Monday, May 29, 2006

Notes From a Great Weekend

Jason and I had a wonderful weekend away from Chicago visiting Jason's mom Beverly in Ft. Wayne and getting a 12K race in while we were there. Go here to read the full report or here to read Jason's take on the afternoon. On Sunday we went to Indianapolis for a barbeque at Bridgette and Chad's house.

The race in Ft. Wayne (as already mentioned) was fine but hot. Bridgette got some great pictures of us racing (thanks Bridgette) this weekend, including this one which shows apparently my hulkesk leg muscles (click to enlarge!)...sweet!
On Sunday morning we went for a run. I wanted to go 6.5 miles, but with the heat and the fact that our legs were not in agreement with this plan we decided to stop at 5.5 and walk the rest of the way home. There are some hills in Ft. Wayne which we are not used to and so that helped make it a bit tougher than if we had just gone in Chicago. We went 5.5 in 51:51 which isn't bad considering heat and hills and crap.

At about 11:30 we headed down to Indy. We had a quick drive down there and was able to listen to the Indy 500 on the radio on the way....

Quick side note : Ok I am sitting in my non-airconditioned apartment sweating my ass off right now...hello...springtime? where did you go. Sorry if the post is less elequent than usual...although is it never elequent...alright where was I...

Right, Indianapolis. We had a good time at Bridgette and Chad's and got to play with their cute kids Anthony:


Anthony and Chad...really guys could you be a little MORE photogenic



and Baby Kyle:
I haven't seen Tony for awhile and so he had gotten so much bigger, and it was the first time I had gotten to see the new baby. He's so cute!!! And seems really well behaved...just sits and smiles. I told Jason that we are so screwed, when we have kids because all of our friends have these great kids that are just happy babies, and we are going to have some crazy kid screaming and running into walls and spilling stuff....well I'm sure my parents are smiling at that little image...payback perhaps.

We listened to the end of the race which seemed to be the most exciting race ever. I can't believe that Sam Hornish passed Marco Andretti on the final straightaway. Apparently he beat him by a half a car length (the race was blacked out in Indianapolis so I didn't actually see the finish).

Today is no running, but we had grand plans to go to the YMCA and work out...so we walked all the way over there (about a mile) just to find out that they were closed!!! Why...oh yeah Memorial Day. Jason and I have to go to to work today (back on shifts!!!) and so forget that most people get the day off.

Tomorrow we have 7 miles with 10x100m....this is the first week of our offical marathon training. Again we are starting about 3 weeks early because of work and travel and the like. Here are the plots of the week.

14 comments:

Running Jayhawk said...

What cutie patootie kids!! Great job with the hilly runs.

And I am so with you on this heat nonsense...it's almost unbearable being outside. I.HATE.the.heat.

LeahC said...

yeah it's pretty warm here! I would like the heat more if i didn't have to work and could just walk over to the beach and read my book and swim and whatever. sigh.

Nicole said...

Cute kiddos - espeically the baby! I don't envy you - no heat. This is my first summer in Chicago with A/C so I'm in heaven. Good luck.

LeahC said...

yeah it's going to be another hot stick summer. at some point you just get used to it....maybe it'll be a mild one. yeah right it's already 90 and only May. sheesh.

Bridgette said...

Today I spent 2 hours in the pool. Jeez, it's great to have a pool in my community! Not to rub it in or anything...

LeahC said...

blah blah blah. i have lake michigan! and yes I do like to freeze my ass off!

Bob said...

One rule I have is never complain about the heat, it only makes it worse. Call me on that later if you get the chance, and I am sure you will. :) Sounds like you two had a nice week.
Plunging in to the training plan already, I am waiting a couple of more weeks.
Hey and if you get pregnant maybe I will be able to keep up with ya. ;)

LeahC said...

yeah you'll be complaining when you are out there for an 19 mile run and it's 96 degrees outside. just wait. it's SO much fun :-)

Yeah no kids this year for sure!

Josh said...

Congrats on the run. Darn hills! And wow, you're weekend sounded jam packed. I sat on the couch on Sun and watched the 500 (which WAS an incredible finish), plus a host of other sporting events. And trust me, I know about the heat. It's been 90+ degrees here for the past several weeks. Keep cool!

LeahC said...

I love the heat because i really love when i stick to every surface in our apartment. our cat is also not happy and today literally threw herself down on the floor in quite the dramactic fashion as if to say, "humans, i the cat and very hot, whhhhhyyy won't you doooo sooomthing"

It's too bad I didn't get to watch the race, but it was way exciting to listen to it on the radio.

Running Rabbit said...

Fabulous pics! Be proud of those muscles girl! I think that's amazing!

Susan said...

Good God Leah! Look at those muscles in your legs - are you sure you aren't a bionic runner?

Bridgette said...

I think it's hilarious that Jason is smiling in the picture but Leah looks like she is going to take off the head of the next person that passes her! :)

LeahC said...

susan-

i do have lotso leg muscles. I think these carried over from my gymnastic days. you spend like 30 hours a week in the gym running and jumping and flipping and your legs get huge...apparently they haven't all gone away :-)