Thursday, July 16, 2009

Harry Potter Review + Easy Run

Holy crap!  I forgot to even mention HP-HBP (as the kids are calling it these days ;))  I went to the 12:03am showing on Tuesday night, and at the age of 25, was probably one of the oldest people in the theater.  Not surprising.  I forgot how much I can't stand high school/junior high kids.  WOW.  They are annoying and obnoxious, and catty.  I would've gladly paid more money to have an adults only theater.  

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was my second favorite book in the series, behind The Goblet of Fire, so I was super stoked to see this movie.  I loved it.  I re-read all the books around Xmas, so I'm sure they left out some details and such, but because it's been awhile, I don't remember the details, so I can't complain.  I actually can't wait to see it again when I'm not deathly tired.  Also, I'm slightly in love with Miss Luna Lovegood.  (Pictured left).  She cracks me up.  :)

To keep on with my Wild West Relay training (which is really just my 1/2 marathon training with some modifications), I planned to do my easy run the morning following my evening tempo run.  By my calculations, for the relay my legs will be 9-12 hours apart.  I had planned on getting up at 4:30am with Taylor, but my eye was still bothering me, so I went back to sleep.  I called in sick to work for the morning, since I knew my eyes wouldn't be able to handle 8 hours of staring at the computer (I was right, they were killing after being at work for 3 hours this afternoon!)  I went out for my run at 8:30am this morning.  While it wasn't my second run for the day as I had originally planned :( it was less than 12 hours apart, so it worked for me.

The easy 5 didn't feel too much different than they normally do after a day of speed work.  The legs were a little heavy, but that's to be expected after running so hard the day before.  All in all, it wasn't bad, and I think 2 easy runs (one in the morning, one in the evening) would kind of be a fun way to "spice up" easy runs that I sometimes get bored with.  Also the miles were really consistent which was cool.

1.  9:25
2.  9:24
3.  9:26
4.  9:27
5.  9:09 (I always just want to be DONE during that last mile and can rarely slow down my pace, oh well.)

I finished the 5 miles in 46:53 for a pace of 9:23.

Post-work I got to enjoy my leftover shrimp fajitas, YUM and am now catching up on SYTYCD while the lover boy is at class (he's not a huge fan, weird).  :)  I could really go for the other half of my watermelon though!  


Mica said...

Ha, I love how our first comments about going to the midnight showing of HP6 are the same: we were the oldest people in the theater and high schoolers are SO obnoxious. At least we both thought the movie was good and well-worth the self-restraint it took not to yell at the teenagers.

J said...

Im going to see HP tonight! i cant wait! I heard it was good from a co-worker! Im just hoping I remember the story line cause its been a while since I read the 6th book!

Viper said...

Nice run. And I think you're the first Harry Potter-ite I've heard say how much they liked the movie. I only read the first book, but I've enjoyed the movies. My resident HP-er was iffy on it. Cheers!

Kristin said...

Yay! Harry Potter looks great, cant wait to catch it. I ALSO cannot stand that age group, so freaking annoying. Great run as're soo much more prepared than I am at this point.

Cindy said...

I'm going to see hp today--hopefully less tweens in the theatre by now!