Thank you so much to everyone who entered my Nuun Giveaway! I really love this stuff and it’s so great that I get to share a product I love with you! The winner is…
Barefoot Angie B…who said she’s looking for some hydration options other than “Hatorade” this year. LOL! Perfect! Congrats, Angie! Please send me your address: kerrie (at) sanitydepartment (dot) com.
So, Lisa mentioned in the comments the other day that I have won a lot of giveways lately. I have! I don’t know where the lucky streak is coming from. I should buy a Lotto ticket or something. I’m not trying to rub it in, I’m just sayin’…enter giveaways! You just never know when it might be your lucky day!
Thursday is normally a rest day, but I’ve been thinking a lot about my schedule and it needs to change. I need Friday to be a rest day so that I can tackle Long Run Saturdays in the mornings.
I can’t work out at lunch on Thursdays, though. I’ve mentioned before that I call an elderly woman through a local Phone Buddy service to chat with her once a week during my lunch hour. Before I get on the phone, though, I eat quickly at my desk and catch up on my Virtual Running Buddies!
I was doing that today when a co-worker walked by. “It must be old lady day…” he said.
I nodded. “Yep.”
“…’Cause it’s gorgeous out and you’re not running.>”
I laughed on the outside, but I beamed inside. I don’t think he knew what a HUGE compliment that was.
I am a runner.
Sometimes I forget.
Anyway, this newly rearranged schedule means I need to run in the evenings on Thursdays. I’m not a big fan of running at night. For some reason, evening dark is scarier than morning dark. But I haven’t had a lot of luck on my morning runs anyway, so what the heck, right?
Since it’s been staying light out longer after work, I decided to go after picking up T Junior from day care. I was only scheduled for 3 miles, which is manageable with the BOB. We came home, I changed into my running clothes (and new hat from Amanda – I LOVE it!) and got a snack for my kiddo. Then I bundled him up and out we went…
…to stand out on the sidewalk FOREVER and wait for my Garmin to find a satellite. I had to turn it off and then on again, and FINALLY it connected.
We headed out on the first 1.25-mile town loop, which is mostly straight and on sidewalks — better for BOBs. I felt good for running with the jogging stroller. As we approached the house, T Junior yelled, “Daddy’s Car!”
We crossed the street, parked in the garage and I dropped him off with Mr. T. Then I went on my second loop…now with the ability to swing my arms. Yay! I was feeling good, but for some reason, I stopped at 2.7 miles instead of 3. Not sure why I did that. Guess, I thought I was done after two loops, forgetting they didn’t add up to 3 miles.
Oh well. I did strength tonight, too. Same abs/arms/thighs routine as last night, just without the curtsies and the lunges because I forgot them.
Added on 2/26: I forgot to post my running times:
2/25/10 – 2.7 Miles – 26:41
Average pace: 9:53
Mile 1: 10:29 (with the BOB)
Mile 2: 9:47 (without the BOB)
.7 miles: 9:08 pace
1. A big Thank You to Robyn at Ramblings of a Wannabe Writer and Runner. She sent me the Gorgeous Blogger Award! I need to list six things about me, so I will give it some thought and post them tomorrow. Thanks, Robyn, for being a great bloggy friend!
2. One of these days I’ll get to post another review! I have a bunch, but they’re all stacked up in a long line worse than Disneyland’s Space Mountain (always the longest wait, don’t you think?).
Such a compliment to be called a runner. My orthopedist called me a runner and I felt so special lol.That's so nice of you to do the Phone Buddy thing. I bet the lady looks forward to Thursdays 🙂
How awesome are you! Phone buddy sounds fantastic…I'm sure you brighten her day a lot. 🙂
Often when I see that I have just a few tenths of a mile to a nice, round number I will go the extra distance to have a nice number in my log. So when I don't notice that I could have done that or download the Garmin and program corrects the distance down I am not happy at all. Silly, isn't it.Phone buddy. What a great program. I should check into that in my area.
You are a runner and you are awesome! So nice that you are a phone buddy!
That is definitely a great feeling to be recognized as “a runner”. Nice job on the evening stroller run!
You know how to know you are a runner? You're stressing over three tenths of a mile…..Great workout! Have a great weekend.
you are a great runner…and someone who inspires.
Great compliment! A few weeks ago when out to dinner with some of my boyfriend's family, I made a comment that his little bro was going to beat my pace soon (just started training for a freshman 4-mile in gym class…yes 4 miles!) And someone said…”Oh, you're a runner!” I quickly down-played my ability to run, but was secretly LOVING the idea of others thinking of me as a runner. Note to self…work on self-confidence;)
I still find it hard to call myself a runner, but I am! And yay for new bloggy friends 🙂
Yay to be a runner! Way to go on that BOB pace – you are way faster than I am with that stroller!