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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Great Mail Day

Yesterday when I went to the mailbox I wasn't expecting anything great.  Boy was I surprised!  In the mail were two great giveaway wins.  In the first envelope were the Yurbuds I won at Shut Up and Run!'s blog.  I haven't used them, but since gardening season is around the corner they'll get lots of use.
(iPod Shuffle and earphones not included)

The second was in a little box and I had NO idea what was in the box.  You see, this is what I won:

I was pleasantly surprised to find all this in the bag!  OneLittleTriGirl was so generous!  

Thanks to both of you!!

This morning I tried out one of the Orange Burst GUs.  I have been nothing less than starved after my morning runs, so I decided to try having a GU before running (I usually run on an empty stomach).  It did the trick.  I got up, put my running gear on, had a GU with some water, did a few dynamic stretches and was on the treadmill 20 minutes after my alarm went off.  I had the energy to finish my run and didn't have to snack between running and breakfast (which was over a two hour wait today).  I'm going to try having a GU on Thursday when I have another early morning followed by a long wait for breakfast.  

I planned on 5 miles with some pick-ups in the middle.  I did some dynamic stretching before running but after .5 mi I could tell it wasn't enough so I stopped the treadmill and stretched my legs some more.  Then, got back on the 'mill and ran.  I did take a couple quick stops for water, but otherwise kept going at 10 min mi with 2 pick-ups/mile at ~8:30 min/mi.  I really had no idea what I was doing, but it felt good so I kept at it.  Adding the pick-ups made my 5 miles go quicker than planned so I added some more running on the end to finish out the time I put on the treadmill.  I finished with 5.56 miles on the treadmill and then did about half of my PT exercises before getting ready for the day.


On a side note, I finished Runner's World Complete Book of Running and came across this quote about training.



p. 161:  Moderating your Workouts:  “Anytime you look forward to getting a workout over with, you should ask yourself if you’re running too hard.  Anytime you finish a workout exhausted, you probably have run too hard.  You should finish each workout with a feeling of excitement about the next workout”
Are you excited for your next workout?  I know I am!

19 comments:

Tricia said...

great stuff!

Katie said...

Yay, I love great mail days! I am definitely excited for my next workout... whenever that may be! This weekend I am hoping :)

onelittletrigirl said...

Oh, I want those buds!!!!

I am so happy you liked your surprise!

Believe said...

Gotta love the snail mail! It is the best!

Teamarcia said...

What a fun mail day!
Very good food for thought on page 161. Thanks for sharing!

Staci Dombroski said...

You are one lucky lady!!! Did you ever use the bath soak?

Julie said...

Woo hoo, Suzy is a lucky girl!! Congrats on both of your prizes:)

ajh said...

What fun to get two things in the mail! Yeah for you! Thanks for the quotes!

Darlene said...

Congrats on the wins!

Badgergirl said...

I love good mail days! Great job on the run. And am I excited for my next workout? Hmm, 6 miles, outside, after work in the daylight and it's supposed to be in the 60s? I'd say I'm excited :)

Meg said...

I love your give away goodies, especially your sticker. Very cute. Hmm, interesting quote. I've been ending most of my workouts exhausted but happy. I still feel excited about the next workout but yes, I am tired! Nice post!

J said...

Getting things in the mail is the best! i still have to try some GUs! I might have to try it like you did and take some before a run in the morning so I am not so starved!

Molly said...

those buds look cool, mine are always slipping out of my ears.

thanks for linking to my giveaway!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

I love getting packages in the mail from fellow bloggers. How fun!

Velma said...

congrats on the loot!!

Running Diva Mom said...

lots of fun stuff there -- enjoy and congrats!

LMC said...

Great loot! You'll have to let us know how you like the Yurbuds. Nice job on your run too. I'm excited about my next workout, 6 miles after injury time off. Yeah!

momto6 said...

Gotta love mail!!! Those ear buds look great. I may have to find out how to get some.

Love the quote and am definitely looking forward to my next workout, later today in the sun.

Christina said...

That's a good quote. There should be excitement about running, otherwise its just a chore.