I ran everyday this week so far. This week is all at the gym except yesterday.
Today I did my first speedwork of the year. 10x400 at 30 sec faster than 5K pace. It went better than I thought it would. Yesterday I went for my run later than usual. It was 4:30 pm. I usually run in the morning. We went to Pasadena and I could not run in the morning. I don't want to run in the dark like some crazy people do.... yes, you: XLMIC. Different crowd on my trail at that time. Like for example...guy with his pants hanging down to his knees..love that look by the way...no I am kidding, if I ever catch my sons with their pants down I will drag them home by the ears..does not matter how old they are. So this fine dude was walking on the trail and he had one hand in his pants..not in the pocket, the pants. He was going opposite direction as me and as I got closer I kept wondering what was going on...A) He has a GUN or B) He is having a good time with his hand..... Either way it was not great. I crossed him, turned around and had to pass him and have him walk behind me. That, my friends, will make me run pretty fast!! I almost set a 5K PR. For real.
I tested my new running skirt. Yep, I got one of those fancy thing. It is OK. I wish it had a drawstring. It moves at the waist. I did not know what size to go with S or M. On the chart they had small as size 2-4 and Med 6-8. I need a between those 2. I am size 4 or 6, not 2 for sure, I have zero size 2 anything. I am also 5'11" and almost 43 (tic tac tic tac..it is coming up way too soon) so I don't like super short shorts or skirt. All this to say I got a medium and it is perfect for the lenght but a little big at the waist. It would be OK for a 5 or 10K but not for a Half Marathon.
I have seen a few movies during the Holiday break.
Went to see New Year's Eve for my friend's birthday: I liked it. It is a light movie with a huge cast. It will not get any Oscar nomination but it made me laugh and I did not guess all the story lines so that is good. Zac Efron was my favorite in it.
We went to see Tintin and Arthur's Christmas with the kids. I LOVED both.
I grew up reading Tintin's books. I read them all (in French of course).
The movie is great. My boys loved it also.
We also rented some movies:
Midnight in Paris: I liked it. It is different and I liked Owen Wilson in it.
One Day: Ah...I read the book and the book is better than the movie. Movie is OK.
The Beginners: LOVED it.
Something Borrowed: ...it is better than the book I think.
Next up Crazy Stupid Love on DVD and Sunday I hope to go see MI 4 for early bday date (real bday is during the week and on basketball practice day so cannot go out).
Yesterday we went to see the Rose Bowl Parade Floats in Pasadena. It is fantastic to see them up close. Those are masterpieces! All the work that goes into building the floats is impressive. Seeing them close and in person is a must, if you ever have the chance to go I highly recommend it. I took an insane amount of pictures and here are a few of them:
|Honda float, the biggest one.|
|This is Roy Rogers real horse and dog.|
|One of my favorite|
|See the bike?|
|Dancing in the street!|
|This one for Kim!|
|One of the kids favorite|