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Weekend Warrior

So this weekend was filled with Biggest Loser workouts and a 10 mile run which was great! I took a Gu before and I felt like that was really helpful. It was also nice to get in a good hard three miles. From mile six to mile nine, I really pushed myself and ran 8:03, 8:09 and 8:01. It was good to feel my body reacting well to the longer distance and still be able to push myself during that time. It was my last longer type run before the Surf City half this weekend. I’m really looking forward to the race this weekend and I am praying for no rain because that would literally put a damper on my race.

I also sanded down my desk this weekend, which involved me using an electric sander. I did it all by myself and it was interesting. I had to bust out the directions to see how the change the sandpaper. It was also kind of rewarding at the same time. I’m glad I finally got it done and now the next step is painting the desk. I think I will finally get it done by next weekend and then my room will feel much more complete. As for the rest of the room coming together, thanks for all the discount TV ideas, I’m still on the hunt.

Today I took the day off because my butt is SO sore from doing so many squats with the Biggest Loser Workout video this weekend. I didn’t know how my run was going to be yesterday since I was so sore but I think it really helped get out some of the soreness I was feeling. I’m still pretty sore this morning but hope to get in a combination of 10 miles this week before the race and then maybe one more shorter Biggest Loser workout video in as well.

Tomorrow I’ll be back with my goals for this weekend and how I hope to run this race. I know this race is going to have a crazy amount of people, but I’m excited for the race, whereas before I was starting to dread the fact that I had another 1/2 marathon coming up so quickly. After this race this weekend I’ll also begin my full marathon training plan which I’m excited about as well.


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  • Reply LyndsAU

    that’s awesome about your last three miles time!! GREAT!! and I can’t wait to hear more about the half :)

    January 26, 2009 at 12:22 pm
  • Reply Brooke

    There’s nothing better than feeling great on a long run, especially during the last part! Congrats :)

    January 26, 2009 at 12:26 pm
  • Reply kristen

    Good run girl! Way to push out those miles. Your gonna do great this weekend….just go easy on your bum…;)

    January 26, 2009 at 12:39 pm
  • Reply Alisa

    Great job with the 10 miler!!!!!!!

    You’ll do great this weekend. Rain?? Does it rain in SoCal? jk!

    What full marathon are you signed up for?

    January 26, 2009 at 12:40 pm
  • Reply P.O.M.

    I am not gonna miss it girlie. Well unless it’s pouring rain like last year. Because since I”ll be a slow sally, it won’t be fun in the rain. I just hope this calf thing is a temprorary issue.

    January 26, 2009 at 12:42 pm
  • Reply Mojito Maven

    way to go on your 10 mile run!!! you still inspire me! once it gets warmer out i’m going to be back outside and running for that half marathon…i am determined to do it!

    January 26, 2009 at 1:06 pm
  • Reply NiC

    Awesome run! You’ll have to take pictures of your desk when its all finished i wanna see what it looks like! Good luck with the half this weekend. What full marathon are you running?

    January 26, 2009 at 1:23 pm
  • Reply Burger

    Great job Danica – I say you shoot for a sub-1:45 for Sunday!

    Looking forward to hanging out with ya again.

    January 26, 2009 at 2:04 pm
  • Reply Allie

    Way to go with the running and sanding! Sounds like you had a great weekend!

    January 26, 2009 at 2:06 pm
  • Reply Tony

    I have been reading/stalking your blog for a little while and this is my first post. Your tenacity is impressive and inspiring. Good luck in the half.

    January 26, 2009 at 2:19 pm
  • Reply Denise

    You’re going to kick butt this wknd!! Great job on the 10 miler!

    January 26, 2009 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply Tania

    I miss long runs! I’m off to see a sports med doc on Friday so hopefully I can do them again soon!

    Thankn you for the suggestion on the running skirts. I bought one at Target and it’s super comfy to run in!

    Way to go on the squats. Those always kill my quads and butt, no weight needed!

    January 26, 2009 at 2:46 pm
  • Reply BeachRunner

    Great run. Enjoy your butt rest day. You deserve it.

    January 26, 2009 at 3:10 pm
  • Reply J

    Wow full marathon training! SO exciting!! I can’t wait to follow you through all of it and see how it goes!

    Great job on pushing the last few miles of your run!

    January 26, 2009 at 3:20 pm
  • Reply Janice {Run Far}

    Good luck this weekend. Rest up. I have been feeling so awesome on my long runs as well. I love it.

    January 26, 2009 at 3:22 pm
  • Reply ~Mrs. Guru~

    Awesome times on your run!

    January 26, 2009 at 3:22 pm
  • Reply joyRuN

    Great pace on those miles!

    January 26, 2009 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply D10

    Nice run. You are going to rock the half! Very impressed that you were able to sand the desk, I don’t think I am that handy.

    January 26, 2009 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Matt

    Nice run! You are gonna own that half!

    January 26, 2009 at 6:05 pm
  • Reply Marlene

    Nice job on the long run. I’m sure you’re going to have a great race next weekend!

    January 26, 2009 at 6:46 pm
  • Reply Marathon Maritza

    Whoo-hoo! You’re gonna kick butt at Surf City!

    And I have got to get that biggest loser workout dvd…everyone’s raving about how much it kicks their butt! :)

    January 26, 2009 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply jlc

    You are such an inspiration!!! Congrats!!

    I can’t wait until the weather gets warmer here and I can finally hit that 10 mile mark.

    January 26, 2009 at 9:01 pm
  • Reply Laurel

    Girl, you are so speedy! Look at you go!

    Good luck this weekend, you are going to do great!

    January 26, 2009 at 9:10 pm
  • Reply The Laminator

    This weekend sounds like it was a productive one for you. Congrats. You’re so ready for this half.

    January 26, 2009 at 9:18 pm
  • Reply aron

    nice job on the run!!! you are going to ROCK at surf city!!! :)

    January 26, 2009 at 9:49 pm
  • Reply Julianne

    Wow, an electric sander?? You are so hardcore!! Um, didn’t know you owned one?? LOL. Great job on your 10 miler. You are so dang fast, young lady!!

    Good luck at Surf City this weekend. Bunch of my other running group (PacWest Athletics) members are running it, too!

    January 26, 2009 at 10:24 pm
  • Reply Stuart

    Look at you go, power tools, running marathons!

    You are a renaissance women!

    January 26, 2009 at 10:38 pm
  • Reply NiC

    where did you get your layout at?

    January 26, 2009 at 10:40 pm
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