Thursday, December 6, 2012

Year Total

As of yesterday was 1899.64 km. I wish I had known it was that close, I could have put in another 40 meters ;)

Monday Flop

I was right. I didnt run on Monday; I felt too busy and just put it off once my running partner also became busy, and it was so easy to just not run. I have loads of excuses but I am just going to claim that as a rest day and move on.  The Flu vaccinations went well and we are all a teensy bit safer now. at least I do not feel as tho I am as prone to bad colds/pneumonia once I have had the booster each year; I used to get pneumonia at least once a year and Im doing my best to avoid that again.

Tuesday was crazy busy, in the lab at 8 to help a student, class at 930, then I took care of a few things and made sure I got in a run; 9 km in 6 min/km pace was well needed. It was not too cold, a bit windy. After going home for a little break I was back at work picking up some students for a trip to Halifax; we saw Cesar Millan "the Dog Whisperer"; Im so torn about him. He has some good ideas (not exactly original) but some of his theories are so OLD, have been disproved, and kicking the dogs? on tv? And he talks about body language but does not read it well.  It's painful. Anyway it was a funny and fairly non-offensive show.  The audience blew my mind; what a mix of Fans and "dog experts" with redneck reality tv lovers sitting beside people in suits and ties. Weird. And a rude audience; chatter and hum all the way through. Good thing the sound was good, or we would have been more annoyed. The seats were crowded; this creepy guy kept leaning on me until we moved a row back.UGH. 
The view wasnt great for someone short like us; We were on the floor where I would not normally buy tickets (it was a school trip; they ordered them) and although we did not have to look sideways, we had trouble seeing over and between the people in front of us.
Tuesday night was a long late night driving back; Yes it WAS past my normal bed time, did not get back to Truro until almost 1130. 
So Wednesday was an early, grumpy morning. Ugh I so did not want to crawl out of bed. We were running a bit late by the time we got anywhere.  I had someone make a plan for me with no regard for whether or not I had plans for the time, SO I put my little foot down and did what I had planned.  Then I stole in a run.  I went to the park and ran on the trails Its kinda nice to be able on the 5th of December to be running in the park in shorts, although we have had snow we are also having this nice weather. 
I did mostly the perimeter of the park and claimed 6.84 km by the time I stopped and gave in to the work demands.  SIGH.
after working I was SO incredibly tired but still had a school concert to get to; Annika was SO cute!  AS soon as I got back from picking up Taylor from TKD I was in bed asleep. But sleep was hard to get last night; The dogs were barking at Scott coming home late, then he left early this morning and his alarm woke me up and I never got back to sleep thanks to the dogs barking their fool heads off.  Then Annika had a bad dream and that was the end of sleeping by 5:55 am. SIGH.  Up for school and work.
I managed a few chores this morning while getting ready to go and when I opened Annika's curtain I saw we had a nice large flock of Even Grosbeaks at the feeders. We see these guys a few times a year but not consistently.  They are cheeky little birds. NIce to be bird watching again; Have not seen the cardinals in a couple of months.

Planning a run shortly although my run mate has just left me hanging; decided not to go. LOL. IM more determined tho.  It's snowing a teensy bit and I want to run in it!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sunny Weather Week

The weather this week has been amazing. Although it has been really foggy and we have had a lot of frosty slippery mornings, most days have come out somewhat sunny and abover 0 temps! Love above freezing!
Right up to today!  |Temps have dropped over 10 C and we are looking at ice. and some people say it's snowing!  Not here, I see blue sky and sun up there in places. 

Ok seriously I have been working on this post for 8 days now. Not going there.

We had some seriously cold weather with snow in the past 8 days. Since it was so pretty and sunny. Now our snow is gone and we are loving the RAIN.  And All I Can think about is where my roof might be leaking :)

Ive run about 60 km since I last checked in. Ive played 5 hockey games and 2 soccer games.  I had a fall that seriously hurt my shoulder and although it seems better now, for almost a week it was keeping me up at night and bothering me during the day; typing, folding laundry, knitting; it all takes a lot of shoulder motion ;)

Holly turned 12.

My long runs are not going so great. Might scale back a bit for a few months lol as long as I keep running that's what matters. I do not find Saturday afternoons a great time for the long run although that is where it fits. Its an early day at the end of a long week, I spend a lot of the day in the rink, and by afternoon Im pretty much a zombie. Maybe I can change some habits but it is going to take some work.

The end of the semester is here and there are lots of changes to be had.  With classes ending comes a LOT of marking, but also less lecture preparation. I survived the Anatomy Course!  When the class comes up again I will be more than ready this time.  :)  That course alone took up half my week!  After Christmas I will be back at Animal Breeding which takes up WAY over half my week. :)

Once I pick a spring Marathon for sure, I will be able to settle on a training schedule. I am still not so sure about those long runs through Jan-Feb-March. I dont mind the weather but the cold really limits the amount of time I can sweat outside, the wind limits my energy, and I hate the way my feet are always wet in winter/spring.  SIGH.  My sneakers never dry and always stink.  :)

Its pouring today but if I do not get out for my run before dinner I likely wont make it since we have doctor appointments this afternoon for Flu vaccinations and I do not expect to feel like running once those are done. It will be stressful and leaves me feeling a lot gross. And sore.  So I will brave the wind and get my feet soaked. Because I did not run yesterday (unless you count soccer and OMG I am so sore from that. Think sprints hahahaha). 

2012 km Goal