Neighbor-Man works for the newspaper so he keeps pretty strange hours (no judgement). And he told Ben that he only starting smoking as a way to cope with a divorce and it just sort of went downhill from there. Anyway, whenever I come home from working out or running he is surely standing there. Smoking. So of course I wave and say hello. And you know what he says?
"Hey, you just get done jogging or something?"
Jogging?!? Excuse me? Mr. Two-Packs a day?!? I'm a RUNNER! Hello! Do you see the 26.2 sticker on the back of my car? Or the awesome new Brooks Pure Cadence that I'm sporting? Or the fact that it's only 6:30 AM and I'm DONE with my workout already? Or that it is 2011 and jogging isn't even in anymore?!? Psht. I swear some people just don't get it. I just smiled and sarcastically said "Yes, I just got done jogggg-ing"
Anyway, that was after my awesome Wednesday morning workout. I met up with Coach Winterling and Natalie from PHCC's (national ranked!) cross country team at San Antonio Athletic Complex. The hills in San Antonio are well-known and no joke. Initially, we planned on doing 6-8 miles. Apparently that translates to 8.25 miles in reality. :) It was a really beautiful morning and we got to see ton of adorable houses, St. Leo University, and plenty of hills. Check out the elevation changes(!):
Here is a photo of Natalie and Coach Winterling after the run that I stole from Coach (they look like they just went out for a casual run! Geeze!)
Monday Night: Bootcamp with Jenny. The 12 days of Christmas! 12-Burpees, 11-(Can't remember?), 10-Walking Lunges, 9-Run a Lap, 8-Bicycle Crunches, 7-Plank Walkups, 6-180 squats, 5-Skaters, 4-Pushups, 3-Squats, 2-Inverted Pushups, 1-Star Jump. Needless to say, I was sweating like nobody's business! It was an awesome workout (as always!)
Tuesday Night: Four Green Fields Run with Ben! I get really excited when I get to run with Ben these days, because it doesn't happen very often. I had the idea to do some intervals throughout the run, so we did a 1/2 mile interval, 3/4 mile interval, and a 1 mile interval with a warmup, cooldown, and resting interval in between. It turned out to be a pretty good 4 1/2 mile run. Here are our splits:
Wednesday Night: Jen's Birthday at the International Beer Garten. Everyone was trying to convince me to run the next day, but I was totally not feeling that come Thursday morning. But we still had a good time (as evident in the photo below):
Friday Morning: Ben is now officially off work so we decided that we were going to go for an "easy run" in our neighborhood in the morning. Here are the splits:
It occurred to me that a 9:20 pace used to be my race pace and now it's an easy run. What?!? Doesn't really sound like a jogging pace, right?!?
Happy Friday, y'all! :)