Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Week Twelve: MIA?

Sleeping Lucy

Week of August 26, 2013:

Monday: Off

Tuesday: Off (tired legs from walking around campus for about an hour)

Wednesday: Treadmill work-out.  37 minutes total, running portion was 25:20 continuous, with a ladder of increasing speed for the last 5:20.

Thursday: Treadmill work-out?

Friday: Off (off to Houston to help a friend move)

Saturday: Off (off in Houston!)

Sunday: Bike ride to HEB and back

Total minutes walked/ran this week: 37.  Estimated miles: 3.5  (Sad trombone!)

It seems I’ve been a bit delinquent in the marathon training department, but can you blame me?  I’m spending all my time cuddling with the most adorable kitty.  Her name is Lucy, and I just adopted her from my friend Courtney.  Lucy is a wonderful companion.  She enjoys sitting on the couch with me, or sprawling underneath the table while I’m eating, or sleeping on my feet while I’m sleeping.  She likes to be close to me, but generally she’s happy to sit near me without sitting on me, which I appreciate.  (A few days ago, however, when Paul and I were sitting on the couch watching Forrest Gump, she decided to sit on both of our laps at one time.  It was adorable.  Thank goodness Paul is a cat person because Lucy loves having his attention.  They’re pretty cute together!)

Back to training.  You’ll notice I didn’t do a long work-out on Sunday—I ended up kicking that to Monday because I was so tired on Sunday from a busy weekend in Houston.  To double-up on my to-do list, I did my long walk to Target and back (with a long swing through campus and several neighborhoods).  To reward myself for walking ten miles in the searing Texas heat, I bought a new shirt.  I adore black-and-white prints, and today I paired it with my red skirt that Paul just tailored for me.  I should have taken a picture!  It looked awesome.  But I came home and changed immediately so I could bike to the pet store to buy food for Lucy.  Later this week, that outfit is going to make another appearance, so maybe I’ll get a photo then and share it.  In the meantime, here’s the new shirt by itself. 

New Shirt

New Shirt Closeup

Do you think it will go well with the “Property of Lucy” tattoo that I should be sporting?

Happy September, friends!