Monday, October 13, 2008

A Busy Week.

So many thing have happened since I last posted. I'll try to fit them all in as quickly as possible.

I had three more great runs since the last time I wrote, bringing my weekly milage up to 41.73. That's the most I think I have ever done, or close to it.

I got a job!!! YAY! Basically I'll be working in the Business School at a local university doing graphic design. It's only part-time which kind of stinks, but I think it will be fun and it may be way for me to start building up more freelance work which is my ultimate goal. Hooray for a paycheck! I start next Tuesday.

I had to get a drug test for my new job, which was interesting. Not that I was worried about passing it or not, but I just never had to take one before. It was funny. "Don't flush the toilet or wash your hands!!!" Um, ok.

I also had to get a physical, which I used as an excuse to talk about my achilles problem. After some questions and basic tests he concluded that I did not have any achilles problem (thank goodness) but rather Posterior Tibial Tendonitis. Still not great, but I really didn't want problems with my achilles. I just need to be vigilant about icing, stretching and go get some decent inserts.

Friday night J and I drove to Atlantic City for the first time to see my favorite band, The Black Crowes play at the Borgata Casino. It was my 11th time seeing them and once again, it was a great show.I wish we could have spent the night, or more time in AC, but until I start getting that paycheck we are trying to not spend as much money. But AC looked like a lot of fun and it's great knowing it's so close. Here are a few shots I took at the show.










We ran our first 20 miler of this training season on Sunday. I have to say, I wasn't really feeling this run too much. It wasn't awful, but it wasn't fun either. For some reason I got only about 3 hours of sleep the might before and my stomach wasn't feeling all that great. But, we were right on our training pace the whole time and it was ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL outside! The weather was perfect and the leaves are really starting to change now and are beautiful on Kelly Drive, where we do our runs. So basically, I just kept myself busy looking at all the beauty of autumn and reminded myself the entire run, "It could be worse, you could be doing this in Miami right now." which seemed to help.






After our 20 miler, we came home, showered, ate and napped (the best feeling after a long run). Then we drove around to a couple of different fall festivals in the area. We ended up at the Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival which was a blast, where we proceeded to wander all the booths, eat Indian Veggie Samosas, drink beer and meet new friends at a local bar.

P.S. Light beer after a 20 mile run tastes very good. Too good for your own good actually. Drink with caution, not with abandon!


Hope everyone had a great weekend too! Great job to all of you who ran races this weekend!!!

Monday, 10/06 - off
Tuesday, 10/07 - 7 miles/1:00:15 - 8:36 pace
Wednesday, 10/08 - off
Thursday, 10/09 - 8:43 miles/1:19:59 - 9:29 pace
Friday, 10/10 - 6.2 miles/57:45 - 9:18 pace, core, weights
Saturday, 10/11 - off
Sunday, 10/12 - 20.1 miles/3:20:51 - 9:59 pace

Total Weekly Mileage: 41.73 (RUN)
Total Weekly Mileage: 0 (BIKE)


Marcy said...

Fantastic weekend my dear! Very nice job cranking out that 20 miler!

And CONGRATS on the new job! Oooooo how exciting! ;D I hope it's fun :-)

joyRuN said...

Congrats on the job & on the 20-miler!! Yeay all around :)

And it's only your bravery that let me post my hair pic as well - LOL!

Anonymous said...

Amazing shots of the Crowes at the Borgata!!

Aron said...

wow awesome week!! congrats on the job!!

awesome 20 miler too - those pics are amazing! i LOVE all the leaves changing right now!

BeachRunner said...

What an impressive weekend of workouts and fun stuff. Nice 20 miler too! Congrats on the new job and best of luck with it. And, as always, you take such beautiful pictures that are worth a thousand words.

FLYERS26 said...

Nice pics! What type of a camera do you use? Those Crowes shots, look professional!
Great job with the 20 miler!

Tall Girl Running said...

Absolutely gorgeous fall pics. I hope you don't mind me borrowing the one with the pumpkins to use as my desktop background for awhile. :-)

Nice job on your mileage! Those are some impressive numbers.

Sonia said...

Awesome job on that 20 miler Missy!!! And if you had time to take all these great fall color shots it must not have been so bad? ;-)

Congrats on getting a job!!! I AM SO JEALOUS!!

P.O.M. said...

Nice weekly miles. I got in 4. Yep, that's it.

WTG on the new jobby job.

Shoe Running said...

Yeah! New job, awesome :) Those pics of fall are lovely. I recently moved from Wisconsin to California and the two things I miss more than anything are thunderstorms and fall :)

N.D. said...

Whoaaa. 41 is amazing!!! Great job on the 20 miler, new job and drug pass! haha. Beautiful pics, you are so talented. What u is it, TU?? Way to go!

Casey said...

Love your photos! Fall rocks. I love it. Congrats on the high-mileage week!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the new job! Great 20 miler too. I love the pictures, especially the ones of the leaves. Sounds like a great week.

Frayed Laces said...

COngrats on the new mileage PR!

Runner Leana said...

Amazing pictures!! It sounds like a great weekend. Congratulations on the 20 miler and the new job!

Christie said...

Yeah, that is quite a busy week. I'll be lucky if I get 40 miles in for the month.

Congrats on the new gig! Times are hard and part-time is better than no time. Once your checks start rolling in, I highly recommend staying a night at the Borgata. That's the one hotel/casino that reminds me of Vegas.

Aren't veggie samosas the best? I haven't had any in a hot minute. I need to get on that.

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