Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Five!

1.  Yesterday I got my booty back to Spinning class.  I forget what a total workout that is!  My glutes and quads were screaming at me the rest of the day.  I mean it felt soooo good that immediately after class I paid for a class starting next Wednesday.... 15 weeks of "Triple Threat" class, twice a week... 50 minutes of Spinning, followed by another 50 minutes of Strength training and Stretching.  That's going to be my cross training for the marathon, say what?!

2.  You all know I'm a little bit crazy at times, but now it's official. I've been inducted and am now  a HALF FANATIC!!!   #1092 to be exact... A number I totally love since I graduated H.S. in '92.

3.  I completed my long run early this morning so I can enjoy Memorial Day weekend.  I'm just running for fun right now, but also trying not to lose the endurance I have built.  I logged 11.31 miles in 1:55 for an average pace around 10:11, which was made me happy considering the challenging hills on this run (did I mention I did spinning yesterday?!)  Yes, I totally deserve to relax a bit this weekend.

4.  FRIDAY RACE SALUTE:  First off, my apologizes if I missed your race.  I've been a bad bad follower lately.  If you're racing this weekend, leave a comment and I'll add you in!
Tamara @ Tam I Am - running her first Half!
Jeff @ Detroit Runner - running Bayshore Marathon, his first Marathon!
Kim @ (Just) Trying is for Little Girls - Heart of the Valley Duathlon
Jill @ Run for the Hills - Parke County Half

5.  Happy Memorial Day!  Take a moment this weekend to remember and honor the American servicemen and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  We're loading up our new pop-up camper and taking the kids to Yogi Bear Jellystone Park for some good ole family camping!

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  1. Sounds like fun camping. Have a great time.

    Good job on that spin class and run. That's hard work!!

  2. We love our jellystone here in Texas too! Have FUN! We totally want a pop up too!

  3. I graduated in 92 as well...seems like centuries ago. LOL I like your triple threat line up. Sounds challenging and fun!

  4. Congrats on becoming a Half Fanatic! Welcome to the club (I'm #485, woot!)

    Way to get your long run done, I'm procrastinating on my short run today and the rain just started. Woops.

    Thanks for the shout out--have a wonderful holiday weekend.

  5. Congrats on HF status! #929 over here!

    I'm running the Parke County Half in Indiana on Sunday.

    Your crosstraining is really inspiring. RLRF leaves me feeling like I'm not doing enough since I'm used to running 4-5 days a week. It's weird.

  6. hmm, I might have to look into this half fanatic thing. I've only ran 1 official half, but it seems to be my distance. Have a great weekend.

  7. Way to go getting your long run in early! I am going to try to do mine tomorrow morning to get it over with too!

    I love Jellystone parks. Have a great time camping!

  8. Have a blast!! We haven't camped since the kids came along but every year we say we are going to.

  9. Congratulations on being a half fanatic! I just got in too! SOMEDAY we'll run a race together. I LOVE CHicago-land...
    Have a great 3-day weekend!

  10. yay for being a half fanatic!!! Wishing you an amazing weekend :) And I voted for you, too!

  11. Have fun camping this weekend!

    I'm running the Stillwater 10K on Sunday. I'm hoping to PR, but if not, I just want to enjoy the run.

  12. Congrats on being a half fanatic!

    I'm running my 5th half this Sunday, Vermont City Marathon and have the next one in the books for the second weekend in July.

    Have a great weekend!

  13. Yay, congrats on being a half fanatic!

  14. Congrats on being a fanatic, that rocks!

  15. Congrats on being a half-fanatic! how fortuitous that you are #1092! It was meant to be!

  16. I hope you had a great time camping. It sounds lovely!


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