Monday, July 17, 2006

Summer afternoon - Summer afternoon... the two most beautiful words in the English language. -Henry James

I love summer and the heat but this is a little ridiculous. Kudos to the girls who got their long runs in (Lisa-18!!!, Josie-12!!!, Paula-12!!!!!) . You will be ready come Oct. 1. I can't wait.

2+ hours sitting on my bike in front of two very large and unforgiving mirrors and I have a brand new ride! I will elaborate later...I provided Stu, the ADHD fitter who perfected my bike, with some good entertainment Friday night. More later (I dropped my camera phone so I don't have the pics right now).

The future of "girl power" was in my kitchen chewing on pb&js, doritos and grapes Sun.. going through teen magazines and bebop'n to the stereo. I should have known peaceful moments with 7 girls under 8yrs old wouldn't last long. But it was nice while it lasted and I try to savor those moments while I'm still allowed in the room.

The ESPY awards were hosted by Mr. Lance Armstrong last night. They had some GREAT commercials...better then the superbowl I thought. My boyfriend Matthew McCaughnahgghy (I can't spell his name) introduced a story about two young girls from Afghanistan who were awarded the Arther Ashe "Courage"? award. Very inspiring. I am looking for the clip and hope to add it here. I want to show it to my daughters.

Not much in the log: Sat. 8am-12 mile LSL short course with Tori, 1 mile transition run. Sun am, 3 mile tempo run (9:30/mile...quick for me) on the treadmill...blech. Sweat all over the damn place.

Stay cool!


Blogger PJ said...

Jill and I were all set to forego our 12 miler Sunday and get up at 4 am to "get 'er done" d/t the high temps. In the end...suffering through a little heat won over getting up at that ungodly hour and it turned out ok. I think I ate at least 4 bugs (almost puked one up it was sooo gross), but it wasn't too warm at all, as we did the Mariner's Trail. We set out at 8:30 pm and finished at 10:30, so maintained a 9:45...felt like we went a little faster though, probably due to the heat/humidity. Tried the ice bath thing when I got home, but even though it's been so fricken' hot...that bath was FREEZING! I could only stand it about 5 minutes.

Good job on the 9:30 pace on the treadmill! For me, it's harder running faster on the treadmill vs. outdoors, but that's in decent weather.

I'm anxious to check out your "souped up"(sp?) wheels. You must be "the shit" when you're biking around St. Louis. I'll patiently wait to hear more about it.

Miss you.

6:09 PM  

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