Workout wise, eh, I wasn't feeling it this past week. I didn't get in the pool once. BAD TRIATHLETE! I went to the pool with the intention of swimming, but once I got there, I just couldn't do it. Weird for me. I did an amazing speed workout with Tom on Tuesday (when I played soccer we used to bitch and moan at Indian runs - where the last person in the line has to sprint to the front while the line keeps running), but it was kind of like that. We jogged the track and then one of us would take off and sprint the laps until we caught the jogger. It took me more laps to catch Tom than it did for him to catch me. And although I whined about it after the first interval because I hate feeling like I was chasing him, it ended up being great. It's way harder than it seems and we ended up getting 7 miles in altogether. Wednesday we did intervals on the bike. And then it all caught up to me. I literally had no legs for the next few days. I couldn't get through my long run on Saturday (it was my b-day after all and I still managed a 1:45 run/elliptical workout) and shortened my long ride yesterday to an hour. I'm taking today off. I'm hoping that I feel better tomorrow.
Tom's running a trail marathon in 5 weeks and his long run is 20 miles this weekend. I've tried to be a trooper and do some of the long runs with him (because after all, I am not the one that signed up for a spring marathon - been there, done that and NEVER doing that again... winter in Ohio is too unpredictable!). In any event, I haven't run over 10 miles at a time this year. Tom decided he wanted to try to find an organized race/run that he could use for training this weekend so that he didn't have to go out alone. Just so happens that there's a 15 mile race about 40 minutes from us. Perfect for him, but what would I do? They had a 3 mile option (too short) and a 7.5 mile option (again, too short), so I did what any supportive wife would do. I'm looking to just finish the 15 miles - maybe at around a 9 minute mile. Eh, maybe slower. Whatever. Nothing like jumping in with both feet. My friend Meredith is racing the 15 and I'm so excited for her. I know she's going to rock it! Her marathon training has been spot on for at least another BQ, if not a PR! And hopefully she won't be in a huge rush on Sunday and can stay warm in the middle school until my slow butt finishes (Tom will probably have to run 5 more when I'm done and I'm a good wife, but I'm not that good!)
Two favors...I need oatmeal ideas. I just can't eat the stuff, unless it's in this form:
What can I add to it to make it not taste like paste? I've tried sugar free syrup, splenda, walnuts, but it's just not cutting it. Can I cook it with milk? Should I add fruit? I really know that I'd benefit from eating it in the morning (I'm so not a breakfast person... I ALWAYS eat something for breakfast, but it's generally not enough to fuel me for the day).
Second favor - can you vote (HERE) for Bailey (Mandy's adorable little guy). He's in a contest to be the face of Barkwheat dog treats. He's a doll and totally deserves to win. I mean, look at his face...