Wednesday, April 18, 2007

To those who ran Boston...


I watched the race on Versus and while I was enraptured by the elites (I was so rooting for Deena Kastor [#1 in the world and vying to become the first American woman to win here since Lisa Larsen-Weidenbach in 1985...she would finish fifth with 2:35:09] and felt for her when she began to drop back; I was excited for Madai Perez of Mexico who placed third with 2:30:16), the most exciting part of the race was keeping tabs on how my friends were doing as they ran 'their' race.

Way to Go, Lillie! You rocked Boston... 3:29:19 !! Super fast!

I hope to someday run Boston myself... but I have a lot of work to do to get there. :)


I swam 2000m on Monday (800m warmup followed my 6x200m freestyle - slow and steady).

Yesterday, after a 15 minute warmup, I tried to do some hill work but the little ones didn't want to watch... I ended up doing just 7 hill repeats (America's Running Routes shows the hill at just .05 miles - so it probably wasn't worth the effort... I need to find a longer hill close to home). I then proceeded to do some speed play or fartleks. I did 12 minutes of 1 minute all out followed by 1 minute easy. Then a 10 minute cooldown. All total, I think I covered about 4.5 miles.

Today, I would normally go swimming w/ Masters but my dad is coming to visit and I am watching a friends little one in the afternoon (so my princess doesn't have Karate today)... thus, swimming is the only reason to leave the house. I felt like staying home, so that is what we did. The kids and I did some digi-scrapping and toy-playing instead. :) Cross-fit tonight??


My princess participated in the CrossFit for Kids competition the first week of April. She placed 3rd for her age group! Congratulations Sweetie! I'm still trying to figure out how to get the video off the camera and onto the PC (the software it came with stinks and we haven't invested in an alternative yet).


  1. Congrats to your Princess. Athletic prowess obviously runs in your family.

  2. Ahh, that's why you're a fast runner, you work at it.
    Congratulations to your princess that's great!

  3. Thanks Makita! You WILL run Boston someday soon. Just tell yourself that and it will happen! I was bummed when I heard about Deena's finish, but what can ya' do. When you gotta go, you gotta go! She still ran great.

    Congrats to your little girl for placing in the CF kids competition! Awesome! Now I have no excuse not to do those workouts. ;)

  4. Thanks for the wonderful comment on my post. I know all is a good stress, but I am ready for it to go away!

  5. From fairy dances (btw Amara's so into Alina and Genevieve and all of the Barbie movies right now too) to CrossFit -- sounds like your daughter is as talented as you!


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