Last week I had a bridal show, worked every night and had to do a project for Womens conference at church...oh and fit in all my runs. sigh...I'm afraid It might be a few more weeks before I get caught up on everything. forgive me.
My project for womens' conference, though overwhelming at the time, was a great project and i'm glad I got to do it!
In our church we have a document called "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" and I was asked to use Photos of my family and put them to the words of the Proclamation. I decided to make it like a scrap book and plan to laminate and bind all the pages together this week so the girls have it as abook to look at and read at church:)
here are pictures of the pages...it is quite a treasure for me to have now that it's done:)
(click on photos to enlarge and see writing)
Some other fun stuff.....My friend Joy was going to the Ballet with her husband this past weekend so she asked if I would do her hair/makeup...it was fun! I snapped a before/after on my phone and took some pics of her hair! I love messy loose up-do's:)
Okay back to running stuff:
So...after my 10K last saturday, I ran an easy 7 miles with Amanda on Sunday morning...she slept over Saturday night and it was SO much fun!!
we had a great dinner and then fell asleep laughing our butts off...I can't even remember at what....oh wait...I think I was trying to role play a converstion with Amanda and it just turned into a barrel of laughs. I love that girl. Little Miss Runninghood is a fun slumber party partner;)
I finished week 9 with 75 miles!!!! I was pretty excited. I am feeling REALLY good and body is adjusting nicely to the higher mileage and workouts.
Onto Week 10:
Monday- 15 miles (8:22 pace) with Steph. legs were tired from the 10K day saturday still.
Tueday: 9.5 mile double day for recovery
Wednesday: 12 miles total: 10 x 800m. I hate 800's and was nervous about doing 10, but it was a BEAUTIFUL day which made it much easier. I was given explicit instructions to run between 3:12-3:15.
here's how it went: 3:16, 3:16, 3:10, 3;12, 3:10, 3:11, 3;14, 3:13, 3;12, 3:08
felt great and realized I don't hate 800's when i'm running them at a moderate pace:)
Thursday: 13.5 miles (10.3miles -8:26 pace-with steph in the morning and 3.2 in the evening)
Friday: 16 x 200m (7miles total). I was supposed to do these at 42-45, but it was just too slow for my body and my natural stride. Most of them were 40's but I fought to slow down, which was incredibly hard and get in a few 41's and 2 42's. luckily John wasn't mad at me:)
Saturday: Rest (b/c I had to do 22 the next day)
Sunday: 22 miles (8:06pace). last mile at 6:50. Felt pretty amazing to finish so strong after 22 miles.
Total for week 10: 79 miles!!!!!!
Great run with Amanda. I would normally have done that 22 today but my kids are sick and I would have had no one to watch them today so that's why I did it yesterday. it was so nice to run with a great friend for 3hrs. I felt very blessed. we talked about running, about Boston and about parenting.
I can't believe I only have 2 long runs left ....an 18 and another 22 and then the Taper begins!! CRAZY!!
this week I have mile repeats and then a 5K race on Saturday! plan to break 20. so we'll see!
I also have to get my taxes ready, do 2 trial runs for brides and a wedding after my 5K on saturday...No rest for the weary!
I am looking SO forward to 5 days alone in Boston with no kids! going to be a very nice VACATION!!! WOOHOOO!!
hope you are all doing well.
is anyone going to plan a blogger meet up lunch in Boston? I am not the planning type:)