Thursday, September 22, 2011

Book Club Run

Last night was the first night of book club for the year. I started the book club with some of my friends last year - we meet on the third Wednesday of the month at on of our houses. When book club is at your house, you pick the book. I decided this year, I want to run to each book club meeting (and then force my friends to drive me home afterwards, of course).

Book club was at Jenny's house last night. Jenny lives 5.2 miles from me. Perfect. The book? David Baldacci's One Summer. It pretty much sucked. How's that for a book review?

Even with an el-crapo book, a night that involves a 5 mile run, Papa Murphy's pizza, and hanging out with some great girls is not a waste. Next month's book is The Help, which I have already read and loved. I am looking forward to reading it again now after seeing the movie. What are you reading now?

Friday, September 9, 2011


Three words to describe today's 21 miler:




Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

I think I'll just eat a cupcake . . .

Here's some things I've learned that might be helpful to you:

1) Nothing good comes in a conversion van. If you see one pulling up (say, out of your office window), it's probably best to lock your door, crawl under your desk, and hide.

2) Half of zero is zero. Seriously. If you are getting divorced and you had nothing when you were married, you should expect to have nothing upon your divorce. Deal with it. (And no, I'm not divorced or getting divorced. Just getting other people divorced . . . )

3) When your first inclination is to punch someone or start screaming, it's best to take a deep breath. And eat a cupcake.

Dear little coffee shop around the corner,
Thank you. You and your delicious little carrot cake cupcake with cream cheese frosting saved my life. And probably someone elses.
Love, Heather

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Weekend Workouts

I love long weekends. Friday morning I took Sophie for a run in the running stroller. She really wanted to go -- even though Dad was home and she could have stayed with him and watched Phineas and Ferb -- and then about a mile in was ready to turn around a go home. So only a short two mile run for Friday. I spent the rest of the day cleaning, doing my monthly billing for the office, and getting some work done.

Saturday morning my running partner Jim and I went for a 41 mile bike ride. Do you ever drive on certain roads and think gee I really would like to ride my bike on this smooth road? There is a road around my house that I have thought that about all summer, so we finally decided to take that route. It was a beautiful morning and we had a great ride. I spent the rest of Saturday helping my mom shampoo her carpets. Between the bike ride and the carpet cleaning, I was wiped out and was in bed by about 9:30.

Sunday, I got a 10 mile run in before our annual Labor Day weekend golf tournament. I was cursing the wind (and farm tractors) during the run, but overall it was good. It ended up being a chilly day, so I rocked the compression socks under the jeans for golf all day. They kept me warm AND made my muscles feel good! Eighteen holes of golf later and I was ready for bed by 9:30 again.

Yesterday, my mom, sister, mother-in-law, Sophie and I went to the State Fair. Maneuvering a stroller through the throngs of fairgoers was enough of a workout for me. Luckily I refueled with a giant pretzel, some funnel cake fries, cheese curds, and ice cream.

It was torture getting out the door of work/daycare this morning, but I'm looking forward to a lunch time bike ride and kettlebells tonight.