Friday, February 12, 2010

TGIF!

Last night's tempo run was a success! Juliana and I stuck together for most of the 4K tempo portion and busted out some speedy splits of 5:12, 5:09, 5:01 and 4:45 for an average of 5:01/KM = 8:04/mi (compared to last week's average of 5:18/KM = 8:32/mi). Feeling strong and confident!



Will everyone be tuned in to the Opening Ceremonies tonight? I can't wait! I'm definitely more enthusiastic about the Olympics this time around since Canada is hosting. GO TEAM CANADA!

We also have Valentine's Day to look forward to this weekend! Last year hubby was all the way on the other side of the world and I was bummed about my ongoing shoulder issues and blood clot. Sarah was kind enough to ditch her own hubby to spend the evening with me and I will never forget it. Speaking of Sarah, she's in some pain but recovering well. Thanks for all the good wishes! I know she's reading.

This V-day I'll be joining my training group for a long run in the morning, then enjoying a nice hot brunch with hubs when I get home. We're having a pretty low-key day, going to see a movie in the afternoon then making dinner together at home. Chocolate fondue for dessert!

Best of all, it's a long weekend! Who else has Monday off? (I can't keep track of which other provinces and states have a holiday.)

Have a good one!



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35 comments:

Lily on the Road said...

Best Wishes going out to Sarah!

Happy V-Day! Have a great weekend.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I dont have Monday off Booo!! We will be out on a date, totally forgot about opening ceremonies, double boo.. But I have a GREAT weekend planned, so YIPPE!!

Good work on your tempo run buddy!

Lisa said...

We have Monday off. It's typically a state/federal holiday, but my company usually has us working that day. Not sure why we are getting it off this year, but no complaints!

J said...

YAY OLYMPICS!! So excited! I wish I could be an olympic athlete sometimes...it would be so much fun!!

and sadly I do not get the day off Monday ( i am taking a half day lol for personal stuff!!). Schools here have next week off for February break, and public businesses like banks and govt places are closed (i think.) I do know the ppl I listen to on the radio have the day off! Lucky!!

Stephanie Nichole said...

Yayyy!!! Love anything Olympics-- NBC has the rights to the games and GE owns NBC! My company is slowly taking over the world!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Are they going to have the opening on the beach? I love the Opening ceremonies but I probably won't be glued to the tube for it. Happy VD.....

Morgan said...

Have a wonderful Valentines Weekend with the hubs!!! :)

Staci Dombroski said...

Have a great night!!! I know I will be watching the Olympics tonight :-)

Runner Leana said...

I am so excited for the Olympics! I have the Opening Ceremony set to PVR this evening. I plan on watching a lot of it this long weekend!! Have a great one!

Anne said...

Great job on the tempo run! Have an excellent weekend...Olympics AND Valentines day AND Chocolate fondue, how can you go wrong!

Jocelyn said...

Nice tempo run! :) Yes I will be watching the Olympics and routing for USA AND team Canada :)

lindsay said...

30secs/mile faster is huge! nice job marlene :)

mmm fondue. i'm not into a big v-day either... i kinda think it's a dumb holiday personally. i don't need hallmark telling me to celebrate love one day a year. plus then i have an excuse to tell josh to buy me chocolate more often since we ought to celebrate love everyday ;) hope you have a nice, laidback v-day - after all the working out of course.

GO USA :-p i am so excited for speed skating!

Bethany + Ryan said...

I absolutely cannot wait for the opening ceremonies tonight!! I'm a HUGE fan of the olympics!!!
I have monday off too, why does Canada have it off? Is it a holiday?
Thanks for translating ur split times :-) enjoy ur weekend! Happy Valentine's day!

Jen said...

Thanks for the shout out... good tempo run!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Definitely watching the opening ceremonies! So excited!

Steel Springs said...

Congrats on the tempo run! I'm incredibly excited for the Olympics, too.

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

objectsevents said...

tgif marlene!!!!!!!!!!! have a fabulous weekend. go team USA!!! lol :) :) :)

good luck with your runs, too! i'm hoping to get a long run in on saturday.

trialsoftraining said...

OOh, holiday weekend for you guys too? NICE!! I think a LR is the *perfect* start to Valentine's day - especially since it makes brunch seem *that* much tastier ;)

have a good weekend!!

MCM Mama said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend! We have the day off - I wish the boys didn't though LOL.

teacherwoman said...

NIce job on the run!

I am super pumped to catch the opening ceremonies tonight. I really am looking forward to the hockey... we have a couple former SIOUX players on teams - one for CA and one for the US. Plus, I believe there are 2 sisters from Grand Forks, ND - current SIOUX players on the US girls team!

Jill said...

Love the Olympics, can't wait! Have a great weekend, happy running and happy Valentine's Day!! :)

Ali said...

I will be tuned into the open ceremonies! Can't wait.

Rio said...

Have a great weekend! Looking forward to the Olympics...can't believe it is almost here.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

have monday off, that's laughable. yeah for good friends and bam speedy lady!

Teamarcia said...

I am totally pumped for the Olympics! Can only imagine how stoked you are to be the home team!
Kids are off school Monday! Woot!

Jess said...

I don't really like the opening ceremonies, but I do love the Olympics and will be watching lots of the competition!

Kerrie T. said...

We TiVo the opening ceremonies in case we need to FF through anything. I'm super excited for the Olympics, but I'm so sad about the luger that died today. I'm also super bummed we're not going even though it's only 3 hours away from us. Oh well, we'll watch them from our dry living room in HD!

N.D. said...

sounds like a great weekend plan and tempo run. Yay for Canada Olympics!

destinationathlete said...

Nope, no Monday off (I work in healthcare so any holiday off is impressive) for me.
Hubs and I are just going to go see a movie and then spend the day with our daughter and his parents.

Heather said...

I'm watching tivo'd Olympics right now - love it! Makes me want to come visit Canada. :)

Have a great long weekend! I have Monday off too.

Libby said...

I'm watching the opening ceremony right now :) So cool! And like everyone else- I wish we had Monday off! Enjoy your day off and Valentine's day

Denise said...

your v day plans sound perfect! have a great time with hubs!

Paula said...

Sorry about your Vday last year. Sounds like this year will be much better. Enjoy yourselves.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Happy Valentine's Day

Vickie said...

Hope your Valentines Day was great. Your running continues to get stronger and stronger!