Wednesday, May 7, 2008

HOLLAH!!

First, I want to give a shoutout to our school's PTA. I am sure none of the members read my blog, but I just had to THANK them! They gave all teachers at our school a $75 giftcard to Target in honor of Teacher Appreciate Week! Plus ... tomorrow they are serving us appetizers for lunch! Woot!

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I wanted to test my bitchy knee (thanks Marcy) on a short run today. The weather was nice, a little breezy but nice. However, I didn't want to get too far from home and then my knee start to act like a royal ... bitch. ha!

So, I waited a bit and did it on the thrillmill shortly before the pool opened for laps.

SUCCESS! 3 miles and no pain! They were 3 slow miles, but painless .. and that, my friends, is all that matters. Afterwards I hit the pool (after a long time away from it) ... and had a nice strong swim. I took it slow and really focused on my form. I am thinking my form (or lack of) has somewhat bothered my left shoulder and then swinging the bat sunday made it worse. Tonight... no pain....no discomfort.

9 days until half marry and it will be positive thoughts all the way!

ORN: 3 miles, 36:12 minutes, 12:04 min/mile
OSN: 1600M, 44:00 minutes, 2:45 min/100M

19 comments:

akshaye said...

How cool is that!

Glad to here that the bitch didn't act up :) You are so ready for the half!

Wes said...

Atta girl! Just taper runs from here on out to keep your legs "in the mood".

Kevin said...

Great to hear you are feelin better. You should be ready to roch that half

Jess said...

Yay to a painfree 3 miler!

Brian said...

Good news about your knee, I know how scary it can be knowing you have issues and a race coming up.

Good lock with your race.

Congrats on the Target card, feel the love.

Taper well.

Molly said...

Yea...three miles with no pain!
Gotta love the PTA!

IronGambit said...

75 bucks? AND at Target? nice deal!

Marcy said...

Dannnnggg $75 from Target? I *heart* Target.

I'm always here to serve :P I'm glad that you were able to rock it out painfree :-)

Jess said...

Glad your knee didn't act up on the run. You will definitely rock out on your half.

jkrunning said...

$75. at Target? Score!

Ms. Math said...

I'm jealous of the $75 and appetizers! :) Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Lily on the Road said...

Sounds like you're ready!!

have a great run!!


Woot, for Teacher Appreciation Day...75$....cool....

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Nice gift from the PTA.

Nice days to go...it's taper time!!!

Annette said...

Wow! That's one generous PTA! You're a lucky teacher. :) Nice.

Take care of that knee! Glad you managed 3 miles minus pain. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Glad to hear that! No pain in the knee is a very good thing. Keep up those positive thoughts.

J~Mom said...

WOOHOO $75 at Target is awesome!! Glad your knee is doing better!

David said...

Good for you getting some well deserved recognition. I'm sure it feels nice. Man, $75 at Target...that's a whole new C9 outfit! Maybe 2.

Greg Johnson said...

That's great on the three without pain!

gaj

Danielle said...

That's awesome about the gift card...I love Target!!