Thursday, July 31, 2008

Back from Vacation

Vacation was awesome!! First of all the weather on the coast of So. California was/is fabulous. The warmest day was a high of 80. The week ranged from 73-80 degrees during the day and 60-65 degrees at night with a breeze that required a hoodie. Oh and did I mention no humidity.

Tuesday (July 22) we got on the plane and headed for Orange County, we arrived about 2 pm and picked up our rental car.I had reserved an economy car to save money but we got hooked up with the PT Cruiser. We dropped our bags at my brother's apt and headed to the Pier for a drink and to wait for my brother and sister-in-law to get home from work. And then dinner on the pier.

Wednesday we drove to San Diego and we stopped at Camp Pendelton, went to the zoo, the Air and Space Museum and to La Jolla to the beach. Lo Jolla was very plush.

Thursday we went to LA, Hollywood, Venice Beach, and to Long Beach to visit the Queen Mary. In Hollywood we stopped at the Chinese Theater and checked out the footprints in the cement. Venice beach was neat but trashy, we stopped at the basketball courts where "White Man Can't Jump" was filmed. And we stopped for a photo op at Muscle Beach. Then in Long Beach we took the haunted tour of the Queen Mary. The Queen Mary was plush ship in the 30's and 40's and during the war it was taken out of commission to transport soldiers to Germany and back. The Queen Mary was the most sought ship by Hitler.

Ok that is all for now I will post more about the trip later.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Saturday morning up at 5:15 for WF Saturday morning long run. This week we shot up a few miles considering we ran 7.25 last Saturday. So we ran 10 miles, our route included about 3 miles of Flint Ridge the last 2 miles were the crazy hills. The run was nice, mainly in the shade. When we got back we had a clinic on stretching which felt fabulous. Bill, Debbie and I plus a few other WF'ers went to Skeeters for breakfast afterward. Then home to clean and start packing for my trip to Cali. I know I have mentioned this a few times before but it is finally here. Yes I leave tomorrow at noon. Sunday we rather boring I went for a much needed pedicure and ran a few errands, finished packing and then I did not get out of my recliner the rest of the day. This morning up at 5:30 for a run at Town Green Park- all I can say is IT SUCKED PP. Very humid, my legs never woke up it was the worst 3 miles ever. But I am over it and I know that we all have bad runs from time to time, I just forgot how bad they feel. OK more in a week or so.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Short run

Last night was a short run for me and Najat. We met at Town Green Park and decided to run along the waterway. It ended up being 2 miles from start to finish, so it was a nice break. Then when we decided to leave I figure out that I no longer have my keyless entry "clicker". Oh and the keys are in the car in the console. So Najat and I walked back down the water way to The Goose's Acre to try and find it. Of coarse I had no luck so my hubby came and picked me up.

And this morning I spent at the dealership getting a key cut. I can not wait until this day ends... But on the brightside I leave in 4 days to go to California.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Track night

Last night at track we warmed up for about 15 mins and then we did a few drills. Workout last night was 8 X 300 w/100 recovery. Easy average pace 12:12. After that Najat lead us through core routine. Sunday was coach Kim's birthday so her tri group gave her a poster that had made for her.

Now I am on count down.. 6 days until vacation.

Monday, July 14, 2008

One more week..

So a week from tomorrow I will be heading out to California for vacation. I am so stoked! My husband and I are going to visit my brother and sister-in-law that live in San Clemente CA. We are going to do a few tourist things like go to LA and San Diego. We will be taking a dive at Catalina Island as well. I will defiantly have a long post when we get back with some photos.

Saturday up at 5:15 for WF run. 7.25 miles great run avg pace 11:13. Meet a new W'fitter named Bonnie, she ran with me and come to find out before Saturday the furthest she had run was 4 miles. She will be a fast one. She is running the half in SA. There was a seminar after the run but I missed it cause beauty calls and I had to get my hair did before my trip.

Sunday rest day, Logan and I meet up with some family and took a 300 mile motorcycle ride.

Monday up at 5:30 met up with Donna, Susan, Najat and Julie for 3.5 miles.

Friday, July 11, 2008


Last night I met Najat and Judi at Starbucks at Woodlands Parkway for some hill training. We ran down Flintridge for 20 mins and then turned around and came back. It had been a long time since I ran hills in fact in March I ran the half marathon in Arkansas, and once since then. My legs were on fire in places I forgot I had. And it was brutally warm outside. Although it was painful I felt like a million bucks when we were done.

I did feel my legs this morning when I went to my Pilate's class. They were a little more week than normal.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Track Tuesday

Last night at track I was feeling whimpy.. 4-6 400's w/200 recovery. I got through the six but I tool a long break between 5 and 6. Thanks to Althea I made it through. I hate feeling whimpy when I run. Najat was in a great mood she was trying to pump us all up.. that girl is wild!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Monday after the 4th

This morning I met the girls for our Monday morning run at 6am. Susan, Donna, Lauren, Najat, Julie and I ran 3.3 from Town Green Park. This morning was very humid and my legs did not want to work at all. The first half of the run was very difficult but when we made the turn my legs finally woke up and started to move. My 4th of July weekend was fun but quiet for the most part. My holiday started Wednesday about 3:30, my boss let us leave early for the holiday since we had Thursday and Friday off. So after work I met a few girlfriends for a cocktail after work.
Thursday morning I wanted to sleep in for a change so a few of the girls that were also off decided to meet for our run at 9am instead of 6am. Me, Susan, Kim and Julie met at Town Green Park and decided to run the Panther Creek loop. It was about 4.5 miles. I had decided I wanted a little bit longer run so I ran from my house to meet them and then ran home. So I got in about 6.7 or so. Thursday night we meet some friends for dinner.
Friday 7:30am Pilate's.. My husband and I took a ride on the bike to go have lunch. We rented a movie and then walked down the golf coarse and sat on the hill on 14 and watched the fireworks.
Saturday WF started at 6am so I was up at 5 to do all the usual things I do in the morning before a run. I arrived about 5:45 and we got started about 6:05 we ran 6.9 miles. When we got back WF winter program was kicking their season off. I hung around for a while to watch their orientation and then went home.
Sunday went to moms for lunch and home to be lazy.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Tuesday July 2

The weather cooled down a little yesterday when a cool front came from the Gulf and the humidity was down as well. Last night at track we had a nice group, Bill attended the WF coaches meeting at Fudrucker's so he stopped by for a work out and stayed until 7:00 before he headed out. I lead the group in 6-8 300's w/100 recovery. Everyone looked great and all pushed hard and completed 8. Najat lead the group in core exercises- she is a hard a** when it comes to core.

This morning up at 4:30am and went to bootcamp. Octavious killed my butt like always, in fact by the end of the day I am not sure if I will be able to lift my arms above my waist.

Happy 4th of July!