Friday, February 12, 2010

Weekend Update

Friday has finally arrived and it couldn't have come sooner.  I am really looking forward to this weekend as it is another jam packed weekend of running and of course, celebrating Valentine's Day.  I am convinced V-Day was made up just to sell more cards during an otherwise slow month of February, but I really love any chance to celebrate life so I really like to go all out with the hubbs.  So, in bullet form style, here is my crazy weekend all wrapped up!

  • I have a fun 10K Valentine's Day race tomorrow that I am running with my cousin Sarah!  It's her first 10K in over a year and she is going to rock it!  10K's are not my favorite distance, but my running this week has really picked up it's pace after last Sunday's disaster and I am hoping to knock off one of my goals for 2010 by doing a sub 45 10K.  My legs have some miles on them already but I think if all goes well I can pull this one off.  I really hate to go into a race with a specific time goal as I hate to brake my own heart, but I am going to give it a shot and see what I have in me.  Maybe I can pull of another AG win like I did at the 5K in October?
  • Saturday night the hubbs and I are going to celebrate Valentine's Day.  I go to bed way too early on Sunday night to celebrate anything so moving it a day ahead is just fine in our books.  My gift to him is usually I let him pick some fancy dinner he wants me to cook and I make it for him.  Along with my chocolate soufflé it will be a nice evening.  I think I might even allow myself a glass of wine!  I have given up alcohol until Boston with two exceptions, Valentine's Day and my little sisters 21st birthday.  You still gotta have fun while marathon training :)
  • Sunday morning I have a 20 miler on the books.  I am actually looking forward to this run as I haven't ran 20 miles or farther since last November.  I love the feeling you get when you finish those long runs and I am hoping to work on a little speed in the middle of it all.  The hubbs will be my running sherpa and I am going to scout out a new path today as I am just done with my usual routes - gotta mix it up!
Thank you for all the support this week after my disappointing Sunday run.  If you didn't know this, I actually started playing golf when I was 10.  I was on the golf team all the way through high school and continue to play as often as I can during the summer months.  But there is a saying in golf that I have adapted to my life as a runner:  "Leave it at the last hole."  Not all 18 holes are ever going to be perfect, and with running, not every run is going to be stellar.  So I am leaving Sunday at the "last hole," and moving forward.  I am still revamping my training plan and know what I need to do.  Thanks again.

And you are all commented on how much my little sister and I look alike!  Yes, it's true, we are the spitting images of one another.  She is my BFF and really enjoy hanging with her.  She is 9 years younger than me and we are finally enjoying our relationship more and more as she matures in to a really awesome person.  She is studying to be a nurse (she is to smart for that and should go on to medical school in my opinion) and I couldn't be more proud.  I'll leave you with another couple of pics from the only two races she ever ran with me.  For awhile there I was trying to get her to love running as much as me so I could have a buddy.  Alas, it didn't stick but I am left with some fun memories of our races together.
After the Lake Tahoe Marathon - I ran the marathon and she did the 10K and came in first place for her AG!

After the Disneyland 1/2 marathon - she was so beat up but finished :)

To all you peeps racing this weekend, Sarah and Tall Mom with her Million Inch Run, and good luck and to all you tackling your long runs especially the RedHead and B.o.B., you're gonna rock them!
Happy Friday and Happy Running Peeps!
P.S. Go on over to Marcia's blog and check out her cool giveaway for Indigo Wild - very fun products!!

22 comments:

Tricia said...

Have fun tomorrow!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

GOOD LUCK!! My 10K PR is 45:54, I DID NOT like the 10K distance have only run it once..

You are going to rock your 20 miler, just ENJOY it.. OK hoping to get your REcovery socks in the mail this weekend :)

Morgan said...

Thanks for the shout out girl! GOOD LUCK on YOUR 20 miler!!!

I'm glad I'm not the only one who gives up the adult beverages while training. I get teased constantly for that!

Have a wonderful Valentines weekend!

Sarah said...

Sounds like a fun filled weekend to me!! Can't wait to see you tomorrow. :)

BTW love the pics of you and Erin!

Staci Dombroski said...

Have a great time at your race tomorrow and good luck on your 20 miler :-) Happy Valentine's Day :-)

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Sounds like you have an awesome weekend ahead of you! Good luck tomorrow. I'll be shocked if you don't pull an AG win! Rock it out girl!

Jamoosh said...

You said "chocolate soufflé" - yum...

aron said...

i was having issues commenting all this week! i had lots to say on your race post, but its gone now :) haha - moving on!

have a great 10k this weekend! i KNOW you have a sub 45 in those legs :) happy vday girlie!

Ashley said...

Good luck with your 10K and 20 miles!

Jill said...

Hey Chica.....
Been thinking about you and going to send an email but this will do :). You're going to have an amazing race tomorrow, I just know it. But above all, have a blast!! And I know you'll have an amazing dinner with the hubby, how special! A glass or two of wine is certainly allowed! I'm going to attempt a long run but we'll see how the body's reacting to this crud I have *still* going on. You're just the best out there and I'll be thinking of you with your race and 20-miler!!
xo

onelittletrigirl said...

Have fun this weekend and by all means...enjoy a glass of wine!

Jenn said...

Good luck on the race! Have an especially great time with the hubby for Valentine's!! I ran my first outdoor 20 since November this morning! My hubby was my running sherpa as well and it sure made the time go by! Hope yours goes great! Busy weekend!!

Jess said...

Enjoy your 20 miler! Crazy girl for liking that distance ;)

Heather @ Side of Sneakers said...

Good luck on the race!!

Teamarcia said...

Have a fun race! I am so jealous of all the races going on while I sit here among feet of snow.
Thanks for the giveaway shout!

N.D. said...

love the 2 exceptions and more pics! so cute!

ajh said...

You and your sister are seriously fast. Have fun on your 20 miler. I always look forward to them too.

Heather said...

Good luck with the 10K and 20 miler this weekend - and enjoy your yummy dinner!

We need to get together and golf someday. :)

X-Country2 said...

Sounds like a great weekend of running. Good luck!

Anne said...

I hope your 10K went great today!
Enjoy your 20miler tomorrow :)

Tara said...

Hey girl. I am soooo behind on blogging; work has sucked this week. Sounds like you have a full schedule this weekend. I hope you and hubbs are celebrating a delicious V Day meal as I type this post!

Good luck on your 20 miler tomorrow. Mind is coming up soon! Eeek! I hope your 10K went well. I hate that distance too...Yuck!

You and your sis are really cute! My little sis is 9 1/2 years younger then me as well. We are closer in our relationship too; I just wish we didn't live so far away from each other. :(

Sorry about your disappointing race, some days you got it and some you don't unfortunelty. You still ran faster then I do!

Jo Lynn said...

I hope you had a nice time tonight. We should golf together sometime - the four of us! ;)