Thursday, April 19, 2012

Run run run run run run run!

I did my slow two again last night -- yay for me!  Double yay for me as my regular schedule will have me run Tuesday and Thursday rather than two days in a row, but I remembered my dentist appointment this afternoon -- novocaine and drilling involved -- and knew I wouldn't want to run tonight.   I took more walking breaks than I did on Tuesday, it was really warm in the gym on the second level, but for the last tenth of a mile or so I bumped it up to about a ten minute mile and that felt really good.   I've been doing these shorter runs on the dreadmill and while it's a really nice treadmill with my own TV screen and stuff, I watch the clock the whole time and can't wait for the run to be over.  When I just run, I don't clock watch. 

Which means for my Saturday "long" run I'm thinking about doing an Earth Day race.  My 5K PR was an Earth Day run back in hmmm, 2010?  The weather is supposed to be beautiful on Saturday.  At the same time though, I'm thinking maybe I save my money and sleep in a tad and then just go run three miles at the same park where the race will be.  Yep, that's what I'm going to do.  And then I'll think I'll go to the Zoo.  Sunday is supposed to be dry but not quite as nice; sounds like a good time to get that yard work done.

Then maybe this cheapie race on April 28.  It's even chip timed.  Pretty good for $15.00.  I like the logo too, wonder if it comes with a shirt?

The weekend after that is dun dun dun!  Bloomsday and a seven mile course.  Which means that should probably be the only thing I run that week.  Maybe a two miler at the beginning of the week if I'm feeling good.  I'm looking forward to this quick trip to Spokane because that means it's vacation time and up to the ranch to see my mom and my best friend and her kidlets.   And then when vacation is over, it's time for Portland Rock 'n Roll and the Fly Girl is coming to visit again!  Sleepover!

Anyone doing Fueled by Fine Wine this July?

And then........ Is this race going to go on my calendar for 2013?  It just might.  I've definitely got the camping gear for it and the temps up there should be pretty nice in August.  Who's with me?? 

the CilleyGirl


  1. Replies
    1. At City Sports in Boston I actually saw a stack of post-card sized advertisements for that race. I laughed and said No Way am I doing that one!!

  2. I was just thinking of a marathon in 2013 and that one looks amazing. something to think about for sure! I live in McMinnville and the course is changing a lot this year for the fine wine but still quite a bit of gravel. You are doing Bald peak tho right? It will be NOTHING compared to that, that one scares the bejeesus out of me!

  3. You're making me want to sign up for every race you are doing. Perhaps watching that Boston Marathon in person rubbed off on me and now I just want to run run run. -- Ignore that I've run 3.18 miles this week. That's it. I pretty much suck these days! So why not race??

    I am NOT doing Fueled by Fine Wine. I might hold off on summer races that are longer than 10K -- but you know me, that changes constantly!

    I'm excited for my next sleep over!