Thursday, June 30, 2016

June Parks and Rec 5k Series

The Sioux Falls Parks and Rec department puts on a 3k/5k series every year, Monday nights in June and again in mid-September to early October. I've worked Monday evenings for years, but this was the first summer I didn't. I hadn't been running fast at all, so I treated the races as my speedwork. Way more fun than trying to push myself on the trail by myself!

June 6
2 mile warm up

1. 8:40
2. 8:56
3. 8:50
26:26 2.99 8:51 pace 

Some of my awesome SFWR friends!

Then one of the weeks, I convinced Emily to come and run the 3k! Isn't she cute?
June 13
.76 warm up

1.  8:43
2. 8:58
3. 8:10 (8:59 pace)
25:52 2.91 8:54 pace
And I won my AG!

Guess who was back for the next week?! Emily!
More fun SFWR friends! And my strongest 5k race of the June series! 8:30s?! Whaaaaa?!? And consistent. *pats self on back*

June 20
2 mile warm up

1. 8:36
2. 8:38
3. 8:36
.02 :05 5:36 pace
25:57 3.02 8:36 pace

 The final week was a blast too. And even more SFWR to chase around the bike trails!

June 27
1 mile warm up

1. 8:39
2. 8:45
3. 7:34 (8:31 pace)
2.89 24:59 8:39 pace

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Weekly Reads: You Know Me Well

I love David Levithan. I love Nina LaCour. You Know Me Well is their novelistic love child. Spoiler alert: I LOVED IT. Every teen should read it. Every adult should read it. Twice. It made me miss being a teen trying to figure out life, and then immediately be thankful that I'm no longer a teen trying to figure out life (I'm now an adult trying to figure out life, thankyouverymuch). So good.

My rating: 5 stars

Summary from goodreads:

Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really?

Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed.

That is until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way.

When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other -- and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more.

Told in alternating points of view by Nina LaCour, the award-winning author of Hold Still and The Disenchantments, and David Levithan, the best-selling author of Every Day and co-author of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green), You Know Me Well is a deeply honest story about navigating the joys and heartaches of first love, one truth at a time.