I had a pretty good weekend, it was busy, yet relaxing at the same time. My good friend, Dave is making a short film and this was his last weekend of shooting, so I was at his place all weekend helping out with makeup and craft services (food for the crew).
Bongo met another Bongo this weekend and they instantly became best friends. They were sad to say goodbye once the weekend was over. Big Bongo was headed back to Boston.
I was able to squeeze in my 12 miler on Sunday morning with Kristin. I’m so glad I had her to run with, otherwise I would’ve just retreated to the treadmill. I needed to get the run done early and stay as local as possible, so we started at 8:30 and ran around Astoria. The sidewalks weren’t terrible, but we definitely had to take it slow and walk during several icy patches. I did the 12 miles in a little over 2 hours and managed about a 10:15 pace. Slower than normal, but necessary since it was snowy and icy out there. It was a great run and I was happy to be back outside.
I don’t really feel like I’m in the midst of marathon training yet. I think it’s mostly due to the fact that I have several other races coming up that I actually want to ‘race’. Also, I haven’t hit the super long runs, but that’s only a matter of a couple weeks, so this feeling will subside shortly.
This weekend, I have 14 miles on the schedule. Unfortunately the temperature for Saturday is a high of 30 degrees, but Friday is a high of 44! I wish it was going to stay warmer into the weekend, but no such luck.
Lent 2013 begins on Wednesday, February 13 and ends on Saturday, March 30.
Not that I ever follow the tradition or even care much about it, but I’ve decided that I’m going to give up fried foods for the duration of lent. I’m just using it as an excuse to try and be a little healthier. I haven’t been eating the best and I really want to make the effort to get my body into great shape. I’ve got the running down, but I know eating better overall and adding in a strength training routine will help shape up my body and mind, not only to look and feel better, but to run a faster marathon.
I feel like I eat french fries with everything, so it’s time to lay off of those for a while. That’s probably the only fried thing I really eat, so I’m just going to try and forget that they even exist. It sounds easier than it’s actually going to be.
You plan on giving anything up for Lent? Did you run outside in the snow over the weekend?