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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A Day in the Life of Teresa

I recorded Thursday, March 17, for the Day in the Life blogger event hosted by Trish from Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity.  If you don't already follow Trish, you should definitely check out her blog as well as reading some of the other posts in the link-up.  We're all so different, yet we all have so much more in common with each other.

March 17 was of course St. Patrick's Day, but other than dressing up for run club, I didn't do very much different from an ordinary Thursday.

4:45 am I woke up when I heard Josh get home from a week of snowboarding and visiting friends in Colorado.  This was his third trip there in recent months; he's planning to move there in August.  I texted my mom to let her know Josh was home safe (I wasn't the only one worried about him), and then I went back to sleep.

6:00 am I woke up from a really strange dream.  I had been on the phone with Kathy making plans to meet up, then I'd gone into the garage to sort Kevin's shoes for donation.  I actually had sorted his shoes in real life on his birthday, so I guess that's why it was still on my mind.  In the dream, though, I was sorting them in the garage with the garage door open, when I saw a car come down the road that gave me a bad feeling.  I shut the garage door, but I could hear the car pull into my driveway and then it busted through the garage door.  I tried to run for the door to the house, but I was moving in slow motion and I knew they were going to get me.  Then, I woke up, heart pounding, but managed to fall back asleep.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Keep Going

I volunteered today as a course sentry at the Sam Costa Quarter and Half Marathon.  I really had a lot of fun - I think I might prefer course sentry to water station, since I got to see and cheer on the runners a lot more than I would if I was filling and setting out water cups.  I'm sure I'll continue to volunteer wherever I'm needed most, though, whenever I'm not running.  I really believe in it as a great way to support this sport that has meant so much to me, and it's also a fun way to stay involved since I can't afford to run every race.  It's also a great way to get to know other runners.  I always make new friends when I volunteer and today was no exception.  I'm super-jealous of my new friend Vince, though, since he's running the Star Wars Half at Disney next month.  Someday....

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Training Tuesdays: Fast and Fun

Well this is timely, given my decision to get faster this year.  See below for some tips from Jeff Galloway on getting faster and having fun doing it.  And hey - if you're local and want to play some of these speed games with me, let me know!

FAST AND FUN—It’s a state of mind 
Why is running faster a good thing?  Short and fast segments not only help you run faster in races.  If you run a few faster segments each week you can improve your running efficiency while receiving a better attitude boost.
How long should you be running before you add some faster running in?  After 2-3 months of regular running some short accelerations can be added with minimal risk of aches and pains.