Sunday, June 30, 2013

Six months in

Jerry and I went to see World War Z last night, and I thought it was really good! I wasn't expecting much, because it is rated PG-13, which is strange for a movie about zombies. But the movie was scary and jumpy without being super gory, which was actually really refreshing. I don't mind goriness, but it seems like movies are constantly trying to outdo each other by being even more gory than the last, rather than focusing on a good plot.

I used to hate zombie movies, or anything to do with zombies. Then I promised Jerry I'd watch ONE episode of The Walking Dead, just to prove how dumb it was. And by the time he got home from work that day, I'd watched the entire first season ;) Anyway, I never read the World War Z book, so I can't compare the movie to that, but I really liked the movie.

Before the movie, we went to Mrs. Fields so that I could spend my activity PointsPlus on a peanut butter dream bar. Jerry wanted one, too, and as usual, they are buy 2 get 1 free. If someone had been in line behind us, I would have offered it to them, but nobody was there. So as tempting as it was to get it, we declined the free dream bar. I wish I was one of those people that could stick it in the freezer for another day, but I would have eaten it before we even got home!

I was really missing the kids this morning. They spent the night at the campground with my parents last night, and this morning, I watched the Anna Nicole move that was on Lifetime last night. Watching that made me think about the kids (I kept feeling sorry for Anna Nicole's son throughout the movie), and I was excited for them to get home.

Today, I had a four-mile tempo run on the schedule. My last few tempo runs haven't been good at all, so I was getting a little worried about how it would feel. I decided to do the treadmill, because it's easier to maintain a consistent pace. My goal for tempo pace is 8:02-8:18/mi, and the last few tempos I've done, I've really struggled just to finish.

I turned on Pretty Little Liars, and set the treadmill at an 8:06 pace. I'm relieved to say that I had a good tempo run today! It wasn't easy--tempo runs are supposed to make you a little uncomfortable--but I was able to do all four miles at my target pace, and I didn't feel terrible. After the first half-mile or so, my heart rate was in Zone 4 the entire time, which is just where I wanted it to be.

After my long run on Friday, my mileage for June was at 98. So today's run put me over the 100 miles mark. I'm halfway through the year, and still going strong on my goal of 100 miles per month. And the best part is, I've remained injury-free.

Sarah's husband Ne came in from Arizona last night (Jerry went to pick him up from the airport at 2:00 AM!). Tomorrow, they are coming over with their 10-month old, Alex, and we're going to cook out on the grill. I'm hoping for better weather than we've been getting; it's been storming on and off every day for about a week straight!


  1. Oh my gosh. I am so in love with that color-coded bar chart!!! You are making the nerdy numbers girl inside me squeal in delight!!

    Glad you had a good run! And MAJOR kudos to you for turning down the bar. WHY do they make things buy 2 get 1 free, anyway?! :p

  2. I'm with the above comment....I love, love that chart as well. Great way to see your stats!!!

  3. I never thought about how World War Z wasn't super gory but you are right! It wasn't. Good observation... way different than Walking Dead which aims to gross you out. I liked both! Although I wish World War Z had a little bit more to the plot. Felt like Brad Pitt just running around... overall though a good flick!

    I HATE buy two get one free, unless it's gum. Then I love it. :)

  4. How did you make that mileage chart?

    My husband really wants to see World War Z and I've dodged it so far. I anticipated being bored so I'm glad to hear you liked it! Maybe there is hope lol.

  5. Why is the title to this post "Six months in"? Six months into what? Am I missing something?

    1. Six months into my 100 miles per month goal.

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