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Considering how much I have on, it’s a wonder I kept running. I didn’t train enough but I did the Seattle Marathon today.  I had a great day all things considered. I knew the toughest part of the course so I didn’t hit the wall, and I didn’t fall and hurt myself (as I did when I ran in Seattle 3 weeks ago). The course is very hilly, takes you through tunnels and bridges, parks and the city.  But it was great overall.

 

The weekend was spent in Seattle with my running group; there were 8 of us all together. It was my first time staying in a hotel in Seattle, and it was a lovely experience — as much as I love hanging with my friends it was nice to be with the running group.  And the hotel was close to the start line.

 

Anyhow this is probably my last post until Finals are done but I had to briefly comment that MARATHON #2 IS DONE! No PB but given I hardly could train while in school, I’m pretty happy with 4:48:29. My During-Nursing-School-PB. Let’s see if I can beat it next year (or, heh, my overall PB if I can find a few more hours in my week!).

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Today’s been a fast but long day. After stressing out last night, I woke up at 4:30am (intentionally) to get my 32km (20 mile) run in. Bleary-eyed I made my way to the community centre and we went on out. I realized a few things:

1. Running stupid early is great when it’s that long, that hot and I have a lot to do during the day

2. I need new running shoes

3. I love my post-run naps

4. It’s time to update my music on my running iPod. My poor training partner. The last half of the run was peppered with “Damn, I’ve heard that one already this run!”

5. My VO2 Max was really a Vo2 Peak — I was doing an easy pace and was at the same heart rate as fast my peak heart rate in the testing.

After the run was done I went and had my hair done and then home to pass out and nap — for 5 hours. It was an easy day, I got nothing done that I should have, but I slept and it was great! Afterwards it was time for the Celebration of Light I’ve only seen 3/4 of them this year, so I can’t comment on how Canada compares, but of the 3 that I saw, China tonight was amazing! I loved how they used levels — there were things going on at every level and a viewer could be close or farther away and still have an amazing view of the show. The sky was constantly full. The only disappointment was that the music was quieter tonight than usual so I couldn’t hear it, whereas usually I can.

As I got home I learned of a great contest presented on a blog I just found (I recommend a read)

The blog: Nanny Goats in Panties

The giveaway link is here and it’s for a great set of Rachel Ray Cookware.  So I’m entering the contest. How fun would that be to win!

For now though I’m going to head to bed and it will be lovely to sleep until I wake up — with no alarm!

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