Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Finally, a decent run

Well it's about time. I totally did not want to get out of bed yesterday. It was raining, I worked until almost midnight sunday, watched a little tv and crashed hard. My energy was everywhere monday morning. I started out dead to the world, then finally got enough coffee in me. One of my cohorts was up at 5:30 am testing my software from Sunday night, and she found some very creative ways to break it. So I came down to the office to a flurry of demands while I was still barely awake and craving more coffee.

By lunchtime, the pressure eased up a bit and everyone sort of calmed down it seemed. I was actually able to eat lunch, that was unexpected. Then we got the last few tricks cleaned up in the afternoon, and everyone seemed happy by the afternoon. That was one hell of a relief after friday, when everyone was working in fear and nobody felt at ease about anything around the office. So big sigh of relief there, but it's the kind of sigh of relief that still has an air of caution.

Have you ever tried shredded chicken in a lasagna? Kelley made one last night that was freaking outstanding. It's 10 am and I'm already drooling for leftovers. Chicken, tons of veg (carrots, peppers, you name it) and fat free mozzarella. oh yea. Great dinner last night.

Then I gave the girls a bath and hit the gym once they were in bed. I did some core work per the Tri Power plan, and then a 4 mile tempo run on the treadmill. it was dead on 40 minutes and felt great. My form felt good, legs felt good, everything was smooth and fast. the 40 minutes included a 3 min warm up and 3 min cool down, so the bulk of the miles came at around a 6.4 speed.

This morning my left shin and foot pain is back, but it's not too bad. Still, I think that will be my last run before the sprint triathlon on sunday. Gotta get some bike time in though. Happy tuesday!

11 comments:

Jess said...

Yay for decent runs!

Marcy said...

Do you have this recipe anywhere online? It actually sounds really good and Mr McG will not eat beef LOL

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

I'm next to TEH MARCY again!

Amber said...

Good job on the run!

I LOVE chicken lasagna and veggie lasagna but HATE beef lasagna. Weirdly enough..

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

A good run can make it all seem better.

Good luck with the software.

And thanks for giving me the opportunity in your comments to grind up next to Teh Marcy one more time.

She says she doesn't like it; she says she wants me to stop it; she claims she'll call the police; and then ... she calls them ...

But I know she loves it.

tfh said...

Great run!

At the risk of sounding old-fashioned (so what? maybe I am!), the day my husband raves about my cooking the way you talk about that lasagna will be a thrilling day for me. Hypothetically speaking. Not sure it will ever happen. Plus, I can tell when he's lying. ;)

Wes said...

Great timing for a good run :-) Not even jealous you are doing a tri this weekend. OK. Maybe a little ;-)

carrie said...

Glad you got a good one in, and I hope your foot feels better!

Melanie said...

hope the shin and foot feel better for this weekend! :)

joyRuN said...

I don't know how you work out after bath time. All I want to do after bathing my two is grab a beer or something!

RunToFinish said...

ok this gives me hope that I will again have a good run, even if it's raining and poopy.. a good run is going to happen!