On Christmas morning we headed back to my sister-in-laws for gifts and breakfast; I think everyone had a great time and was happy with their gifts. That afternoon we went to see Gulliver's Travels (so so movie) and then had Chinese Food to dinner; my husband is Jewish so we "blend" holiday traditions. We laughed about it and look forward to next year.
On Sunday, I participated in a Pacific Northwest Operation Jack run in Tigard, Oregon. This was also my run for Katye's 12k of Christmas virtual run. First off, I SUCK at pictures at races; please forgive me and I forgot my "virtual bib". The course was a loop, just shy of a mile and open for 6 hours; everyone was asked to run a minimum of 6.1 miles in honor of Sam's 61st marathon, a couple of folks did 30+ miles. These folks are my heroes. The conditions were terrible; it was 39 degrees, pouring and windy for the entire morning. Going into the event I decided I would shoot for half marathon distance, I started out by myself (it was a very small event) and I gutted out the first 7 laps. I was seriously thinking about stopping but I met two great gals & we kept each other company and got through my 15 laps (about 14.25 miles). It was the slowest miles I have done in months; I probably shouldn't be too hard on myself my training has been terrible.
I was reminded this morning that Boston is in 111 days; I must get serious about my training. Here's my plan for the next two weeks, it is fairly ambitious I hope I am up to it:
Monday - 6 miles
Tuesday - Rest
Wednesday - 6 - 8 miles
Thursday - 6 - 7 miles. Warm up 2 miles. Run 2 x 1 mile @ 8:25. 2 minute jog rest between the miles. Then 2 x 200, hard. 2 miles cool down.
Friday - Rest
Saturday - 6 miles
Sunday - 10 - 12 miles
I'm going to work on 2011 goals and a race schedule this week; stay tuned and have a Happy New Year!