I tried the crazy shopping once and that was my last time. I hated it. I would much prefer going for 20 miles instead of that. I do the shopping ONLINE. Much better.
One Thanksgiving tradition I do like is the Turkey Trot!
This year I will run my first one! It's a 5k and my kids are running the 1k. I am looking forward to it!
I only have 3 more weeks before my 5th Half Marathon. This one comes with nice scenery and lots of hills. I am doing it as a long run, well a good long run but not for a PR. I don't want a personal worst and no repeat of Long Beach. Surf City is the one I want to go for PR!
Last week I did this:
Mon: 3 miles recovery
Tue: 5 miles tempo
Wed: 3 miles easy
Thu: 5 miles 10k pace
Sun: 10.5 miles
Saturday was not supposed to be a rest day. I had a friend from Quebec who came to visit us on Friday and left Saturday am. I have known her since Kindergarten! We stayed up late talking about everything, the next day we had to get up early for last soccer games and she had an early flight to catch. After 2 soccer games we had double pizza party..I am the team mom for both teams so I had to be there!! By the time all that was over I was pretty tired.
Sunday I went for 10 miles. It was cool and wet for the first 3 miles, I was hoping it would not start pouring. No! Instead we got a rainbow and it stopped raining!! Thank you Mother Nature. It went fine for my LR, I was able to pick up the pace for the last 3 miles. I only have 2 more LR before the Holiday Half and I will do 11 and 10 I think. I only have 1 double digit done so far so I will not do less than 10 for the last one.
Running in cooler temps is so GREAT. I am so happy. Here the people say it is COLD but really they don't know what cold is! It is COOL, not below 45 so far.
Yesterday was the Philly Marathon and once again it was a race that brought terrible sadness. "Two runners died yesterday during the Philadelphia Marathon, even though conditions were described as perfect by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Both runners collapsed near the finish line, and apparently died from heart attacks." One was only 21 and he had ran the half marathon and the other was 40 and ran the full. After what happened to me in Long Beach this is making me even more nervous.
I was looking at all the articles that were posted after the news of the two deaths was announced and I found an interesting article from the Running Doc, you can read it here. These are his 3 advises on race day
1. Take a baby aspirin (81mg) the morning of the event.
2. Limit caffeine that morning to less than 200 mg.
3. Take the last mile like the previous without a fast sprint.
Before I was released from the hospital the cardiologist did tell me to do 1 and 2.
I was contacted by a great all-things-outdoors blog called Be in the Game, which features anything from camping and fishing gear to sports equipment gear.
My blog has been chosen to be featured in their Best of the Web weekly series recognizing the most interesting websites on the web! You can see it here scroll down a bit and you will see my picture.
These are pictures from the last games of the soccer season.
Those are all pictures that I made with the MyMemories software. If you like them and you would like to win a FREE software go here and enter my giveaway! Just today they announced that the new version is now available and my lucky winner will win the newest version!