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Girl Power

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Thursday night I had my first 1600s. We went to the other university track and Rob timed my 400s. 3 x 1600s @ 5KGP w/800 recoveries 4.45 Miles (IWU Track, 33:00, 7:25 Pace w/intervals: 6:10, 6:11, 6:05).

Friday was an easy run in the neighborhood, 6.12 Easy (‘Hood, 52:30, Pace), followed by weights at the gym for legs and abs. Then I met up with some fellow bloggers for a get together run. Paige, LindsayLaura and I ran easy and chatted about what everyone is up to lately. 3.82 Easy (Trail, 39:23, 10:19 Pace).

Thanks Paige for the picture!

It was so nice to meet these girls in person. Lindsay even surprised us with some very yummy chocolate chip cookies. 😀 Since Paige and Laura are both personal trainers we may get together and take one of their classes sometime. Laura teaches Strong and Zumba at our gym. I’ve never Zumba-ed, but I’m willing to give it a shot. 🙂

Meanwhile Rob continued work on the paint job on our plane….more progress!

Today was another day of more girl power. First I ran my 7 Miles General Aerobic into the INSANE winds 7 Miles GA (‘Hood, 52:15, 7:28 Pace). Running into the strong winds was very difficult and I just tried to keep my level of effort up. Out of the wind I could hit my paces fine, but I couldn’t make up the time lost when fighting the headwind. 

Afterward I volunteered for an event hosted by my company that is for 5th-8th grade girls to stay interested in technology. The girls do different labs throughout the day and I was lab assistant for the solar power toy car build. It was a high energy afternoon. The girls were wonderful to work with. 🙂

Then I made some delicious shrimp fajitas and fresh salsa from Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution cookbook (I went for shrimp instead of chicken because it’s what I had on hand). It has been my favorite cookbook lately, every recipe I’ve done from it has turned out great.

After a quick change it was off to an ISU Women’s Volleyball game to watch them kick butt! Go Redbirds!!!

It seems like this weekend has been a lot about women of all ages working together and improving themselves, it makes me very proud! 😀

7 thoughts on “Girl Power

  1. It was so much fun getting to meet you. I hope that we will all get a chance to run/workout together again in the near future. I will also be looking out for you at the gym. 🙂

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  2. Fun! I am always jealous when people meet fellow bloggers. Crazy-small world out there, huh?

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  3. I love meeting new people! I cant believe we have been friends for almost a year!!!

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  4. Oh how fun you went to a volleyball game! I used to go all the time in college, but haven’t gone lately. Thanks – this reminds me to check a game out:)

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