Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Counting Blue Cars

Upper body circuits with resistance bands - biceps, shoulders and triceps 3 sets of 20 each.

My workout this morning seemed kind of whimpy, probably because we had a hard time getting to sleep last night due to the aroma of skunk wafting through the neighborhood... It sort of figures, though. We're having dry, summer-like weather and I was looking forward to sleeping with the windows open a little. My poor dog kept looking at us, as if to say "do something about that horrible smell!."

I'm also at the feeling very fluffy stage of marathon training. I'm now up a good 7 pounds. It doesn't seem like a huge weight gain but it's making a difference with how my clothes are fitting, especially after a good carb load. I'm also debating trying to fit in another 20 mile run this week. The muscles in my legs are feeling stiff from the run this weekend. I normally do my LSD runs with 10 minute mile average, more or less. I ran the 8k in the 8 min/mi range, with my first mile in 8:54. Granted, it doesn't sound that fast, but I haven't been doing much speed training, so I'm now feeling every muscle in my legs.

Other stuff:
We bought me a new car. We were going to get something like a lease return, but we ended up getting a new 2007 Jetta. I was driving a 2002 Volvo S80, but that vehicle is heavy, has lousy visibility, plus the gas mileage isn't great. I didn't need/want another foo-foo car. Besides, in a couple of years the Jetta will probably be my son's car, anyway, provided that he can pay for insurance and maintanance. I just get to drive it first.

We did say good-by to our beat up 1989 Honda Accord, and donated it to charity.


And on a final note...

A very good friend of mine and his wife welcomed their first child, a daughter, into the world today. Welcome Alessandra!

Peace

6 comments:

WADDLER26.2 said...

Love the new car! It's too cute.

barbie2be said...

man, i thought i was the only one on the planet that likes dishwalla!

love the jetta! such a fun car.

chantal2bfit said...

Woohoo!!! Nice car!

NotSoccer Mom said...

i've heard so many good things about the jetta. enjoy it!

KatieFeldmom said...

Congrats on the new car.
Have a good Wednesday!!!

Irene said...

Waddler26.2,
So far, I really like it!

Barbie2be,
Winner! I hadn't thought about that song in a long time! Already, the Jetta gets much better gas mileage than the Volvo.

Chantal,
I just wanted something simple, but I'm really liking it.

NSM,
Which is why we decided to get it! It seems like a safe car.

Katie,
I'm enjoying the new car and my Wednesday was great!