Wednesday, April 05, 2006

flight of the bumblebee

...that song has been the soundtrack to my past 2 days.

Busy busy busy busy busy! Whew. I am freaking exhausted and about to go to bed.

Haven't had much time to post to blogs but I'm trying to get caught up! :) Send good vibes to Curly Su, who's, uh, let's just say having a rough day. And also good vibes to DaisyDuc, who's du-ing her first du this weekend!

Had a decent swim yesterday. Nothing too fast, but not too slow. Then today had a early morning :50 min ride, and an after school run. I decided to do 1:15 instead of :45 and moved the :45 to Friday after school, since I am currently in the world of bridal shower hell this weekend. I'll spare you the details. Guys, be glad you don't have to go through anything comparable. That's all I gotta say.

Run today went well! I felt really strong again and am pretty pumped. I ran 2.5 miles up to the local high school and figured they were just about done with track practice--and, score, I was right. Then I did 6X400s with 400 recovery--wasn't sure how it would go since I haven't done structured speedwork FOREVER. Just lots of hills and fartleks and a few tempo runs. So, I was excited when it went like this:

1:47
1:46
1:46
1:43
1:47 (damn iPod earplugs drove me nuts and wouldn't stay put)
1:41

Really pumped about that last one! I looked up in my log what I was doing last year for my 400s before the Pig and I was usually between 1:47-1:55. So this was quite an improvement for me and it made me happy. Perhaps I shall try a 5K? Uh oh, here comes CS again....

Tomorrow it's a swim and hopefully some core/weights. This weekend should be INSANITY as I try to fit in a 3 hour brick and 2 hour run around bridal shower craziness. Hmmmmm.....

But next week, kids, I begin SPRING BREAK. And that is alllllllllllllllllllllllll good. :)

Monday night fly out to AZ to see the fam, Tuesday we are going to the D-backs game vs. San Fran (should I throw my empty Allegra container at Barry?) then Wednesday picking up my buddies and Thursday-Saturday backpacking in the GRAND CANYON!

So I will survive, I will survive, oh, as long as I know how to love (or tri) I know I'll stay alive.....

THANK GOODNESS FOR TRI! Or I woulda had to check into the funny farm a LONG time ago. :)

Have a good one!

16 comments:

brian said...

As tempting as it would be to throw your Allegra container at Mr. Bonds, you might not get to see much of the game if you do.

E-Speed said...

Awesome splits on the track girlie!

Ellie said...

On my blog you gasped: "Snow in GC! Oh no! I'm going backpacking there in less than 2 weeks. Get that outta there for me, OK? :)"

Today at Phantom Ranch (the overnight-hiking stop at the bottom of GC) it was 82*. At the South Rim where we are... 40*. With the snow I referred to. So if you're backpacking down in, you ought to be great, just remember to take plenty of water avoid overheating!!!

qcmier said...

The D'Backs have a pretty nice ballpark. You could at least throw some colorful comments towards Baroid Bonds' way.

Spence said...

Nice track workout!! It's always so exciting to see such big improvements... excellent. So is this your bridal shower or someone elses? Hope it's fun despite the craze....and hope your hiking ROCKS!!

Mallie said...

Thank god most of my friends are already hitched or live too far away to invite me to the shower part of the wedding thing. Found your blog through The Daily Grind. Enjoying it. Keep up the fun and can't wait to hear about your upcoming brick.

Susan said...

YAY for spring breaks!

Batman said...

Just wait until bridal showers are replaced with birthday parties at Chuck E Cheese...whole new world of hell.

Awesome track workout! Enjoy the great outdoors.

Chris said...

What is it with gals and "I Will Survive"? I totally never understood it's appeal. I actually find it quite annoying. :(

In any case, nice job on that track workout! Looks like you've made some excellent progress since last season!!! :)

Papa Louie said...

Ditch the ipod during track workouts! You'll love the experience and scenery in the Canyon.

Cliff said...

Enjoy the bridal shower hell :)

greyhound said...

Bridal showers to baby showers to birthday parties to YMCA campouts (me this weekend) to soccer games to recitals to . . . . it's always something. Thank goodness Mrs. Greyhound and I can tag team.

TryAthlete said...

Spring break is good!

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Scott said...

Anybody who invokes Gloria Gaynor's I will survive much less relate it to tri is my kind of person...

Why do women persist with bridal showers? Does anybody like them other than the Mother-of-the-Bride? Or is it simply the perogative of the MOTB?

BuckeyeRunner said...

I can't believe your trip is almost here! How time flies! Next week you'll be in the beautiful SW - make sure to take lots of pics, as I have never been there. Good luck this weekend with your long workouts.