My parents got here on Thursday afternoon, so I had a running partner for my Friday run. And running with my dad is not a walk in the park.
I can’t remember the last time I managed a sub-10 average pace for 6 miles (and mile 6 was 9:04). Yes, I was afraid I was going to puke. But somehow, I can always run faster with my dad than with anyone else or by myself.
Of course, we had to go to Mad Fox to eat back the calories we burned (and then some.) While there, we ran into our friend (and the owner), Bill Madden, who made sure to tell me about drinking Alaskan Smoked Porter on tap while he was judging at the Great Alaskan Beer and Barley Wine Festival. Sheesh, way to rub it in! So jealous.
Saturday started early with an indoor soccer game for Shoo, followed by some quick shopping for birthday gifts. Then we headed over to Shoo’s soccer clinic. My dad and I did 3 miles of speedwork and then walked three miles on the track while he played soccer. I was TIRED by the end.
But, hey, we had babysitters, so Beer Geek and I went out while Jones went to a birthday party. I had an amazing flight of beers, but the waiter seemed a bit shocked that I chose all dark and heavy and high alcohol. What can I say? I like my imperial stouts and barley wines!
Sunday was more of the usual: birthday parties, homework, hanging with my parents… My dad set up a soccer goal for Shoo. I bet the kid only comes in for meals now! I also did an easy 2 mile shakeout run to keep the streak alive and loosen up my tight hips. Not sure if it was my shoes or the track, but my hips were unhappy.
From a training standpoint, last week was a fall back week. My longest run was 6.2 miles with a total of 24 miles for the week. My running streak continues. 27 days so far!
My plan for this week:
Monday: 4 miles (probably on the treadmill as we are expecting freezing rain)
Tuesday: 3 miles
Wednesday: “rest day” AKA 1-2 easy miles
Thursday: 9 miles
Friday: 12 miles
Saturday: “rest day” AKA 1-2 miles
Sunday: 3-4 easy miles
It’s going to be a crazy week. Jones has orchestra rehearsal for 2-3 hours every night except Tuesday and a concert on Saturday afternoon. Shoo has his Saturday afternoon soccer clinic and then a soccer game at 8am on Sunday. Yes, I am tired already (and all I have to do is the driving. LOL)
Guess I’d better figure out what we are eating this week to make it through. Thankfully Beer Geek is fine with leftovers and we have a few meals in the freezer. Add a couple of crockpot soups and we are good.
Monday: Vegetable beef soup
Tuesday: Vegetarian Tortilla soup (but I’ll probably add chicken)
Wednesday: Leftover beef soup
Thursday: Leftover tortilla soup
Friday: Leftovers from the freezer
Sunday: Chicken marsala (I’ll share the recipe I use next week)
How’s your week looking? I’ve been dreading this week since Jones got into Honors Orchestra. Does that make me a bad mom?