Sunday, November 29, 2009

Run Down

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.

Christmas Cards

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.

Seattle Half

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.

Tired Legs

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.


Raoulysgirl said...

I emailed my address to ya!

Holy cow, I can't believe how motivated you are to run! And more to come!!! I don't know how you do it!!! Good luck on the next one!!!

Christy said...

Christmas cards...I'm getting mine done as we speak. It's true. We send out a bunch, but only get a handful back.

Nice job on the 3 10-milers! This week is gonna be a busy week for as well (as far as running goes). I have the infamous 18-miler scheduled. Yikes!

5thsister said...

Hey friend! I'll be sending you my address but you'll have to reciprocate. Oh, and I have something for you at my blog.

Willoughby said...

I'm still catching up on back posts I missed over the last week or two, but I hope I'm not too late to get on your Christmas card list! I'll email you my address, but you have to email me yours too!