Ok, a couple minutes to blog....
Unfortunately, my crazy family weekend + the market + unexpectedly having to drive home to my parents' house last night so I could have my car brakes fixed today (hello $$$) meant that I got very little....read: no....prep work done this weekend. So, I'm sort of taking teaching day-by-day this week. Which I hate. So I must get back to it!
But first: quick weekend run down!
Time with my sis and bro in law Friday night was fun! Local burgers = epic. The market dawned bright and early Saturday morning and I was running on about 1 hour of sleep after staying up later with my sis and bro in law + sleeping uncomfortably on the couch so they could have the bed. Yeah, I'm that nice. But, I do really like the long, crazy, market day and plus my sis and mom came down to visit + bought me veggies because I have zero time to 'shop' when I'm there, manning the booth. When I finally got off at 5pm, I high tailed it home, then drove another 45 minutes to our family reunion thingy which was fun but lasted until almost midnight. Ie: by then I had been up for 20+ hours and was sleeeeepy. Upon driving home, I realized that my brakes were messed up. Awesome. Atleast my sis kept me awake!
Finally getting to sleep at 1am, I set the alarm for 6:45am and woke up feeling horrible. Hungover, even though I didn't drink??!?! I considered blowing off my 10 miler, but after drinking some juice I felt better so I headed out. I felt really good and speedy, but my pace sort of buzz-killed me when it came back as a 8:17 average. Blah. Post-run, my parents drove out and met my sis, bro in law, and I at this amazing high-class brunch buffet. Yum. I got my money's worth, but unfortunately got "glutened" somehow which made the last 24 hours or so...not very....pleasant. But atleast it was delicious! We celebrated my mom and sis's b-day so presents were involved. Then, off they went back to Chicago. My dad then determined my brakes were broke, which meant I drove back to their house so my dad and I could deal with the car today and I could still get to work. (my dad and I work about 5 miles from each other!) Lots of $$ later, it was fixed. I guess that's the joy of the fact that I'm on pace to put 30,000+ miles on my car this year. Oye.
Running today was supposed to be 12 miles, split into 6/6. It was close to that, and honestly went really well. This morning, I had very limited time after dropping off my car and driving my dad to work, before I had to get to work so I knew I had to go fast. Here's how the 6 miler went down:
7:48, 7:34, 7:29, 7:40, 7:35, 7:11 = 7:33 average; pretty 'negative' splits for me!
Then, post-work my dad asked if I wanted to do 3 miles after we picked my car up. But, he wasn't ready to leave work yet, so I did 3 miles right away around his office alone.
7:53, 7:30, 7:15 = 7:32 average; one second faster than this morning! :p
Post-car pick up my pops and I did another 3 at a 8:25 pace. It was really good chatting time, although lots was about my finances and future. Thanks pops.
So yeah, that about catches everything up. It is 8:34pm and I'm still not ready to go for tomorrow, and still haven't had dinner. Time to get on that!