Friday, February 19, 2010

Thankful Friday

This week has just flown by!  It's already Friday and I feel like I just woke up and it was Monday morning!  Thank god for weeks like this!

As fast as the week went by, it wasn't without its challenges.  I found myself telling myself over and over to mentally be tough.  My workouts were challenging, work has been difficult and as positive as I am, I felt like all week I was working on my game face and just plugging away.  Not to get into too much detail, but I have a co-worker, well, receptionist, who has the attitude of a six year old.  Nothing is ever her fault, she has a remark and comment for everything, and takes pleasure in being just plain rude.  So, I had to deal with that this week on top of feeling like crud.  I treat everyone with the same respect and hope it comes back in return.  I guess in a way I am a bit naive.

Tonight some of my best BFF's and I are heading out to dinner together.  But before that I have fun 8 mile tempo run all planned for me and the dreadmill.  Running has been just plugging along, ticking off the miles on my schedule.  With my strep throat I am not sure the quality of my workouts this week, but I got my miles in and I am feeling a ton better for the weekend.

Tomorrow my cousin Sarah and I are meeting up so that I can pace her for her first 7 mile run!  Her longest distance yet!  I am super stoked about this, as we are heading to one of my most favorite trails.  She is going to do awesome - let's just hope those shin splints stay at bay!  When I'm done with Sarah, I'm heading home to tack on some extra miles to get my legs good and tired again for my long run on Sunday.  I have a scale back week of 18 so after last week this sounds like a piece of cake!  No other big plans as the weather has decided to go back to gloomy.  It's going to rain all weekend so if anything that will mean lots of couch time in front of the TV watching the Olympics!  I have been so wrapped up in them!  I am always so sad when they're over with!

To all you peeps with races this weekend, especially the Redhead, Jill and Jess good luck, you're gonna rock it!  And to all my peeps tackling the long run like me this weekend, run strong and enjoy it! 

Don't forget to go and check out Mel's page over at Tall Mom and help support her with her Breast Cancer Run fundraising!

Happy Running Peeps and Happy Friday!!

14 comments:

Sarah said...

YAY can't wait to run with you tomorrow. Have fun with the girls tonight!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Great job getting through your runs this week. Hope you are feeling better!

Have fun tonight!

Jess said...

Thanks! Enjoy your long run.

Jo Lynn said...

Dinner with BFFs - awesome. Have a great weekend girlie! ;)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Sorry about your bad week!! Have so much fun with your cousin.. HUGS!

runningcommentaries said...

Have a good run! Make sure you take your cutback week seriously next week-- sounds like your body and legs need a little break!

N.D. said...

Sounds like a great weekend planned. Good luck on the long run and get some extra sleep so that you feel 100%!

Tara said...

Have fun having dinner with your BFF's! I'm sure that it is a much needed break.

I am with you on the challenges of staying nice to co-workers, it is very difficult sometimes, especially when times are as busy as they have been! I must admit, that there are times when I just want to rip their heads off! Whew...that felt good.

Anyway, have fun with your cousin tomorrow. I have never read her blog, I think I'll go check it out!
Bye Katie!

ajh said...

Working with someone who is negative can be a real downer. It can be hard to stay up with all the complaining. I work with 8 and 9 year olds and it is hard to take some behaviors from them but when it is an adult exhibiting the behaviors I have no tolerance.

simplyrunningonfaith said...

I love finding blogger runners in the area! I am in East Bay :)

Anne said...

Oh you will have an amazing weekend! Have fun with your BFFs tonight and have a great time with Sarah tomorrow. I'm sure she'll do great :)

Teamarcia said...

Isn't funny how you get to the point when 18 miles feels like cake?
Have a great run with Sarah!

Jenn said...

This week has been a mental nightmare for me. I am beginning to think something goes on with my hormones about once a month and totally screws up my mind! The receptionist at my work can be such a b*tch too. Glad you're recovering from strep. My daughter has a monster cough and has been sick since Wednesday. I think I might be coming down with it-AH!!! Hope you had a great dinner with your friends and hope the 8 mile tempo and 18 went well. I did 17 which didn't feel too great-22 next week-Yuck!!

Heather said...

Looks like a fun weekend of running!

Hope you have a better week this week.