Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Just what the Dr. ordered

Apparently being a lazy lush is exactly what I needed! We had a fabulous long weekend in Mexico.... I feel rested, revived... a little bloated, and ready for the next month of tough tough training before the taper.

I ate a lot, drank a lot, worked on my ugly tan lines from swimming masters, and did I say drank a lot? Oh, and I had a little shadow for 2 days. My niece Taylor... she is QUITE the doll!

Oh yah, and I ran a 10k. It wasn't my fastest by far, but it was a nice good steady effort after a night of margaritas and maybe a shot or two of hornitos. I think my Garmin said 55: and some change, a 8:55 pace. Although the race results show me about a minute slower, I'm just chalking that up to "Mexico."...

And, to top it all off I woke up this am and headed out for my long run. It was my BEST long run in well over a year. I felt strong (again.. still a little bloated) and my legs felt light. I was able to do the full 2:30, including some hills with no pain. 15.55 miles. WOOT!

A full recap of the weekend, pictures and race to come......


Bolder said...

quite the doll!

glad you had a great weekend!!

now, get training!!!

Benson said...

Can you give me a referral to your Doctor?
Good for you taking some time for yourself and getting a spring in your step (nice run pace).

Geez, what a little cutie. Lucky you.

Molly said...

What a great trip!
And a very impressive long run too!
I love nieces and nephews! Being Auntie Molly is so great!
Take Care

Supalinds said...

Darling niece.

Sounds like Mexico is just what you needed. Good job on the 10k and awesome long run.

We are in the final stretch of traning. Yikes.

My Life & Running said...

Mexico... so glad you had some off time and fun! (&& look at those arms girl! wow! gun show...!! ;) )