Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Moms Run This Town

Exercise: 8 easy miles, Sunday marathon primer

Sunday I ran 13.1 as my final long run prior to the Malibu Marathon. I've been playing with my pace to see what will work best since I haven't run a marathon in 4 & 1/2 years. I ran my 20 miler too slow, my 22 miler under-fueled and under-rested and went out too fast last Sunday. Today I ran a pace for 6 miles that I'm hoping is sustainable for 26 miles, I booked mile 6-7 at around 8 min pace to make sure I still had gas left in the tank and finished the eighth mile as a cool down. My projected finish is 4:30, but the hills may slow me down so 4:45 seems reasonable?!?! Hopefully :)

If you live near the San Fernando Valley and are looking to run, walk, or run/walk with other mothers at least once a week (or know someone that does) I have created a new Moms Run This Town group on Facebook. It's totally free and all you need is a pair of running shoes! The first meetup will be a 2.5 mile walk around the lake (2 times) on Tuesday ** EDIT**11/20** from 9:15-10 and then we'll let the kids play after. If you can't make this meeting just comment here or on the Facebook page and we can figure out what times and days work best in the future.

Have a great rest of your week!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

28 Days Later

Is one of my favorite movies and also about how long it's been since I've blogged. I've thought about ending this little blog because I just haven't had time to post and I feel guilty to have let down the 4 people that regularly follow it ;) But I will be keeping it because it's fun to have a record of past thoughts and endeavors. So I'll just be posting when I have time or something exciting enough to tell the world.

So here's what I've been up to:

1. Training for the Malibu Marathon November 11. I've managed to complete a few long runs including 18, 20 & 22 milers. I feel nervous but pretty prepared. I have a few goals but my main objective is to finish happy under 5 hours. If that could be closer to 4:30, that would be cool.

2. Family trip to Lake Havasu. So much fun and pretty relaxing. 3 solid days boating and open water swimming while staying in a house right on the water. So great.

3. Halloween Festivities. It's the first year Little Man really understands it and it has been so much fun. Since October 21st we've had a party or some Halloween oriented event. Now I'm getting really excited for Christmas.

4. Preschool update: I'm still there, it's annoying and I'm getting frustrated. We're giving it until the end of the semester and at that point we'll decide whether we stay at this school, find another, or postpone until Little Man is a little older.

And here are some crappy photos from the past month :)

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