Tuesday, August 28, 2012

First Day of School and a Good 6 Miler

Good Morning!

If you read yesterday's post...it was the first day of school for me and my family.  As a tradition, we always go out for ice cream the night before the first day.  Death by Chocolate for me, please!   

In addition to the ice cream outing, we always take pictures before everyone leaves for the day.  Unfortunately this year, the weather was very uncooperative and it started to POUR when it was time for the photo shoot, and it continued to pour until I was well into my morning at work.  The rain didn't make it a great way to start, but in the end, everyone enjoyed their days.  

Even Willsey gets in on the action... 

My team always knows that they need to cooperate for the obligatory group photo on special days...

It was a good start to a {hopefully} great year! 
Last night I did a nice six mile run on my usual out and back course.  It was quite steamy, and after about a mile or so, my Achilles warmed up and I was good to go.  I ran the first three in 22:52, and came back in 20:16 -- for a total time of 43:16. 

Again, my darn watch didn't register the final mile time when I pressed stop.  I know my 5th mile was 6:58 and I'm pretty sure I was running around 6:30 for the last one. 

After my run, I jumped in the pool to cool off.  Willsey watched me diligently, as well as his floating yellow duck.  He gets ticked off when his toys fall into the pool.     

Crazy dog!  

After school, I plan to run an easy five, and then I want to hit Carrie's level two yoga class.  I haven't been to yoga in about two weeks, so my body is craving a little downward facing dog.  Enjoy your day! 


  1. Wow, smokin fast 6 miles! Great job! I love the picture of Willsey staring down the duckie, lol!

    1. Thanks! I felt pretty good. And...Willsey is a nut!

  2. I like the lotus pose, but personally, I'm a big fan of the downward facing dog as well

  3. I agree, I love yoga and wish I could work on the downward facing dog more frequently, but I just don't have the time, and have a few other restrictions beyond my control.