Monday, May 16, 2011

Easy Runs and Peanut Butter Fingers in my Dreams

Late to bed, and late to rise is a pattern in my life. And so are weird dreams. I find that the later I get to bed, the weirder my dreams get. Last night I got home from work around midnight, stayed up dilly-dallying until I got tired, and went to bed around 1:30 a.m. hoping to get up around 10 a.m. for my training run. But Boomer got home around 2 a.m. and woke me up. We stayed up until 3 a.m. talking and listening to music, and watching music videos on our cell phones (yes, we do this regularly). Once Boomer fell asleep I couldn't, so, I was up until 4 o'clock this morning.

I had a dream involving visiting Costco, eating samples until my belly was full, and purchasing 3 bags of Almond Rice Pops, because they haven't been there the lat 2 times I've visited Costco. I also had another dream involving Miss Julie of Peanut Butter Fingers, her husband, and her dog. I lived in the Orlando, FL area (which is nowhere near my Minneapolis neighborhood) and we were buddies. In my dream I went on a walk with her, her husband Ryan, and their dog Sadie. It was uneventful, but strange. By the way, she is nicer in person (via my dream) than on her blog! Not to mention the dream I had Saturday night, after a late night of drinking, and games at my girl's night potluck, where all my friends were talking about how terrible my food was, and that they would not be inviting me to any other gatherings if I was bringing food (in real life they love my cooking... I think).

You know a girls needs to get a hobby when all she dreams about is food, and the people she reads about in blogs. Don't judge me for being a big fat loser. I hope to get to bed at a reasonable hour tonight (I work again, so reasonable is 12-1a.m.), and avoid dreams about people I've never met, and food I wish to eat.


2.13 miles in 36 minutes. Including 5 minute warm up, and 5 min cool down. Avg pace 16:54/mile. 90 sec run/ 120 sec. walk.


Boomer came with me on this run, for the first time since my first training run. I find that I push myself more when Boom Boom is there, because subconsciously I don't want to disappoint B-diddy. Which is backwards because the only reason Boom comes with me is to support me. This run felt easy, which was a nice change from my last 2 training runs. It was especially nice because this is the first jump in the run/walk ratio. It motivates me to keep at it since it feels like it's getting easier. And I am happy with the pace that we kept! The weather didn't hurt either!

We decided we wanted to go all the way around the lake today since the weather was so nice (I usually just do a third, and back), so we ended up walking an extra .31 miles in 6:16 minutes.


After that we stretched by the lake, and had a photo sesh.


Look! It's downtown Minneapolis!

Doesn't this photo remind you of a "Senior Picture"?DSC_0151.JPG

Lunch (aka my first meal of the day... I told you I woke up late) Was a 6" Subway sammy. Turkey and Pepperjack cheese toasted on Wheat with lettuce, tomatoes, cukes, bell peppers, pickles, and honey mustard. Wtth a gallon of water. 'Twas delicious!IMG_0631.JPG
A quick run to Target Boutique (in my best french accent) for ice packs, and band aids in preparation for the pain I will be putting myself through. And then the Bucks for Vanilla Soy Iced lattes.


Now I am home, on my patio, blogging and icing my shin while Boomer Gardens! My wireless has never worked outside, and that fact that it is right now is making me really happy! This is seriously the life! Back to reality in approximately 1 hour when I have to shower and get ready for work... Work is so inconvenient sometimes.


  1. awesome job on your run!! and I am loving those stretching pictures!! hope you have a good week :)


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