Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Let the countdown begin.

So lots of update information today.

Katrina trying baby oat cereal.
First of all, did you know that it is 326 days until the Toronto Scotiabank Marathon? Well it is!! And this ladies and gentlemen is the marathon I plan to run as my first marathon. So after I finish the Waterloo half-marathon in April/May I will be registering for my very first marathon. This is both exciting and terrifying at the same time. I know I will have loads of time to train for it, and my first few tempo and speed runs are going great, but 42.2km is a pretty daunting distance to run, especially when my longest run this year has only been 15.8km.

Apparently laptops taste better than oat cereal.
As for my dog bite I meet with the by-law officer tonight. I have written my statement of what happened and printed one of the photos that Steve took (yes a photo of my butt) and will be giving it to him tonight when he stops by. This is what gives him the power to fine the owners both with the local by-laws and also according to Ontario laws. It's a bit challenging for me because not only do I live on the outskirts of town, I live a block away from the border of two townships. So I live in one and was bit in another, so there are many different departments involved in this. But hopefully the owners will learn a lesson, get a big fat fine, and their dog will hopefully not have to be put down for this but ultimately that decision is not mine.

The girl who cries "help me" aka cookie face!
Finally, another happy note. I did my second tempo run yesterday and it went great! I ran this:
  • 1 mile @ 5.2 mph (at the 0.7 mile mark had to get off to check Lillian)
  • 2 miles @ 5.5 mph (stayed the course and it was really hard, especially the last 0.3 miles)
  • 1 mile @ 5.2 mph (got off at 3.3 miles to fix my shoe lace - my right shoe is having issues)
I felt great running this as it was a challenge but not so hard that I felt like I couldn't do it. I didn't like Lillian screaming through her baby monitor. She's actually started to cry "help me" and scream like something is wrong and when you check on her she's sitting up fine and dandy. I like her use of words but not that she's crying wolf all the time lately. I know she'll learn eventually but right now it's a bit of a pain. I also have to figure out what is wrong with my right running shoe. My food always ends up cramping in the same spot because the laces are too tight but everything I do doesn't seem to help. Maybe I should just re-lace them and see if that helps.

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