Philly Marathon W15D6
Easy 6 today. I had to be back by 5:30 to help my daughter get ready for her cheer competition and get her to her bus by 6:15. So, that meant I got to sleep in today! I slept a whole 45 minutes later than yesterday! Don’t you love being able to sleep in on weekends? Yeah, right. I think I was able to do that once upon a time. I think it was before I had kids.
Well, anywho, I took this one real easy. Turns out accuweather was actually right for once on the showers during the 4:00 hour. They were real light though and the temperatures were much warmer than yesterday, so it made for a fairly enjoyable run. And when I returned and checked my mailbox, I found this special delivery from LRG. Mmmmmm…..
With this run, another week of marathon training is in the books. This one was an all-time high and the highest that I’ll have for the remainder of training at 56.5 miles. Week 16 will be 50 miles made up of: easy 5, 4 x 1.5 mile strength, 10 mile tempo, easy 5, easy 8, long 10. Only 3 more weeks and approximately 125 miles left of training! Wait, only 125 miles? Who have I become to say “only”?
After a super busy day yesterday (the boys finished out their football season undefeated, btw!), we finally got home around 8:00 last night. After taking care of a couple of things in preparation of today, I went straight to bed. So I got to sleep fairly early. But, then I found myself up on a twelve foot ladder at quarter of twelve.
Do you remember a couple of months back when our smoke detectors went off in the middle of the night due to the hard-wired detectors coming to the end of their life? Well, we replaced 9 out of the 10 of them. We didn’t replace the tenth because it was the detector in my bedroom. We have a cathedral ceiling and the detector was at the peak which is directly over my bed. In order to get to it, the mattress and box spring have to be removed and a ladder has to be put in the middle of the bed frame. And, since my husband weighs more than the ladder rating, I have to go up the ladder. I wasn’t too thrilled with this and since that detector had not yet failed, I said I would take care of it after the marathon, as I didn’t want to risk injury.
So, I was in the middle of a pleasant slumber last night when the smoke detectors started wailing at 11:30. Fine time for that detector to decide to fail. So, rather than sleeping, I was up on a ladder switching out the smoke detector. And, it wasn’t just a matter of unplugging the old one and putting up the new one. I also had to install the new bracket. Just what I wanted to be doing at the time. The good thing that came out of this is that we all did much better at this fire drill than the last time. Everyone woke up when the alarms went off and everyone was quick to evacuate (even if some of them may have only been in their underwear). This made me feel much more comfortable for everyone’s safety in the event of an actual fire than the last time. The last time, we were an absolute cluster and if it was a real fire, I fear we wouldn’t have all made it. It goes to show that fire drills are quite important. You all should have one if you don’t already do so. I found it quite eye opening and scary when we had one, even if ours was unplanned.
Because of getting woken up by the smoke detectors, fortunately(?), I was able to see the end of the game. Obstruction!?! Ugh! This was as good as the end of the Patriots-Jets game last week. Don’t even get me started…
Now I have to get ready to head out to my daughter’s competition. If you’ve never been to a cheer competition, you have no idea what you’re missing. 5 straight hours of cheering. I am very thankful I don’t have a headache. I may have to bring that box of goodness to power me through.
Sorry for the novella. Hope you all have a great Sunday!
Target pace: 12:05-12:55
Actual pace: 12:46