Dylan's Candy Bar, fashion crimes in running, free hair cuts by grandma, long run, marathon training, marathon training on a treadmill, Real Housewives of Westlake, running, running on the treadmill, Valentine's Day party
ran 5.25 miles/ 42.03 min.
10.26 mi. run with steep climbs ’round the middle (we’re talking 9:30 mi. pace steep!)/ 1:20:36
3.63 mi. walk with the dogs and the double Bob
6.25 mi. TM run
3.65 mi. walk with the d-o-g-s and girls
I’m pretty sure that marathon training is just as much of a mental challenge as it is a physical one. Same goes for the race itself (or so I hear). It’s also a challenge because I don’t want my training to effect my time with my kids, so if they have a party, we go, and I run later.
I wanted to run in the morning, but the husband wanted to surf after his shift, so I took the girls for a walk in the morning instead… before the most Real Housewives of Valentine’s Day parties I’ve ever been to:
No joke, this house was up the street from the B. Spears’ house. I’m surprised I didn’t see her out in the village!
She also shops at my Target. I’m bound to run into her eventually!
My kid’s friend’s mother went all out, and stocked all my favorite foods from Dylan’s Candy Bar, Ralph Lauren’s daughter’s candy shop now open at The Grove in L.A.
Blondie schooled the husband in bouldering.
My favorite snacks at the party were these:
The gummy candy fueled my 10-miler, which was supposed to be an 8-miler, but thanks to getting lost at the far end of Westlake Blvd. in its neighborhood of hills and more hills, I sucked it up and put in an extra 2. My pace averaged 7:45 on all but the middle three miles with the long, steep hills.
Overall, it felt good. I only took my 12 oz. of Fluid hydration in my handheld:
It was freezing yesterday in So Cal. 56 degrees!
But, I got my run in.
As for the TM run on Saturday, I ran hard (for me) on incline 1. 2 miles @ 8:00 pace, 1 @ 7:35, 1 @ 7:30, 1@ 7:03, .5 @ 7:13, and .5 @ 6:58. Then I jogged it out for .25 mi. to cool down.
As much as I haven’t dug the ‘mill runs, I think they’re really helping my speed.
In honor of being three weeks into mary training, here’s my favorite picture from the weekend:
It’s a special day when Nana is giving out free hair dos!
What’s the best picture from your weekend?