Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Getting Back into the Speed of Things

So, I've recently begun working out with Carmen to try to wrangle some speed back into my legs after all the long, slow distance I've been doing over the last year for Boston and Ironman training.

This morning we had 800m repeats on the Barton Springs loop at "cruise" speed. (See Mr. McMillan). For me, that should be about a 7:14/M pace.

Here's how my paces went down:

#1 - 7:11/M (not too bad..considering 2nd 400 is uphill)
#2 - 6:43/M (love the downhills!)
#3 - 7:01/M (getting after it...)
#4 - 6:40/M (get you some, D!)
#5 - 7:25/M (hmmm...think I used too much that last time)
#6 - 7:05/M (finish strong! YES!)

All in all, a good morning, I felt. Maybe the legs are coming back a little....

Sunday, July 26, 2009

And 1

Just went up a notch in the "my mom's the coolest mom ever" book by Shay and Devon. They are watching a movie on Disney, "The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl". Shay comes down and says, "Hey mom, George Lopez is in the movie that we are watching!" To which I respond, "Well you know, Mommy has met him in person. And I even have a picture with him."

"What?!" Shay said in disbelief.

"Yep...wanna see?" I reply.

"YES!"

I then went to the following blog post http://txtrimom.blogspot.com/2008/02/live-from-austin.html that has the picture in it.

Both he and Devon were thoroughly impressed.

It's nice to get it right with the kids sometimes.....

And for more fun, check out: http://txtrimom.blogspot.com/2008/02/obama.html where Erin and I had an upclose encounter with the then Presidential Candidate B. Obama!

Cuz that's how we roll....