Friday, May 20, 2011

Random Friday Thoughts

1. I got up early this morning! Yes, me! I'm excited! My alarm went off at 6 and I put on my running clothes, guzzled some water, ate a piece of bread, and I was out the door at 6:07. I went for a 5 mile run and the weather couldn't have been better. It was prefect running weather and it makes me think, why in the world do I ever run in the after noon heat! And the best part is I didn't get stopped at any lights!!! That is usually the one bad thing about running around in the city, but not today. I ran right around a 8:30 pace. I still need to purchase a garmin watch so I can actually know what my split times are. I'm using an old school Timex ironman watch and it's driving me nuts!

2. I plan on going to Haines Point with Jason tonight around 6ish if anyone wants to join us. Just let me know. Oh and it's national bike to work day! Once I got back from my run, I had about 15 minutes to shower and get ready before heading out the door for work on my bike! I didn't really see any more people out there this morning than the norm. Luckily my building has a private garage that is guarded and you are ID to enter. So I can just keep my bike down there unlocked and I know it is safe.

My bike in the garage
3. My Mom is ok! I was so worried about her and now I feel much better. I still wish I lived closer to home for times like this. I love my mom and my family so much!

4. I still really have no clue what I'm doing while I'm swimming. Sure I can make it a mile all freestyle, but am I doing it right? I have no clue? I still have to breath every two strokes. I tired doing every 5 yesterday and lasted 50 meters. And when I try every three I go all zig zag across the lane. I also have no clue as what swimming drills I should be doing? Or what any swimming drills are for that matter. Help!

5. I'm going to the DC101 Chili cookoff tomorrow! I'm allowed to have fun sometimes right? And I hope the weather is great! Before heading over I hope to get a run in and a 30 mile ride. If anyone else is going to be there, let me know, I would love to meet up.

6. I have to go to meeting on Sunday! Yucky, No, I don't want to! It's a move-up meeting for gymnastics that starts at noon. I guess I will make the most of it and go for a swim at Fairland before the meeting starts.

7. One more week until Dewey Beach for memorial day weekend! I want to relax there, but I also don't want to do nothing. I think I will bring my bike with me so I can ride around some.
Have a great weekend, everyone!


  1. Hains point was closed yesterday due to debris on the road- not sure if ti it open or not yet!

    You should take a swim clinic- there are tons in the area! and I breathe every stroke on my left side...if I try to go more then that, I die.

    Glad your mom is ok!

  2. That's awesome that you have a secure area for your bike. There's a rack in our garage but I don't trust it so I bring it into my office. As for swimming, not too long ago I had the same struggle. I started doing breathing drills from Beth with a pull buoy, first every 3, then 5, then 7. The buoy makes it easier to get used to the bilateral breathing and then holding it for longer. Let me me know if you ever want to swim! I have so many other things to work on now that I have the breathing down...

  3. Just noticed that we were both running Baltimore this year! YAY! I am originally from MD. I grew up in Havre de Grace and I cant wait to come back home to run Baltimore in Black and Purple!!