|Motivation||140/130 club||Jan 05 2009
Well I'm back....I took some time off over the last couple months, I needed some lazy time. My weight is up some but not as bad as it could be (it's right around 150). But starting today I am back on track 100%, I start my marathon training. This season I'm trying something different and I'll see if it works. Last year I felt like I was so rushed and skipped strength and cross training a lot. So....this year I'm getting my butt out of bed at 4am so I can get my running/cross training in. Then that way I should have time in the evening for strength and stretching/yoga. It looks good on the calender (that is on my fridge for the world to see).
My training has me working out 6 days a week right now between running and cross training (and yoga, strength and stretching). Once I get into my prime mileage I'll probably drop down to 5 days a week. My goal is to drop my marathon time down to 4:20:00, I think that is a good solid goal. And to drop my weight back down to that 140 range (and keep it there this time).
Hello to all, I promise I'll be around more.
|Motivation||140/130 club||Oct 29 2008
Karey~ back into the groove, you can do it.
Sherry~ woman, get your butt moving and make it through your week.
Joan~ hope the interview went well. It would be a huge relief for you and you deserve to get a consistant paycheck.
As for me, the last 2 weeks have thrown me for a loop. Haven't run as much as I should, but I'm not going to get to worried about it yet. I have a feeling next week I'll get back into the swing of things. I got my hair done for this weekend yesterday. I have a purple and teal streak in it. It looks pretty cool. Can't find my camera otherwise I would take a pic and post it. This weekend is going to be an eating/drinking free-for-all, it's ValleyCon. It's a sci-fi convention, the whole family is going this year. On Friday night we are all dressing up as Red Neck Zombies, it is going to be SOOOOOO MUCH FUN!!!! The kids are all excited about going and being able to dress up, it's going to be a blast.
|Motivation||140/130 club||Oct 21 2008
Hello ladies, I have been super busy with this really cool software program for in-home child care providers. You can use it with the food program stuff plus accounting. So I have spent the last few days inputting all the information I could from the last 10 months. It will be so much easier once the first of the year comes and I am able to start fresh with a new year.
Anyways, food has been touch and go. I had a couple awesome good food days and then days like yesterday where I had 2 dounuts and ate like crap all day. Today I am back on track, I will reward myself with a treat is I keep on track all day and do some form of exercise.
I ran 12 miles on Saturday and I had quite a bit of shin pain and abdominal/hip type pain so I'm taking it really easy this week and trying to intergrate other things into my program. Last night I did a great arm workout, I really pushed myself making sure the weights were heavy and that I did do them right. I'm feeling it in the arms today so I know I did it right. Tonight I'm going to either do yoga or this other interval training thing I printed off, either one is going to kick my butt.
My kids are out of school this Thursday and Friday so they are going to spend quality time with the grandparents. SO I will not be eating the best this weekend, but we do need to get everything ready for winter. I think I'll burn a lot of calories cleaning out the garage and moving a bunch of stuff to the basement, cleaning out the shed and putting all the bikes and garden stuff away. Getting the flower beds all mowed down and tilled under. We also still need to winterize the camper, it's going to be a full weekend.
|Motivation||140/130 club||Oct 13 2008
Sherry~ WTG on that great long run. For your chins/calfs here are somethings that might help: Stand on a step with just the balls of your feet and do raises and dips, do one leg foreward squats and really focus on the calf, have yor hubby or kid use a rolling pin on your calf (don't laugh it works), or talk the hubby into a good foot and leg massage. Now that you have done 10 miles you should realize you can do 13.1.
Karey~keep that shopping in check. I forgot about the thin mint blizzard, I really want to try it but afraid I might like it too much, lol.
Stacey~Hope you were able to turn your weekend around and make the most of it. Dancing can burn a lot a calories!!
I had an ok weekend. Saturady I got a 15.75 mile run in. When I stoped to stretch I forgot to restart my garmin so I din't realize I was short of my 16 mile goal. But hey, it's my off season so I'm not going to sweat it. Did good all day Sat. with eating untill the hubby brought home a treat for me when he went shoping, cookie and creme cheese cake bite, I only had 1/2 a serving. Sunday I didn't do as well eating. Today back to the grind. I added a scoop of my protein powder to my oatmeal for breakfast and for lunch I'm having a protein shake. Supper in going to be corn bread and spanish rice. I will keep my calories under 1500 a day this whole week (except sat). My weight didn't change at all this week. So I guess I have to shock it. Tonight is a 5 mile tempo run. Tomorrow I'm thinking of using my elliptical.
|Motivation||140/130 club||Oct 10 2008
Sherry~ go to the Chiropractor and get jumped back into place. When I start feeling out of place or having knee/back/joint issues I go and I always feel 200% better afterwards. Make sure you get your long run in this weekend, it is super important, like the most important run of the week. Slack the rest of the week, fine, not on your long run.
Karey~glad you didn't have any shoulder issues on your run. Your shopping spree sounds like fun. I do most of my shopping at Old Navy, they have awesome deals and the pants fit me about perfect.
Stacey~ sounds like some yummy eating, good treats but not over board. I know it sucks seeing the same numebrs on the scale, I've been seeing the same ones for ever too. But steady is way better then gaining.
Jessica~ your doing great keeping yourself close, maintaining is way more important then .8 pounds. Just enjoy your time at the ren fest, I'd say you desrve a day where you don't have to worry about calories.
As for me, food has been fair. I can and should do better, and eat way less food. I did have an AWESOME run last night. I did 6x800meters. On the first one I didn't pay attention right away and I started running way to fast. But I was able to hold a super fast pass for about 75 sec, and when I slowed down it was to my normal fast pace. I did all of them right where I wanted to. If I can keep up on my running now, and then train smart this spring I might be able to drop an hour off my marathon time. That would be awesome!!! Hopefully the rain lets up tomorrow so I don't have to runn in the cold rain. Otherwise no big plans for the weekend.
Have a fun and safe weekend everyone!!
|Motivation||140/130 club||Oct 08 2008
Joan~ glad that you are getting yourself back on track and that you are able to do your cooking again. I planned out my lunches for the week and found easy recipes that are all one serving.
Stacey~ hasn't anyone told you...Birthday calories don't count, lol. If we can't treat ourselves for one day without guilt there is no point to living. Not saying you should go over board, but have a day where you don't think about calories and eat for the sake of taste.
Karey~ Can't say I've ever heard of anyone pushing their shoulder too much but I guess anything is possible.
As for me, I didn't do as good as I should have eating yesterday. I ended up snacking a lot later in the evening. I also didn't do any yoga/stretching or strength training. Today so far I have kept myself on tract with food. I had yummy oatmeal for breakfast, a home made ganola bar for snack, a hearty salad for lunch, no afternoon snack. But I will be going out with a friend for supper and I'm not sure if it'll be Perkins or Village Inn. At this point I don't think I'm going to get my run in tonight, I'm feeling really tired and my lower legs are pretty sore.
|Motivation||140/130 club||Oct 07 2008
Karey~ sounds like your form is pretty good, they say your elbows should be at a 90* angle. I have to take a moment every couple miles and do a check to make sure that I'm keeping my shoulders, arms and everything loose. What I do while running is shrug my shoulders a couple times and even shake out my arms a bit. For running you have to have a string core, so make sure you are doing some core strengthening (back, stomach, shoulders).
Joan~ it's ok that you don't run, we need you for the weight training questions. Doesn't matter what a person does for cardio, strength training is important too.
Sherry~ my breathing sercets aren't really secrets, lol. I start out really slow and increase my speed. I read in a book that for long runs your breath should come in over 3 foot strikes and out over 2-3 foot strikes. If you are breathing faster then try to slow down your speed without walking.
Stacey~ if you have an unusually high number tomorrow it should make it easier to lose the ten pounds, ;) You will do great just gotta stick to your guns.
I did really well yesterday. I ate good yesterday, I did have a few bites of ice cream and brownie at TGI Friday's but I shared the desert and had less then half of it (total daily calories about 1600). I did get my 5 mile run in, though it ended up not being a tempo run. I ran a lot slower, not to worried about it since it was sprinkling and chilly. If my intervals are slow on Thursday then I'll start to wonder. Today is an off running day so going to keep the calories down there, going to do some core/stretching stuff for sure and might even take out the dumb bells and do some arm stuff.
|Motivation||140/130 club||Oct 06 2008
Karey~ YAY on your run, 5 miles is a great accomplishment. Sounds like you had an interesting day at work. Watch that bite closely, I had to take a friend to an ER for an IV because of a cat bite when she was a groomer. The cat happened to bite her perfectly on the finger joint and she got an infection stright into her blood stream.
Stacey~ glad to here from you, WTG on your maintaining all this time. Keep up the great work with those wpm tests, you'll get there.
Sherry~ YAY, WTG, great big pat on the back. Now you need to keep your focus on increasing your long runs, not your week day runs. Your long runs are what is going to give you the endurance to make it through your race. Week day runs are mostly just to keep you active and to help you learn speed. One thing you could try would be to run 5m today, and then 4m either tomorrow or Wed., then 3m either Wed. or Thur. give yourself Friday off and then run your 10 miles on Sat. Long distance is just as much a mental challenge as a physical challenge. You need to know in your head that you CAN run the distance.
I survived my weekend with a lot less damage then there could have been, lol. Saturday I ended up running my 14 miles alone, which I kind of enjoyed. I ended up running itfaster then I thought I was going to and ended up doing a great negitive split (ran the second half faster then the first half). Then that night went out with hubby, his brother and his gf for drinks and played some darts. Lots of fun, drank a fair amount but I did not give into the temptation for bar food. Sunday our daughter got her 3rd grade bible from church and we went over to brother-in-laws for lunch. Was out voted and we had KFC, yuck, picked off the skin and made the best of it.
Today I am going back into losing mode (I hope). Back to logging all my food and hopefully I can shed some of this extra weight off before I start back into my training season in January. Today I will run my 5 mile tempo run and then i have my daycare assoc. board meeting at TGIF. I should try to figure out what I'm going to eat there before I get there.
|Motivation||140/130 club||Oct 03 2008
Sherry~ Instead of thinking about running 8 miles, break it up. I would think of it as 2.5m, water (and walk) , 2.5m, water, 2m, water, 1m. Sundays and Fridays are good off days. I like to take Sun off to get over being sore from a long run and by Monday I'm barely sore. On Monday 5 miles would be a good mileage. I know how you feel about running and wind, I was doing my intervals yesterday and it was really tough running fast into the wind. My favorite part about a race...is the pasta feed the night before, lol.
Karey~ hope your not to sore to run your 5k tomorrow.
As for me, I ate junk after my run yesterday :( I really have to figure out this running early thing. It seems like I eat so much if I run before supper. I will be running 14m tomorrow, I'm really excited about running that distance again, not really sure why, lol. Next week I will "max" out at my off season mileage of 16. not sure yet as to what the weekend has in mind yet. Just know I'm going to have a house full of in-laws so the eating will not be the best and I may or may not go out drinking. Guess I will just wait and see and make the best out of whatever comes my way.
Have a happy and safe weekend ladies. Remember your plan, whatever it is.
|Motivation||140/130 club||Oct 02 2008
Karey~ 10% in the amount you should increase distancce every week so you decrease chance of injury. It takes times for your bones to be able to handle the increased pounding. I'm not sure what amount you should stay below for speed workouts.
Sherry~ if your half marathon is Nov. 1 then for your long runs the next few weeks I suggest 8m, 10m, 9m, 7m, race. For a first race you don't need to run more then 10 miles. Realize you will probably have to do walking during this race and that's ok. Just think of it as your doing the Gallaway aproach (that's the run/walk... run/walk thought of a race). Best advice I can give you is walk through each water stop that you are drinking at. After one hour of the race switch from water to gaterade (or whatever drink they have), for me I everyother water then, everyother gaterade. If you can look at the race route and figure out where the water stops are and figure out your plan it can really help you out.
Joan~ WTG with keeping your control past all the EVIL candy at the store. I'm sure you feel way better about yourself knowing you kept in control of the situation. I'm not sure why or how I can keep control over the granola bars but I'm able to. Though I probably should have kept the dark chocolate chips out, I find wanting more.
I didn't run yesterday, I was so tired and still crampy so I just sat in bed instead. I'm in my off season so no guilt. Going to run intervals tonight while the boyz are in dance, then 14 mile on Saturday. My sister-in-law is coming up for the weekend for the local College homecoming, not sure if we will be going out or not. It will depend on how much drinking she does during the game. I won't be going to the game so I'll just have to wait and see what goes down.
|Motivation||140/130 club||Oct 01 2008
Sherry~ I think the granola bars turned out really well. I used steel cut oats, oat bran, wheat bran, wheat germ to make up 3 C and then added almonds, peanuts, rasins, dark chocolate chips, flax seed (about 1/4-1/2 C of each), and a few scoops of my egg and milk protein podwer. mixed that up all good and I melted 1/2 stick of butter and a can of fat free sweetened condesed milk mixed it all together and put it on a (not greased enough, lol) pan. cooked at 325* for about 30 min. I cut them up into 32 bars, about 125 cal each. Next time I make them i might add a little honey or try a completely different one with applesauce in it.
Karey~sounds like you have a good plan with run every other day, run a little longer if you want but don't do that for every run. Remember the 10% rule, never increase by more then 10% in a week. You can increase by mileage or by time.
I did good for the most part yesterday, supper was flat bread sandwiches from schwan's that are 200 cal each, I had 2 1/2 of them. Today I am so crampy I don't know if I'm going to do my run or not. If the cramps go away I will, otherwise it's not worth a misserable run. I don't want to stand or sit up, let alone run 5 miles. But if the cramps go away I know I'll feel better if I run. Did good for breakfast and lunch today. Guess I should log everything and make sure I'm holding myself on track. Oh, I also got out my dumb bells (only 5lbs) last night and did some arm and core stuff last night. Going to try really hard to do more weights or yoga on Tuesday's and Friday's since they are off running days.
|Motivation||140/130 club||Sep 30 2008
Jessica~ I wish there was a Ren fest closer to me. The closest one is about a 5 hour from here. I love to sew too, but my sewing machine needs to get fixed right now and i just can't find the extra money since I need to get new tires and probably brakes before winter.
Karey~ hope your shoulder feels better soon. You are doing great with your 12-15 miles a week. WTG in finishing your C25K, either keep your mileage where it's at or continue to slowly add more miles in. It's taken me about a year to build up my mileage to where I'm at.
Joan~ YAY on the cooking, BOO on the house and job situation. Keep your attitude positive, and when your feeling down...go to the gym.
Sherry~ WTG on the 3 full miles. To let you in on a little secret about running. Except for Saturdays I don't run more then 2.5 miles at a time. I will run 2-2.5 miles, walk and take a drink of water then start running again. My breaks aren't longer then 2-3 minutes each but it might help you be able to run farther. I asked when your half marathon was, I know a half marathon is 13.1 miles.
I'm doing pretty good with food and I ran 5 miles yesterday. I made some home made granola bars, they are in the oven right now. They smell really good so I hope they taste that good too. TTOM started today so I guess it's a good thing I've been avioding the scale. I will step on early next week. Hopefully by then I won't feel so bloated. Hope everyone continues to have a great week. Keep up the great work ladies.
|Motivation||140/130 club||Sep 29 2008
Joan~ 50lbs dumb bells, you rock!!!! I was happy when I was up to 25lbs on the smith machine, and that was a single bar with 25lbs of wieght. Really hope things start falling back together for you. You really deserve more then what you have right now.
Karey~ I've worked up my mileage to the point where I feel bad if I don't run at least 25 miles a week, is that sad? I guess I will be really ready when training season starts in Jan.
Sherry~ glad you are getting yourself back on track, now next Saturday run 7 miles. My recomendation for you is to run 3-5 miles two or three days during the week and then do your long longs on Saturday or Sunday morning. Your elliptical is a great cross trainer and yes it does help build some endurance but it will not help you be able to run farther or faster. My weekly schedule is this: Mon- 5m intervals, Tue-Cross train (should do weights), Wed- 3-7m, Thur- 5m tempo, Fri-off (should do weights), Sat- long run, Sun-off, for me I run 25-35 miles per week. You should be running a lot less, if you can build up to around 20-25 you will be doing GREAT!!. For routes go to usatf.org and you can search for other peoples routes or to map your own route. How far out if your half marathon?
I got my 12 mile run in on Sat. if felt really good. Sunday felt like an eat feast all day, YUCK!! I had a bowl of oatmeal before we left for church. Then at church they had a pancake feed to raise money for habitate for Humanity. After church we went to hubby's aunts, for his g-mas birthday. After we left there we went over to one of our daycare kids house for their birthday party for burgers and all the fixings and extras. Today I have to get back to eating extra good, want to really lose a few pounds. I've been sitting at this same weight for ever, maintaining is good but I want to lose and maintain at a lower weight.
|Motivation||140/130 club||Sep 26 2008
Sherry~ if you don't train for your half marathon you are going to have the most miserable experience and won't want to ever run again. Go to runnersworld.com go to training, click on smart coach (on the left side towards the bottom) and get yourself a training plan TODAY!!!! You MUST follow the plan 90% of the time. You CAN NOT miss a long run. DO THIS OR ELSE!!!!! I know you can do it so darn it get your butt moving.
Karey~ WTG on your run. I know if I go more then 2 days without running I start to feel cruddy. I have to keep running otherwise I will turn into a lazy slob who feels like crap all the time.
I only got a 4 mile run in last night and it wasn't the tempo run I was wanting to have. I took the wrong route and then I ended up getting a bad side ache. I'm sure the side ache was from poor eating lately and the heat. Last night I had a RRR meeting (my running group) and they asked for help so I volunteered to be a pacer. Today is an off day and Sat. I will run 12.
|Motivation||140/130 club||Sep 25 2008
Karey~ running at 5.4-5.5mph is nothing to feel bad about, this last Sat when i did my long run it was at an 11:30 mile (5.2mph). Give yourself time to build up your endurance and don't worry about speed. After you are running the mileage you feel you want to stay with then work on speed. Gotta say you are looking awesome.
Sherry~ hope your new plan works out for you.
Joan~ to cold to run outside, ha. I'm going to live in a state of denial that we are going to have a very mild winter and I won't have to worry about running on my treadmill, LMAO. Come on we keep hearing about global warming, maybe it will stay above 0 all winter long. Though last year there were only a few weeks we had really cold weather so I'm hoping this year will be the same. I'll run as long as the feel temp is above -5, below that I have my treadmill.
Jessica~ You have to make sure you set limits for your mom, boy divorce is such a tough thing. Hope you have the strength and remember there is support out there. Maybe encourage your mom to talk with a therapist, it might be good for the both of you.
As for me I am still sitting at the same wieght, bla. I should be happy that I am able to maintain but I would really like to drop down these last 10-15 pounds. I guess that means I have to change up my eating and really watch what I'm doing/eating and make sure I keep myself on track. I am in control of my own destiny and I have to take the wheel and stop sabatoging by eating crap and using excusses to eat more. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR MY OWN ACTIONS (now I just need to repeat it until I believe it).
|Motivation||140/130 club||Sep 19 2008
Joan~ happy belated birthday. Bummer the job sounded boring and is way under your qualifications. Hope you can get that sugar monster kicked out soon and get yourself back on track. I've realized I can't have orange juice, it's brings out the sugar monster in me.
Sherry~ WTG on getting in 4 miles. Yucky about TTOM, don't you wish it was on a string that you could just remove the whole system since your done using it, lol.
Karey~Happy belated birthday to you too. Best tips and advice, never increase mileage by more then 10% in any one week. Even if your body "feels" like it can handle it. Your muscles might be ready for a mileage increase but chances are your bones won't be ready. Also every 3-4 weeks drop your mileage down to 80% of what you have been running. An example of your weekly mileage would be 15, 16, 17, 19, 15, 21, 23, 25... Make sure you are taking at least one full day off as a rest day. Don't worry about increasing your speed until you have been running for several months. After you can consistantly run over 20 miles in a week for a couple months you can consider training for a race over 15k. Runners world is a great website for runners of all levels.
Jessica~ I like not having the feel 'I have to finish a run' and that I don't have to push myself. Yesterday I was supposed to do a 5m tempo run at 9:15 pace but it was 85* and windy so I ended up doing a 4.25 m run at 10:09 instead. My focus is going to be increasing my speed in my off season.
As for me, it's been another really busy week, eating has been pretty good. Weight hasn't changed, guess that's good since I haven't been watching or trying to lose. Got runs in Mon, Wed, Thur. and then I have a 10 miler tomorrow, so about 25 miles for the week. Plus it's West Fest tomorrow and my kids are on the float for their dance studio so we'll be walking along side the float.
|Motivation||140/130 club||Sep 16 2008
Karey~ WTG getting within a pound of your goal. Someday I might reach mine, though at this point I'm not sure I have a specific weight goal. Just keep up your great work. As they say the slower the last few pounds come off the easier they stay off.
Joan~ good luck with that interview. I'm sure you can find something that looks good and professional to wear.
Sheri~ Cheesecake, yummy, you are making my mouth water, LOL. Running/walking/jogging can be very theriputic. If you can get yourself up in the morning and do it go for it. I know on Sat. when I run in the morning I feel great all day. Just won't see me geeting up at 4am during the week, for some reason I want to spend time with my family and sleep (strange I know, LOL)
I'm still here, just been a rough couple weeks getting into the swing of all three of the kids being in school. Then my grandma died so we had to drive for her funeral, then I had my half marathon, then this last Sat. I ran a 5 mile race. I'm exhuasted writing it all down. But hopefully *fingers crossed* now things can calm down.
I'm officailly in my "off-season" for running. I'm still going to run about the same number of miles per week just going to focus more on speed then endurance. Going to stick to around 30 miles a week and just try to boost my speed every few weeks. My ultimate goal would be to drop over an hour off my marathon time. I ran 5 miles today, tomorrow off.
Oh, for my last 5 mile race (this past Sat.) I won a door prize for a free entry into the marathon I ran last year. SO this year I get to run it for free, just have to pay for the training, pasta feed and kids runs, LOL.
|Motivation||140/130 club||Sep 09 2008
After the last week of running around all over the country side I'm finally home and hopefully can get back into a schedule again. I figured it out in just under 36 hours we put just over 700 miles on the van before my half marathon on last Saturday. I did not break my PR but considering everything in the week before my race I'm not going to make up excuses but I'm not going to be bummed out either. I trained as well as I could, I can see now where improvements can be made and I'm going to move forward and make some of those changes. Starting with a 4 mile run tonight.
Because of the driving, wake, funeral, driving, running, camping, driving...this last week I have not eat the greatest. I will be getting myself back into healthier eating. If nothing else because in late Oct. is my annual physical and I am hoping to see some changes in my cholesterol and other blood levels. The doctor said my good cholesterol was to low, not looking at the fact that my bad cholesterol was just as low. So my goal is to lower the bad even further and lower my total cholesterol down to around 100 (was total 117, good 37, bad 62, tri 78). So it's back to veggies and whole grains, yummy!!!
We can all get off our arses and start to move. Make healthy food choices and clear all of the bad stuff out of the house. We can do this ladies, remmeber one step at a time, one day at a time. Keep the focus foreward and the thought process positive.
|Fitness||help me find the time?!?!||Sep 09 2008
I also have a very busy life. I am a mother of 3 (8 yr old daughter and 5yr old twin boyz), run a daycare out of my home and my hubby does on-line/evening classes. For me we are open 6:40am-5:45pm M-F, and there are extra kids here the whole time. Mondays my daughter has dance from 5:30-6:30, Tue. my hubby has class from 6p-9p, Wed. I get together with a friend, Thur.my twin boyz have dance 5:30-6:30, plus I am part of a daycare assoc with meetings x2 a month. I find time to run 20-35 miles a week, it comes down to making the time. Let everyone involved in your life know that you want to make changes and that you need to be able to do __________ at _______time _________days a week. You might be surprised how many people are willing to help you out.
Here are a few suggestions:
Monday wear clothes you can run/jog/walk in while your daughter is at dance.
Tue/Thur. go for a run/walk/jog with your daughter riding her bike or get a DVD you can do in the evening. Get your daughter involved with her own ball, my kids love to do yoga with me. I have had them on the floor with balls while I use mine.
Wed. you have softball, wtg you have one day done.
Fri/Sat/Sun go for a family walk or do active things together.
Make time during a lunch break even if it's 10 min of stair climbing, or walking around the block. It does not need to be a full 45 min aerobics class.
Other more expensive options: get a treadmill/elliptical machine or join a gym that has childcare (take a bus or taxi there and home).
|Motivation||140/130 club||Sep 02 2008
Sorry I've been MIA the last week or so. I have done my best not to lose any ground, ugg it's been a long week and it's not going to get easier. Early last week I was informed that my grandma who health had been failing had kidney dialisis which caused her to have a massive stroke. This put her into an almost veg state. Then we were called yesterday morning, she passed away early yesterday morning.
So this week I am going to be closed for daycare Thur. and Friday. Thur. we have to drive the five and a half hours down for the wake/funeral. Then Friday after the barial we will drive back up for my race on Sat. morning. Before we leave on Thur. I have to find time to get the oil changed on my van, get to the mall and buy a Norweigian flag (small one) to hold with on the run and find a way to get everything packed for us and the camper. Plus I have to get all my runs in this week, thank godness it's a light week 4 miles tonight, 5 tomorrow, probably won't get the 2 miles in on Thur.
Hopefully Sat evening and Sun we can relax at the campsite and next week we can get into a normal relaxing schedule. At least my boyz are getting better about waking up for school. Boy it's been a long week.
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