Friday Five – January 16th

Happy Friday everybody!  Its been another crazy week, with yet another Snow Day.  Since going back to work from Winter Break, we have yet to have a full week of school.  With MLK Day on Monday and then midterms starting next Thursday, we now won’t have a regular, full week of school until the second week of February.  (We have a couple of teacher workdays towards the end of the month.)  While I love short weeks, they’re also exhausting!

Although it was a crazy week, it was also filled with lots of excitement!  And I have lots to look forward to this weekend as well.

1.  We’re only halfway through the month and I’m already more than halfway towards reaching my monthly mileage goal.  My goal this month is to run, walk, and elliptical a total of 70 miles, and I’ve already logged 38.8 miles.

2.  My hard work with my training is really starting to pay off.  It feels like I was just recently celebrating running a sub-31 minute 5k, and now I’m getting closer to running a sub-30 minute 5k.

During last night's treadmill run I was able to average a 9:45 min/mile pace!

During last night’s treadmill run I was able to average a 9:45 min/mile pace!

3.  One of my best friends is in town this weekend visiting friends and family.  We’ve been friends since eighth grade, and although we now live on opposite coasts, it feels like we haven’t been apart the few occasions each year that we get to see each other.  I can’t wait to have dinner with him tonight!

Jon and I at our high school reunion back in November

Jon and I at our high school reunion back in November

4.  This weekend is a cut back week with my long run.  Although I was on a runner’s high after last week’s 8 mile run, I’m also looking forward to giving my body a short break and only running 4 miles this weekend.

5.  I’m looking forward to enjoying another race weekend with Preston!  When I registered for Shamrock back in October, Preston hadn’t decided whether or not he wanted to run this particular race.  He’s been a bit burnt out with running and has cut back significantly on his running since the fall.  Yesterday, he made the decision to run the Shamrock Half Marathon.  I’m very much looking forward to sharing another race weekend experience with him.

QOTD: What exciting things are going on in your life right now?

As always, thank you to the DC Trifecta Bloggers (Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run, and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!) for hosting the weekly Friday Five Link Up.  Be sure to check out their posts as well!


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26 Responses to Friday Five – January 16th

  1. I would LOVE a snow day! I can’t complain about a three day weekend but I love those unexpected days off and cozy time at home 🙂 This weekend is my husband’s birthday so we are going to be celebrating!
    Karen @karenlovestorun

  2. Pam says:

    Hooray for short work weeks. I know for teachers though, days off for the students don’t mean days off for you. Your running has improved so much Kathryn. I hope you have great weather for the Shamrock Half race and another cheer that Preston is joining the run part of the weekend!

  3. GIrl you are getting FAST!!! Great job!!! Have a great weekend with your friend!

  4. runsaltrun says:

    AWESOME time on that 5K!! You are going to be sub-30 before you know it!!

  5. Send a snow day to Florida! Please?

    Exciting? Well… during run/walk intervals my run intervals are getting longer! I am really excited about that!

  6. So nice to hear that Preston will be running Shamrock as well. It is such a fun wkend. Enjoy the visit with your friend.

  7. Chaitali says:

    Wow, you have a lot of great things going on! You’re hard work is definitely paying off 🙂

  8. jillconyers says:

    We’ve only had one snow day since Christmas. Thankful for a 4 day weekend with sunshine and now snow 🙂

    I’m looking forward to starting a new training cycle for a spring goal race. Love that feeling!

  9. Lesley says:

    While I loved snow days as a kid, I realize as an adult they just aren’t as fun. I can’t go anywhere because Dallas traffic is bad even on dry sunny days, and if they stretch together, I get cabin fever.

  10. you are just the cutest in all your pictures. congrats on the progress!! have a great weekend 🙂

  11. you are progressing nicely! way to go! The snow days don’t really affect me these days but I can see where they’d be hard to get through as a teacher.

  12. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says:

    You are so close to that sub 30! You will be there before you know it!

  13. Jennifer says:

    Ahh so excited for your sub 30, going to be there so soon! Hope you had a fun time with your best friend and so fun that Preston will also run the half!

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