How is it that it is Sunday again? The days go by fast for me. This is week #2 of training for a 5k. I ran a total of 22.55 miles. My runs were similar to last week and they went very well.
Monday and Tuesday were again easy runs. Honestly I do not remember too much about them. What I do remember are my runs on Thursday and Saturday.
Thursday’s run was 5 miles. There were also 3 1/2 mile tempo repeats. Targeted pace was 11:10. I ran each repeat without stopping. I am not “fast” at all so seeing those numbers made my day.
Saturday’s run was 5 miles with the last mile being the fastest. Last week was 4 miles with the last one being the fastest one. The last mile was 3 seconds slower than last week but I ran 1 mile longer and the 4 miles were at a faster pace too (and negative splits). I am very pleased with this workout as well.
The weather has been great for running. I wore tights for my runs but on Saturday and Sunday wore shorts. I love the colors of the leaves. Very beautiful!
In non running related news, I bought a new car. I’ve had my car since 2006 and I love it. I never wanted to get rid of it. A few months ago it began to fail. It began to turn off and then quickly turn back on again. I didn’t think anything of it because I was rarely using it anyway. Then about 2 weeks ago it began to happen again. Also, this time it would take a few times turning the key before it would turn on. Again, I didn’t think anything of it. Last Saturday I used it to go to the laundromat and then left it in front of the house. Then Sunday evening it would not turn on. I tried a few times before calling my cousin’s husband (he is a mechanic) to check it. Long story short, still did not turn on and I had to decide whether to fix it or get a new one. All last week I thought about about it and decided to get a new one. Why not? I work hard and deserve it.
Here is my new car. It is a Honda CRV. I love the new car smell. There are so many features and it is intimidating. Ha, just turning it on is very new to me. I will miss my cassette and CD player. Oh and I am having a little bit of trouble with parallel parking. I don’t understand why since I am very good at parallel parking.
With no car I did not go to school at all. It was actually nice to stay home. I do know that teachers are still required to show up at school on the 19th. No kids yet; there is a Board Meeting on the 14th where a decision will be made. I am planning to go this week and hopefully be done with it. What I really want to finish is to put everything away in the lockers. I don’t care too much about the other things but it drives me crazy to have an unorganized room.
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.