Monday, January 5, 2009

Nice start

Mileage this week = 32 miles - YUP that's right! 32 miles baby!

I had a good start to the new year. I just got the running bug and went out and ran and ran and ran. It felt great! One of my goals (NOT a resolution, mind you. I hate New Year's resolutions) for 2009 is to log at least 20 miles per week. Last year my total mileage was 652 according to Minnie. Now that doesn't include any treadmill work and a few runs where I was missing Minnie. So, I'm thinking it's probably closer to 700 miles. Not bad considering the two hurricanes we had to deal with last year.

I got a new hot pink ipod shuffle for Christmas from my wonderful hubby to replace my old silver one. And of course I just had to test out my new toy by running with it. It has twice the memory, so twice the songs. LOVE IT. AND did I mention that it's HOT PINK!! And hubby got me some awesome lightweight fleece jackets and vests from Land's End. Love 'em!

My 10 miler this weekend was good. I averaged a 10:21 pace which included one water stop and bathroom break. The humidity here has been horrendous. That slowed me down a bit. Willie - you're going to HATE it. Ugh...seriously, I hope it lets up for you before the race. It was 72 degrees yesterday and I was sweating buckets during my run because of the 85% humidity. Whew. Running in shorts, short sleeves and STILL sweating in January. Crazy.

Cool thing about the Mardi Gras race this year is that they opened up a half-marathon relay for the first time. I'm excited about that. I had a total blast doing the marathon relay in Little Rock last year. I might have to grab three friends and do the relay next year.

Ok, work is piled up from being off last week. Gotta get back to the grind.

Today I LOVE: coffee breaks


BeachRunner said...

Nice job on the running. The marathon relay sounds like a blast.

Marlene said...

I hear you on work piling up - I'm trying to catch up on blogs but work is making it impossible. Argh!

Awesome job on your mileage!

Southbay Girl said...

UGH january? that is just wrong!!! Can't wait to meet you in Nashville-that's my hometown and the course runs around where I grew up-it's kinda fun!!!

Girl on Top said...

I have a hot pink mp3 ( a cheaper brand than ipod), but the color is such a nice one!