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Random Thoughts from the Last 10 Minutes

1) I wish I was a better cook and baker: I know I’m not great in the kitchen, but it just took me over 3 hours to make 3 simple cakes.. The kitchen counter is a mess, so let’s say it will be another hour before I’m done. How do some people host dinner parties, I’ll never know.

 
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2) I can’t believe my son is 6 years old: My little boy is turning 6 tomorrow, how can that be? It seems not long ago we came back home with him from the hospital. Time is a weird concept.

 
3) Races are awesome: I thought I was done with racing until next season (October), and then a friend sends me a message today asking if I’m in for a night race on June 12th… and I said yes. Now I’m thinking of the training runs I want to do and I’m all happy inside.

 
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4) I love reading blogs: Most nights after the kids go to sleep I sit on my computer and read blogs, the perfect way to unwind and just enjoy what I’m reading. I hardly remember when was the last time I read a book, and I don’t miss it.

 
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5) I’d be fine with every date being a coffee date: Every time my husband or a friend asks me what I want to do when we meet, I think of talking over coffee. There’s something so perfect about that combination. But I don’t want to seem so uncool so sometimes I just say other things, like going to a bar or a movie..

 
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6) My left arch hurts and I wonder if it’s because of my running shoes: I seem to get a bit of a soreness every time I run in my Brooks Pure Flows 2. This doesn’t happen with my Mizunos or even my Brooks Pure Cadence 2. I need to pay more attention and figure out what is causing this.

 
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7) I need new work shirts: Seriously, since spring started, every night I get my clothes ready for the next day, I can’t find any nice short sleeve shirts I want to wear. I stand there for 5 minutes trying to figure it out, and in the end choose to wear a dress. Not that I don’t like shopping, but I can’t find the time to do it.

 

 
About running, after Tuesday’s easy 10K, I did another easy 10K on Wednesday, and a fartlek run on the treadmill today, first run with speed after last weekend’s race. 3 x 10 minute intervals at pace Min/KM: 04:50, 04:35, 04:20 (Min/Mile: 07:47, 07:22, 07:00). With warm up and easy breaks, I ran 45 minutes. It was a hard run only because it was too hot in the gym, it really made me want to be outside.

 

Do you run by time or distance on your runs?

I go by distance and pace outside, and by time and speed on the treadmill.

Would you rather cook a meal or bake?

I prefer baking, and I enjoy it when I do it stress free. If I’m baking with a deadline then I get stressed of messing things up.

 

Running to Catch a Plane

Today was an easy run, 9.7 KM / 6 Miles in 52:49, average pace 05:27 min/KM (08:47 min/Mile), followed by some ab work and 15 laps in the pool (750 mts / 820 yrds).

Easy runs stress me a little, I always feel like I’m not making enough of an effort.  Which of course is true, but there’s a purpose to easy runs, I know. And I am capable of enjoying the easier pace.

Turtle Slow Running

After the weekend’s HIIT run and long run, an easy run was definitely what my body needed.  I mean, if that pace didn’t feel too slow on my legs (and it didn’t), it only means I needed the “rest”.  And real rest day tomorrow (or rest days, actually), well, kind of, so yey.

I’m flying to New York today.

 What a city!

What a city!

Looking forward to the plane ride, yes, 12 hours on a plane are actually somehow enjoyable for me.

Looking forward to the change of scenery, to spending a few days in one of the most amazing cities of the world.

Looking forward to some shopping.

Looking forward to great food.  I’m a simple girl, raisin bagels with loads of cream cheese are on the top of my list, some pizza, some good soups.  Lots of coffee to keep me warm and awake.

 I will see you

I will see you

I don’t think I’ll be able to run in NY, which bums me, it’s supposed to be really cold this week… maybe in the hotel treadmill if I can make the time for it.

 Maybe I will see you

Maybe I will see you