SeaWheeze Recap Part Two.

Saturday morning came quick but my pre-race excitement made it easier to wake up. I got dressed and took a quick Outfit of the Day (OOTD) selfie.

SeaWheeze OOTD

SeaWheeze OOTD

The weather was cool and breezy with an intermittent mist. We stopped at the hotel lobby to beg for a couple garbage bags since we didn’t pack proper rain gear. They came in handy once we got to the starting area. I was freezing. We met up with our friend, Rachel, and headed to the start. Jon lined up in the 1:45 corral and I made the questionable (in hindsight) decision to start in the 2:30 corral. I’ll talk more about this later. Each corral went off in 5 minute increments. It felt like forever before I actually crossed the start line but in reality, it was only about 25 minutes.

Before lining up in our corrals.

Before lining up in our corrals.

2:30 Pace Beaver sign.

2:30 Pace Beaver sign.

It was blast to finally be off and running! I let the excitement get the best of me and started out faster than I should. At this point, I tried to slow my pace a bit but my Garmin was tweaking out. At first, I thought my settings had automatically switched to kilometers. LOL I’m such a dummy sometimes! I was starting to get anxious about not being able to track my pace and distance. UGH This was about the point where I wondered if I’m too dependent on my GPS watch. After about 10 minutes of running, my watch sorted itself out. PHEW!

I talked myself through the 13.1 miles. Ticking down a mile at a time. This has become an effective way for me to chop up long runs into easy to handle bites.😀 WARNING: Vent session ahead! If I learned something this year, it’s to start in a faster corral. Not because I’m faster than 2:30 pace but because it might help to avoid the gridlock on the seawall. It’s frustrating to be running along, in a nice groove, and then have to slow way down because people are walking three across chatting away. This lack of run etiquette drives me batty. Another major pet peeve is folks running with LOUD music. USE EARBUDS FOR PETE’S SAKE! I was leap frogging someone who was blasting Taylor Swift from their device. GAH! I just can’t. Can’t, I said. All that nonsense aside, I had SUCH an amazing time. The course is beautiful. The weather ended up being to our advantage. Mid 60s with a light breeze was perfect for the run. Here are some pics from the finish line festivities.

So. Tired.

So. Tired. That medal weighed half a pound. I’m not even kidding. 

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Jon with our breakfast.

Jon with our breakfast.

Waffle, quiche, yogurt and fruit.

Free SeaWheeze breakfast: Waffle, strawberry jam, quiche, yogurt and fruit.

That’s all for my recap. Jon and I are excited to try and register for 2016. Hope we get in! We’re heading to Kauai in a few days. Hopefully, The Kauai Half Marathon will go as smoothly!😀

Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

Six Days Until The Kauai Half Marathon! SeaWheeze Recap Part One.

Happy one month Anniversary since my last post! 🎉 heh

August has been a fun month. SeaWheeze was INCREDIBLE! It was the most fun I’ve had in a long time. I’m proud to say, I ran the entire half marathon without walking! My goal was to finish in less than 3 hours. My prior Personal Record (PR) was 2:53:48. I finished SeaWheeze in 2:37:25!!!

New PR!

New PR!

I guess training does work. LOL The Kauai Half Marathon is just a week away and my training has come to a screeching halt. SeaWheeze was a confidence booster but now I’m having a hard time staying motivated to keep training. I ran 4 miles on Wednesday morning but skipped my 6 mile run today. Next Sunday should be very interesting. So, that’s the most recent news.

Wednesday, 8/26/15: 4 miles (46:53).

Forecast of 82 degrees = 4am run.

Forecast of 82 degrees = 4am run.

Now, I’ll backtrack and try to remember what happened this month.😀 My long run went well. I’m still figuring out the nutrition part of my routine but so far, I’m liking GU Energy Gels that have caffeine (Jet Blackberry and Espresso Love). I take gels at about mile 4 and 8.

Saturday, 8/1/15:

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Before 10 miles.

Before 10 miles. Boo is really excited about it.

After.

After.

Jon joined me for my Sunday easy run. We decided to explore the short trails in our neighborhood. I found that I am terrible at running on uneven, dirt roads. LOL Of course, I stepped into a hole and twisted my ankle. BUT it’s all good. Just hurt for an hour or so. hahaha This is the story of my life. I’m used to it and so is Jon. hahaha

Me, trying to run on a trail. Hilarious.

My feeble attempt at trail running. That tree tried to trip me!

Apparently, I forgot to document anything else until the following Saturday. Derp.

Saturday, 8/8/15: 10 miles (2:08:45)

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Mom came over and took me out for Korean BBQ. I had some grilled pork belly and “LA style” kalbi. My stomach was happy.🙂

Sweet potater, get in mah belleh!

Sweet potato, get in mah belly!

Sunday’s 2 mile run was slow (24:12) and uneventful.

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On Wednesday, my friend Mary flew into Seattle and we visited the Chihuly Garden and did some sightseeing.

Space Needle through the Chihuly greenhouse

Space Needle viewed through the Chihuly greenhouse.

Doing the tourist thing.

Doing the tourist thing. Pike Place Market. It’s not “Pikes Place”.

Which brings us back to SEAWHEEZE WEEKEND IN VANCOUVER, BC! WHOOOOOOT! Our brilliant plan was to avoid rush hour traffic by leaving Thursday, mid-morning. Jon, Mary and I packed up the Prius and started out at 10am. Wouldn’t you know it, a semi-truck turns over on I-5 causing a ginormous backup. We. Are. So. Smaht. A drive that typically takes 3 hours turned into 6 with an hour wait at the border. The hotel was a welcome sight. The view from our room didn’t suck.

View from our room.

Looking out our hotel room window towards the Convention Centre (where all the SeaWheeze magic happens).

As luck would have it, the hotel was hosting an Anime Convention of some sort. Cosplayers galore. People watching was a blast. I probably should’ve waited and taken this picture *after* Pyramid Head handed his shopping bag to his friend.

Pyramid Head from one of my favorite movies, Silent Hill.

Pyramid Head from one of my favorite movies, Silent Hill.

Gundam

Gundam

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We had dinner at Cactus Club and met around 30 other lululemon lovers (er, addicts) there.❤ It’s always fun to finally meet “internet friends”.😀 After dinner, Jon and I took a walk around the waterfront. Vancouver is simply beautiful.

Waterfront near the Convention Centre

Waterfront near the Convention Centre

We walked back to the hotel to try and get a good night’s sleep. Friday’s “Exclusive Runner Shop” was set to open at 7am. We noticed there was already a line at the Convention Centre at 9pm. Uh ohhhhhh. Once we got back to the hotel, I had a hard time getting to sleep. After about an hour of restless sleep, I gave up and headed down to the line. Jon decided to sleep so that he could get up for his shake out run in the morning. It was COLD! Where was all the warm weather now?!?! It dropped to the high 50s by morning. BRRRR The wind didn’t help. A nice gentleman was counting the number of people in line every hour on the hour. If I remember correctly, he said there were over a thousand people in line by 6am. This was about the time when security people started to consolidate the line. They let us into the Convention Centre shortly after. It was nice to be inside, out of the cold. At 7am, MAYHEM!!! LOL There were news crews interviewing folks in line. I was pretty delirious by then. No sleep and anxious to shop. I’m a glutton for punishment.

We're in! Almost. OPEN. OPEN. OPEN.

We’re in! Almost. OPEN. OPEN. OPEN.

Once the doors to the Showcase Store opened, there was a mad stampede for your clothing size balloons. I was speed walking from rack to rack and cubbyhole to cubbyhole grabbing shorts, skirts and tank tops. It felt like Black Friday shopping, which is funny because I don’t normally go shopping during that time of year. There was a 15 item limit. At first, I had way more than 15 items but pared down my must-haves. I wish I would’ve hung onto some of the things I left. LOL!

Showcase Store madness.

Showcase Store madness. You can see the size balloons in the background. 

My haul.

My haul with an extra pair of shorts for a friend.

After 2 hours of staggering around the Showcase Store like a zombie, I went back to the hotel. Jon was back from his run and I *had* to tell him about my overnight adventures. We walked over to DeDutch for breakfast. The restaurant was bright, cheery and reminded me of a cafeteria, much like the restaurant inside Ikea. I should’ve tried the pannekoeken but went for hash and eggs. Yum!

Hash and eggs with rye toast and blackberry jam.

Hash and eggs with rye toast and blackberry jam.

After breakfast, we walked back to pick up our race packets. There were still loads of people in line for the store and packet pick-up. I was starting to run out of gas so we went back to our room and I took a nap. I woke up just in time to go to dinner. LOL Our sweet friend, Yuki, organized a small dinner at Italian Kitchen. The food was delicious! I wished I had left room for dessert because they looked amazing.

Me, Yuki and Sakura.

Me, Yuki and Sakura.

Holy moly, this post is long. I’d better make it a two parter. Please, stay tuned. I’ll post the 2nd half tomorrow!

Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are We There Yet?

We made it to the middle of week 11. Boredom and brain fatigue are starting to creep in. My training runs are not as fun as they were a few weeks ago. UGH I’m sticking as closely to the plan as I can muster but it’s been a struggle. I figure these ups and downs are normal. At the same time, I’m getting really excited for SeaWheeze which is a little over 2 weeks away. EEEP!

I skipped my recovery run last Sunday (end of week 9). Week 10, I ran on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings.

Wednesday, 7/22/15:

Full 3 minutes faster than my last 5 miler!

Full 3 minutes faster than my last 5 miler!

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Neon PC Runner socks and Hoka One One Clifton. 

I took my new Hoka Clifton out for a spin. They were springy and super light. The sole is a little thicker than I’m used to which caused me to scuff the bottoms here and there. Not a big deal. I was just happy I didn’t trip and fall. I thought my PRO Compression neon PC Runner socks went well with the bright Hokas.😀 By the way, if you’re looking for a good, low profile running sock, these are great. No slipping, sliding or disappearing into your shoe. PRO Compression also makes my favorite compression sleeve. I think I’ve posted about them before but they’re just so convenient to wear around with flip flops.

Friday, 7/24/15: 4 miles (45:59).

Early Friday morning. 4 miles.

Early Friday morning. 4 miles.

I took a last minute day off and went over to my mom’s to help her with some bathroom updates she was having done. As payment, she made lunch.😛 Korean dumpling soup or Su Je Bi. One of my favorite dishes of all time. Mouth scorching jalapeno slices are mandatory. YUM!

Su Je Bi

Su Je Bi

Saturday, 7/25/15:

Faster than last Saturday! Weeeee!!!

Faster than last Saturday! Weeeee!!!

 

Saturday.

Saturday.

Saturday’s 9 miles came and went. Two miles in, I was a little skeptical about being able to finish. My right foot was still giving me grief and my head wasn’t in it. But somehow, I kept plugging along and telling myself to go another mile. It got easier once I hit the halfway point but overall not a good day. I was surprised to see that my time was about 8 minutes quicker than last Saturday. Unexpected for sure.

The remainder of my weekend was rest, relaxation, homemade guacamole and spending time with Jon. Boo had to get in his snuggle time too.

Googled a Chipotle wannabe recipe. NOM

Googled a Chipotle wannabe recipe. NOM

Hamming it up for tummy rubs.

Hamming it up for Jon to get more tummy rubs. Say, “CHEESE!”

More human than a human.

More human than a human.

That’s all I’ve got this time around. The next time I post will most likely be RIGHT before SeaWheeze weekend! WOOOOO HOOOO!!! Let the madness begin!!!

Until next time, thanks for reading!

 

 

 

Au Revoir Week Nine. Good Riddance!

The heat won’t quit. Although, we enjoyed a cold snap (mid 70s) that lasted all of two days. Ha! Again, I pushed my weekday runs to the following morning so I could avoid the afternoon heat. Week 8 consisted of 6 miles on Wednesday (1:10:32), 4 miles on Friday (44:47) and 8 miles on Saturday (1:38:13 – THREE minutes faster than my previous 8 miler!) Sunday’s 2 mile recovery run got pushed to Monday. I’ll explain a little later.

Wednesday 7/8/15, 4:00am.

Wednesday 7/8/15, 4:00am.

Friday, 7/10/15:

Friday, 7/10/15:

Way too early and way too dark.

Saturday, 7/11/15:

Still slow but faster than last week!

Still slow but faster than last week!

I didn’t take any photos on Sunday. This is about the same time my brain went on vacation. LOL I woke up feeling like a zombie. I could’ve slept all day but I forced myself to get up and human. *WARNING: TMI AHEAD* PMS and all that goes along with it really jacked up my week. My piddly 2 mile run got pushed to Monday. That was the hardest 2 miles I’ve run in a while.😀 I skipped running on Tuesday and Thursday. I was too hot, too tired and too cranky. By Friday night, my brain returned and I was fretting my Saturday long run. My alarm went off at 6am. My plan was to be out running by 7am. The forecast high for the day was 91. I’m notorious for farting around so naturally, I got out the door at 7:30am. By mile 2, I was feeling the effects of taking the week off. I wanted to stop and walk but I kept telling myself, “Just 7 miles left.” and kept counting down. It helped a little. I try all kinds of tricks to keep myself going. Usually goofy pep talks like: “I’m not going out like that.” “Nuh uh, I’m not brand new.” “Eyes on the prize.” Really embarrassing stuff. ha ha ha By mile 7, I was seeing shapes in the bird droppings on the ground. I, for real, saw the silhouette of the Air Jordan logo. I should’ve stopped for a photo.

Saturday, 7/18/15:

Before the run. Hey, is that Michael Jordan?!?!

Before the run. Hey, is that Michael Jordan?!?!

 

Everything hurt when I was done but I did it!

Everything hurt when I was done but I did it!

Watermelon NUUN and leftover water.

Watermelon NUUN and leftover water.

Both knees and right hip were bothering me towards the end of my run. I’ve noticed a nagging pain in my right foot too. I figured it was time to replace my running shoes. The Saucony Hurricane 16 have worked well for me so I dug around the interwebz (I know, sorry) and found them on sale. WOOT! I also found Hoka One One Clifton on sale (original not Clifton 2) so decided to give them a try.

TWINNING! Replacements on the left. Saucony Hurricane 16

TWINNING! Replacements on the left. Saucony Hurricane 16

Hoka One One Clifton

Hoka One One Clifton

I feel like Napoleon Dynamite in his moon boots when I have these on. <3

I feel like Napoleon Dynamite in his moon boots when I have these on.❤

SeaWheeze is just around the corner. I’m starting to get so excited for it! THEN KAUAI!!!

Boo is not excited.

Boo is not as excited about SeaWheeze or Kauai.

Week 10 should be interesting. The weather is a mystery. I’m seeing forecasts anywhere from 70 degrees with showers to sunny and 80 degrees. The higher miles are really starting to intimidate me. But I’ll stick to what’s working for me. I can’t remember where I read this phrase, it may have been Runner’s World, “Run the mile you’re in.” Kind of a “duh” statement but I love it. It helps me chop up the runs into bite size, doable pieces. During the hilly portions, I usually give thanks for the ability and strength to make it up those hills and pray for additional strength and mental toughness to get through the run without stopping. These are my one-on-ones with God. It does my mind and body good.🙂

Until next time, thanks for reading!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Half Way Through Training! Weeeeeeee!!!

I made it to week 8 and still getting my miles in. I’m very impressed with (and a bit surprised by) the 16 week training plan I’m following.😀 Every week, I fret the Saturday long run but every Saturday, I’m able to complete it. It’s the weirdest thing, during the run, I feel confident that I can finish. This feeling is totally new for me.

Other than trying to beat the crazy hot temperatures, my 6th week of training went smoothly. 7 miles ended up not being as bad as I thought it would be. It helps that I got out the door by 7:00am. It was getting plenty hot by the end of my run though. Sunday was 3 short miles. I’ll try to post the photos in chronological order but bear with my bad memory. No promises.

Saturday, 6/28/15:

Slow 3 miler on Sunday.

Slow 3 miler on Sunday.

Week 7 included a lot of swapping days and early runs just to find some relief from the sun. Tuesday’s 6 mile run got pushed to Wednesday morning. My alarm went off at 3:20am. I had a piece of toast with peanut butter and a cup of coffee. Got out the door at 4:04am. Yikes, who stole my brain and replaced it with a crazy person’s?!?! It was really dark and sketchy for the first 30 minutes. I’m sure I looked like a loon running with high knees. I was afraid of tripping on a crack in the sidewalk so my form was wacky. hahaha Good thing it was dark and NOBODY was up and about. As I was finishing my 2nd three mile loop, I saw what looked like a white plastic bag on the side of the road. As I got closer, the bag turned and looked at me. HOLY MOLY! I jumped back a bit but kept running. It was a white cat just hanging out. LOL I almost stopped to pet it because he/she was eyeing me longingly. Cute little stinker!

Wednesday, 7/1/15:

Way too early but gotta beat the heat.

Way too early but gotta beat the heat.

On Thursday, my office building had a “Tenant Appreciation Day”. FREE BBQ!!! WAHOOO!!! I’m all about the food and if it’s free, what more could you ask for?

 

I felt like I was back at Royal Fork again...ah, the memories.

This is how I maintain my rock hard abs.

Thursday’s run got pushed to Friday morning. LOL I figured, since I had a long weekend, might as well wake up early and run.

Friday, 7/3/15:

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Not the most patriotic of running outfits but my shirt is blue. Pink bra is close enough to red, right?

Not the most patriotic of running outfits but my hat is white and my shirt is blue. Pink bra is close enough to red, right?

Temperatures still in the low 90s. UGH. When will we get back to our normal of low 70s??? Stink!

More cold noodles for this oppressive heat.

More cold noodles for this oppressive heat.

Which leads me to my 8 mile run. I started out at 6am and ran a route Jon suggested. It was incredible! I got to see Mt. Rainier in the morning sun. She’s a true beauty! Saw lots of rabbits, a few cats, a couple friendly dogs and a squirrel. I also said, “Hello, crow!” to every crow I came across. Have I mentioned I’m an animal lover, crazy dog lady? I passed by a blueberry farm and a little public fishing lake. Who knew all of this was in my neighborhood? At the end of my run, I was feeling pretty tired but really happy. I wasn’t as emotional as I thought I would be. I guess I built it up too much in my head. It was anticlimactic but I’ll take it. Every mile closer to 13.1 make me a happy runner! Oh, I almost forgot to mention…I got a hydration belt at Road Runner Sports. Tried it out and it worked pretty well. My only beef is the belt doesn’t stay tightened up. I kept having to tighten the straps every so often. I’m going to try and mess with it to rig up something that will keep the straps tight. I love the bottle portion (Camelback Podium Chill). It kept my water cool throughout the run.

Saturday, 7/4/15:

8 MILES! Put it on yo calendar! :D

8 MILES! Put it on yo calendar! 

New Road Runner Sports Delaney hydration belt made by Camelback.

New Road Runner Sports Delaney hydration belt made by Camelback.

My old laptop bit the dust last week so I scheduled an appointment at Apple. They had it working in an hour and it was a cheap fix! So stoked to have a working laptop again.

Thanks Genius Bar!

Thanks Genius Bar!

I enjoyed Sunday’s 2 mile recovery run. Mostly because it was short.

Sunday's OOTD: Super bright Lululemon Var-city tank.

Sunday’s OOTD: Super bright Lululemon Var-city tank.

My new buddy. This cat came running up to me at the end of my run. What a cutie.

My new kitty pal.

My new kitty pal.

Well, that’s it for this too long post. Until next week (or later), thanks for reading!

 

 

 

+80 Degrees In The Pacific Northwest. Just No.

Won’t somebody, please, turn down the heat? I’m really trying to stick to my training plan but 88 degrees fahrenheit (31 celsius for my Canadian friends – I had to Google it because I’m metric system challenged) is too hot to run in! Seriously! I just can’t. I skipped my planned 5 mile run today. It’s just too hot and I’m not feeling 100%. Still have a nagging sore throat that’s causing some ear pain. Bummer.

The past week and a half of training has been pretty good WHEN my body is cooperating. I wasn’t feeling well last Thursday, skipped my run and went to bed at 7:00pm. So weird. I wasn’t very confident that I’d be able to run the full 7 miles on Saturday. Self-sabotage? Maybe. I knew it would be warm so I tried to get an early start. I still haven’t found a hydration belt that suits my needs. It’s hard finding a belt that can accommodate an iPhone6. Blah! I decided to give Jon’s Ultimate Direction Jurek Endure another try. Instead of using both bottles, I tried using just one. It bounced and shifted a bit at first, especially on downhills but it eventually settled. I like to wear belts slung low on my hips otherwise they shimmy up to my ribs. I’m still not sold. I think I need a little more stretch in the waist strap.

Saturday, 6/20/15: 7 miles (1:29:33)

Ultimate Direction Jurek Endure water belt.

Ultimate Direction Jurek Endure water belt.

The good news is I ran the entire 7 miles! Wheeeeeeee!😀 It was slow but I did it. Gave me an awesome confidence boost. On Sunday morning, Jon and I went to the Interurban Trail. I was to run 2 or 3 miles. I opted for 3 since I didn’t run on Thursday.

Sunday, 6/21/15: 3 miles

Sub 11 minute miles! WOOT!

Sub 11 minute miles! WOOT!

Yet another poorly taken selfie.

Yet another poorly taken selfie. OOTD: Lululemon vintage pink 105f Singlet and tall Groove Shorts.

And since Sunday morning’s run went so well at the trail, Jon and I had the genius idea to go back there on Tuesday. Major difference being it was 5:00pm and 81 degrees. No shade, no breeze. Lots of sun, lots of heat. Needless to say, I was using colorful language throughout the bulk of my run. I did a 5 mile out and back. At the turn around point, some young gentleman (I’m using the word loosely here…) was yelling at everyone who passed him. Handing out free advice. He asked Jon why he wasn’t riding a bike and that he should be on a bike rather than running. Oooh-kayyy. This is how I know God works in mysterious ways. I was so incredibly hot and tired at that point but I wasn’t about to deal with this guy and let him catch up to me. So I tagged the halfway point, turned around and kept running. I wanted to stop so badly but I was just a little creeped out. LOL I guess He thought I needed a little extra motivation.😉

Tuesday, 6/23/15: 5 miles (1:01:48)

Quick pre-run photo before I knew what I was in for.

Quick pre-run photo before I knew what I was in for.

This is never a good sign. But then again, Jon could have pushed me down the trail in it.

This is never a good sign. But then again, Jon could have pushed me down the trail in it.

At the start of 5 miles.

Looking happy at the start of 5 miles.

This Saturday is 7 miles again. Wish me luck. Ha! Next Saturday is the exciting “MOMENT OF TRUTH”. 8 miles. Will I be able to do it?!?! <insert dramatic marmot here> *dun dun dun* Until next time, thanks for reading!

Bonus Boo pic. He was sooo tired after a full day of The Doggie Den. hahaha

Bonus Boo pic. He was sooo tired after a full day of The Doggie Den. He barely fits on that seat. lol

 

 

 

What was that? Father’s Day is NEXT Sunday?

So, I’m either the biggest goof EVER or just calendar challenged. Maybe both. I thought today was Father’s Day. Yikes! I went out and grabbed a Father’s Day card yesterday, thinking I was down to the wire (as usual). I noticed while I was browsing the cards, a sign said “FATHER’S DAY JUNE 21st”. Umm. *looks at date on watch* Yep, not until NEXT week. LOLOL! So I’m early for once.😛

This past week of running was a roller coaster ride. I ended last Tuesday’s run at 3.4 miles. My brain would not let me run the planned 4 miles. It was too hot for me (around 84 degrees). Thankfully, Thursday was a bit cooler. My time was exactly the same as last Thursday’s run 48:33. I had to look at my Garmin a few times and double check the date. :D Incredibly weird.

Tuesday, 6/9/15: 3.4 miles

Dressing like a traffic cone saves lives.

Tuesday’s Running OOTD. Dressing like a traffic cone saves lives.

Too hot out. *whine*

Too hot out. *whine*

My friends at work and I like to walk up to the Tacoma Farmers Market on Broadway. It’s there every Thursday from May to October. This pic was on our way back to the office. I know, it’s totally random but it looked kind of cool, grungy and creepy all at once.

Random. Stairwell on the way back to my office.

Random. Stairwell on the way back to my office.

Thursday, 6/11/15: 4 miles (plus .6 walk to make up for Tuesday’s shortage)

Thursday's run OOTD. There's that grey shirt again.

Thursday’s run OOTD. There’s that grey shirt again.

Again, I was a little apprehensive about Saturday’s run but it went better than expected. I got my start before 8am and the temperature was around 60 degrees.❤

I need some help finding a good hydration belt. So far, I haven’t had to run with hydration but I’ve realized I need water at about 5 miles. Chewing gum helps but carrying water might be smarter. LOL Any tips on a good belt? I’m hoping to find a single bottle holder. Maybe something that fits horizontally on the waist rather than a vertical set up? Jon has an Ultimate Direction Jurek Endure that he loves. I tried it but I’m really in the market for a single bottle holder. If you’ve found one you really like, please comment and let me know. I need one ASAP.😀

Saturday, 6/12/15: 6 miles

Almost a full 6 minutes faster than last Saturday!

Almost a full 6 minutes faster than last Saturday!

Sunday morning recovery run turned into a fast run for me.😀 Jon and I decided to try something new and drove down to the Interurban Trail. We did a quick out and back. On the 1.5 miles back, I tried to pick up the pace. It helped that Jon was there showing off his speedy legs. He got some footage of our run on his GoPro. We saw a couple bunnies and pups on the trail. Mount Rainier was out and the weather was PERFECT! It was a great morning for a run. Here’s a link to Jon’s video of our run:

Sunday, 6/14/15: 3 miles

Soooo close to sub 11 minute miles. Still not speedy but getting faster!

Soooo close to sub 11 minute miles. Still not speedy but getting faster!

Got sun?

Got sun?

That was my training week in a nutshell. Did I say that?!?! Sorry, blogging brings out the worst cliches in me. heh

Until next time, thanks for reading! Oh, and if you have a hydration belt suggestion, please comment.😀

Longingly, lovingly starting at...my ice cream.

Longingly, lovingly staring at…my ice cream. Stalker.