New treadmill PDR

Happy Saturday All 🙂

Let me tell you, there really is nothing like a weekend after a vacation, haha.

I am pretty stoked about my treadmill PDR this morning, even though it started out like this …



but it ended well and that’s all that matters :).  Before I get to the run, let’s get to business. . .

Our weekend started out with a nice date night at El Senor Sol

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While the food was delicious, I think the 1.5 margaritas and beyond greasy yummy quesadilla did NOT sit well in my stomach.

By the time we were home from dinner, I could tell I was going to need to lay low.  So, we stayed in and watched Anchorman.  Hysterical.



We were in bed by 10 PM — and I’m not even ashamed to admit that.

Unfortunately, I still wasn’t feeling quite awesome when I woke up this morning. . .

I wasn’t feeling sick, just didn’t quite pick the best fuel possible for a long run you could say.

I did my normal routine of Larabar and coffee (coconut creme pie flavor today, AWESOME), and after about 15 minutes of complaining, headed down to the treadmill.



This is how I was feeling about my morning on the dreaded machine.  BUT — once I got started, it wasn’t awful and my legs actually really responded.

I kept the pace reasonable, and ran until the treadmill kicked me off at 99 minutes.



Workout for the Day:  10.37 treadmill miles

I squeezed in a bit of speed work in there (including one mile at 7.0) just to break up the time, but basically it was me, my ipod, and Food Network for the 99 minutes.


I ran in the dark for awhile — well until somebody else turned the light on.  It was actually pretty nice.  Let’s just say I am not a fan of fluorescent lights.

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I came upstairs and automatically sat down, haha.

Honestly, am I the most obnoxious runner ever with my clothes?  I’m amazed Zach goes out with me sometimes.

Zach was on his way out the door to the farmer’s market, so I jumped along for the ride.

He must really love me, because he didn’t even make me shower before we went out in public.  Yup — I believe the line he used was “well, I guess I am stuck with you now, huh?”

That’s love 🙂




Even though we were a little late today, the market still had lots of good produce.  I think the weather has just kept people in doors.



We got lots of good stuff, including a beautiful lemon bar that is CALLING MY NAME after a quick shower 🙂



I watched 3 southern shows of food network, really all I wanted was butter. haha

Zach is getting ready to head out for a ride, and I am ready to jump in the shower and relax for awhile this afternoon.  We do have plans a bit later to go watch some college football and hang out with friends, but until then I plan to sit very still :).

Question of the day:  What’s your long run this week?

Saturday Morning Roundup

There really is nothing like enjoying breakfast and coffee on Saturday mornings.

I’ve got my long run done for the week, we’ve got the doors open letting in all the fresh air, the animals are napping at my feet, and I’m eating (my favorite).  It’s time to just relax.  I love it.




Let’s backtrack. 

Last night was a very nice, well needed quiet night in with the family.

I got my new book in the mail, and I started reading it once I got home from work. With a little snack of Ghardetto’s and Annies cheddar bunnies. 🙂


…while compressing of course.  It’s not just for style yall… gotta prepare for the for the run in the morning 🙂

Zach and I made homemade tacos with carne asada and  onions + a bunch of  tomatoes, peppers, and basil from the garden.  Turned out DELISH.


We watched The Dark Knight Rises while I rinsed down dinner with a nice glass of wine…and polished it off with cheesecake 🙂



We made it to bed around 11 and my body was happy for a relaxing evening come morning.

This Morning

I slept in this morning until a little after 8, which was amazing.  My body must have needed the extra rest, and I was happy to oblige.  Thankfully, Denver has really cooled off so it wasn’t too hot by the time I finished my prerun ritual of a Larabar (yum) and coffee around 845.

Workout for the Day:  90 minute run (9.15 miles) 9:50 pace.

The beginning of the workout was still nice and almost cool, upper 60’s.  I started with a couple slower miles, closer to 10 minute pace, to warm up my legs.

I hit a trail around mile 3 and found some beautiful wild flowers


Colorado has beautiful mountains, but in general the landscape is pretty brown, so the wild flowers that pop up really stand out in contrast.

Those flowers were probably the highlight of the run.  I tried to stay in the shade as much as possible (it warmed up quick unfortunately) and just worked to keep moving and finish.  Ultimately my pace was 950, which I’m fine with for the long run.

Farmers Market

Once I finished my run, Zach and I headed out pretty quickly to the Market, the second (and favorite) part of our Saturday morning family ritual.


It’s around a 15 minute walk to get there, and Gus pulled us the entire way.  I guess he was excited for the market as well!

Because we got there a little later, some of the vendors were a little picked over, but we still got plenty of good stuff!

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Fresh produce, live music, and face paint.  My kinda party! 🙂


Our loot for the week.  Sweet corn on the cob, lettuce mix, fresh apricots, onions, sourdough bread, a watermelon, and a good looking steak.

I’d say we’re starting off our Saturday pretty well 🙂

My plans for the rest of Saturday include finishing eating my (second) breakfast and read a bit more of my book.  We have plans to head out with friends a little later, so I want to relax until then 🙂

Happy Saturday Everyone!