Monday, February 24, 2014

The Good, the Great and the Ugly

Last week I got back in the 30's for my weekly mileage. I've been building my miles slowly and then backing off again whenever I feel the slightest twinge in my foot's plantar. Following the plan of "listen to your body", it's taken me nearly two months to get back to where I think is my norm.
Jan. 17-23 - 4 runs and 3 Spinning classes
14 miler done! 

I'm happy to feel the endurance return. A 5 miler is beginning to feel average again, and my mile splits started to dip back into the 9's. I was most proud of Saturday's 14 miler. The distance has been toughest for me to build with 10 being my breaking point the past few weeks. However, this weekend I reached 14 on a solo afternoon run doing loops around my neighborhood. Boring but sufficient (and clear roads).

Where I failed this week... My Spin/Strength classes were cancelled due to a snowstorm on Monday, so I never got my strength training done this week. Then I skipped my swim. I am the worst at scheduling a lane time, and then of course, remembering it. Thankfully, today starts a new week.

Thank you to all my faithful friends who voted continuously in the ZOOMA Run-to-Napa contest. The support was overwhelming and I will never be able to thank you enough. In all honesty, the daily self-promotion was getting uncomfortable. This is why people hire campaign managers in real life elections... it's a lot of work!  Like anything in life, I'm either all in or out. So I bugged the crap out of peeps for the past 5 weeks, begging for your daily votes. Some unliked, unfriended, unfollowed and blocked me, but the majority hung with me for the duration. Seriously, thank you so much for that. It means a lot. The contest ended at midnight last night. I was up by over 1700 votes, so now I wait for the official announcement from ZOOMA on the winner. Every time my email dings, I come running to the computer... Ahhhh!

P.S. As part of my final push, I promised to do one crunch for each vote that I received on Sunday. I have now completed 200 crunches today... with only 201 more to go!

On a personal note, it was a rough few days... Both kids took turns being sick. I've never done so much laundry in one week before!  I've been sucking down the Emergen-C, hoping not to be the next flu victim. Today everyone returned to health, school and work, thank God!

After a couple days of relief, our temperatures have dropped again. The 10-day forecast indicates only one thing... winter is back. It's been a long cold season, but don't give up! The official first day of Spring is only 24 days away. I sure hope someone gives Mother Nature a reminder on that. Geesh!

This is the final week of the #WinterMiles Challenge! Good Luck!
Week 7 report-backs due today before midnight here.


  1. You deserve to win and I agree about the weather. I am so sad that it has turned cold again. I really thought it was going to stay warm in Missouri! I just can't wait until Mid March because that is when it usually warms up and stays warm here. Good luck on the crunches.

  2. Why would anyone unfriend, unfollow or block you? Just ignore it. Dooffusses!

  3. Bummer on the sick kids - glad that everyone seems to be healthy again.
    So exciting about the Zooma contest - congrats!

  4. Hope everyone feels better soon.

  5. We had a couple of days of Spring here and now back to good. I'm so over it!!

  6. Hooray for the great! Woot for the good! Boooo for the ugly! Every child in America seems to be sick sick sick.

    I'm ready for Spring, missy...boy howdy, am I ready. :)


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