TGIF and all kinds of good stuff!

Nuun Winner

First and foremost, the winner of my Nuun Giveaway — selected at random — is:

Heather at Junk Miles

Big thanks to Nuun for sending enough product that I could try it out and give some away too. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend that you check it out. This is good stuff.

Yasso 800s

We had 8 x 800 Yasso repeats on the schedule last night. We didn’t hit the track this time, but used a quiet residential loop where we measured out the distance and used a fire hydrant as the 400m marker and a mailbox as the 800m marker. We had a 200m recovery jog between each repeat.

Goal: 4:00 per 800.

Here’s how they went down:

4:02 – okay, warming up
4:07 – uhhh, way too slow
3:49 – alright, made up for that last one
3:52 – half way there, feeling good
3:39 – who knew I could run this fast?
3:36 – where did that come from?
3:40 – suffering for the last one, but hanging on
3:30 – SAY WHAT?!

Average: 3:46 per 800

I felt fantastic! Okay, I felt a little barftastic towards the end of that last one, but what a rush to see 3:30 on my watch.

Olympic Torch Relay

Yesterday I was thrilled to find out that my baby (18) sister was selected as a Torch Bearer when the Olympic Torch Relay passes through Barrie, Ontario (just north of us) on December 30th. She entered a contest through Coca Cola and SOGO Active, where she shared her fundraising involvement for Run4Rett and her goal of running a 5K. How cool is that?

Have a great long weekend!
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36 thoughts on “TGIF and all kinds of good stuff!

  1. dang it. my name isn't even visible on that screen! i'm a loser :(niiiice job on the 800s! tearing it up! i am sure that was quite the confidence boost :)congrats to your sister!! SOOO COOL!

  2. So awesome for your sister! That is incredible- I saw the Brampton torchbearer on the news yesterday morning… Your sister is going to be a celeb! You are pulling some awesome runs again- smokin'!Have a great long weekend!

  3. hey HEYYYyyy! yasso 800s repreSENT! way to go! ending fast, too, that's always great. so you guys only do 200 m recovery?????????????? wow! i do a full 400 and boy do i take advantage of that. hmm… is it supposed to be 200? i could've sworn he said 400. gotta go do some research. i don't want to be slacking!

  4. haha Love the commentary – as usual. you kicked that last one's a$$- awesome!! 😉 and WOW – CONGRATS to your sis, that is so cool!!!

  5. Awesome job on those Yassos! Hooray for proof that you are SO ready for marathon redemption! :)Also, congrats to your sis! That will definitely be one of the coolest experiences ever!Have a great weekend!! 🙂

  6. Ok, so you are super duper speedy! Vroooom! (Heh, sorry had to type that.) Tell your sister congrats that is just awesome!Have a great weekend. And thanks for the support on my bike riding!

  7. Wow, Great job with those negative splits! I am so excited for you. It is also cool that your sister will be in the Torch Relay. I remember when the Olympics were in Atlanta and the torch came through my hometown, on Telegraph Highway. I was 12.

  8. Way to go! Its good you let your body warm up – that way you rocked the last ones! I am so jealous of your sister! I so want to go to the olympics games in 2010!

  9. How awesome…about the Yasso's and your sister carrying the Olympic torch!! Thanks so much for all your words of wisdom and encouragement. GL on your LR this weekend and then enjoy your taper!

  10. ooooh, so close in the giveaway, lol. There was a MEC store across the street from where I had been working this week, so I managed to hold out not going in (and spending way too much money all week, but ventured in yesterday and found some nuun there! Yay, now I can try it! Awesome news about your sis! That would be so fun! Good luck on your 37k tomorrow 🙂

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