Friday, June 3, 2011

Good news!

So....My husband got a new job this week!  I am sooo excited for him.  Mostly because it actually pertains to his field of study, and is a permanent position.  We've been looking for internships for awhile now, but this job kind of fell into his lap.  Such a blessing.  The other, more selfish reason, is that he will no longer be working early mornings!  That means no more 4:30 alarms, no more 8:00 crashes at night.  And for me?  It means I can now run first thing in the morning!  Such perfect timing with mother nature finally deciding it could be spring.  I am a wimp when it comes to heat (well, running in it anyway.  I secretly want to move to Arizona) and it's only going to get hotter.  Night runs don't work because after chasing two kids all day I'm too exhausted.  Plus the 8:00 bed meant I only had that one hour to spend with him and I don't want to run in the dark.  All of the rambling to really just say, I get to run when it's still nice and cool and BEFORE I've taken my first shower of the day.  I can't wait.  He has to finish out his last week at his old job, then it's a whole new world for us. (anyone else have visions of Aladdin and Jasmine?  No?  Just me then.)

In other news, my knee still hurts a bit, but I've been icing and massaging it several times a day.  I did go and run yesterday, slow and one less interval than I had planned, but I went.  I actually walked quite a bit of it.   Mostly I felt really stiff and I was amazed at how much stamina I had lost by just missing on day of training. Though it is funny that 14:30 has become my new "slow."  I'm going to take it really easy tomorrow, I may not even run, but I want to make sure I get out there.  I've been thinking about why this would crop up now and I'm pretty sure it's because I have increased my running time.  I'm pushing my body much harder now and I might need to just hold steady in place of adding time to my running intervals.  I really feel like 5/1 intervals are the best for me right now.  Though I would love someday to be able to run straight through, I think that will have to wait until I'm not training for distance.  Trying to push my distance and the amount of time I run is just proving a bit too much for my body right now.
I will say, my kids have been getting quite the kick out of my roller massager.  I got a video from when I was rolling my foot.  Every time I rolled it forward, S would try and grab it, she thought it was a great game.
You can turn off the sound....
no, really, turn it off, I sound ridiculous talking to her.

So I'll leave you with that and....


Avg. Pace
Avg Speed

IntervalsPace (min/mi)Elevation (ft)
5:00 (warmup)16:320
6:00 (fast)13:043
1:00 (slow)15:35-0
6:00 (fast)14:112
1:00 (slow)17:010
6:00 (fast)14:182
1:00 (slow)14:51-0
6:00 (cooldown)15:24-7


  1. That's great about your husband's new job. Congrats!!

    My youngest loves to try and "get" my foam roller when I am rolling too. Cute! :)

  2. So glad to hear the good news!

    Hope your knee heals up quickly. ::hugs::