Saturday, February 21, 2009

Friday Night Fun?

Because of my husband's work schedule and my babysitter's girl's weekend away, this weekend's long run could only happen Friday right after work. Twenty miles on the schedule. I picked up Sophie from daycare and brought her home and quickly changed into my running clothes. Jim came over at 5:00 and we were out the door.

This was the first twenty-miler on this training schedule, and the longest I've run since Grandma's last June. I was just a teensy bit nervous about heading out for such a long run at 5:00, in the cold, and oh, it was snowing. The run actually went pretty well. Miles 13-17 were tough, but after 17 I felt a little boost and just plowed through the last three miles. It definitely felt good to back on track with the training program. But spending a Friday night running 20 miles? Sorta lame, I think.

Lest you think my Saturday night is just as lame, after I'm finished here I'm off to speed clean the kitchen and living room, change the laundry, and cuddle up on the couch with the first book of the Twilight series. By the way . . . I've put off reading the Twilight books because I wasn't sure I'd be into them. I picked up the first book yesterday and started reading it at lunch, and am totally hooked. The last hundred pages of Richard Ford's, The Lay of the Land, are going to wait until I figure out what happens with Bella and Edward. Have a great rest of the weekend!

10 comments:

Sarah said...

You go girl! 20 miles on Friday night in the snow is just awesome!

My mom has been reading the Twilight series and really loves them. I am going to get them from here next time I see her.

Happy Reading!

MCM Mama said...

I'm impressed you ran 20 miles after work! Good job!

I really enjoyed the Twilight series as well.

And I'm just as lame. The only reason I'm not actually asleep at this point is that it's taking me a dog's year to finish my beer.

I Run for Fun said...

20 miles on a Friday night? That spells commitment with a capital C!!!

Enjoy the books!

Marlene said...

You ran 20 miles on a Friday night?! I am impressed. Sounds like you had a great run too; it's always nice getting a boost at the end as opposed to dragging your feet home.

Enjoy Twilight! I'm warning you, you will not put it down until tyou've read all 4.

Beth said...

Great to feel a boost at mile 17! Not many people can say that. Enjoy your time with Edward.

D10 said...

Wow, 20 miles on a Friday aftre working all day! Well done. My nights aren't any more exciting than yours!

Marcy said...

Whoooaaa that's hardcore chica!! 20 miles in the snow? Sweet job ;D

aron said...

WOW that is seriously impressive... 20 miles at 5pm on friday in the snow?!?! way to go!!

loooove twilight :) they just get more addicting too. books 3 and 4 are the BEST :)

theloosemoose said...

Seriously, seriously impressive. I can't remember the last time I ran more than 10, and it certainly wasn't after working a full day. You rock!!

Run Mommy said...

Excellent scheduling! BTW..as a thirtysomething mom..I LOVED the Twilight books. Loved them. :)