Runner. Mother. Writer (kind of). I don't know, but I am trying to figure it out.

 

Mid-week easy run. I’ve started adding more miles between my SOS runs because well the book said I could. And I got to run with my buddies again. We went easy. Though it wasn’t hard because it was pushing 80 degrees with 91% humidity, the latter is practically unheard of. Welcome home, huh?

Tomorrow I have a 9 mile tempo run. I’m going to officially bump the goal to 9:09 for a sub-4 hour goal. Wish me luck. This is actually somewhat scary. Because it’s ambitious and challenging. But equally rewarding. Honestly, the worst that happens, baring injury, is I hit a wall and the second half sucks. I know I can maintain that pace for 13.1…so here’s to trying! It’s Vegas. Let’s go all in.

marinemindset-I assume because it’s so much awesomeness from both of us. 

breatherunlive- just one. I was a little disappointed because it wasn’t until mile 5 or so. I was worried I wouldn’t see any rats. 

paintnpavement- next time. I’m already planning my return. Sometimes my company gets corporate spots for the NYC marathon so I’m trying to set that up for next year. I didn’t find the hills to be too bad. But someone, I won’t name names (breatherunlive) said it was flat.  And it was not. The hill getting back to the car down a side street was crazy steep. Glad we didn’t run that.

marinemindset-I assume because it’s so much awesomeness from both of us.

breatherunlive- just one. I was a little disappointed because it wasn’t until mile 5 or so. I was worried I wouldn’t see any rats.

paintnpavement- next time. I’m already planning my return. Sometimes my company gets corporate spots for the NYC marathon so I’m trying to set that up for next year. I didn’t find the hills to be too bad. But someone, I won’t name names (breatherunlive) said it was flat. And it was not. The hill getting back to the car down a side street was crazy steep. Glad we didn’t run that.

paintnpavement I was. Seeing the finest New York had to offer? Meaning I’m pretty sure I saw a dead rat. How New York…

Actually I saw Yankee stadium which was really nice.

paintnpavement I was. Seeing the finest New York had to offer? Meaning I’m pretty sure I saw a dead rat. How New York…

Actually I saw Yankee stadium which was really nice.

So Tuesday are lifting days. I was so worried I’d forget socks that I forgot my sports bra. Oops. At least it didn’t drastically affect my work out but it felt weird.

And race photos. I’m such a thief. So there were some horrible ones that can disappear because who knows what I was doing. These ones were good though so of course, I’m sharing with you all.

Final thought of the night: is 7pm too early for bed?

Back at home and back at it with a strength run, number two. 4 x 1.5 miles at a goal pace of 13:15.

I made it on three out of four. I could have made it on all four but early morning math is not my strength. I misjudged what pace I needed. Oops.

Otherwise the run went well. Had to cut my cool down short by a half mile too because I hit snooze. But can’t we all agree that getting up at 5:30 is pretty impressive the day after vacation?!

September stats: 215 miles at 9:43 pace. 30 run days.

August stats: 185 miles at 10:17 pace. 31 run days.

7 more weeks left until M-day. I’m getting anxious to see the results of my training. I know I have a lot more hard work to do but the end is in sight.

jordan-gets-fast asked
Heyooo! Thanks for all the love :D

When I was out of town, I missed a lot of posts. I needed to catch up. I enjoy following your journey since we’re on the same plan. Most Hanson folks race before me so I can learn from their experiences at my own race in a few weeks. Good luck!

More waiting…now at the airport for my bags. My original flight was overbooked so I volunteered to be switched to a new flight. I flew in to Houston then to DFW. I stayed on the same plane, which is so easy. I got a voucher for another flight, enough for two tickets to New Orleans. Yes, I’ve already looked so that makes marathon planning easier.

Anyway, my original flight was delayed so I actually got in earlier. My bags will be arriving shortly with my original flight. Really the switch was great. Easier travel and faster and free flights! Win.

Waiting on the plane…I need entertained. Right now I’m watching front row yoga and listening to this coed yammering on about college this and that…to some woman feigning interest.

One last run in Central Park…sad. We’re currently in a taxi on the way back to the airport. See the pouty face?

Anyway my last run was fantastic. Almost 6 miles with a breakfast break in there. Thanks to megorun for the company and sandwich. I think he was impressed and a little shocked at how quickly I finished my sandwich. He was great company on my final morning in town… I was a little cold and tired and maybe not the best company this morning but I enjoyed the quick bite. And it was delicious! After about 20 minutes I was back on the road for about .8 more to the apartment.

Quick shower and last minute packing and to the taxi. And here we are…headed to the airport. And back home. I’m looking forward to seeing my family but I definitely had a great time. See you again soon New York.

NYC day 3…the last full day.

Post brunch sweaty photo with breatherunlive..at least I was sweaty. I had pancakes, can’t pass those up ever. Then back to our condo for a quick shower then my touring. Meaning another 6 miles on my legs. Using a fit bit, we walked 26 miles over the past 3 days and I ran another 23 miles ran…my poor feetsies. Oh but look at the pace chart. Beautiful.

Okay today: moma, Rockefeller center, the New York public library and Bryant park. Then a bit of shopping…got shirts and little gifts for people and then dinner and back to the condo. My near 80 year old grandmother is more than a little tired, as one might expect.

One last run tomorrow, breakfast with megorun (yay!!!) and then to the airport (no yay!!!).