We flew home yesterday on one of the easiest, “no issues” flights we’ve ever had. Our luggage even came so fast that the boys and I were already waiting outside when Beer Geek called to say he was on the way back from the airport with the car (he cabs home and picks us up so we don’t have to travel with carseats). We planned to head to our favorite Mexican place, but they had long lines, so we hit Rock Bottom Brewery instead. We had a beer that was a mix of their brown and porter and aged in bourbon barrels. Wow! It had just enough bourbon flavor to be interesting, but not so much that I couldn’t stand it (bourbon is not an alcohol I like. Blame it on college…). It seemed more alcoholic than the usual beer, which was confirmed when Beer Geek asked me to drive home. ;o) Good thing I’d only had part of one beer at that point.
Yesterday before we left, dad and I went for a run. I was really tired because Shoo hadn’t slept well, so the first 2.5 miles sucked. At about mile 3, I realized I was slouching because I was tired and that was affecting my breathing. I paid more attention to my posture and we were able to do mile 5 at an 8:29 pace. Wonder if that was part of my problem on Saturday? We did 5.5 miles total.
We are halfway through the year and some of my goals have already been met. Some have totally fallen by the wayside. I’ve run 503 miles so far, so 1000 for the year is still a possibility.
1. Run the Army 10 miler in under 1:30 (won’t know until October). This replaces the already met 3 halfs/sub-2 goal.
2. Run in 6 new states this year (goal was 3) Done: Delaware, Florida, Wisconsin, Minnesota; Planned: Illinois (Run from the Cops in Itasca), Maine (Lobster Festival Run in Rockland). I think I can squeeze in one more state in October when Jones has a long weekend.
3. Work out 5 times per week. Totally blowing this one. I managed to run 4 times a week during June, but I did pretty much nothing else. I’m planning to continue running four times a week, but hopefully I can swim enough on one day with the kids at the pool that I can call that a workout.
4. Stop stressing about my weight/lift weights. I’m not stressed about my weight, but I do need to keep paying attention. I managed to only gain one pound at my parents’ house, which is pretty amazing considering I usually drink 2-3 beers a week and almost never eat sweets and while I was there, I averaged a beer a day and we celebrated Beer Geek’s birthday and my mom’s birthday. I also need to get back into strength training. My parents have a really cool weight machine in their basement and I didn’t even touch it. Sigh.
5. Run at least 8-10 races this year. I’ve already done 8 and have four more planned races and a couple of weekends that I think I’ll race with my dad, so I’ll blow this goal out of the water.
I’m done “training” until September when the boys go back to school, but I do plan to do some hill and speedwork this summer. My only real plan is to keep my mileage close to 20 miles per week and to try to run at least one 8+ run per month.