I was a bad blogger last week. Things happened. Kind of exciting things. And then I didn't blog about them. So you get a random mix of stuff.
Let's talk miles: For the first time ever, I broke into the triple digits for a monthly running mileage total. In fact, I finished with 111.7 miles. I hit that magical 100th mile somewhere around Mile 2 during Monday's speed work session. My previous monthly high total? Well it was 73.4 miles in February. But before that, you'd have to go all the way back to March 2010 when I logged 72.5 miles. And while we're talking miles, when I add in Saturday's long run, I'm now at 258.9 miles for the year, only 741.1 miles to go before I hit the 1,000 mile goal for the year.
Highlight of the weekend: Not only did I finish 13.6 miles, clocking my fastest 13-miler in the process, I also managed to get a Tweet retweeted by JJ Watt, the former Badger football player whose Dream Big Work Hard philosophy (#DBWH) I've adopted for this half marathon training cycle. Yeah, I did a little happy dance when I saw that. For those keeping track, that's the second time this training cycle I've gotten a retweet from JJ Watt.
With all the miles I've been logging, it was time to head over to Fleet Feet to get myself a new pair of Brooks Ghost 3s. I went Sunday since the weather was utterly craptastic. And I think everyone had the same idea. Because there was a long line of people waiting to get some new shoes! But after 45 minutes of wandering around the store, it was my turn. I promised the girl I'd be easy and quick since I knew exactly what I wanted. 10 minutes later I was walking out with my new shoes. They look exactly like my current pair, except they're a lot cleaner! Soon it'll be time to break them in.
The running week didn't get off to the best start today. Since it was super windy, cold, and looked like it was going to start raining at any moment, I packed the gym bag and was going to do my speedy 3-miler on the treadmill after work. Of course minutes before leaving the office news breaks. And since I'm the only reporter there, I'm sitting at my desk for another 2 hours. Leaving me hungry. And kind of cranky. And food won out over the run.