Sunday, November 08, 2009

Weekend Wrap-Up

Friday

For the first time in ten days, I took the day off completely from any exercise. It was a much-needed break and I busied myself with other things. There were many preparations for a semi-surprise Birthday party for a certain someone the following night.

Saturday

Saturday morning I met some of my Goofy training buddies, a.k.a. Team Goof-Eh?, for a long run. Many had opted to do the longer run on Saturday, which also worked for me knowing I had the party that night. We set out on a very hilly route for 23K, but a wrong turn had us back at the finish line closer to 20K. I was particularly tired after a heavy duty week and the hills had taken a lot out of me, so I called it quits along with a few others. It was a beautiful day (although windy) and I was able to lose my outer layer and run in a short sleeve after a few KMs.

Saturday afternoon was spent cleaning the house from top to bottom. Nothing like the looming possibility of overnight guests (they didn't end up staying) to get the house cleaned up. Between the run, cleaning and last minute party preparations, I was pooped by late afternoon. Fortunately, adrenaline kicked in as we got ready for one awesome party.

Sunday


Time for another run! I decided to do this one on my own, which allowed me to sleep in. It was even warmer this morning and I ditched the long sleeve almost immediately. I have always taken the day off after a two-hour run so my legs were really feeling it at first. I got into a groove eventually and coasted along ticking off the KM's much easier than I expected. 16K done.

The mini back-to-back this weekend gave me some confidence for the much longer back-to-backs coming up. Overall - success!

After the run I had just enough time to shower and get ready for a friend's baby shower. Busy weekend! It was a fun afternoon but after this busy weekend I am just about ready to crash.



Hope you all had a great weekend! I'll be catching up on what you've been up to soon.

31 comments:

Marci said...

Sounds like a great weekend. I am looking forward to reading all about your Disney trip this year, there is a group of us planning for the 2011 Goofy!

Marci said...

Sounds like a great weekend. I am looking forward to reading all about your Disney trip this year, there is a group of us planning for the 2011 Goofy!

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Lily on the Road said...

Ahhh the vigour of youth! :^)

Glad you had a great weekend and wasn't this the best weather EVER????

Becca said...

Sounds like a nice but busy weekend!

Badgergirl said...

Sounds like a good weekend!

Lacey Nicole said...

wow your day of rest on friday really geared you up for a great running weekend!!!

lol goofy-eh!!!! is that a canadian thingggg??? :)

great runs!!!!!!!!!! we've had some wonderful fall weather down here, too, makes getting outside so enjoyable.

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like a great weekend!

shellyrm said...

Sounds like a good weekend. I don't like runners use weekends to rest like the rest of the world. Great runs!!

Jess said...

You need a weekend from your weekend!

happygoluckyalex said...

You continue to amaze me- congrats on the double run, Marlene- those aren't easy distances to do back to back!

yumke said...

You're working up the mileage! Weird to be in marathon training in the late fall, huh? Thanks for your note in my post, yes we should def. get together

Mama said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! Great job on the running.

MCM Mama

Mel-2nd Chances said...

perfect weather this weekend for a double long run!! Sounds like a busy but great weekend!!

trialsoftraining said...

whew - you were busy busy this weekend! The hills definitely take a Lot of energy out of the legs on a LR - I had the same experience on Saturday. Except our "wrong turn" ended up making the run a Liiiittle bit longer. whew.

Pics from the party??? ;)

Meg Runs said...

The Goofy Challenge sounds like so much fun, can't wait to hear all about it!

Jamie said...

Loving the team name :) sounds like a fun and productive weekend!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Gotta love the training giving you confidence. That is great to hear. Baby Showers and birthday parties...FUN!! Sounds like my weekend, I bet you ate better than I did..

J said...

I love the team name! So goofy and cute! Glad you had a good weekend! hope you have a good week!

joyRuN said...

"Goof-eh"! Love it!!

It sounds like the back-to-back runs would definitely be good training for January.

Awesome weekend all around :)

Morgan said...

Love the Team name! LOL!

Good job on the back to back run. Girl you've got this! Can't wait to meet you in Jan.!

lindsay said...

You are gonna teach your legs quite the lesson in the coming months with the weekend long runS. But, goofy is such an awesome time so it's more than worth it.

Nicole said...

Gosh, just reading about your weekend makes me tired! I love your team name! Glad you finally took a day off!

aron said...

yayyyy for great weekends!!

N.D. said...

busy weekend! good thing you took the workout day off!

The Happy Runner said...

Great weekend!!!

Congrats on the weight loss that you posted about, too. And, I'm glad that Mark's injury is nothing too serious.

X-Country2 said...

This Goofy challenge sounds pretty intense. Nice work!

Jason said...

You are really in a training groove. Keep it up. Check out my giveaway at www.trithedream.com and spread the word.

Laura said...

Awesome team name. The Goofy -while being tough - is still just so cool.
Don't you wish every weekend was like this past one?

Irish Cream said...

Hahaha, I LOVE the team name. That is just fabulous!

I'm amazed that you managed to fit that all into one weekend, girl! Very impressive! And yay for the runs not being too, too difficult! It gives me hope :)

Rio Runs said...

Two thumbs up for the team name! Glad you got some time for your body to recover and reap some of the benefits of your awesome cross training!