Monday, August 15, 2011

Week 9 and Sea World

Today I started week 10 of my half marathon training plan.  Week 1o!  In 3 weeks today I will have ran my 3rd half marathon.   My first one was in January 2011 and my 2nd in May.  I had a 10 miles run yesterday.  I had 3 running partners for 6 out of the 10 miles.  It was really nice.  It was pretty hot and I did get dehydrated at mile 8.  I started having the chills even though it was close to 90 before 8 am.  I also had swollen fingers.  Lost A LOT of salt again and sweated a lot more than usual.  I took an ice bath and I drank 3 bottles of Nuun when I got back home.  I tried new shoes yesterday.  I decided to try a bigger size to see if that would help my toe problems (bloddy blisters on top of middle toes, blisters on big toes) and also help with swollen feet.  It got Mizunos Inspire 7.  I LOVE them.  I had no pain.  No swelling and no blisters. 

Week 9
Mon: 3 miles recovery
Tue: 5 miles
Wed: 3 miles
Thu: 5 miles : Speedwork 11x400 @2:10
Fri: Rest
Sat: Sea World.
Sun: 10 miles
total: 26.5

After my 10 miler I went to see THE HELP at the movies.  If you read the book and you loved it, go see the movie.  I LOVED it.  It was great.  The actresses are ALL fantastic in it.

Saturday we finally made it to Sea World! This was supposed to be the activity for Will's birthday back in June but because of Bill's INSANE work schedule we had to postpone.  Finally he was able to take 1 day off.  On a freaking Saturday you would think it is a given...but not these days.  First day he was at home since June 8.

This was my first time going to Sea World.  WOW. It was amazing.
I LOVE animals.  The ones that are part of the shows there are unbelievable!  I was so impressed with how intelligent they are and by what they can do!

I took over 400 pics...I know I am are a few.

The Dolphins show

 The Sea Lions
These guys were my favorites! They are hilarious!
They did a Survivors challenge and Dancing with the Stars also!

This was on the 2nd floor of their stage, he came out alone as "Superman"

Jonathan stole my sunglasses

Dancing the TANGO he has a rose in his mouth!

This guy was funny..look how he wanted to be in the picture!!!

See the fish?

A Kiss!!


SupermomE12 said...

You are going to ROCK your half marathon!!

And I love love love Sea World. I actually wanted to be a marine biologist for awhile. :)

Kate said...

You are so strong and consistent in your training. I need to get back to being disciplined. I'm excited for's coming up fast!

Sea World looks so fun! I've never been there. Great pics of your kids and the animals. Can't believe it was your husband's first day off since JUNE. Wow!!

Jenn said...

Oh my. 90 degrees for a 10 mile=not fun but you still got it done!!! Awesome that you found a pair of shoes that work for you! I wasted A LOT of money before I finally found my perfect pair!

Love all the SeaWorld pics! June 8th!!! That is SUCH a long time. Wow, that is really a tough stretch. Glad he was able to come with you and you could get some family time!

Keep up the great training Caroline! I'm thinking this half is going to go VERY well for you:)

Laura said...

Another great week of training! Great pics of the kids and Sea world.

Anne said...

You are so ready for your half-marathon. Now that you've got the fuelling down, you'll have an amazing time!

I need to get running shoes a 1/2 size bigger also...I've been getting blisters and lost my big toe nail. Glad it worked for you.

Très cool tes photos...ils sont cutes les animaux (et tes garçons) :)

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Teamarcia said...

You are primed for your half girl!
Seaworld is so much fun! Last time we were there we fed the dolphins, except the kid wigged out and wouldn't touch the fish so guess who really fed the dolphins?

Tricia said...

yippeee for nuun, and new shoes, and no blister and shamu :)

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Terzah said...

You will rock that half!!

I love Sea World too. My family didn't go on many real vacations when I was a kid, but we did take one to San Diego when I was in 9th grade and Sea World was the highlight. I remember my sister and I deliberately sat near Shamu's tank and got SOAKED. Loved that, and seeing those amazing animals up close.

Fruit Fly said...

Those Sea World photos are awesome. Gosh, I haven't been down there in, eek, nearly a couple of decades. The sea lion shows were always my favorite - looks like they are still cute!

Darlene said...

Loved The Help almost as much as the book. Great pics too.