Monday, July 27, 2009

What I Did on My Summer Vacation


Pushed Sophie on the swings. A lot. Also managed to chase her around in the sand, play with her in the lake and watch Finding Nemo a few times. I did fit in a little running, some biking, and some bean bag toss (or, as my father in law calls it, cornhole -- he insists that's the true name). I had a great time and wish I could have spent another week or so up there.

But I'm back. Unburying myself at work, washing massive amounts of laundry, and, most importantly, running. I ran 8 miles yesterday and it felt great. I'm planning on heading to the track after work. I've decided to let go of the sub-2:00 hour half marathon for my Mora race (on August 15th). I just have not put in the long runs. I'm still running the race, but with a new goal of simply doing the best I can. My focus now is on the shorter races I have scheduled for fall - a 5 miler and three 5K's in October and November. Last year I set new PR's at all of these races and I would love to be able to do a repeat this year. So I'm going to continue my weekly track work and focus on really speeding up my 800's. I'm also adding a weekly hill run (which for now will replace my weekly mid-distance tempo run). I think I need to shake things up a little to keep me excited about running.

I'm looking forward to catching up on what all of you have been up to for the past two weeks!

10 comments:

Marci said...

Looks like you had a great vacation. Good luck on your HM, you may surprise yourself, the tempo runs really help.

B.o.B. said...

Welcome back. Your FIL is right. It's cornhole. Big fan. LOL!

I am sure you will do great with your 1/2 no matter what.

Running Through Life said...

Glad to hear vacation went well. BTW I have heard it called cornhole as well.

Marlene said...

Sounds like a nice vacation!

Shaking it up can be a good idea. When I was forced out of long distance running earlier this year due to injury, I enjotyed working on my speed.

Good luck!

X-Country2 said...

What a great vacay, and an adorable picture. Welcome back!

joyRuN said...

Looks beautiful - welcome back!

I've been the opposite - putting in the longer runs but have really really dragged my hills with the speedwork.

D10 said...

Glad you had a nice vacation! I think you will definitely hit a sub 2 half. Good luck with all the laundry.

Mama said...

Welcome back! Sounds like a nice vacation!

And I'm sure you'll do great at the HM.

MCM Mama

I Run for Fun said...

That's a pretty pic! Glad you had a nice vacation. Makes it all the more difficult to come back, doesn't it? Welcome back, Heather (does this make you feel any better?)!!!

theloosemoose said...

"Cornhole"? "CORNHOLE???"
I'm speechless.