Monday, September 12, 2011

Miscellaneous Monday

Another Monday…how’d that happen?  I had one of those weekends that doesn’t feel very weekend-y (I worked), so today’s post is brought to you by my dear friend, the bullet point:

  • I ran EIGHT MILES yesterday!!!  You might not think that is worthy of three exclamation points, but I totally do.  Eight continuous miles is my longest run so far this year.  Yes, the calendar year 2011.  Eight miles.  It’s been a long, slow recovery year, for sure!

8 miler 001You can see from the little “swapping arrows” that I moved this run from Saturday to Sunday.  I am incapable of following a training plan in its entirety.

  • I met my goal pace, but it was a close one.  Yesterday’s route was a hilly one and I found myself averaging well over Marathon Pace nearing mile 6, so I picked it up.  A lot.  Good to know I have two really strong miles in me at the end of a hilly run!
  • Yesterday’s run finished up my second highest mileage week of the year (with the week of my half-iron being the highest mileage so far) at a little over 19 miles.  Sa-weet!
  • Saturday was Big Boy’s first cross country meet of the season and he did exceptionally well, busting out a 6:22 pace!   I’m so glad he got IronHubs’ genes, because speed like that sure isn’t coming from me!

rosemont cc 2011 067Tired and happy!

  • I bit the bullet this weekend and decided to get certified as a Personal Trainer!  I looked into it over a year ago, then landed my current job.  I’m a fitness trainer, which basically means I do the same thing, but I’m not certified.  Therefore, I only make about half of what a certified trainer makes.  Why was this a tough decision??  It shouldn’t have been, and I kick myself all the time that I didn’t follow through last year.  C’est la vie.  Study materials arrive this week and I’ll be taking my test sometime in the next six months – wish me luck!
  • Today is the last day to enter my HALO bar giveaway, so go and get your entries in now!!

Happy Monday!


Julie said...

Happy Monday! Who are you getting certified through?
Great job on your run!

Kara said...

Great job on your run!! I'm super impressed with your kid too, what a speed racer!

Christi said...

Congratulations on your long run!

Congrats to your super speedy son! I hope he has a great xcountry season.

Good luck with your exam!

misszippy said...

So great that you reached a new milestone for 2011! I'm sure it's only the beginning for you.

And damn is your little guy speedy! Awesome.

bobbi said...

Nice long run!!! And WOW is your son fast!!

Good luck on your certification - you'll rock it :)

Teamarcia said...

Holy 6:22 Usain Bolt!
Good luck with the certification. I'll bet you know it all already and this is just a formality. Glad training is going so well!

CautiouslyAudacious said...

Great job on the long run! Bummer you had to work but good job getting out there anyway!

Heather said...

Cute pic of your kiddo - congrats to him on his cross country race! Nice job with the training run! said...

Wow! Way to go to you and your (scary fast) son! Which certification did you decide to get?

Char said...

I'm a firm believer in flexibility in a training plan. Who cares if you swapped days really - it's more about following the spirit of the plan and being to fit in around the rest of the millions of things that have to get done. Great run both you and your speedy boy.

Lancer!! said...

Definitely get that certification! I have no idea how many jobs I have missed out on without IT certs. I just know it is whole tons and gobs. (And I am working on them now.) Any job certs will help you more in the long run.

Good luck!

The Jesse said...

Yay for your longest run this year!

Good luck with your certification!

And a big congrats to your son for his speediness and to a successful cross country season!

ajh said...

Defiinitely good luck on getting your certification. Oops I spelled that wrong but I am feeling lazy and I am going to leave it.

Alma said...

Nice job with the long run P!

ratherthecouch said...

First of all - 8 miles gets 8 exclamation marks in my book! (Especially considering my lack of running these days...tear)

Also - how did you land a job without a certification?