Sunday, December 2, 2012

Catching up...

So this is how my post-run conversation went down with Thing 1:

Thing 1: how far did you run?
Me: 10 miles
Thing 1: how long did that take you?
Me: 1 hour 49 minutes
Thing 1: what's that? Like 11 minute pace?
Me: No! It's 10:59 pace
Thing1: Oh that's MUCH better!

Children are a blessing, right????

In other news...XC is over and Thing 1 made it to Sectionals with the team. They won for the 1st time since '94.....which is before ANY of them were born. I feel old.

Thing 2 got a PR of 19:19 in JV XC in probably the most exciting XC race I have ever seen. He placed 5th for the team, (9th overall) thus scoring for the team for the first time.(XC team scoring is a complicated business, but suffice it to say that earning your 1st t-shirt is a big deal).

SD is healing after the disastrous half marathon DNF. He is on the bike and is braced, but still not up to running yet.

As for me, I am cross training like a maniac. My running miles have dropped to around 60/month but I've started spinning class (which, holy crap! Is a killer) and am doing at least 4 hour a week of core/strength training. I have also hit the pool again. I hate the shock of going swimming but i love that nice whole body tired feeling afterwards. I've also discovered the miracle of the foam roller. What a difference that has made! Wow!
My PF is still there, but I'm off the ibuprofen and my first steps of the morning are getting easier.

I have absolutely no race that I'm registered for right now, but I have several I'm considering. If you are in the Northeast, what are your favourite races in the spring?


Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

LOL! Little brats, they are! Fruit of our loins...

TriMOEngr said...

Congrats to your "things" - the sarcastic comment at the beginning is priceless. Awesome on the win - geez, I hate to think how young those boys are (all post-1994). Now I feel old too. Good luck figuring out your race schedule for 2013.

Rachelle Q said...

Congrats to your kiddos! I always ask my kids to guess how far I ran and they always guess too high and then I feel lame. I have trained them now to guess low so I sound better:)

Anonymous said...

Wow, congrats to the speedy kids!!! :) If you want to come to VA there is a trail race in June - North Face Endurance Challenge DC. It provides all distances and I did the 10k last year and really enjoyed it.

Jamie said...

I'm glad you are all doing well! I hope that SD heals quickly!

I love swimming, obviously, and it definitely does work your entire body :)

Suz and Allan said...

Congrats to your kids! It sounds like all of you guys make one speedy family!

Unknown said...

Congrats!It great to see the kids achieving their goals and making their parents proud. I hope my son will take up athletics some day..he is so much into football and rugby.