Thursday, March 26, 2009

Stats and Trails

Today's Stats

60 minutes (while watching Curious George and Oswald with 4 yr. old)
30 minutes in the a.m./ 30 minutes in p.m.
Errands: Big 5 Sporting Goods, Target, Gas for Van, Grocery Store
Laundry: Rest day
Fun: Nature walk with boys, visit kittens at the pet store
Run: 39.41 minutes (Trails)
Wine: 1 glass Chardonnay... so far.

As you might be able to tell, I got a lot done today. Except for laundry (putting away a monumental pile of clean clothes yesterday did me in). In actuality, it was a pretty frustrating day. This was one of those days when I just needed a Mommy Time-Out.

As soon as my husband got home from work and I made certain my guys wouldn't starve to death, I gathered up my stuff and rushed out the door.

Destination: Kit Carson Park's Trails

Today's run was just the Mommy Time-Out I needed. Just me, my tunes, my camera, and half of my brain (the other half got lost somewhere in the dirty clothes pile... I'll find it when I'm ready to do laundry again).

My run went pretty well in terms of my knee/leg pain. The pain is still there but it isn't any worse. I've been making sure I stretch & ice it after I run. I'm also taking a rest between run days.

I think I ran a little faster today. It's hard to tell because I didn't follow the exact same route I took on Monday and I do not have a Garmin (or other tool) to measure distance. I just felt like I was going faster. I also included trails with more hills today. Fun stuff!

Tomorrow is a day off from running. I'm hoping to get some strength work in. I also want to do Yoga using the Yoga for Runners I downloaded today from Yoga Download. Thanks to Amanda at Run to the Finish for the coupon code... I downloaded a 60 minute class (audio) for only $2.98. The site also includes a printable file of the Yoga poses used in "class".

Saturday is supposed to be a group run but I'm going to do my own thing, instead. This is because the 10-mile trail run the group is doing involves a very steep, long hill. I wouldn't worry if we were just going UP... it's the DOWN part I fear. I'm going to do my 10-miles around one of our local lakes (Hodges). It's hilly but not a knee-buster.

Now it's time for me to hit the hay. (Yawn) Good night!


Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

We've been working through the hugest pile of laundry ever. I need a laundry rest day too!!

Good luck with your 10 miler this weekend

Oz Runner said...

sounds like a productive day...and the laundry can wait, cuddling with kids can't....

joyRuN said...

Thank goodness for running mommy time!

I'm so behind on our laundry pile. UGH.

Melanie said...

productive day for sure, and awesome it included snuggle time! :) Doing laundry now... ugh. have a great weekend!

Glenn Jones said...

I *love* the photo you're using on your blog header! So beautiful! The photos of Lake Hodges too!

Mel- Tall Mom on the Run said...

"Half a brain," perfect!! Super productive. I am not a fan of running down hills either. Good luck on your weekend runs!!

Sarah said...

Sounds like you had a great day! My kids love Curious George too! I just finished my huge pile of laundry, but now I have to actually put it all away!

tfh said...

I'm glad you managed to get out for a run (and the glass of wine doesn't hurt either). Enjoy your Yoga Download-- I found the Yoga for Runners surprisingly challenging as I was expecting just some stretches. But hopefully it will be very therapeutic for your knee. Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Running and a glass of chardonnay - this is my philosophy right now, too!

How cool lake hodges opened up again? One trail out there was my fav.trail when it got all burned.

Have fun tomorrow!

Anne said...

I saw your comment on Steph's NYC blog and discovered you're from San Diego too...I have a couple of friends who run with your group, Todd and Christine. Do you know them?