Thursday, April 12, 2012

TTT: Mileage Highs, Leg Lows, Fridge Love

1. Miles, Miles and More Miles: It's not quite midway through April and I've got 587 miles for the year. I hope this weekend that I'll reach the 600-mile mark for the year. One way or another, after I run my 20 Monday or Tuesday I'll have soared well beyond the mark so I'll be there soon enough. It's great for me to have this many miles already. If I want to get to my goal of 2,000 miles I need to be halfway there by the end of June. I don't want to get too far ahead of myself but it's a good sign that I'm nearing 600 miles and we've still got quite a bit of time until the end of June.

2. Dead Legs: Running is so unpredictable. One day you feel great, like you could run all day, and the very next day you feel like the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz. I had a great speed workout on Tuesday, hit some pretty fast speeds (two minutes at 6:13 per mile at the end of it) and felt good. Wednesday I ran 10 miles and felt not good. I know what you're saying, well you ran a hard run after a hard run so that's normal.'Yeah but I felt un-awesome the whole time. Mile 5 was best mile, felt the best and it was like a 9:35 or so. The rest of the miles were blah, slogged right through them all. I guess that's why I'm not running right now and blogging instead.

3. New Fridge! So my refrigerator died a couple of weeks ago. We'd bought it like, I don't know, eight years ago maybe, longer... Can't recall but we moved it here into this house which we bought in '05. Anyway, it gave out on us last year and we got it fixed, but when it gave out on us again, we knew it wanted peace and just wanted to go home and rest (haha). So we ended its life and bought a new one. We got the kind that has the freezer on the bottom and, WOW, it's so freakin awesome. It's so nice not having to stoop, bend over, get on your knees or even sit down to get things out from the back of the fridge. The freezer is so awesome and so spacious. It fits a great deal, and I don't know if that's because there is more space since it sits below or what, but I have meats and cheeses down there and then there's a separate rack where I can fit all my breads and bagels. I love the freezer! It's just one of those things where it makes so much more sense for the bottom of the refrigerator part to be around your waist or a little higher instead of the top of the fridge part being at your midsection. Common sense but yet it seems so ingenious.


Whitney said...

6:13?! Holy crap - I would have been puking. Are you planning to run a 5K soon - and KILL it??

Rose (Hacker Half Marathon) said...

That's some awesome speed work! 6:13 wow! You really need to rock a 5K soon!

And I love your enthusiasm for your freezer, you really should be their marketing person :)

Willoughby said...

600! If you were running from your house to Michigan, you would be about 1/4 of the way there by now. Somewhere in the middle of Utah, probably.

When we need to replace our refrigerator, I want one like yours. I think it makes so much more sense to have the freezer on the bottom instead of the side.

Carrie said...

Wowza that is a lot of miles! And awesome speedwork!

My parents recently bought a new fridge and they have the freezer on the bottom deal, I love it!