March 3, 2012

The new stuff: sunglasses, craft project, training plan

Workouts: 5 miles at 8:20 on Thursday, 6 miles at 8:14 on Friday. Also I did a Bodypump class on Wednesday that is still making me sore today. The triceps were especially under worked before this class based on the fact that if someone touches them right now, I cry.

In other awesome news, our eye insurance helped me get new running sunglasses. The Elizabeth Arden ones I wore in the IMS Arizona Marathon are sassy, but my hair got stuck in the side posts, forcing me to rip chunks of hair out. That's one way to get bangs. And the glasses slipped a lot down my nose. 

Wearing Elizabeth Ardens at the IMS Arizona Marathon.

I'm hoping these new ones will be more comfortable and not cause me to go bald. And a bonus would be if they gave me superpowers. 

New Keanon sunglasses.

 In real life they look like this.


Here's another little surprise I have in the works.

Guess what I'm making with this.

Five points if you guess what I'm making.

It's my first week back from my post-marathon rest, and I celebrated by actually making a training schedule. Usually I just print something generic from the interweb and scribble all over it. For the new plan, I used the Hanson marathon training plan to get my mileage numbers and added in the Oak Barrel Half Marathon I have scheduled for the first weekend of April. When my husband looked at it, his first statement was, "You have to run that much every Saturday?" Looks like he is suffering from marathon training burnout.

New training schedule. A slight upgrade from my usual method of scratching little notes on a piece of paper.
What sunglasses do you wear for running and other outdoor sports?

Which marathon training plans have you used? Favorites? 

Are you working on any craft projects?

13 comments:

  1. Hahaha my fiance also suffers from marathon training burnout. He's always like do you have to get up at 6 a.m. every Saturday for this?? :)

    I have no idea what you're crafting, but can't wait to find out what it is!

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  2. Are you making a headband?! Hope you have a good run this morning!

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  3. I bet you're making a stretchy headband? Good luck with that. People make a killing with those overpriced bands!

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    1. So right! That junk is so pricey for two square inches of fabric and two seconds of sewing.

      Plus, you get five points for a correct vote. And I'll throw in an e-high five as well.:)

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  4. You're making glitter sweaty bands! I LOVE those things! I tried to make them myself but I DO NOT have the patience! But my friend Anne makes them for us and you can pick out just the right ribbon that way. I bet yours will truro out great - you can't go wrong with glitter!

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    1. Yes! I was surprised how many glittery ribbons were available at the craft store. Looks like we are not alone in loving a little blingy ribbon.

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  5. Dude, I could KISS you--SMACK! Thank you so so much for guiding me towards the Hanson program. I never heard of it before and it might be just exactly the push I need to grow a pair and do the darn thing. You da woman! Thanks a mil!

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    1. Can't wait to see if it works out for you! It's more work during the week, but overall about the same. And I get fewer injuries now. Winning all around.

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  6. That first picture is just full of joy, even if those glasses yanked your hair! Very cute.
    I don't wear sunglasses while I run, so far I haven't felt the need for them.

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  7. You are too funny! Very cool making your own stretchy headbands! Can't wait to see them! I don't wearsunglasses either, and I'm a marathon virgin about to run my first in oct!

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    1. Which race are you doing in Oct? I'm excited to hear how it goes for you!

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  8. I don't know what my problem is but I've never worn sunglasses for running. In Colorado. I need to do that this year!!!!!

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