Thursday, 17 July 2008

Staycation, gardening, sweat and HILLS



Despite the threat of thunderstorms, timing glitches and port-a-pottie incidences (that was me). Everyone I've talked with had a blast at the 2008 Boilermaker and have already signed up for next year! Luckily I had my garmin with me, and I'm very happy to say my garmin time was 1:46:45, not bad for an old chick!



This week I'm on staycation (sans father), which allows me the freedom to basically do what the heck I want to do and when I want to do it!




Monday was our drive back from Utica and what a great ride it was....we stopped at little roadside shops and looked at chachka's till our eyes fell out and our wallets were empty. Well, not really but there were some really nice things. I picked up a really funky wire wrapped ring!

Tuesday, gah, haircut. Not quiet what I wanted, but hey, hair grows, then on to shop at the 50% off the 50% off , at Liz Claiborne's.....gotta love that. Back to the house for some R & R and some beverages....summer..........

Wednesday started with a long walk along the beach, ahhhh summer time, love it, then cutting the lawn...yikes, it was long, wet and full of bugs, this took over an hour and a half, I need a man servant. Wednesday night was the 20 minute challenge that the Running Room hosts every year. Anyone can sign up, go for a walk, a stroll, bring the kids, bring the dog, bring whom ever you want, just get out off the couch and participate in life. There were soooo many people it was truly amazing to see. However, for our Half Marathon group it was hills....remind me, never cut the lawn on hill night. I got it done but holy molly I was huffing and puffing like a freight train on the last hill.

Thursday where has the week gone?? So far I've been in the garden since 8:30, transplanting and pruning, covered in bug spray, sweat, dirt and grime and loving it!!! Tonight is the clinic night for the Half group, so I'll head into town later to run a steady pace with the group.

So, here I am, loving the weather, having some BEvERages, relaxing and heading to the beach....hope everyone is enjoying their week!!

Oh, did I mention I'm contemplating a 50K Ultra in 2009???

Life's fun if you don't weaken.

Lily

17 comments:

Wes said...

2009... The year of the Ultra :-) Enjoy that staycation!!!

Running Knitter said...

A 50K? You are such an inspiration!

Nat said...

50K? Holy crap that's far.

How soon do I have to register for next year's Boilermaker?

Marci said...

50K ultra, that's awesome!! Which one are you targeting? Great running pics, BTW.

Anonymous said...

hmm watcha doing on the weekend? I am on my on unless the oldest turns up from her BF's place. I am free and easy myself!
FINALLY going to see sex and the city on Friday!

Sounds like a nice hol you're having.
except for all that hill stuff.

50K eh... are you sure? all those energy bars... oy!

yeah it's me
T

Anonymous said...

Marci, 50K, Run for the Toad in Cambridge Ontario,

Nat, getting a hotel would be my concern, you'd better start looking & booking now!

T, probably going to a friends on the Madawaska, not sure yet....

Lily

Viv said...

WHOOHOO keep enjoying yourself and the 50K ultra thoughts. That would be so amazing. OK chickie your leg muscle definition holy smokes!! Yee Haw!

bluecolnago said...

i thought staycation was for resting? you're so busy i'm getting worn out just reading about it! enjoy!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

50K sounds so far!! Go for it!!!

triguyjt said...

I will vow also to do an ultra in 09... I will hold you to it...okay?? keep me on my toes...

Sorry this man servant (kaito) has enough to do ..

way to rock the boilermaker.... awesome!!!

Chris said...

Lookin' good. You have a lot of stuff on your belt. All you need to do is jam a pistol down there and you will look totally bad A$$.

chia said...

Ultras sound like such an intriguing challenge! I admire your conviction! Happy weekend!

Amy said...

Great picture! And 1:46 is awesome for a 15 K! Good job!

Doing a 50 K would at the very least sure give you lots to blog about in the coming year - go for it!

Nitmos said...

An Ultra? So, you left your sanity at the Boilermaker? Please return and retrieve it.

Marlene said...

Congrats on your time, and great pics - you're looking nice & fit!

An ULTRA! EEK! ... waiting for details...

Marcy said...

My GOSH chica!! I am so sorry for not commenting the past couple days (and you can ignore my e-mail to you :P) I have been having SOOO many probs trying to get on your blog using Firefox (your blog shuts it down on me :-/) Have you been using something new? Anyway, I finally figured I should just switch over to IE and ppphhheeeww now it works :-)

Anyhoo, get to crackin on the hair pics!

And you're INSANE!! :P An ultra?!? Ohh heck why the hell not, right? ;-)

Xenia said...

An ultra?!? You're amazing. No wonder you're my coach. :)