Well, it's Sunday and I would really like to have a Cooking With Yvie episode but we didn't have time to shoot one this week. Next week, we are going to a Christmas party which I'm going to make some cookies for, so we'll have plenty of time and opportunity to shoot a new episode. I'd like to get a couple of them shot and in the can in case I don't find time to record one, you know. And I think I can get to more than one this upcoming week so we shall see.
I apologize for the barren spot here and hope to get on a more consistent schedule.
It's Christmas time and I have to admit it's one of my favorite times of the year. It's mostly because my daughters really enjoy the season that has made me like this time of year. I mean, I enjoyed Christmas before I had children but it's just different now, better. They get into the spirit right away and it's contagious.
One of the things we do is to send out Christmas cards. Oh, before I get to my point, it always seems like we send out twice as many cards than we get back. It's a strange phenomenon.
Anyway, I'd like to send you, the loyal blog reader, a Christmas card. If you want one, just e-mail me at buenodad (at) gmail (dot) com and let me know your address. If you're fine with sharing your address, I'd love to send my loyal readers a card. I'll keep it confidential of course and really the only strange thing that can happen is you get random postcards from places like Disneyland throughout the year. But aside from that, there'll be no ill effects. If you'd rather pass, that's fine. No hard feelings whatsoever.
I've been thinking about three Seattle bloggers all morning. See, they participated in the Seattle Half Marathon this morning and I'm anxiously awaiting updates. I ran into two of them last weekend on their final long distance training run.
Anyway, I sent positive vibes to Kerrie of mom vs. Marathon, Zoë of Run, Zoë, Run and Amanda of 5 Miles 2 Empty throughout my own Sunday morning run. Hopefully it worked! They're all great bloggers and have awesome blogs, mostly centered on running, and I'm learning things from them that will help me along my own running path, so I'll be waiting for those updates.
Okay, I'm officially tired. I ran 10 miles today (Sunday), 10 miles Saturday and 10 miles on Thursday. My body feels spent. My feet feel like they did after a 14- or 15-mile run.
I ran at pretty much the same pace during all the runs, my usual marathon pace of between 10- and 11-minute miles. I'm going to rest on Monday and probably on Tuesday before getting back on the 'mill for Wednesday (I'm thinking The Interval), might try and squeeze in a four-miler on Thursday and then Friday I might go for a tempo run. Not sure.
Next Sunday is the Holiday Classic 15K so I have to train this week with that in mind. I'm going to be blogging more about this race so I'll save my thoughts on that until those posts but I want a good time (duh) and I want to feel like I ran a good race (double duh). What does that entail on both ends? Not sure yet as I haven't given it too much thought but I'll have time to set my goals and prepare.