Thursday, March 25, 2010

Three Things Thursday

1. Hello Treadmill. I can't say I've missed you. It was cold today. And windy, which made it feel colder. So when it came time for my 5-mile run, I headed over to the YMCA. The run itself went pretty well. Took it easy the first mile and then held consistent 10 min/miles, throwing in a few intervals at a 9:13 min/mile pace. Finished up the 5.1 miles in 51 minutes. All with the hovering woman standing right behind me for the last 3 minutes. Yes. I used those last 3 minutes. And a whole 30 seconds of my "cool down." I didn't miss you either hovering woman.

2. Remember my New Year's Resolution about traveling more? Well in two weeks I hop on a plane and head out to the Oakland/San Francisco area to visit my old college roommate. Super excited. We don't have a ton of plans set, but we are heading out for a night tour at Alcatraz (what can I say, I write about criminals, I HAVE to go to an old federal penitentiary that housed notorious criminals) and may go to Point Reyes National Seashore. There might even be a run, since she's getting together with some of her co-workers to run The Relay, a 200 mile run along the California coast. Needless to say I'm excited.

3. It will be a good weekend of madness. Not only is there the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight for the men's basketball tournament, but I can't forget the NCAA men's hockey Frozen Four. Now I just need to find myself a place that carries ESPNU so that I can watch my Badgers take on Vermont in first round action tomorrow.


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Havs said...

This weather is crazy. 15 degree WC here along the big pond. Next week, I heard 60s again?? Wow.

My buddy did the Alcatraz tri last year, he said it was killer hard, especially the swim, water was cold and choppy.

Running Diva Mom said...

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Marlene said...

Same weather here. NOT FUN! I want spring back!

Exciting news about your upcoming travels!

Jess said...

I hope you have an awesome time on your trip. Alcatraz is sooo much fun!

amybee said...

We keep getting teased with spring too. Nice weather, cold weather. At least the snow is gone.

Love traveling to SF. Great places to walk, run and eat!

The bay is beautiful, but I don't think I could ever swim in it. Toooo cold for me.

Badgergirl said...

Trust me. There will be NO swimming in the bay for this Badger. I'm getting to Alctraz by way of a ferry. So if I do get wet, it's due to splashing waves or accidentally falling overboard.

Lacey said...

booo for hovering!!!!

have a fun weekend! and your trip sounds awesome. i need to get back to the bay area.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

yeah for travels of fun!! I have made that committment and it's been so worth every penny