FYI: this post is filled with very random things!
Since I am a Type A+ person, we shall go in chronological order, so let’s start with my weekend.
Friday: work was not fun, I got scolded by another teacher and talked to like I was a child, but then I left work :)
Friday night: Craig and I attended a multimedia lecture given by a professional opera singer, Anton Belov. While some of the history went over my head, it was still very interesting, and Craig really dug it!
Saturday: I ran 15 miles in the morning and got things checked off my to-do list the rest of the afternoon/evening.
Sunday: I went to church in the morning, and then Craig and I attended a pianist who played Jewish and Gypsy tunes.
Both the opera lecture and piano recital featured professional musicians, and both events were FREE!!
This is why you should always clean out your vacuum cleaner–and never assume that it is just broken!
I know, gross, right??
For the past couple of weeks, the canister on our vacuum cleaner has not been collecting anything. Craig swore it was broken and that we needed a new vacuum. I thought otherwise.
My first plan of attack was to change the filter, so I bought and instilled a new filter. No such luck.
Then I reasoned, “okay, if things are ‘disappearing’ off the floor, but they are not making it to the canister, then something must be in the way.”
So I had Craig check the hose and see if something was clogging it. Sure enough, and the above picture explains it all.
I am cutting back my mileage this week to about 35 miles.
After increasing my mileage for 3 weeks, I usually take the 4th week to cut back a little. I don’t know this is scientifically proven to help prevent injury, but this “rule” is generally followed by most runners.
Mileage from the past week (10/17 – 10/23):
Monday - 8 miles + 20 minutes lifting weights
Tuesday - 6 miles
Wednesday - 7 miles (a.m.) + 4 miles (p.m.) + 30 minutes lifting weights
Thursday - 5 miles
Friday - 3 miles
Saturday - 15 miles
Sunday - off
Total: 48 miles
This morning I ran 7 miles. I ran 2 miles to the local track and then did 3 x 1-mile repeats. I finished by doing a 2 mile cool-down.
Splits from my mile repeats:
Not too consistent, huh?
I was not super stoked to go running this morning when I got up and saw it was raining pretty hard and windy outside. But I’ve always said—and will continue to say—I will take rain over snow any day, so I wore my best clothes for running in the rain and walked out the front door. . . . which is always the hardest part!
What was the highlight of your weekend?