Monday, August 21, 2006

Everyday Is A Winding Road


Today is day 8 of my 8 week half marathon training schedule. I ran an average 11:08 minute mile for a 2.4 mile run in my neighborhood. SmileyCentral.comI have my work cut out, and I'm still gong much slower with a purpose, and that purpose is to NOT HURT MYSELF. I'm hoping to have my average mile (for the 2.4 mile run) in the 8 minute (8:30 would be good) range before the end of my 8 weeks.

All is very quiet on the western front. EVERYONE IS BACK IN SCHOOL!!!! The fall semester at the college started today and both of my kids have classes today. Yeeehaaa! Sometimes I just like having the house to myself, even if it's for an hour or so. I get so much more done.

Today I'm also getting back on track with eating. Yesterday we went to a birthday party for my BIL, and something in one of the foods had to be bad because we all came home sick... I was thinking of calling my SIL to tell her something that she served went bad, but perhaps this is one of those things I should just not bring up because she was so proud of the stuff she served... Oh well. Everyone here is feeling much better today.

Before I forget, I want to shout out to Barbie2Be, who just swam/ran/biked in a TRIATHLON this past weekend! Way to go Barbie2Be!!!!




barbie2be said...

Thanks for the props, Irene! :)

Pamela said...

WOW girl sounds like things are comming right along.. aiming for a 16- 18% range is beyond my comprehension!!.. I admire you that's for sure!

Donna said...

I wanted to stop by and say hello. I feel like I'm so behind with everyone's blogs. It's kind of a relief when I stop by and someone hasn't updated. Hopefully now that vacations are over and I'm back to work I'll have a chance to read up again.

Dori said...

Too bad about the food, but that's a hilarious icon you found. Actually they're all good. Good job on your workout.

KatieFeldmom said...

You are doing awesome!
Sorry that the food got you sick.
And I, too, love your smilies.

Irene said...

You're welcome! What you did is huge! Congrats for particpating and finishing!

It's slow going, but it's going. Thanks for the encouragment!

Thanks for visiting! I think a lot of us are on the Blends site instead of blogging... But I'm sure everyone will update their blogs more regularly, again.

My SIL tries and has had some wondeful meals, but I guess stuff happens. I did some web-surfing to find the smiley's, free ones that weren't attached to any viruses. I got mine off of

Thanks for the encouragment! You're doing pretty well, yourself! You're going to wow 'em at the reunion!