Friday Fête

It’s Friday, Friday
Gotta get down on Friday
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend
Friday, Friday
Gettin’ down on Friday
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend

You may now mock me for including Rebecca Black’s Friday in a blog post. (That video has over 67 million views now. I hope that girl made some serious bank off that, because she has to live with it forever.)

I’ve been doing the Run the Edge 10K training program, I’m about halfway through it now and just thought I’d give you an update. The program calls for 5 days a week of running, which is exactly one day more a week than what I’d usually done in the past. I’ve been pleased with how I’ve held up with that much running. It’s been good to do regular speedwork again, because I hadn’t done any since Alex was born! I thought I was fine with plodding along and just getting in time on my feet, but I like seeing the improvements. The game board presentation is a lot of fun and even though I’m RRCA-certified, I think I need some kind of coach of my own separate from myself. It’s too easy for me to tell myself to ignore the plan I’ve written!

Run the Edge 10K Program

The flipside… it feeds into my perfectionist tendencies. Even though nobody else sees my game board, if I’ve checked off the workouts or how many points I’ve racked up during the week… I see it and I NEED to get all the points. POINTS! So I’m going to do my damnedest to get all my points for the week, which is super hard when you have the rest of life getting in the way. Or if you need sleep to recover!

The other thing that’s kind of weird is that I don’t really have a goal race for the end of this cycle. There aren’t a lot of 10Ks here in Vegas anyway, but there’s a huge dearth throughout the summer. But I don’t care, I’m doing it more for the experience and to improve my fitness! It’s just weird to be doing a training program without a goal race at the end!

Interesting to read: Dominic Croft did the 1998 Marathon des Sable (a stage race across the Sahara desert) and wrote a book about it. The book has been serialized and is available online now.

Interesting to read: The Passage by Justin Cronin – I’m almost scared to read the next book in the series, what if it doesn’t live up to the first?!

Interesting to watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger has had ups/downs in life (okay, everyone has… just some of us get publicly judged for our actions) but this short video about 6 rules of success reeks of truth.

Gross to watch: Whale carcass explodes. Because science.

Interesting to watch: Please Use This Song by Jon Lajoie

Interesting to note:  Runners can register with online code RUNWITHMEB for a special $20 discount and secure their spot in the Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & ½ Marathon!

Interesting to see: The best thing I’ve seen all week… my punk baby on crazy hair day at school.

Alex Crazy Hair Day

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