Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Okay, I'm too tired to form coherent thoughts right now . . . so I'm going to have to do this in list format.

1) If you're reading this post in your google reader, I'm going to have to beg you to check out my actual blog and tell me what you think of my crazy new layout (thanks,!)! I don't actually know how long I'll keep this particular layout . . . I had so much fun playing around with it, I might just have to do some more tinkering. Either way, I would love to hear what you think!

2) Last night I took serious advantage of the fact that I'm not officially in training (yet!). While I had originally planned on doing some speed intervals, my legs told me they just weren't feeling intervals. Instead, they opted for a six-mile easy run at a 10:00/mile pace. It's funny to think that my current "easy pace" used to be about the fastest I could muster. Anyway, it was a really great run . . . one of those runs that just feels totally effortless. I completed it on the treadmill (it was deathly cold here yesterday--winchill of like 0!) . . . which was actually a huge accomplishment for me, since I usually can't make it past the 3-mile point without dying of boredom. Yay, me!

3) I took today as a rest day since I feel like I'm getting sick again (please, NO!) . . . but I promise I'll be back at it tomorrow with a tempo run of 3-4 miles (we'll see how my legs feel about that one!).

4) Marathon training officially starts on Monday!! To say I'm excited is quite an understatement! Ready or not, Seattle RnR, here I come! :)


The Laminator said...

I love the new layout. Wow, it's definitely happening. I'll need some advice on spicing mine up after you're done playing with yours.

Ooh...and I'm psyched about your marathon training too! It should be a good one for you.

Easy treadmill run? That's an oxymoron if I've ever heard of one...

aron said...

love the new layout :)

YAY for marathon training!!!

Marathonman101108 said...

quick's 5 a.m. and I'm wide awake now due to sensory overload on your blog! Also, FYI, my latest post mentions beer!!

EmLit said...

Wow, I have the same reaction as Marathonman, even though it's closer to 7 am now. But! I'm not saying that's bad--I think I like the new layout!

And way to go on the treadmill run. Lately I haven't been able to push myself to go past 5 miles, even with music or a podcast I still feel like death by boredom is looming.

Rachel said...

Wow sounds like you were actually colder than us yesterday! We are in a warm spell. 40 something today.

Can't wait until the marathon training starts--it will be great to hear about it!

Spike said...

I like the new layout, but I did lose a few words (black font against the left side is a little tricky). yeah marathon training, can’t wait to see how your training treats you. what plan are you using?

Meg said...

I really like the background!!
Yay for training! I hope you feel better soon!

The Alien said...

I like your new layout, it's different and looks pretty good!

Running and living said...

I love the new look - I need to check out the site you mentioned. Good luck with the marathon training! Always exciting to have a fresh start! Hope you are not going to get the cold.

sRod said...


Thanks for stopping by. It was great meeting you the other day. I didn't know you were running Seattle--that's great!

The layout looks a little crazy, but after a minute or two you get used to it.