Woah. I am going to have do some research on my roman numerals if I keep this tradition going 🙂
- Birthday. Today is my birthday! I guess I am getting old, because I didn’t have any desire for a big get together. Brad and I celebrated quietly last night with an awesome dinner at Fish Bar, my favorite restaurant in our neighborhood. He was supposed to go out of town for work this weekend, which was a bummer, but fortunately his trip got cancelled so we are going to dinner with friends tonight and to a beer fest with Jenny and Manny tomorrow. Should be a great weekend!
- Boston Accommodations. Of course this one showed up on my not so happy Friday post a few weeks back. I finally did some research and found a few good options that will work. I was hoping to have it completely booked by today, but I am still emailing with owners to finalize. I am hopeful that this will end up working out just fine.
- 18 Miles. Tomorrow is my first 2:30 run of this cycle. This should equate to about 18 miles and I am heading to ‘burbs so I can do it on hills. I know many people training for Boston have already had multiple 20+ mile runs, but I don’t feel behind at all with my training. My mileage is at a solid place and I have incorporated several variations (hills, speed) into my long runs. After NYC training, I am not convinced that a ton of 20+ mile runs are necessary for me to run a strong race. But I do love the deliciously exhausted feeling of finishing really long runs that put big deposits in the training bank.
- For the Love of it. Last week was kind of a “meh” week for running. On paper, it looked decent, but between Thursday’s rain fiasco, Saturday’s bleh long run and Tuesday’s windy tempo, I was feeling less than excited about training. I may have also been experiencing a little winter blues since we had a taste of spring only to dip back into the throes of winter again. But this Monday’s tempo run was EXACTLY what I needed. The sun was shining, the pavement was dry and even the wind cooperated. After my warm-up I tried to ease into my tempo miles, but my legs easily settled in at a pace faster than planned so I went with it. I finished 3 tempo miles feeling like I could have kept going. A little confidence-boosting, feel good run is exactly what my heart needed to get back at it for 7 more weeks. I truly love running and training for marathons so I was happy that last week didn’t cause me to fall down a slippery slope of burn out.
- House of Cards. I know, I know. I’m about 12 months late on this one. But since Season 2 just came out, there was a ton of buzz and I jumped on the bandwagon. I started Season 1 last week and am already 8 episodes into Season 2. That’s 20+ episodes in a week, folks. It took me a little patience in season 1 to get hooked, but now I can’t stop!
- Roll Recovery. I was first introduced to this at Eugene when Mason brought his over for everyone in our house to use. Then Jenny got one for Christmas and has been nice enough to bring it with her to share after long runs and at recovery gatherings. After Brad saw how much I liked using it (think “hurts so good”), he suggested to his parents that it would make a great birthday present. So now I have one of my own and I have used it everyday since it arrived.
- My baby. Yes, we have two dogs and I love them both dearly. Walter is my running buddy and an awesome pup, but Ernie has always been my baby. Since he was a puppy, he has always gravitated more toward me than Brad, following me around the house and cuddling with me at night. So when my little sidekick got sick earlier this week, I was devastated. I cried my eyes out at the vet when I took him in and sobbed all the way home on the phone with Brad. It was scary because he went from throwing up once to critically sick within less than 2 hours while I waited for his appointment. BUT thankfully we have a wonderful vet and now he is all better and got to come home last night.
- New Stitch! I was a little delayed in posting about my last Stitch Fix and it was a short month, so I already have a new one to share! I loved everything in my fix this month and and am keeping it all (bonus discount!). I tried things on using the “casual” styling recommendations from my Stitch Fix stylist (they give both casual and dressier recommendations), which was fun and also helpful to see how I would wear it. I can’t wait for spring so that I can actually wear some of this!
I hope everyone has a great weekend!! Happy Friday!