Thursday, October 15, 2009

Just a bit of info...

A week or so ago, the lovely Amanda over at Run to the Finish tagged me with an award I don't feel I am quite worthy of just yet.  I only started this blog a week or so ago and as much as I think I am a stellar blogger, you probably haven't had a real chance to get to know me yet! LOL! But I liked the idea of using the little tagging game to give you a bit of info on me.  I haven't had time to finish my post that gives you all the fun and wonderful bits of trivia about me and how I started running just yet.  Hopefully, this will tide you all over until then.  It's nothing special, but it's fun to play and gives you some insight on some things that maybe won't be coming up in my "all about me" post.  Thanks again Amanda for your blog and your support!

In order to accept this award I have to answer the following questions with only 1 word answers...

1. Where is your cell phone? desk                                           
2. Your hair? strawberry-blonde
3. Your mother? supportive
4. Your father? hilarious
5. Your favorite food? mexican
6. Your dream last night? bad
7. Your favorite drink? misto
8. Your dream/goal? Boston
9. What room are you in? office
10. Your hobby? running
11. Your fear? failure
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? happy
13. Where were you last night? bed
14. Something you aren't? selfish
15. Muffins? English
16. Whish list item? Porche
17. Where did you grow up? NorCal
18. Last thing you did? eat
19. What are you wearing? polo
20. Your TV? HUGE
21. Your pets? Lilly
22. Your friends? awesome
23. Your life? perfect
24. Your mood? relaxed
25. Missing someone? always
26. Vehicle? Mercedes
27. Something your not wearing? socks
28. Your favorite store? Macy's
29. Your faviorite color? red
30. When was the last time you laughed? yesterday
31. Last time you cried? awhile
32. Your best friend? Ari
33. One place that I go over & over? mom's
34. One person who emails you regularly? mom
35. Favorite place to eat? home

The rules are that I have to pass the award onto 6 other bloggers, but I have seen so many of you do it already!  But, I do have one in mind, my best 'cuz Sarah over at Looking for Serendipity.  Sarah is in the process of writing a zombie romance novel.  She bounces off ideas to all of her readers and gives us little bits of humor and trivia to get us through our day.  Go and check her out, you won't be disapointed!

Running hasn't been that eventful this week.  I got in my 8 miles on Monday.  Nothing exciting.  Just pounding the pavement. 
8 miles 1:06:12  8:16/mile

Tuesday was a great speed session.  I had a nine miler on the schedule with 7 miles at tempo speed, 1 mile warm up, 1 mile cool down.  And I nailed it!  I have a confession though!  I did it on the treadmill!  It was POURING out when it was time to run, but I made the best of the situation.
Mile 1 8:20
Mile 2 7:47
Mile 3 7:47
Mile 4 7:30
Mile 5 7:30
Mile 6 7:30
Mile 7 7:16
Mile 8 7:47
Mile 9 8:20
I felt great after this!  I got it done!  I love the tempo runs/speed work right now.  It's mixing it up for me.  And I really didn't mind the treadmill, I planted the TV in front of it and watched the news.  It is so funny how a big storm here in the Bay Area makes for such big news stories and totally cripples us all!

Wednesday was a long run.  I had 12 miles on the books.  I had mentioned that we have been hit by a storm this week, and the weather wasn't great again yesterday.  The humidity was awful!  I know, I know, you FL people are stronger than us!  60% humidity was just miserable.  So I hit the treadmill again and nothing exciting.  I actually didn't mind having to run on it again, I am exhausted from this week, but there is just something about finishing those miles that feel ooooo soooo good!
12 miles 1:36:41  8:03/mile

Hope your Thursday is good!  I am sooo busy this weekend but am really looking forward to it.  I have rambled on enough so I will fill you all in on the weekend tomorrow!
Happy Running!


Sarah said...

Aww thanks for the blog props Katie!! :) Just made my day.

Can I just say I am so amazed by your running skills, but man am I jealous of your treadmill. If I had one, or room for one, at home, I feel like it would be SO much easier for me to get in runs like I want. Something to work on for the future I guess!

BTW my sis made running a marathon on of her 101 things in 1001 days. I told her she should talk to you!

B.o.B. said...

Great running and cute list. I am not offended you don't want to live in Florida. It definitely has disadvantages (gobs of old fogie drivers! LOL!)

You are speedy girl. BQ is in your near future for sure.