Dance class was brutal tonight. Okay, maybe just the anticipation was rough. I was freaking out about the fact that we missed class last week (Kevin was sick). I was relieved when we got there and discovered we had a different instructor tonight AND we were starting a new dance (the waltz) so I wasn’t behind. Just my usual amount of late bloomer behind… Lol. I blush a lot in that class. My face is red the ENTIRE TIME. Someone told me it looked nice with my green jacket. Thank you.
Want to know something I’m better at?
Pippa and I felt like going the distance today. So we ran around one ugly lake.
And then another ugly lake. Minnesota lakes are so much better. Also, there are 10,000+ of them. (We want the team name “Lakers” back!!!!!!)
They look the same, right? They’re along the same highway.
Then we ran down a street with puppy water bowls.
And then Pippa decided to start fake limping. I think she was just embarrassed she couldn’t keep up with me.
We did the first 5.5 at 8:18 pace! Not too shabby! But I’m a super nervous dog mother so we ended up walking the 1.28 miles home. Pippa C. seemed fine to chase squirrels and kittens!!!!
Nothing a little nap couldn’t fix! She apparently thinks she’s allowed in bed anytime she pleases now!
Baked potatoes for dinner! Sweet for me, and red for Kevin James!! I made a little black bean quinoa + Greek yogurt + a little mozz for topping. Those are STUFFED.
Anyways, enough about all that… you’ll never believe what I JUST DID.
I ACTUALLY SIGNED UP FOR A RACE!!!!!! I paid the money. I’m so there. For some reason, I never committed to that trial run. I think I decided it was too expensive — although it’s really not too bad either.
Anyways, I chose the Rock Canyon Half Marathon — It’s on December 1. Lol. I hate running in the cold, but I impulsively thought it would be a good idea. Plus it’s only $35!!
Here’s a quote on the weather from their website:
We have been blessed with great weather 8 out of the last 10 years but be prepared for anything. Pueblo is located in the “banana belt” of Colorado. When it is snowing all around we tend to remain dry, which is great for runners but bad for lawns. Come prepared for snow and wind then be pleasantly surprised by the great weather we have in December in Pueblo. However, having a run in December is a gamble, we have never cancelled in 25 years and we intend to run this race regardless of the weather.
Haha. Banana belt.
Guess who else is running it?
I’ll give you once clue. He’s sitting right next to me. That’s right!!! I coaxed Kevin into running it with me. We don’t have a game plan yet. I’m more or less prepared to run the distance, but he hasn’t run a whole lot lately. Too much football watching going on during treadmill time!!!! Fun fact: Kevin has run a half marathon before! In 2003 (the year I graduated from high school – haha – he’s so old). He was in college and thought it would be a good idea to do it without training at all. He claims not to remember his time. Does that remind you of anyone? Hahaha. And then Kevin said I think it was like 1 hour, 5 minutes. Lol.
What should our time goal be? I ran Frosty’s Frozen 10 in 1 hr 18 minutes. I was in better running shape then, but I think I’m in overall better shape now. I’ll think about it. Kevin, you can anticipate at least 5 emails about it at work tomorrow. I should probably start planning our outfits too.
Have you ever run a winter race? What’s the next race you have planned? Actually, we might do a Thanksgiving race or two before then as well. We’ll see how motivated we get to get out of bed on weekend mornings!!!