Yesterday I went a 3 miles run and decided I would really focus on my arms, trying to push my elbows back a lot more and stopping them near my ribs like Beth was advised to do. At first It felt weird, I could not find a good rhythm. But I did stick with my plan to try to improve my arm placement and things got better and also faster. My splits were faster then usual. I thought well maybe the arm thing has something to do with it. It is supposed to help increasing the cadence. It could also mean I just had a good day. Today I went out for 5 miles and did the same thing as yesterday with my arms. First 3 miles I could do it no problem, not crossing in front and keeping the elbows back. At Mile 4 I got a little tired and sloppy and less focused and started crossing my hands in the front again. I got back to better form until the end of the 5 miles. Well I ran my fastest 5 miles in training. That is enough to convince me that the arms have something to do with how fast I go. Progress is a good thing. Thanks Beth!
Yesterday I coached Will's team. We had the worst referee in the league. We played a team who's coach clearly did not read the rules for our division: No men to men. No stuff. No stealing the ball. No hitting all the other players on the other team. All my kids got hit in the face, Will even came home bleeding. This division is 6-7 yrs old boys!! The ref called nothing! At one point I said "Were you planning on using that thing around your neck today?" he looked at me "what thing?" "THE FREAKING WHISTLE!!!!!" He said "Don't worry HUN I got it under control!" HUN?? Really?? I was so mad. I said "Do not call me HUN, I am almost old enough to be your MUM!" At the end of the game he came to me and he said : "Good job coach!" I said "I wish I could say the same thing to you!" Coach Caro was NOT happy after that game. Here's some pics.
Clearly #3 has no interest in what I am saying!!
That's my boy!
He thought it was hilarious to just keep the ball and not pass to anyone..me not so much!
Wonder what Bill drinks during the games...!!! That is a little crooked!
Boys were out front when I came home from my run. Will wanted to shoot in the big hoop and he was so proud that I could put the ball in! He said "Mom maybe I will not be a doctor after all and I will be a pro basketball player instead is that OK?" Ha!! Ha!!! Fine with me!!