Monday, November 26, 2007

Back to reality

Long weekends can be great, but by yesterday, we were all ready to be back to the normal routine that school and work provide.

Remind me next year to ban all Harry and David popcorn, caramel, and chocolate products from my house, ok? Wowie did I indulge, and as predicted, my mood took a nose dive. Today I'm back on eating clean and feelin' fine.

Fitness wise I'm still plugging along. Friday I ran 10 miles at a 9:15 pace, and just an hour after I got home, we took the kids (Austin, Tucker, and my niece Amanda) ice skating. It wasn't my first choice personally (vegging on the couch would have been just fine!), but I kept remembering the part in "Ultra Marathon Man" where he runs 200 miles, then takes his kids on the roller coaster at the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz. Yeah, if he can do that, I can run 10, then ice skate. Skating was fun! The check in girl said, "Oh no! You only have an hour and a half to skate!" Ummm, do we LOOK like professionals??? That was plenty of time for all of us, but we really had a lot of fun.

Today as penance for my indulgent eating, I decided to run 10 again. Today's pace was 9:08 (faster, which is good, although there were strong winds on Saturday) and it felt easier than Saturday.

Oh, I almost forgot -- I did a bootcamp at S&B Elite Training on Saturday. It was really fun and included some boxing moves -- roundhouse kicks and punching combinations -- in addition to all sorts of other challenges. And at the end, they award a t-shirt to the "soldier of the day" and I was chosen for the award! Now I want to go back every single weekend, although a gold star or a sticker would have the same effect for me, as I'm highly motivated by praise!


Brit-Man said...

WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!!!

Hopefully that will motivate you for at least another 10 minutes :-p.

Actually we don't need to remind you, about all that stuff you guzzled down your neck, just change your blog title, so it says, "Be a good one, and don't eat chocolate covered Popcorn"

After all, I bet Abraham Lincoln never ate Popcorn :-p :-p.

Then again, he probably never planned to run 6 x 13 mile slogs either. Are Stovepipe hats very Aerodynamic, or do thay cause too much wind resistance / drag factor?

Hope you're having a great day.

You're amazing, and you deserve to feel like a million dollar lady :-) :-)


LizN said...

Half a dozen half marathons sounds like fun (yeah, I'm sick :) )

I don't know just what is on the cards for me yet.


Stef said...


chantal2bfit said...

Love that goal of 6 HMs in a year! That's my favorite distance as well. I think I'll make that my goal for 2009. For 2008, I just want to stay injury free.

Brit-Man said...

Having thought about it, I think I might possibly run 6 HM's next year.

Half Miles that is :-p.

Irene said...

I need to get the mileage going again. Wow, girl, you ran 10! I need to get going if I expect to catch up with you!

You're doing great!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the award!
Ice skating sounds fun, I've never been.
You're doing amazing on your runs!!

Colette said...

Hey friend, Just saying hi!

Hope your week has gone well ;)

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS on your award. Great work Leslie!! that is really great stuff!! You Rock!! I love boxing and kicking combos.

Great work on your run!! very impressive. Keep it up!