Thursday, June 28, 2007


Springtime is the best!

sun rain sun

Had that kind of day. Drizzly, sunny, cloudy, rainy, sunny. That's happened a lot this year. Funny how having kids and being outside a lot forces you to pay attention to weather nuances. I swear all I cared about in college was "is it daytime or nighttime." I was either at work or at school. Or partying, ha ha ha.

Did the Klahanie loop again. So 9 miles. Did a little extra on the treadmill, just for fun. I know that sounds crazy, but I like the treadmill. Used to run while the kids were napping. You take what you can get.

You know what's a great band name? Taking Back Sunday. Love it. Not their music necessarily, but great name. And so true. Sundays I'm usually tired and crabby, but it should be more like a saturday. The day part. Reminds me of the lyrics to that "Every day is like Sunday" song. The Smiths, I think. Or Morrissey. N0, its the Smiths.

I'm glad we got some rain. Free water for the garden. My little seedlings need to drink! I'm hoping for success this year. Last year we had carrots, green beans, and tomatoes galore. This year we're trying pumpkin, cucumber and watermelon. Because we lost a huge tree in the windstorm...we had a big old sunny empty space. Space for vines. I think the girls would be thrilled if we got our own pumpkins.

Knees doing surprisingly great. Hooray. Like the new Sauconys, but the Brooks Addiction is still my favorite.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

A little gray

Day started out gray. But not cold. Good running weather. Kids off to a short day camp, so had a few hours to myself. Ran the usual around Klahanie 9 miler. Its my favorite run. Passes by two parks, so I can get water. Plus there are hills. Gotta love the hills. Felt just so-so, but only because I was worrying about needless stuff. Seeing some other runners perked me up, so did hearing this song, Welcome to the Black Parade. I know, My Chemical Romance? Seriously? I don't care, that song was good to run to.

The sun did make an appearance, and stuck around. Nice 70ish day. Camp again tomorrow, so I can run again. Yay.

Monday, June 25, 2007

June 25

So I figured I should clarify a couple things. I realized my initial blog was pretty enthusiastic sounding and didn't have a couple key pieces of information. First, I didn't just go out and run 21 miles out of the blue. I have been running for over 3 years, and of course started out slow and added mileage bit by bit. I've been incorporating long runs into my schedule for at least 2 years (the longest thus far being 18 miles). Usually my long runs are around 15 or 16. I am currently following a 4-month marathon training schedule.

I thought starting a blog would be a good idea...mostly just so I can log my progress. I'm not so good at writing things down, but somehow putting it on the computer is easier.

Today was a slower paced 9 miler. Felt fine. We had a cool morning, partly cloudy. Air almost like fall, despite it being early summer. GA was home to watch the kids...which is like once in a blue moon. Had to take advantage!

Spent the rest of the day w/ the kids and their friends in the yard. Lots of weeds to pull after our week of rain. As anyone who lives here knows, summer starts in Seattle on July 5th. We've even had evenings in the high 40s. But my tomato plants seem okay :) The roses are having a good year, though. And lillies!

Planning on a run wednesday and thursday while the kids are at camp.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Number one run

Okay! I just signed up for my first marathon. It will be the Seattle marathon in november of 2007. I have been running for a number of years, and up until now its been for the "zen." But something inside me wants to do a marathon, so okay, its time to put my money where my mouth is. I've been doing anywhere between 35 and 50 miles a week. This past weekend, I went for the longest run yet. 21.35 (estimated using Hoo-yeah! It was great. I finished feeling like I could have gone farther, despite my feet being a little tired. On my new Sauconys, too.

I'm in Sammamish, WA.