Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Tuesday - 3.5 miles 47 minutes (13:25) plus walking warm up/down. I felt rather sluggish but did it anyway.
Wednesday - Yayog Week 5, Day 3. Arms/pulling supersets. A good workout but I couldn't bring myself to try the pull-ups on the top of the door.
Thursday - 3.4 miles 40 minutes (11:45) plus walking warm up/down. I ran up and around campus including hitting a seam in the pavement and falling and cutting my palm. Then I went around the track for a while. It was quite hot. Thursday - 2.8 miles 48 minutes walk.
Sunday - 6.25 miles in 1:20 (12:48) plus walking warm up/down. Trail run at Walnut Creek Park. A very good and fun but sad run. We had to put our dog to sleep on Friday and this run constantly reminded me of her and how much she loved this trail and swimming in the creek.
The month has 3 more days and I should hit 100 miles after one more run. It will be my 3rd 100 mile month this year.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Monday - You are your own Gym Week 4, Day 1. Basically Arms Interval training (12 of each push exercise). The program is the same as Week 3 Day 1. Then I did 18 minutes of the core workout at the Pre-Dawn Runner's site. It's a hard core workout but I know it would help me if I can do it consistently.
Tuesday - 4.1 miles in 47 minutes (11:27 mm) plus the walking warm up/down. A really nice run right after it rained. The streets were wet but the air was clear.
Tuesday - Yayog Week 4, Day 2. Legs intervals. A really good workout. With the exception of the one-legged romanian deadlifts, these are all very doable exercises for me.
Wednesday - Yayog Week 4, Day 3. Arms (pulling) intervals. A good workout. I didn't quite finish it because I got an important phone call after 11 of the 12 sets but still very good.
Thursday - 3.9 miles in 47 (12:03 mm) plus walking warm up/down. It was warm out 77-82 but mostly I just felt really tired. I got it done and sort of shrugged that any run is better than no run.
Saturday - 4.78 mile walk in 1:13. Lovely morning for a walk. As I was coming home after 3, the family met me so we went a bit further. The only bad thing is that my feet started to get a bit hot-spotty from walking further than I intended in my Vibrams on concrete. Always lovely to walk/run with the family though.
Sunday - 12.1 miles in 2:35 (12:48) including walking warm up/down. What a great run. I wore my new shoes for the first 4 miles and last 4 miles. It felt really great. By the formula my long runs should be around 14:30 but since I'm just running 10-12 on the weekends, I'm working to go faster than that.
Sunday - Yayog Week 5, Day 1. Arms/Supersets. This is a short workout. It's basically 6 sets of 2 exercises.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Labyrinth blanket for the big brother and this blanket for the baby. I found the pattern on Ravelry. It was a fun but very stitch intensive and yarn intensive blanket. I used some remnant yarn but also bought 5-6 skeins of yarn for some base colors. It was a fun blanket to make but I also think that I made more mistakes on this blanket than any other. For some reason I kept forgetting to attach with a slip stitch between the bottom halves of the circles, particularly on the corners. Nonetheless, I think it is a beautiful blanket and will be appreciated.