Monday, June 23, 2014 Recap June 8 - June 23

The road to the blogosphere is paved with good intentions...

Sunday, June 8:  Off

Monday, June 9:   Off

Tuesday, June 10:   6 miles

Wednesday, June 11:  Off

Thursday, June 12:   4.8 miles, 39:43, 8:16 pace

Friday, June 13:   Off

Saturday, June 14:   Off

Sunday, June 15:   Ran 1 mile to the local middle school track where I met the Emerging Runner and The Petite Pacer for some speed work.  We ran 6 x 400m at 5k pace (estimated by effort)  with a lap in between each.  I also ran an extra mile for a bathroom break.  Totaled 5 miles.

Monday, June 16 - Thursday, June 19:  (sigh) Off

Friday, June 20:  5.57 miles, 46:00, 8:16 pace

Saturday, June 21:  Off

Sunday, June 22:  3.94 miles, 33:13,  8:26 pace

Monday, June 23:  Off

It's over two months since the Boston Marathon.  I hope to get back to my regularly scheduled programming this week.  Wish me luck.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Weekly Recap June 1 - June 7

SUNDAY:  5.82 miles, 49:00, 8:25 pace

MONDAY:  Early evening 2.1 mile run with my 7 year old son.  He was eager to run.  He has great form (Actually, all of my kids have fantastic posture while running.  I need to take notes.  My shoulders are always tensed up).  His pacing needs work, but he's seven.

TUESDAY:  4.98 miles, 42:21, 8:30 pace


THURSDAY:  Off (again?)

FRIDAY:  3.95 miles, 32:40, 8:16 pace

SATURDAY:  I got to the Bethpage Bike Trail early so I ran one mile solo at an 8:30 pace (which I could have sworn was an 8:00 pace.  Oh well).  The Emerging Runner arrived, then The Petite Pacer a couple of minutes later.  We headed north (eventually separate) for 3.55 miles and then turned around.  8.1 miles total.

WEEKLY TOTAL:  25 miles!  It blew the prior week's 7.56 out of the water.  The week before that was 6.85!  At this rate, I should be running a 70 mile week by  the end of the month.  Getting right on that...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hello? Is There Anybody In There?

Hi.  I am still here.  I was not a guest at any red weddings nor was I combatting any giant Icelandic behemoths (I'm talking to you GoT fans!).  Freighbor mentioned to me the other day that I hadn't posted since May 18th.  Almost one month!  Okay, here are the several reasons for this:  My weekly mileage is down to 20 mpw, if that; spring sports for the children have begun; guilt that since the Boston Marathon is over, I should be spending more time with the family; I'm tired; we got a kitten; my fitness (speed) level is waaay down; etc. etc. etc.

I will continue writing and I hope you will continue reading.  I love writing and this blog has given me a reason to do so.  If anything, it has slowed down the inevitable Mom brain rot process.  Rather than try to post as often as I can,  I think I'm going to do a weekly recap, unless I raced or I have something terribly clever that I need to share.  Thanks for sticking by me.  Keep the faith.

Say hello to my little frien'

Here are a couple of revelations I have had in the past few weeks:

1.  Cats destroy tech shirts
2.  Little girls + kitten - adult = terrible idea
3.  1 adult in home + little girls + kitten = no shower
4.  If things seem too good to be true on Game of Thrones,  a bloodbath will ensue.
5.  I joined Twitter, finally!  Follow me at!