Wednesday, July 11, 2007
At some point, beginning roughly 8 years ago, I started to transform from an Artsy Fartsy Gutsy Woman to a complete and utter Gadget Geeky Gutsy Mom. What happened? I met my future husband, that's what happened. I have totally absorbed his gadget geekiness, and I say that with deep, deep love for him. So here is my latest acquisition, my Garmin Forerunner 205, which was a birthday present from my husband. I LOVE THIS THING!!! Since I do a lot of running in the woods and on trails where I cannot drive the car to measure the route, I have come to rely on this wonderful GPS to tell me how far I've gone. Two other cool things it does (among the myriad things it can do) are (1) it automatically laps at whatever distance you want it to; I've chosen every mile and (2) it automatically calculates your pace--it shows you your current pace, tells you what your pace was for the mile you just ran, and, at the end of the workout, tells you your average pace for the workout along with the fastest pace you ran. It's exhilerating to see that at some point during my runs I am running less than a 9 minute mile. Current average is usually around 12:15 for the overall workout.
So I thought I better check in with myself before going on vacation. Here's the nitty gritty:
Weight: 155 (5 to go to reach pre-pregnancy weight)
Runs completed: 69
Miles covered: 173
Longest run: 3.94 miles
Fastest pace: 11:53 min/mile
Pounds to go til Goal #1: 5
Pounds to go to ultimate Goal #2: 25
Current plans: to train up for a fictional 10K race, beginning August 27, for 8 weeks. If that goes well, I'll train up for a real or fictional Half Mary, beginning November 5, for 12 weeks.
THOSE LAST 5 POUNDS WILL BE HISTORY SOON. THEY CAN HANGOUT DURING VACA, SURE, BUT THEN THEY ARE OUTTA HERE.
'Kay, folks, that's it for now. I leave you with a few yummy pictures of my running partner: