sunday the 3rd was the "race for the roses" half marathon
my 3rd official half
all ready the night before.
i don't know what was going on in my head but i was pretty much having myself a pitty party and bitching about everything i could bitch about. thanks alisha for putting up with me and trying to encourage me. she would have gotten a great time if she would have ditched me!
despite all my drama we still PR'd my garmin said 2:11 but i did lose signal for a couple seconds through downtown portland. official time was
2:13:19 10:10 pace
631 out of 1250
the weather was perfect and it was fun to run on some roads we haven't been on before.
i am glad i have no more races in portland for a while, if i never have to run on Naito Parkway again it won't hurt my feelings.
i was so glad it was over. i must figure out what's going on with my shitty psyching myself out attitude!!
we had lots of fun before and after the race at our hotel.
the older kids played some basketball.
and the little one's and i went swimming.
chloe is really into cheesing it up for the camera right now:)
clay earned himself a little time-out.
the rest of the week was spent hanging out in seaside with stacey and the kids for spring break, baseball practice, and carson's first game of the season.
i planned on doing a little running on the prom in seaside but that never happened.
i ran 8 miles on thursday, 3 on the tm and then 5 more while carson was at practice. this run was good, i ran at 9:19 and felt great.
saturday we had a baseball game...they lost :(
and sunday we had family come to visit from L.A.
they were only here for a few days so we tried to cram in lots of fun stuff.
and some sightseeing...
a little puddle jumping:)
and some football.
monday alisha and i did our long run. it was supposed to be 16 miles, we had erick(her boyfriend) drive us out into the country and at about 12.5 miles we ran out of good running roads. we thought we would just add extra roads towards the end to make up the difference, but again my crappy attitude showed it's ugly face and there was NO way i was running any thing more than point A to point B. i think i totally psyched myself out because i couldn't believe how far out we were and how far we had to run. it was beautiful out and i should have kicked ass but i didn't. why can i put the miles in and not stop when i'm solo but lately running with my sister i fall apart???
speaking of my sister she is finally going to ditch her nike+ sportband and buy a garmin, whoo-hoo!
she's not sure witch one to get, any advice for her?? she really only needs it to do the basics-
pace, distance, calories.
nothing too fancy.
after re-reading my post i'm thinking i should change the blog name to
"pictures in the life of a busy wife~mom~runner" :)
tomorrow i'm going to do a review on my CEP compression socks
i won from skinny runner:)