Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Bakers Dozen

Thankfully the temps have moderated! 48 degrees!! Cloudy and breezy but perfect for running. I went after my hill today with a desire for a hard effort. I warmed quickly and began to knock off reps. I set a PR by nearly a minute when I reached #12 so I threw one more in to make it a bakers dozen. 13 X .17 hills in 57:59...4.66 miles.
  So I am gradually increasing each of my three hard efforts every week. I need a 9 mile pace run this week and hope to get my road work in, too. We got some startling info in regards to our current family issue, it was quite a set back for me and Sandy....seems like it's never ending....one thing I know...life goes on! The world keeps spinning!! There is always hope!  Hooray!!! The days will now start getting longer and we are getting closer to Summer!!!
  Tonight we are going to some dear friends home for a Christmas Party. These folks are not only wonderful friends and people but boy howdy can they cook!!! Sure am glad I ran my hills today!
  I sure wish you a wonderful Christmas time and I hope you have a sweet time with family. Our youngest son will be coming in on Christmas Eve...our oldest will not be with us this year, it's heartbreaking! I so love Christmas time!!! Peace!

6 comments:

Marlene said...

Sorry to hear about the difficult news... continued good thoughts to you and Sandy.

I hope you enjoyed the party!

Coachhrd said...

Keep that weather around through Christmas for my holiday visit to the Show Me state!

Love to Run said...

Mark,

48 sounds quite warm to me! Awesome on the hills.

Merry Christmas to you, your family and all your friends.

Anne said...

Mark, I hope you and Sandy get a small reprieve from the stress and heartache you've been experiencing these past months.

Johann said...

Wow, you are really pushing that hill! Have a wonderful Christmas Mark!

lindsay said...

Have a very Merry Christmas Mark! Hope you have a great time with family and some good runs :)

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