Spring looks to have finally sprung in Marquette!
The temps have been slowly warming up, the sun has (mostly) been shining, and we are in the midst of a thunderstorm right now!!
I also was able to enjoy (simultaneously) my first long run AND outdoor run of the year yesterday.
I ran 6 miles in 1:01:08 and managed a negative split. I should plug in my Garmin and download the stats, but I’d have to dig out the USB cord (where IS that USB cord, anyway…?)
I am definitely feeling the difference between treadmill running and outdoor running today. My quads and bottom are quite sore!
I also had my first speed workout on Tuesday, which was a killer! I ran a total of 3.5 miles and threw in 4 or 5 1-2 minute speed bursts throughout. It was tough, but I was proud that I at least pushed myself to finish the run!
In general, my training is going pretty well. I’ve been completing at least 3 of my 4 scheduled runs each week, and making sure to finish my long runs (which have built up from 4 miles to 5 and then 6 this week).
The upcoming week looks a little like this:
- Monday: Rest! 🙂
- Tuesday: 3 mile hill workout
- Wednesday: Strength train
- Thursday: 4 mile tempo run
- Friday: Strength train
- Saturday: 3 miles
- Sunday: 7 mile long run
The half marathon is only 5 weeks away!!
Kitchen Remodel Update
We have made a TON of progress on the kitchen! We’ve got new and working electrical, the walls and trim are painted, and the flooring is completed. All we are waiting for are the CABINETS and countertop!!!
We had planned on April 1st for our cabinet installation date, but the company had to push us back to “between April 5th and the 11th.” On Wednesday, we still hadn’t heard anything from them, and when Keith called, they told us it would be this Monday or Tuesday at the earliest.
Keith called again yesterday for an update, and we are able to go in tomorrow (Monday) at 3:00 to take a look at the cabinets and decide on how much (or little) of a glaze/highlight we want.
Unfortunately, some people have to work at 3:00 on a Monday, so I am entrusting my husband to text me a decent picture for my approval.
Anyway, we still don’t have an actual date for the installation nailed down yet, but I’m hoping they will be in by the end of the week. It’s frustrating, because the project isn’t delayed on our end. We have been ready for cabinets for at least a week/week and a half already!
We’ve been without a kitchen since February 27th, and I am just dying to cook again. I miss my kitchen! I’m tired of take-out!
I cannot eat another bowl of microwave oatmeal!!!!