Monday, December 20, 2010

What's Up Weekly 3

It’s been a while so I figured I better get in here with some kind of update!

Weather…it’s crazy! Don’t get me wrong I’m kind of enjoying the fact that we have not yet had any kind of “real” snow at my house, however I’m starting to worry that this means there could be snow until July.

Christmas…. I wish I had some spirit. I’m just looking forward to the time off work but it does not seem like Christmas. It’s been quite a few years since I’ve had the Christmas spirit. Not that I’m bummed or sad or anything it’s just that other then getting together with family which I enjoy holidays just don’t seem to mean much to me. It’s a far cry from the decorating and entertaining I used to love doing.

Swimming… not so good. I’m committed to getting back in the pool come the first of the year.

Cycling…still loving the trainer. Although we have had some (read many if your hardy!) days that you could get out and ride I’ve not been out. Partly because it seems most of the really nice days are during the week when I’m at work and I won’t ride in the dark.

Running…been keeping at it. Must say I enjoyed a great run/walk with my Dad this weekend. It's fun to get out there. He has just recently started to run with his walking and he runs pretty fast! He kept telling me I was killing him, but he was setting the pace and although we did a lot of walking we still managed just over a 12:00 minute mile pace for 4 miles. Even according to Garmin hitting (however briefly!) 7:58 when we were sprinting. And believe it or not, he does this in jeans! I did notice the other day something the other day. I seem to be getting faster month by month which makes me very happy! Now I'm still by no means fast but I'm seeing improvement!

Below is my miles/time spent running/average pace for the last 6 months.
December: 31.3 Mi 6:29:15 12:25 / Mi
November: 33.5 Mi 7:01:51 12:36 / Mi
October: 53.9 Mi 11:20:33 12:38 / Mi
September: 72.4 Mi 15:25:14 12:48 / Mi
August: 57.6 Mi 12:10:45 12:42 / Mi
July: 48.9 Mi 10:29:12 12:52 / Mi

So I've gone from an average of 12:52 to 12:25 and that makes me happy!

I appreciate everyone who stops by to read about what's going on in my world and wish everyone of you a happy and safe holiday season!



Christi said...

The weather has been really weird this year but I will take it! I have had some great rides outdoors but I have also enjoyed the snow up at Breck!

That is so cool that you can have some time with your dad. Congrats to both of you for getting out there! And congrats to you and your speediness!

I love reading your blog so thank you for sharing your adventures. I can't wait to read all about your Boulder training!

Merry Christmas!

Aimee said...

I agree, the weather has been weird here. I'm kind of sad that we're not going to have a white Christmas this year. And, like you, I'm terrified that we're just going to get dumped on this spring!

Good job with your running! That's awesome that you got to spend some time with your dad!

I love those ornaments! I actually ordered the other triathlon ornaments (set of 3) and gave 2 of them away to my friends.

I hope you have a very merry Christmas! :)