Did you read my post the other day? NINE dogs. I can’t afford registration fees right now.
So me, Mel (Tall Mom on the Run), Zoë (Run, Zoë, Run), Karla (Running on Eagles Wings) and anyone else who wants to come on down to our neck of the woods (literally) to run will be trottin’ along in the hopes of negating a high-calorie turkey dinner tomorrow morning.
|DailyMile’s Feed the
Turkey 5K is raising
money for charity:water.
And I won’t even charge you! I will be timing 5K of my run for DailyMile’s Feed the Turkey 5K, although several (or all) of us will be going longer. (Okay, so I did donate a little money to participate in the virtual 5K, but it was optional.)
If you are interested in meeting up with us, please e-mail me for the location and more information at kerrie (at) sanitydepartment (dot) com.
I plan to bring some sort of treat, although I haven’t worked out exactly what that will be yet, so don’t get too excited. I may just show up with a bunch of white chocolate-peppermint-covered pretzels. (If you read my 2Toms blog today on my weightloss, then you know what I’m talkin’ about.)
So….last night, I jumped on the treadmill.
Sidebar: I just love how T Junior, who is 3-1/2, takes everything in the literal sense. For example, I once told him I was going to jump in the shower. He stared at me and I could just see inside his brain a little image of his mother jumping up and down in the shower.
Sidebar-sidebar: I feel like the “sidebar” is my new thing, although it’s not really new. I’m sort of
made fun of known for going off on random tangents.
I stepped onto the treadmill. Better? I pushed start…okay. Anyway, I jumped on the ‘mill. I walked for a quarter-mile to warm up as I searched the TV for something good to watch (read: won’t matter if I can’t hear it). I found some college basketball and I turned on my running music, then away I went on a speed workout.
I have been finding the treadmill challenging lately, but last night I discovered a good sporting event and my “fast” playlist totally help. I played with the incline for the first half-mile of the run, but then I remembered I was supposed to be working on speed and so I decided to just pick one thing to focus on (which as you probably know is very difficult for me). Every quarter-mile, I bumped the speed up a little until I was in the sub-8’s (Mile 1.75-2). Then, I slowly decreased it over the next mile. I ran a total of three miles, then I walked for another quarter-mile to cooldown.
Sidebar: How come DailyMile says I did 4 miles yesterday? I feel like 3.5 to 4 is sort of a big stretch.
Oh, and post complete, too.
lol Happy thanksgiving to you too! Have fun running together!! 🙂
I don't like the rounding on DM – especially when it rounds DOWN! Why can't they just use a decimal place?Nice run!!!Happy Thanksgiving!
Would love to run with you all tomorrow morning, but I don't like mint. Oh, and I live too far away. Dang.
Enjoy your virtual race! I've got a few going on too!
you are cracking me up with all this sidebar talk! too funny!Kids are so literal, aren't they? Mine keep asking me “What is stinky?” since apparently one of my fav phrases is “That stinks!” 😉