Month: July 2010 (page 1 of 4)

RunningBlog: Week 30

Week 30
Saturday’s race wiped me out a bit more than I expected, so my runs this week were rather slow and laboured. I was sore! Tuesday the Snook and I went for a run on country roads near my Aunt Deb’s house, but it was so hot and humid that we gave up halfway and finished the run on a treadmill in her basement. Thursday (today) was less humid, but I’m still feeling quite a lot of soreness in my lower back. My right foot has started to ache again too. I did my four miles, but it was awfully slow. The Snook joined my brother Joey on bicycles and they lapped me again and again.

July 25: 5.04 RACE
July 25: 3.22km run
July 27: 6.4km run
July 29: 6.72km run
Total this week: 21.38km (13.36mi)
Total in 2010: 566.74km (354.2mi)

To meet my goal of running 1000km in 2010, I should be at 576km. I’m only 10km behind pace!

The Runners

The Runners

The Runners

RunningBlog: Elkhart Road Race 5K Results

Elkhart Road Race 5K Results
I think this will go down as the HOTTEST race I’ve ever run. The storms that went through over the weekend lowered the humidity, but it was still a very sunny day (probably mid-80s). Nevertheless, I am thrilled to report that I successfully met my goal of finishing within 35 minutes with no walking. The Snook made a valiant effort to catch me in the last half-mile but I outlasted him. Mom also finished strongly near her goal time of 40 minutes. The official results are here. And hey! I actually finished in the top 50% of my age group! That’s a first. :)

RunningBlog: Week 29

Week 29
So far vacation hasn’t stopped me from getting in the miles! The Snook and I arrived in Petaluma, California last Saturday morning and spent that first day resting up. On Sunday, I went out for my long run. I used RunKeeper to search for routes in the area, and I noticed that many of them ran alongside the airport. So that’s where I headed! I did my 8km pretty easily that day. Petaluma is flat, and the weather was cool and dry. On Tuesday the Snook joined me for a 6km run through a few parks. Now we’re in Indiana, gearing up for the big Elkhart County Fair 5K Road Run on Sunday. It’s a lot more hot and humid here. We joined Mom today for a nice slow 5K alongside the river in Elkhart. It was probably close to 90F (about 32C). We survived though! Our entry forms for the race have been dropped off. The really funny thing is that the race runs along the parade route and starts 10 minutes before the parade, so we’ll have “thousands” of people cheering us on! (Mom’s worried that if she doesn’t go fast enough, she’ll get run over by a marching band!)

July 18: 8.25km
July 20: 5.96km
July 23: 5.66km
Total this week: 19.87km (12.4mi)
Total in 2010: 545.36km (340.85mi)

I’m only 12km behind my goal to run 1000km in 2010! I’ll let you know how we go with the race…

Indiana

Indiana. It’s hot.

In the pool

Sweet home Chicago

Vacation Update: The Snook and I have finished the first leg of our trip! We spent the past 4.5 days with the Carbos in Petaluma, CA. It was great to get to spend some time with my nephew Penn and my niece Indie. Our goodbyes today were teary. Now we find ourselves halfway across the country in Chicago, bedding down for the night before driving to Indiana tomorrow. It’s hot here. It will be good to see the rest of my family.

USA!

Posting might be a bit sporadic – more so than usual – as we are in the USA for 3 weeks visiting the fam. I’ll do a big post when we get home, but check Facebook and Twitter for pics as they happen. (And huge thanks to Issy for watching the house and cats!)

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Scott Pilgrim

I am so enamored of the Scott Pilgrim movie. I bought the first book last weekend, and Snookums and I both finished it. Our first manga! All it took was George Michael Bluth…