I'm giving myself the ol' school bribery tactic with the blog tonight.
Stern/Responsible Jeri: Jeri! No more HIMYM until you post about this weekend!
Lazy in Love with Marshall Jeri: But I don't wanna [insert pouty face here]. I'm so close to the end....
S/RJ: Ugh, maybe I should just let you finish it so you can move. on.
LiLwMJ: Ha! Jokes on you, as soon as I finish it N agreed to re-watch it with me. So THERE. Neener neener.
Obviously Stern/Responsible Jeri won. Shocking, actually.
Ok so the weekend. Friday is a rest day, as per usual, as once 5pm hits I don't want to do anything that requires anything other than me:
a) putting on sweats/laying on the couch
b) getting gussied up and playing googly-eyes with the boy.
Friday night was spent celebrating N's quarter of a century birthday (yes, I'm a cougar, NBD). I've seen the guy a gazillion times since his birthday at the beginning of the month, but I refuse to do a birthday dinner with the very limited dining options in his area. We feasted on a delectable piece of salmon and a bloody slab of dead cow (take a guess as to which was mine, will you?). Blech. After a birthday dessert as big as my face (nom nom), he said the magical words to me, "Wanna watch HIMYM?" Gaaaaaaaaah. Keeper, no?
I finally got to the marathon episode that my manager had said I was going to looooooove. If you haven't seen it yet, please do.
Barney: Here's how you run a marathon. Step 1: You start running. There is no step 2.
Ok, I'll pause while you watch it. Done now? Laughed a lot? Great. Moving on.
Saturday my BFFF Sheana came to town for a day of BFFF awesomeness. We shopped, we ate, we talked boys, you know, the usual things girls do. During this time, I may have gone to Target and possibly picked up Season 3 of HIMYM. "My name is Jeri....and I'm an addict....." As soon as she took off for home, I finished up the last 2 episodes of Season 2 and plopped in Season 3.
Sunday I was rustled out of bed by the gym's treadmill calling my name. I scoured my apartment for fuel for the long run and came up pretty empty. I had a piece of cinnamon/sugar toast on nasty bread and about one spoonful of peanut butter straight out of the jar (totally scraping every.last.morsel. off the sides). After a couple of episodes it was finally off to the gym.
The gym was actually pretty busy for a Sunday afternoon so I kept somewhat entertained. I had 10 miles to do, and was shooting for a 9 minute pace. I took a GU (and felt like a total nerd doing so at the GYM on a TREADMILL, the shame....) at mile 4, along with a quick water break, and another water break at 7 miles. I actually busted out my trusty Nike tank top, so I wasn't a total sweat monster as usual. Score one Jeri!
I did 10 miles in 1:29:00 for a pace of 8:54.
I pretty much wanted to murder myself during mile 8, but other than that, it was a great run, and I felt strong throughout.
After a quick shower to wash off the 3 pounds of salt that had built up on my skin (sexy, I know) it was back to the couch and my boyfriend, HIMYM. N stopped in on his was through town and found me laying on the couch looking all googly-eyed at the television.
N: You've been laying here all day watching this haven't you?
J: Nooooooo. I took a one hour and 29 minute break to run 10 miles. But yeah, other than that and a short shower, totally been doing this all day.
January in Review
Total Miles: 81.5 which is up from 73.2 from last month (compared to 36.5 in 2009).
Time spent: 11:25:01. Kind of interesting...in November I ran 1 less mile than this month, but spend a full hour more running. Just shows the amount of speedwork I've been doing this month. WHOO!
Total Runs: 14 for an average of 5.82 miles/run.
Highest weekly mileage: 1/4-1/10/10 24 miles 3:29:30
Favorite run: The speedwork session that was 6x800 and 2x400 .
Most hardcore run: The speedwork session that was 1x1600, 2x800, & 4x400 at neck-breaking speeds . Or close to it.
Favorite Race: None. Sniffle.
**Season 3 may have been finished before bed Sunday night. And Season 4 may have been purchased today......