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Reunited with my Garmin 305.

Ok, so its not my old Garmin, its a new one. You see, with my last Garmin I stuck a pin through what I thought was the reset button (it wasn't). So I received a new Garmin for Christmas (or my B-day that was two months two months late). Anyways, I tried it out yesterday to see how fast/slow I've been running on my regular runs. I'm so anal about pace... I love this little gadget.
Time: 54:23, Pace: 7:08 average
I thought that was not bad for 10 1/2 weeks postpartum. It really goes to show you how far I've come...and how far I still have to go.
7:45, 6:58, 6:52, 7:11, 7:28 (?), 6:46, 6:56, 4:25 (.62)
For those of you that have never used a GPS or a similar device, the first mile is usually always slow- at least it is for me and others I run with. Anyways, I have an 80 minute run today with my little friends, usually I wouldn't wear my Garmin for that...but I've sure missed it...

Run To Nowhere

Wednesday:50 minutes relaxed
Thursday:58 minutes in Calgary
Friday:70 minutes with 2 miles at tempo and 6X hard 90 sec hills
Saturday:48 minutes easy
Sunday:Travel (2 flights, 3 hrs of layover, and 5 hrs driving)
Monday:61 minutes with Houston
Tuesday:51 minutes with 1/2/3/4/4/3/2/1/ hard, half recovery. So Friday and Saturday of this past week I ran at my mothers house in Athabasca, Alberta, Canada. For those of you that don't know where that North to the middle of nowhere and then take a left and drive another 15 miles. Houston loves running there. I hate it. It's over 10 degrees colder than Calgary, and its boring. There are almost zero turns and its all up hill. I took a few pictures along the way just to give you an idea of how cold and boring it was. Above is the turn from My Mom's house. Both directions look this boring so I only posted the one. As for my fitness, well it is coming back I guess. My goal is to run the Winnipeg marathon in June so my schedule wil…

Canada is Cold.

Monday: 58 minutes with 30 minutes at fartlek
Tuesday: 54 minutes
Wednesday: 45 minutes with 20 minutes at tempo
Thursday: 80 minutes with Kelly and Tiff
Friday: 72 minutes with M.E.
Saturday: 9 miles in 63:30 (just short of 9)
Sunday: woke up at 2:45am to get 10 minutes in
Monday: 57minutes with 2 miles hard and 3X the center street stairs (Calgary at 4000 FT)
Tuesday: 70 minutes (ran hard so I am guessing it was over 9 Calgary)

Madison was a champ on the plane, really didn't even make a proud of her. We have gotten her a little off schedule and she is not sleeping as well (last thursday night she slept through the night) so we are doing what we can to get her back on it. We are keeping the little muffin inside... -15 C is not weather for a 2 month old southern girl.

Running is going ok. Everyday I am reminded of the fact that yes, I just had a child and I do have limits. I can't run as hard as I used to (yet) and I have no ability to gage intensity (yet). I am l…

7 4 7

Monday: 45minutes
Tuesday:54minutes with 2miles hard, jog a mile, 1 mile hard
Thursday: 1hr 28 minutes with Kelly and Tiff
Friday:55minutes with M.E.
Saturday: 50minutes
Sunday: planned 60-70min with M.E.

I had a couple good runs this week. Week days were fairly early runs. This week has been alot better because Houston has been taking the first shift. Generally, I have not been super tired during the day...but coffee helps. Heading to the homeland next sunday.

I ate a whole bag of chocolate and now my pants fit better.

Oh the joys of breast feeding, like a mini monster inside you that eats up everything.....there is actually alot of truth to that.

Monday: 45 minute run

I could run forever, but I'm trying to be careful with my achilles. Houston took the first shift last night and I think that helped tremendously. I felt like a new person at work, and I still woke up at 4:00 AM to feed Maddy, make coffee, and get my run in.

Work, wow I can't even call what I do work anymore. I have the most beautful office space, the most amazing co-workers, and my Director is extremely thoughtful, I can't even call him boss. He certainly earns my respect as one, but I have never had a voice like I do makes me feel like an equal.

I love being back at work, I love every minute of it. I have not been super early the past few days because the last few minutes with Madison every morning is so's hard to let me girl go.

I've got alot to work on in my life, but first and foremost my prio…

You might be a runner if-- You wear racing flats to work on Fridays

Monday:34min runTuesday:50 min bike, 5/4/3/2X3 I think.... Wednesday:4am: 48 minutes (yeah, no sleep that night) Thursday:AM: 20min on the bike PM: 40min with M.E. 5X2min up tempo, 1min recovery Friday:40min on the bike, 1,2,3,4 hard, 1 recovery X3 Saturday: 9miles in 65min (Yes thats 7:13 pace, not bad for 7 weeks p.p.) Sunday: Planned 60min run with M.E.
I ordered a new pair of brooks launch because my old new balance had seen better days. I also order a pair of racing flats because my brooks ID is about to expire. I have come to the conclusion that they are not going to ask me back...probably because I didn't race at all last year. You see, pregnancy really doesn't help you in the racing circle. I am thinking about writing them a letter and explaining my situation. Part of me doesn't care though.
I'm having a little bit of achilles issues, but what else is new. I'm trying to ice and take motrin as much as possible in between Maddy's feedings. I really wish I didn…