Monday, March 10, 2008

4 Days in a Row

Well on Sunday we ran 7 miles (that's right bitches...7 whole miles!) putting us at a total of just over 20 miles for the week and finishing off 4 days in a row. Due to the Blackhawks game on Wednesday we had to move the Wednesday/Thursday runs to Thursday/Friday. Both were somewhat difficult runs with Thursday being a 35 minute tempo run and then Friday was just a 3 mile run but we did it on the 'Hill' workout instead of just a constant run. We were also supposed to do strength on Friday, but then realized we didn't really want to as it was late on Friday and movies and snacks were awaiting us at home. So our legs were a bit tired on Sunday but a good run anyways.

We ended up having a pretty busy weekend. Busy in the sense that Jason had to do some studying for a class he is taking as well as finishing his self-evaluation form that was due today. On Saturday night we hung out with Jake and Laura and went to see a funny show at The Hungry Brain on Belmont. Fun times there.

On Sunday we decided to go run at the lakefront. We usually will go and park over by the Totem Pole and then run south. A few weeks ago I noticed that the parking lot by North Avenue was empty and it didn't look like anyone was in the payment booth. We decided to give that a try and what a good idea that was. Free parking (I'm guess in the winter....maybe between Labor Day & Memorial Day?) and much closer to our apartment so WAY less time driving over there. PLUS this way we get to run even farther south which is nice because we really like the south side of the lakefront path. Since the Flying Pig (we are doing the 1/2 marathon) is hilly we are trying to do any hill that we see. So even though our turn around was right before that hill just north of the Aquarium we ran down and back up it....I use the word hill loosely as it's more of just an incline rather than an actual hill. I didn't time the run, although I suppose I should start doing that again.

I am back on the cooking bandwagon making a great pork roast in the crockpot last night. I am thinking that I need some more quick 10 minute meal deals because sometimes you are tired and cranky at night and the thought of cooking isn't appealing so your place a call into your favorite Thai restaurant that you have on speed dial and get that hot pepper noodle with beef meal and spend too much money. SO the point is that I have some ravioli type things in the freezer that I could just throw in and things would be done in a few minutes instead of fancy meals that although tasty are sometimes too much to do.

Alright, and now that I have rambled on long enough. I'm going to go.

OH YEAH..ONE MORE THING!

ON FRIDAY I FINISHED THE LAST STEP IN MY THESIS ANALYSIS.
THE LAST PAIN IN THE ASS COMPONENT IS DONE.


That means that although I'll still have questions from the review board and who knows what kinds of things they will ask, the main difficult part of the analysis is now done. Shit. That means I really have to write my thesis.

3 comments:

Running Jayhawk said...

Hooray for finishing the sucky part of your analysis!! And of course, boo for having to focus on your thesis.

We should celebrate! ;)

As for hills, you two should consider driving down to Waterfall Glen for some hill training out there. It's a gorgeous area. Mike and I should probably head out there, too since St. Louis is relatively hilly.

Nicole said...

Nice job with all the running! And congrats and your work. Good luck with the writing.

Firefly's Running said...

Congrads on finishing up your research! Good luck on getting thesis done.