Wednesday, September 30, 2009

All Work and No Running Makes Robin Grumpy

It's been a hectic week in which I have been working 12-14 hour days. This, along with the monsoon, has resulted in no running since a fabulous 4-mile Friday afternoon run last week. I'm feeling so out of sorts and I'm pretty sure "bitchiness" is right around the corner. If all goes well, Thursday may be a lucky day for me and result in a much-needed 3 or 4 mile run. A girl can dream....

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Good Cause and a Great Adventure

One of Husband's friends sent us a link of two crazy guys, their bikes, and a good cause. You may have even heard of them - Dan and Paul. Or as they're known in my house - "Bill & Ted's Adventures". If you get a chance hop on over to their blog and read about ride of a lifetime and how they are raising money for the United Way of Greater Cleveland.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

First Spin

The bike arrived today and I was more excited than I thought I would be (is that even possible?). Husband assembled everything like a pro. We then took my shiny used bike up to Century Cycles for new pedals and a quick "review" of brakes, etc. and then it was time to ride it back to the ranch. I love it and I can't wait for my morning ride with Husband. Of course, I'm now wishing I had knocked out my long run today rather than turning my Sunday into a brick-gone-bad! Who cares, the new bike adrenaline should carry me through my 10-miler.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Shiny New Bicycle and It's Not Even Christmas

I finally broke down and bought a road bike. So I guess that means it's official...I will definitely tackle another tri and a century ride is in my future as well. It's not even Christmas but I'm just as excited and I can't wait till it's delivered to my door step. "It" is a Fuji Finest 2.0 - the same bike I rented and rode during the Portland Freshwater Trust Triathlon. You see, Madame Fuji and I have some unfinished business and I'm determined to "own" her - figuratively and financially! So if she gets here in time, then you will see me with husband taking my new ride for a spin in the metroparks!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Speed Workout Tonight

Okay, so it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I did a short interval workout of a warm up, 4x400 with 400 recovery, and cool down. My goal was sub 2:15 and I surprised myself with 1:57, 1:59, 1:56 and 1:54. Total distance tonight was 3 miles. Not bad. By mid-October I would like to be in the 1:40-1:45 range. Tonight was also fun because I got to watch my two girls playing on the football field playing kickball, laughing and running back and forth. It was a great way to spend an evening!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New England in the Fall

I'm officially registered for what will become the 20th state in our 50 state quest. The Maine Harvard Pilgrim's Half Marathon features a beautiful course through York, Maine along the seacoast. Best of all, the featured speaker is Kathrine Switzer. What an exciting and inspirational speaker for me and my girls (and Greg will enjoy her, too). Argh, that also means more quality time at the track doing 400s and those monster 800s!