Saturday, May 23, 2009

Keep The Faith, Baby

Thanks for the tips about the Facebook conundrum. All of those tips helped and I was able to reset my profile and set the off line selection in the chat box. I didn't realize not wanting to be seen on line by a few particular people was such a hot topic. I'm glad it's just not me. Before that post I was beginning to feel like I was the bad guy for not wanting to communicate with that person.

There's a blogger friend I really do want you to meet. Please give a rock star welcome to Joyce ! Her blog title says Journey of a Running Newbie, but she's been doing the fitness thing for a while. Hi Joyce!

Friday night's carb load dinner is usually Thai or Chinese cuisine. This time dinner came from Panda Express, complete with fortune cookies. Here's my fortune:

With a little more than one week before the marathon, the timing is uncanny. Maybe it's a little cheesy, but this little fortune cookie affirmation message is sort of what I need right now. Pre-marathon jitters are setting in.

This is what today's track club run looked like for me:

Activity: Run

Date: 05/23/09 07:00 AM
Distance: 7.82 miles
Time: 1:30:23
Speed: 5.2 mph
Pace: 11' 34 min/mile
Calories: 756

We ran through the UCSD campus. I really liked this run because it was only slotted for an hour and a half. I reaaaaaaly like tapering. With the walk to and from the car factored in, I got in a total of 8 miles. I got in almost 5.5 miles when an hour was up, and didn't want to get lost on campus making up the time, so I just ran around the track for a half hour to fill in the time. Since we were going a smidgen slower, I was able to run with people I haven't seen in ages. Another good thing about this run is that there were virtually no stops. I usually don't like stopping at the water tables, unless there's a friend I want to say hi to. I'd much rather keep the momentum going. I didn't need to fine tune the GPS and take out any stops (at traffic lights) because there weren't any that I came across, plus the GPS worked perfectly in the arm band. I'm pretty happy that the time and distance is right on the mark. My body cooperated today, and that makes me VERY happy. Even better, after the run we met other track club members at a near by diner for breakfast. The hallah bread (French) toast hit the spot!

I guess I'm just about marathon ready. Just a few more small things to take care of, but it's as good as it's gonna get, for now.

I'm not sure what's up for the remainder of our three day weekend. Eveyone keeps asking us what we'll be doing, but I honestly have no clue. I'd much rather stay in my own backyard and barbecue.

Have a good one!

Thursday's song:
Face Down - Red Jumpsuit Apparatus



Lisa said...

Sounds like a GREAT run. When you said that your run was at UCSD, I pictured hills, hills, hills (Torrey Pines, Gilman etc). I haven't really been on campus much (except when my hubby had surgery at Thornton). But it doesn't look like you had many hills at all. Perfect for tapering!

You seem VERY marathon ready. I love your fortune! It is going to be FUN!

Oh... and regarding your comment on my blog. What is it with these die hard masters in San Diego?? I am in the 40-44 age group and MAN, the top women in that category often beat the 30-somethings.

Have a great weekend!

AKA Alice said...

Somehow I missed you this morning. I saw your hubby, and I was running with Doreen for awhile behind you, then you just took off! It was a great place to run. I couldn't believe all the construction. I thought there was a budget crisis going on...clearly not affecting building at UCSD.

You are SOOOOO ready. You have to let me know where you want a good cheer. Some of us will be on the course cheering everyone on! Mile 20 (in the Friars Road out and back) is where I liked seeing friends! Let me know.

KatieFeldmom said...

I know Bon Jovi sings Keep the Faith, but don't know who adds baby to it, unless it's Jon talking directly to me. ;o)

Which GPS do you use? A Garmin? I've been wanting to add one to my Christmas list.

Joyce said...

Thanks for the rock star welcome. ;)And I can't believe your marathon is coming really soon! For some reason I kept thinking that it's somewhere off in the future... But here we are, and it's already near the end of May. You will rock it. That fortune you got is surely a positive sign.

WADDLER26.2 said...

Have a great weekend.

Rookie on the Run said...

I never thought of running on the UCSD campus... what a great place to run. I'd probably get lost, though, like I do every time I drive through the campus. :P

I can't believe that next Sunday is THE day! Maybe I'll get to meet you somehow. :)

You seem like you're ready... the fortune cookie never lies.

Enjoy your weekend!

Dori said...

What a great fortune cookie! I like to keep the good one's that I get, too. I can't believe your race is almost here, but I know that you'll do well. Have a great weekend.

leslie said...

I'm so excited for your marathon!!!

Mary @ A Merry Life said...

That is an awesome fortune.

And you are READY for the marathon. Go out there and kill it. You are going to do so great!

I Run for Fun said...

Happy tapering!

Your Friday night cuisine sounds like mine...Thai or's sort of a tradition!