day.
Thursday: 7 miles with 1 mile repeats. Feels like 49 but 92% humidity. Sigh. I was actually cold, but covered in sweat. Please humidity, please go away. I want to enjoy the cooler temps truly.
Friday: Cross. I think originally this was suppose to be a rest day, but I couldn't resist the pull of a nice day, little to nothing to do at work, and my bike. In fact, I stayed home from work to ride my bike, and then went in to KSU. This new found freedom is kind of nice, although still taking some getting use to.
Friday night we headed to the soccer stadium for some KSU girl's soccer. Still hoping Andrew gets into soccer, as I know we are! We have no clue what is going on or what the calls are, but soccer is fun to watch live! Especially with the purple and white thunder sticks
Saturday: Rest day. Soccer. specifically the 8:30 game, which I love. I love being done with our commitment first thing in the day. Tony had to be at work all day, so I was solo coaching and momming. While the game was fun and we got lots of goals, Andrew really didn't play as well as I had hoped. He seems to be suddenly timid on defense again, and even when passed the ball with a clear path to the goal, he quickly gave up for fear of being attacked by defenders. Oh well, there is always the next game.
|I would say 45 inches minus the crazy hair LOL! I have to dig out the one from last year to see how much he has grown!|
|Riding the train|
|The chalk bus|
|Holding the bun buns and kittens|
I am SO excited for next week! I have been looking at tours and fun things that Tony and I can do sitting down/with minimal walking while in Chicago, and I think we have picked a bus tour and the aquarium as our tourist day. I will probably do like I did last time I did this race, where we were full out tourists in the morning and then post lunch, we became sloths or took sitting down tours that allowed me to be off of my feet as much as possible. I have decided even though I don't have a time goal per se, that I would like to try and get faster than my spring marathon but probably slower than my first Chicago, so about 5 hours. I am so excited to this year have a working phone that I can take pictures along the way and just soak in the fun that is the Chicago marathon.
Only three runs this week, so my weekly total is at 22. Can't wait till next week!!!! Windy city, here we come!!!!!