Monday, October 20, 2014

A Peek into Some Miles and Who is working at PetSmart

Happy Monday Folks! Since we were participating in A Disney's Wine and Dine weekend link up sponsored by Distherapy, we ended up posting that post yesterday instead of the traditional Peek in Our Week.  You may think that since we didn't post that we didn't really run, but you would be wrong. There were lots of miles put on last week.

Here's a little bit about how the week went....

I put a lot of flying miles in last week/weekend as I spent some time in Dallas. While I was there, I got a hot stone massage.  I have gotten hot stone massages in the past and they were quite enjoyable.
The hot stones are placed in a crockpot like container that are heated. In addition to a Swedish massage, they rub the smooth flat stones along your body going deeper into your muscles.  It is very soothing. My only complaint would be that I felt she took too much time walking over to get the stones and walking back to the table where I was laying. I would have liked for it to be closer.
Overall it was a very relaxing afternoon. ~L

Tues-  Ran three miles after dinner. ~L
 
Wed- It rained all day so I did 5 miles on the treadmill while watch Sex and the City before going into work. ~L
 
Thurs- Went shopping for my friend's wedding that's coming up soon. Tried a new pair of shoes on at the mall because they didn't have the kind that I bought last time. Chose not to buy them. Turned out I was able to buy the kind I liked online. And they were even on sale! ~L
 
Fri- I ran 8 miles after getting home from work that morning.  It was such a beautiful day. ~L
 
Sat- I was so tired from work the previous night that I pretty much slept the day away. When I awoke I mangaged to do 2 miles. I soaked in an epsom salt bath and relaxed the rest of the evening in hopes to rest up for my long run on Sunday. ~L
 
Sun- Ran 15 miles. ~L
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After pretty much taking off  the previous week, I picked back up in the "Goofy" training plan where I left off before Tower of Terror ( with a little modification). ~M
 
I did short runs on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. I would have done another short one on Thursday but it rained most of the morning.  Friday the schedule said to walk 7 miles but I decided that I needed to run it instead.  ~M
 
Saturday called for a 17 mile run, but seeing as the longest run on the schedule was only 13 miles, I felt that going from 13 to 17 was a bit of a jump so I modified it to only 15. But still at 15 miles, that was the furthest I have ran at one shot. ~M
 
I had a plan to adjust my intervals to shorter intervals and take it real slow. I wasn't going for time, just distance.  My mom is not training for a marathon, but ended up running 14 of the miles with me so I wouldn't have to do it alone. Isn't she great?  ~M
 
I thought I would be super sore and achy after my 15 miler, on Saturday but I wasn't all that bad off. I was able to walk around the grocery store on Saturday night and then I walked around the shopping center on Sunday ( yup, buying a wedding gift for the same friend Lacey mentioned above). ~M
 
 
Oh and while I was out shopping yesterday I had to stop at PetSmart and this is who checked me out.
I am dead serious. Her name was Emma the black lab and I was told that she was in training. Training for what, I'm not quite sure, but she knew how to use the cash register!  ~M
 
Well, that's it folks. We hope you have a great week. Let us know how your training is going!  Do you ever modify your training plans?

24 comments:

  1. How cute! I would freak out if I saw a dog working the cash register at Petsmart!

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  2. OK, Emma is just too cute! She looks so happy but I bet she's checking out the food you're buying.

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  3. That is hilarious. I would have been stunned to see a dog working the cash register.....too adorable!

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    1. Yes, i've seen dogs shopping at PetSmart before but never working..lol

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  4. I love that your mom did much of the long run with you! That's awesome support. And Emma looks like she's a hard worker :)

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    1. My mom is such great support! I told her she could ride her bike along with me, but she chose to run!

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  5. That is so cute that a dog served you. I wouldn't have been able to leave the store!

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    1. Yes, I'm glad I ended up getting in her line!

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  6. OMG, that dog at the cash register is too cute! We shop at Petco and I like it when some of the employees have their (very mellow, well-behaved) dogs with them at the register...but I've never seen one up like that! :)

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    1. I would love to be able to take my Labrador shopping in there but she gets so skittish.

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    2. Our dog is anti-social toward other dogs, so he doesn't get to go, either. :(

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  7. Ah hot stone massage sounds really good about now :)

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  8. Well, a lab checking out at a cash register.. I've seen everything now.
    Great job on all those miles!!!!

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    1. Haha, aren't you glad you stopped by the blog today?

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  9. aw that pup! so cute. and i LOVE hot stone massages. i probably need to book one! :)

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  10. Awww! What a cute cashier!! Congrats on your mileage, ladies!

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  11. I have always wanted to try a hot stone massage. And this reminds me to try an Epsom salt bath. M, congrats on your first 15-miler!

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  12. How awesome, you both got 15 milers in this week!
    I think you were smart to not go from 13 to 17, you can always try next week for the 17. Look at you, your now in weekly possible uncharted mileage territory:) So fun, I remember those days!
    Such a cute picture, haha love it!!!

    Love a great sale on shoes too, such an awesome feeling!

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  13. Great job on the mileage to both of you!! It's big running past the half marathon distance alone and even better if mom runs it with you :) Emma is way toooo cute!

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  14. Wow, awesome job getting the miles in! Meranda, that's great that you got in your first 15 :) Love your cashier too!

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