Monday, January 19, 2009

Monday Madness

Usually Mondays are 400m repeats but this week things got switched up. Warmed up like usual then did 7x200m repeats - there is less recovery time between each of these so I was fighting to keep my running form on the last two sprints.

We cooled down and then we were supposed to watch the tape from the meet but once again (just like last week) no one taped the 4x400m relay! I am never able to see how I look during these runs - maybe I wouldn't want to see myself since I am sure all the pain I was feeling was probably smeared across my face!

After lifting weights, I jumped into the Cold tub with Abby and Alison. The tub was 48 degrees and the trainers just kept pouring in buckets of ice water!! Brrrr!! But it is so worth it when my legs are not sore the next day!

On a NON-Running note:

I have finished another book (Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer; which was really good!) BUT now I don't know what to read. I took two books out of the library last week and both just didn't appeal to me! Any suggestions?? It can be fiction or non-fiction, a running book, a novel, ANYTHING!! If you have a book that you have read and you LOVED it then please let me know!! Thanks for the help!!


Nicole said...

Do you like Romance novels? If so Nora Roberts is AWESOME. Reading didnt really interest me until I read some of her books. Some of it dirty but all of her books have a great story line along with the smut :)

Great job with the running. I cant believe you sat in 48 degree water thats CRAZY!

Unknown said...

It must be a conspiracy that you never get to see yourself run.

I'm not a big reader so I wouldn't be much help in that area.

Julianne said...

Ok here are some of my faves from 2008:

The History of Love
Time Traveler's Wife

I loved all three but Middlesex was FANTASTIC.

The Laminator said...

Great job with the runs.

If you need a book suggestion, my rec is on my blog. it's a good read.

Take care.

Jocelyn said...
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Jocelyn said...

I would never last in that 48 degree tub! Kudos to you!
For books, I really liked "Good in Bed" by Jennifer Weiner
Also Chelsea Handlers two books are amazing - "My horizontal Life" & "Are You There Vodka? It's me Chelsea"

Marlene said...

Bummer that you can't see yourself in action...but maybe it's a good thing. ;)

I have been in reading limbo since finishing the Twilight series earlier this month, so no suggestions here. Sorry!

Aron said...

i am stuck too, havent read a book since breaking dawn! i need to find one soon :)

Marathon Maritza said...

I loved Breaking Dawn!!!

Here are some suggestions of recent reads I've loved:

Water for Elephants
Time-Traveler's Wife
Confessions of a Shopaholic (cheesy but cute and the movie is coming out!)
Prodigal Summer
Life of Pi

Lauren @ Sassy Molassy said...

The Alchemist & Secret Life of Bees

Brian said...

I wish I could see how I run, hah. The treadmills at our gym faces mirrors but thats not the best way to see your form!

Shanti said...

hi! i wanted to say thanks for commenting on my blog sometimes! it was such a pleasant surprise to see a comment! lol
i don't know what kind of books you like, but i have some great recommendations for biographies/autobiographies and true stories. let me know if you're interested!
btw, i've been trying to figure out from your blog what your status is--are you a college student? who do you run track with?

Meg said...

Have you ever read anything by Jhumpa Lahiri? I recommend her!

Laura said...

I've always been unable to put down anything by Jodi Picoult - give her a try!