Saturday, September 19, 2009

Saturday Rambles

• Thanks for all the healthy vibes and tips. Hubby is on the mend and fortunately, I haven't caught it. *knock on wood!*

• We’re having a bit of a cold snap and I’m loving every minute of it. It was a frosty 3C (37F) when I got up this morning.

• Is it too early to start watching the forecast for next Sunday?? I’m trying not to get excited, but at the moment it looks like a high around 15C (59F). It's still a week away, but my fingers are crossed.

• Thursday night was our last LT run of this training cycle. My 6K at LT averaged 5:06/KM (8:12/mi) and felt good.

• I ran my last long run of 16K/10mi this morning. Felt great with the cool weather and finished in 1:30.

• I have 4-5 more short runs before the marathon (eeek!) and will keep them slow and easy with just a few pick-ups.

• After lengthy discussions with hubby and coach, I finally have a race plan/goal. Watch for that next week.

• Tomorrow myself and a couple of others are hosting aid stations along the 21-mile route for the members of our clinic who are running the Toronto Marathon on October 18th. After taking advantage of these aid stations all summer, I'm looking forward to giving back. We have signs and costumes... I'll be sure to take photos!

• Speaking of which, I picked up 6 lbs of oranges yesterday.... only to discover that I actually bought grapefruit. Imagine biting into one of those around 15 miles! I admitted my mistake at customer service and made the switcheroo. The runners must have oranges!

• I have some new products to review this week: Solixir botanical beverages and a Moving Comfort sports bra. (Love both!)



I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

20 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Funny (sort of) to think about grapefruit instead of oranges. Glad you figured that out in advance!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

lmao about the grapefruit, at least you realized it! the water was warmer than the cool air this morning, but i am loving these temps :) enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Mark said...

Stay off your feet as much as possible, carbo-load, hydrate, you are going to rock this marathon!

happygoluckyalex said...

Wow- way cooler up at your place. Started my run at 8am, at 6 degrees this morning! Glad to hear it will be cool next week!! take your vitamin c and cold fx this week!! Have fun at your aide station tomorrow- sounds like a ton of fun!

J said...

haha I cant beleive you got grapefruit instead of oranges! Too funny!! Can't wait for the race plan! So exciting!

Saface Macdonald said...

Just breathe and enjoy the week. Get lots of rest! We'll be there at the finish line waiting for ya!

Marci said...

Enjoy your taper, and don't fret over weather, you can't control it. Glad you are well and ready to race!

macnic said...

I will be thinking of you for sure next weekend!

And, I like grapefruit - it can be very sweet (even without sugar). It gets no respect!

Heather said...

Eew, grapefuit instead of oranges would be an unpleasant surprise! Hope you have a restful pre-marathon week!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

YIPPEE for being so cloe to M Day and YIppee for product reviews. You won't believe what I am going to be promoting soon...

RunningLaur said...

37F?!?! I got shills just reading that!

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Ha ha - when did you discover the oranges were grapefruit? Argh! SO funny.

You won the books! Yay! I'm so glad one of them went to one of my "old" (as in long term) bloggie friends :).

Could you email me at runningbandit1203@gmail.com with your postal address?

trialsoftraining said...

ha!! personally, I'd be more than happy to bite into a grapefruit, Love them ;) but, it would be a little shock. tooo funny

I can't believe its 37* there! glad it's for you and not me, definitely not ready for those temps over here!

lindsay said...

one week lady friend!! :) :)

stay healthy these last few days! i'm getting super excited for you. hope you had a great weekend and enjoy the pre-race week craziness!

you definitely convinced me to not move to canada. 37f in september? gross. ;) maybe next summer, when the temps are more manageable for a southerner like myself, you'll have to find a run for me to come up for :)

Laurel said...

OMG! I can't imagine biting into a grapefruit during a race. I think I would die!

I'm excited for you! I hope the weather stays cool for.

Denise said...

Ah, a citrus fruit is a citrus fruit. ;-)

Rest up this week!

Mistyfied said...

I know your winters are brutal but I am so jealous of the weather you are blogging about. I wish some of that would make it down to Texas soon.

ShirleyPerly said...

Glad you're staying healthy. So hard not to catch what hubby gets w/o making him feel neglected.

Look forward to hearing your race plan!

Runner Leana said...

Grapefruit...nope, probably not pleasant part way through a long run, although very delicious under the right circumstances!

dailone said...

MY wife'm a D and the best sports bras front opening for me is Moving Comfort Maia. You can get them for a great price at Amazon. It really keeps "the girls" in place, even during a marathon.