Saturday, March 12, 2011

Speedy Run & Short Saturday Post

This morning started off bright and sunny (and windy). I was so happy that the temps were finally on the up and up too. I knew I wanted to get out for a longer run today, and the weather was mostly perfect. The exception? That pesky 20+ mph gusting wind.

Jason has been sick all week, and I knew he wouldn't be up for a run. But, while I ran, he could take the pups to the dog park that just happens to be right there where I like to run. Super convenient. Of course, the dog park meant a different starting point other than the actual bridge, so my mile marks were thrown off. I ended up doing 7.9 miles rather than a nicely rounded out 8. But, I was really happy with my speed (maintained an 8:28 average pace) and the fact that I didn't really have any major pain other than my darn calves. Oh, and a blister spot that just won't toughen up.

It was definitely a much more pleasant run temperature wise compared to my half marathon day. It was hovering right at 70 degrees and sunny. Hello salty crusted self post-run!

I definitely  hit the TriggerPoint Therapy Kit hard after the run. I know I can't get lazy about that just because I'm not training for a race. And, with adding leg weights back into my workout routine, my legs are definitely tighter again. 

We managed to find a passport office that was open today. So, we finally got that done. It only took an hour including the wait time. Not too terrible. But I am amazed at the fact that people show up completely unprepared: no paperwork completed, no photos, and one family ahead of us apparently was missing ID.

Now we are just hoping that the passports show up in time for our trip to Seattle at the end of April. Yes, I know, you don't need a passport to travel to Seattle ;-) But, while we're there, our friends wanted to take a train up to Canada. We didn't get to do that the last time we were there for a visit, so this time we're making it a point to do. I think it'll be fun. Any Canadian friends up for a meet up????

We had a very very late lunch after all was said and done. Right now we're going to just enjoy the rest of the evening. Tomorrow we're supposed to head out of town to help my sister move, so I feel almost like the weekend is already over. I had really hoped to get outside and get some yard work done. It's really depressing looking at the yard and garden spot right now. Maybe we'll be able to get a little bit done tomorrow evening since we'll finally have longer daylight!

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!