Monday, May 4th: 30 minutes on exercise bike. Boring as all get out.
Tuesday, May 5th: 4 miles in 41 minutes on treadmill. I paused my run five or six times due to child interruptions. I was okay with that though because I seem to get tired quicker on a treadmill, so I welcomed the interruptions.
Wednesday, May 6th: Speed workout at track. I’d guess I ran maybe 4 miles total. I planned to do a faster mile, then an easy lap, then fast mile, etc. Things didn’t go as planned. Mainly because it was HOT outside. I'm talking HOT. I ended up doing two or three laps fast, then a slower one. Hot.
Thursday, May 7th: Rest.
Friday, May 8th: 30 minutes on exercise bike. NBA playoffs help to pass the time a little quicker.
Saturday, May 9th: 6.3 miles in 72 minutes. Mel and I had a chance to run together today which was fun. Mel hasn’t been running quite as long so she’s a little slower, but she is able to run farther than I could for the amount of time she’s been at it. It makes me happy when I catch her reading the Runner's World magazines I check out from the library.
Later in the day I went on a hike in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve with my brother-in-law Matt. I’d guess we covered 4-5 miles. During the hike we came across a desert tortoise and a huge snake that could have eaten one of my children for a light snack. We guessed it was probably 4 feet long and was about as thick as a racquetball.
Stay tuned for some exciting news in preparation for the marathon. There are some big partnerships developing. This will be huge!