Monday, March 14, 2011

Ode to my Maggie

First the running portion of this post:
4 miles today.  I did not feel like running at all at first.  I almost gave in to going to Starbucks with the other moms...but..........I DIDN'T!
First mile I felt so slow and my legs felt heavy, I thought OK let's just do the 3 miles I have Wednesday today and do the 4 on Wednesday.  LAME.   But by miles 2 all was better and I did the 4 miles like I had planned. 
Last week:
WEEK 5Mon: 4 miles: 4 miles
Tue: stretch and strength + XT: stretch and abs + arms and 30 min bike

Wed: 3 miles: 3 miles
Thu: Speedwork: 7x400 at 5k pace: did 7x400m. 5 miles total.

Sat: XT or 3 miles: 3 miles

Sun: 7 miles7 milestotal: 22 miles
 WEEK 6Mon: 4 miles: 4 miles :)
Tue: stretch and strength + XT:

Wed: 3 miles
Thu: Speedwork: tempo 40 min yikes!

Fri: REST:
Sat: XT or 3 miles:

Sun: 8 miles:
I signed up for Neil's  May 1st, 2011, Cool Kids Virtual Marathon!!!
Did you? 
It is the closest I will come to be in a Marathon "race"
ha ha!!!

Today my beloved Maggie, best dog in the whole wide world,  is turning 9!
I waited 30 yrs to get a dog.
When I was 3 I started asking for a dog.  For my birthday, for Christmas, for Valentine, for Easter,  for good grades,  you name it.
I got NO every time, even got from my mom "it's me or a dog" and I had to think about it for a minute.  I was 7
So anyway, I finally got my dog at the young age of 33!
She is THE BEST, well worth the wait.

First day we brought her home!

 With Will when he was just a tiny peanut!

That is Will when he was 2! Mags was 4.


Now time to go work on serious stuff: MY BRACKETS!
In case you missed my post yesterday: My heart belongs to DUKE!


Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Thanks for letting me know this post is dedicated to your furry child! I love Maggie!! She is gorgeous!!

That family picture is a framer definitely!!!

--Love, Cooper

Chris K said...

Cute dog. Go Aztecs.

Caroline said...

Chris there is a typo on your post.
here it is go DUKE.
new profile pic goes with your team!!!

XLMIC said...

Awwww! Happy Birthday, Maggie! And great job on getting that run done :)

abbi said...

Maggie looks like a great dog!!

Carrie said...

I'm not sure there's anything cuter than a Golden Retriever puppy. She looks like an awesome dog. Glad you got your run in.

Pam said...

Happy birthday, Maggie!

She's just beautiful. :) It' so sweet to see her with baby Will. How awesome that they get to grow up together.

Hannah said...

Beautiful puppy pictures!

Starbucks is hard to pass up...way to get the run in despite the temptation!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Happy Bday Maggie, that first pic as a pup was soooo cute

Kate said...

What a sweet dog!

Nice job on getting out on that run. I think that often the worst part is getting out the door; that said, I also tend to do a lot of negotiating with myself and then reneging on my promises. :)

Kate said...

Happy Birthday Maggie Doodle Doo!!! Such sweet pictures.

Christine said...

Awww, what a cutie!! Growing up I used to have a Golden Retriever as well - the best family dog ever!! :)

Teamarcia said...

Happy Birtihday Maggie! She is adorable. Heres to many more years of fun family time with her. We had a few GRs growing up....fantastic dogs.
Beautiful family pic!

Michael said...

Happy Belated Birthday Maggie!! She is absolutely beautiful. I just love dogs - especially big dogs. I love her!

Jill said...

Awww, she's definitely part of the family and well loved! Happy birthday!
Gorgeous family picture :).

Anne said...

Quel beau chien! Bonne Fête Maggie!

Bravo pour ton 4 miles...le 1er mile est toujours le pire :)

L Finch said...

your dog is beautiful!!! (side note:) If you're ever looking for a guest blogger I'm your gal! Check out my blog and follow me back! Cheers!
- Liz

Amanda@runninghood said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Maggie! And congrats on registering for your first marathon...May first birthing day or my firstborn's birthday. A special day!