Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Helmet Ten

It's kinda sketchy when you put your dorky water fanny pack on upside down - TWICE. It reminded me of the time my mom asked about my running helmet. I had a weird feeling that I might actually need a helmet today.

I woke up tight and sore from Bikram last night. But it's a good sore. You know the kind of sore that reminds you there are muscles under there somewhere. However, not so good when you have 10 miles ahead of you. But I did it. Slow as can be = 1:44, burning 1130 calories!!! It was hot a haites, but a beautiful day. Actually going to put my bikini on now and hit the beach with my new InStyle Mag! Sounds like the perfect Saturday.

And the best news of all is that after my run, I hopped on Anita. She told me 134~!~~~ Can you believe it? Of course, after I loaded up on my liquids again, I was up to 135. So that's what I'm claiming. 135. Praise sweet little baby Jesus.

Two weeks until the half marathon. I am not sure if I want to do another 10 next weekend or maybe a shorter run with some hills. I am getting nervous about a hilly race. I was thinking that Portland would be my first traveling race. But DOY - this one is. I will be staying at my grandparents house. Their house is actually ON the race course - so they can chill out on their driveway and hold a fancy banner for me. At least THEY BETTER if they know what's good for them. Anyway, I can use this half as practice for the travel/packing portion. YKWIS?

My friend sent me the rest of the Puerto Rico pics - so I will post those next...


Amy - the gazelle said...

I think your slow 10 mile is the same as my fast 10 mile :)

I rode 30ish miles today on the bike, and am hoping that my various injuries will let me do a 10 mile run tomorrow. I am nervous about my upcoming half - it will be my first!

I am, however, very excited for your marathon.

teacherwoman said...

Nice job on the 10... a lot speedier than mine today! hehehe:)

Reluctant Runner said...

Hey, POM. I love your relaxed and comfortable attitude towards training -- sign of an experienced runner. Good luck on the half!