Run, Ramble, Repeat

Last place is just the last winner

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Relationships with families are tough.

My husband has an older (‘07) car with a lot of miles on it. We’re in the market for a new car before winter. Having mentioned this a few months ago, his mom said she would want to buy it for my husbands younger brother, who is 17.

Now that we’re thinking about buying a new car, we checked the value of our old car, which came in between $3,100 and $4,000 if we sell private party.

Being that it’s for family, I suggested a selling price of $2,000. I think that’s fair for both of us, but now I get the sense that my mother in law is mad, thinking we’d sell it for $1,000 or $1,500.

I’m sorry, but new cars are expensive and I don’t want to just give the thing away. We told them if they weren’t interested, we would sell it on our own, with a list price of $3,000.

Ugh.

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My delicious dinner!

So yesterday, I was supposed to have my last long training run. As you may remember, as I woke up in the morning it was pouring, 48 degrees and dark.

BUT- I still set out with the intention of completing 20-22 miles. My sweet friend Amanda was so kind and wanted to run the first 10k with me. Thank goodness, because it would have been awful without her. The rain didn’t let up at all, even though I kept thinking it would end soon. I had a windbreaker and capris on, and at the end of the first mile they were drenched and SO HEAVY. Still, we kept going. The worst part came when work kept calling me and I’d have to stop and talk on the phone (which got so wet!) 

Unfortunately- we got very very cold when stopping, shivering and all. So, as disappointing as it was, I called it quits at 6.2 miles and rode home with my friend.

After warming up, pizza and a nap, the sun finally came out around 4 pm. With the guilt weighing on me, I headed out for another 3.8 miles which put me at 10 for the day. Not great, but not bad considering. I knew I could run again Sunday.

Today, Sunday, I joined two girlfriends for another 10 miles. Sure, it wasn’t 20 in a row, but 10 miles on tired legs isn’t easy either. Andddd, the run was amazing. My legs were heavy but I pushed through. And then, with one mile to go, I  noticed that I could make a 10-mile PR, so I picked up the pace, finished strong, and got my PR. No better feeling :-)

To reward myself, I ate the delicious meal above. And bonus, I still have tomorrow off work!

My delicious dinner!

So yesterday, I was supposed to have my last long training run. As you may remember, as I woke up in the morning it was pouring, 48 degrees and dark.

BUT- I still set out with the intention of completing 20-22 miles. My sweet friend Amanda was so kind and wanted to run the first 10k with me. Thank goodness, because it would have been awful without her. The rain didn’t let up at all, even though I kept thinking it would end soon. I had a windbreaker and capris on, and at the end of the first mile they were drenched and SO HEAVY. Still, we kept going. The worst part came when work kept calling me and I’d have to stop and talk on the phone (which got so wet!)

Unfortunately- we got very very cold when stopping, shivering and all. So, as disappointing as it was, I called it quits at 6.2 miles and rode home with my friend.

After warming up, pizza and a nap, the sun finally came out around 4 pm. With the guilt weighing on me, I headed out for another 3.8 miles which put me at 10 for the day. Not great, but not bad considering. I knew I could run again Sunday.

Today, Sunday, I joined two girlfriends for another 10 miles. Sure, it wasn’t 20 in a row, but 10 miles on tired legs isn’t easy either. Andddd, the run was amazing. My legs were heavy but I pushed through. And then, with one mile to go, I noticed that I could make a 10-mile PR, so I picked up the pace, finished strong, and got my PR. No better feeling :-)

To reward myself, I ate the delicious meal above. And bonus, I still have tomorrow off work!

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The final countdown

Last long run before the marathon (oh God only 21 days away).

Of course it’s 48 degrees, raining and dark outside. Remember my last long run? 97 degrees with 85% humidity. That’s funny, universe.

Oh well- guess I’ll be prepared for all weather options on race day!

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Realizing that Kevin McKidd and Patrick Dempsey played in “Made of Honor” together just made my night. I haven’t seen it since it came out in like 2008 and I must not have put it together then.

I can’t help it… I just love Grey’s Anatomy so much!

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Not bad for a Monday

+ Work was speedy and not too full of drama today.

+ The weather was absolutely, breathtakingly perfect.

+ I ran 4 miles tonight. The first 2 were straight uphill and the last 2 were downhill. My goal was to make the last 2 faster than the first 2. Splits: 13:02, 13:30, 10:54, 9:52. Success!

+ I won 5th row tickets to see Trans Siberian Orchestra’s Christmas show in December. They’re not even on sale yet! (Fun fact- I am a constant radio contest winner, just like my momma).

+ I have meals planned for the rest of the week and am feeling in control with my eating.

Happy Monday!

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Fall is…

Festivals

Touchdowns

Indian summer

Bleachers

Hayrides

Leaves

Creamy soup

Cozy blankets

Wood-fired barbecues

The color gold

Acorns

Backyards

Maize

Cider

Boo

Pranks

Witch

Spooky

Skeletons

Warmth

Pumpkin

Moonlight

Frankenstein

Sweets and treats

Pumpkin pie

Monsters

Ghosts

Black cats

Nightfall

Carving pumpkins

Caramel apples

Graveyards

Parties

Trick-or-treat

Jack-o-lanterns

Goblins

Ghouls

Scary masks

Haunted houses

Owls

Broomsticks

Warm fires

Home-cooked bread

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For reals. My dog hates going on walks. She’s a basset and simply despises moving her four little legs. She’ll just stand (or sometimes sit) in the middle of the road and refuse to move. I love the look of pure disgust she’s giving my husband right now. Silly doggie.

For reals. My dog hates going on walks. She’s a basset and simply despises moving her four little legs. She’ll just stand (or sometimes sit) in the middle of the road and refuse to move. I love the look of pure disgust she’s giving my husband right now. Silly doggie.

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