Wednesday, April 04, 2007

You Look Good In My Shirt

No workout or run yesterday. I accompanied my dad to a doctor's appointment and helped him manage some business.

Today I ran in my neighborhood but opted out of taking on "THE HILL." I felt extremely sluggish. For a run in the two miler range I would think my run would be, at least, in the 8:30 min/mi range. I feel like the older I get, the slower I go. *SIGH* ... It's like I'll max out at a certain speed and I can't get it back. (*Note to self - Think positive thoughts and get your ass in gear.)

Distance - 2.14 miles
Time - 21.11
Pace - 9:53 min/mi
Calories - 203




Gadget girl here again with another gadget, but it is a replacement item. My dog managed to push my stability ball outside. She couldn't figure out how to play fetch with THAT ball, so she killed it. She was besides herself with joy over her accomplishment. I have a new stability ball with sand inside, which has more weight to it. I'm hoping that my dog won't be able to push it outside. It looks similar to the one pictured here.

Hubbie and I have signed up for the La Jolla Shores 5k for April 22, 2007. This event will have timing chips. I'm not expecting to PR because I've slowed down for marathon training but it will be nice to have a more accurate 5k time. This will be the first event hubbie and I will be doing together since the half marathon in January. Just for the record, the actual beach at La Jolla Shores is where I met my hubbie.

I've finally received my tie-dyed, long sleeved T-shirt from the Sue Krenn 15K last month.

Here's the front






And here's the back.


It's so cool!



PEACE

9 comments:

leslie said...

I've seen the weighted stability balls and they look so cool! However, since I own 3 perfectly good stability balls, I don't see any new ones in my immediate future. Keep us posted on how you like it.

And cool shirt!

barbie2be said...

keith urban.

i've never seen a weighted stability ball. that sounds interesting.

WADDLER26.2 said...

Nice pace!!

zooman said...

Don't fret about your time, you still have me beat!

NotSoccer Mom said...

my cat has been batting about my ball... i gave her a nasty look and put it up where she can't get to it (balanced on my exercise machine). but it reminded me to USE the darn ball! haha.

Juls said...

Some days are fast and some days are slow. No problem. At least you are doing work with your stability ball. Mine is in the garage collecting dust.

Also, I love the shirt.

Irene said...

Leslie,
I wasn't planning on buying a stability ball. I needed to get a replacement, plus my daughter picked it up for me at Walmart for not much money. The sand was sort of a bonus. :)

Baribe2be,
Winner with Keith Urban! The ball doesn't roll so easily, which is kinda weird. It does what I need it to do, though.

Waddler26.2,
Thanks!

Troy,
It's a mind thing. I always want to be faster. ;)

NSM,
My cats smelled it but that was the extent of it. It was the dog who was more intrigued.

Juls,
It's funny, because some of the days I think I'm slow, I'm actually going faster -- and the same in reverse... I don't always use the stability ball, but I like to mix things up every now and then. The shirt is my new fav. :)

shopper said...

I could never wear that shirt, for I am a wussie! ;) I need to be more like you!

Irene said...

Shopper,
I'd seen other people wearing this shirt before, just not the tie-dyed version. Every year it's a different color. I still think the shirt is great and hysterical. I'd wear it in public but I'd probably get a citation from the fashion police... ;)