August 31, 2009

Can you believe that it’s the last day of August? CRAZY! First, as always, the recap from last week. Honestly, people, it’s not that great. I feel like I’ve been really inconsistent this month. I definitely racked up the hours (new monthly workout hour record), but haven’t been hitting a lot of my planned stuff….

August 30, 2009

Today was my 2nd 15 miler of my marathon training – although in the original schedule, it was supposed to be my first 20. Funny how you’re forced to be flexible. I did a 15 on July 26. Total time was 2:59:25 (avg pace 11:58). You know, a bit slow, but it was 1 million…

August 27, 2009

*Existential crisis. Feel free to ‘mark as read.’* This is the last week of my 2nd class in my graduate school program – and the last week of my first quarter as a graduate student. I will have a two-week vacation before quarter 2 starts. I feel like I should go somewhere for summer vacation,…

August 26, 2009

The good – I ran a great 5 miles last night. It was super fantastic. I felt strong, had no leg/knee pain (just some initial stiffness). I did my 5 mile Terwilliger loop (i.e. hills) and finished in 57 minutes (I feel okay with an 11:26 pace on those hills – I know I was…

August 25, 2009

I was going to do a heart-warming post today about how I learned a new swimming stroke and have been good about icing, then invite your castigation for skipping my PT exercises last night & having a beer instead, and then skipped my morning run because it was DARK, but I have more important news….