Saturday, May 5, 2007

It's those changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same.

I'm back!

SO happy to see S and the Koz and my house and my bed and the blooming peonies...ahhh there's no place like home!

Sand running is hard! I had my first really good run this morning...I hit the streets around the beach house. Ran thirty solid minutes...could have run longer but I needed to jump in the shower and help pack the car.

One thing that I wonder, because I struggled through side stitches the entire week...on the treadmill my pace and "rhythm" is set by the machine. I wonder if my struggle on the road is finding my pace...which in turn throws my breathing off and causes the stitches...any thoughts?

Not to mention that my stomach is TOTALLY out of whack...Chicago, the beach...I think that I spoiled my sensitive little friend with a routine of bland food that has been SO BADLY interrupted that it does not know what to do (literally, if you know what I mean, I know...gross).

Had a great relaxing time at the beach. Read Judge and Jury by James Patterson and Oprah's Book Club Book, The Road by Cormac McCarthy...that is an odd book that I could not put down! I am still not sure what I thought of it and I am not sure if I recommend it...I did such a poor job of trying to describe it to my Momma that she did not even want to attempt it! I plan on getting on the Oprah site soon and reading some other people's interpretations. Opted for another Patterson, London Bridges, next to attempt to lay aside the heavy feeling The Road left me with.

When I was not relaxing I was playing with my 7, 2 and a half and 8 month old cousins! Oh my, my cousin Amy has her hands full!

Probably going to hit the gym with S in the morning before we head to a family function about an hour out of town. Need to get some weight training work in...I have abandoned that totally in the last two weeks.

I did just buy some shorts on line that I think are the best shorts EVER! I bought some spur of the moment in Chicago and have fallen in love...I got these Nike Tempo Running shorts. I also got a couple of swim suits at mom has told be that my butt has been disappearing since I started running, and it did not become evident to me until I tried suits on for this trip (did not need any...too cold) and the bottoms were so saggy they looked like I was carrying a load! If you can believe it I am leaving a week from Tuesday for the Tuks and Caicos for the destination wedding of a good friend of our family, (Thank goodness Mom and Dad are footing the bill on this one!) and I will have beach time for sure on that trip!

Hope to get back into it next week with a HR run Monday, Weight Class Tuesday, Tempo Run and yoga Wednesday, Weight Class Thursday, HR run Friday, yoga Saturday and long run on Sunday...WOW that looks scary all layed out!

Look forward to catching up with everyone!

Take Care

Reading departure signs in some big airport
Reminds me of the places I've been.
Visions of good times that brought so much pleasure
makes me want to go back again.
If it suddenly ended tomarrow,
I could somehow adjust to the fall.
Good times and riches and son of a bitches,
I've seen more than I can recall... (Buffet)


Laurie said...

Hey Molly! My butt also struggles to fill a pair of jeans. I do lunges and squats to keep it. And I would do a 5 k fi you can getthe feel for a race. They are lots of fun and it'll give you an idea about pacing and that sort of thing. Plus you'll have extra insight about the race atmosphere..porta-johns..etc. All good practice for your target race!

Laurie said...

Oh..ALSO..The Boobs will shrink, too! I went from DD to a small C! Possibly even a B!

JohnnyTri said...

I think your right on with the breathing and side stich problems. you will find your patter when your out there on the road, so, not to worry.


SkiRough said...

Whaaaat, you're back already? Wow time flies.

Yes, I love Friends in Low Places. :) We sang that karioke, and it brought down the house!

As far as the treadmill, I have the opposite problem. I LOVE running outside whereas the treadmill is horrible for me.