Last week was another humidity laden week from hell. After my ten mile run on Thursday, I ran another four miles on Friday morning. It was tough. My right knee is aching a bit, and I think I have pulled something on my right side, near the leg-meets-hip area. I'm a lady, so "groin area" sounds a bit crass--(but "hell" is ok) :) *I can hear Ty laughing now* It is a bit sensitive, especially when I run. Not horrible, but enough that the phrase "Man, that's annoying" runs through my head in a continuous loop. It makes a great background to my Ipod music.
I was supposed to run 4.5 miles on Saturday after work, but I just refused to do it. The weather is a-changin' much to my happiness, and I ran this morning before work. I really tried to run faster than I have been, and it was a bit easier because the weather was cooler. I actually ran my miles in 30 minutes. I was happy with my run. Tonight it's going to get down into the upper 50's, so I am bouncing for joy knowing that tomorrow morning it will be cool! This week will definitely be a challenge--a long run of eleven miles, and five miles of hill work. I'm not quite sure how to do five miles of hill work, but I will head to the cemetery again and run around for an hour. I'm planning on taking Laura and Cole for a final before schools starts bike ride on Wednesday. Bud's birthday is on Thursday, and I have a delicious dinner planned for him. I myself can't wait to eat it! Grilled steak, caprese salad, and peach cobbler. I'm a bit concerned about the cobbler--I can barely identify a peach and really don't know what to do with them. I don't think I've actually eaten a peach in it's natural state before. I'm more of an apple and nanner kind of gal.
But, Bud requested peach cobbler, so if he's willing to eat it, I will attempt to make it. I do need to come up with a tasty drink, too. We've been making mojitos this week, and they are super good, with the bonus of a rum induced-snooze after just one! I do need to invest in some straws, as the mint ends up in your teeth and that's just not where it should be. I prefer that it remains in the glass.
So, not much happening. Continuing to read a lot. I have not bought a book yet this month. I'm really proud of myself--I can have some self control. It also helps that people at work know, so I can't sneak one in. I'm reading some great new fiction, and making some inroads into the purchased-but-not-read stacks I have. And, I've convinced my niece Jamie to finally read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Gosh! It took her long enough. It helps to be a relentless drone in her ear, and also to have Kirk say "You haven't read that yet?!" Can't wait to hear what she thinks of it. Mocking Jay comes out next week.
I'll keep you posted on my running this week. I know ya'll are just sitting on pins and needles waiting for my updates! Oh--I was thisclose to a Garmin 110 at Scheels yesterday. It had the heart monitor built in, and was too expensive. I so want one! Continuing to drop my change in the margarita bucket I use as a fund building container at home. I would love to have it for both my half marathons in Sept and Oct, but I don't think it will happen--at least for the Sept half. Keep your fingers crossed!