Monday, April 15, 2013

Monday Funday

Happy Monday y'all! It's also Tax Day boo and Boston Marathon Day!

Why is it that the weekends just fly by??

We had a busy but actually quite productive weekend here.
It started with a wet run, which you can read about here. We went to a Tulsa Drillers baseball Saturday night, but I really wasn't into it, so we left early.

Sunday, I got up early and prepped food for the week. Then, we went for a bike ride. Its been a while since we've ridden our bikes. We recently learned about a new trail that we wanted to check out. We weren't exactly how far we were going to ride, we just decided to wing it.

 We started out at the Case Community Center, headed south on the River City Trail. It curves along the Arkanasas River. If there were more water in the river, it would be much more senic, but it was still pretty.

It goes under highway 97 and joins the Katy Trail. We took the Katy trail east for about 7 miles to Newblock Park in West Tulsa. From there, we wound through the back streets of downtown Tulsa back to the Katy Trail and back 8 miles to the community center for a total of 18 miles. It was very windy, with gusts up to 35 mph. All in all, it was a good ride with added resistance from the wind on the way back. I enjoyed it very much and need to find a way to incorporate more cycling into my fitness regimen.

This is race week for me and I am super happy about that!!  We are running the Camp Barnabas Half Marathon in Springfield, Missouri this weekend. The website says that it is a "certified flat course" and that the course is "relatively flat". I know better than to trust these descriptions, especially in Missouri! I'm really looking forward to this race. It will be my first half since December, when I was injured. I haven't figured out my pacing strategy yet. I'm not sure if I will race this or just go slow and enjoy it. I'm a little apprehensive because I don't want to get my IT band reinjured. All I know is I'm going to enjoy it because there were times when I didn't think I would ever run again.

What are your fitness goals for the week??

Do you cycle??

Are your taxes done??  Do you complete them early or wait till the last minute, like me??

Do you know anyone running the Boston Marathon?


  1. I only know other bloggers running the marathon, and I do plan to follow their progress this morning so exciting!

    My taxes have been done for a long time and the refund sitting in the bank..yay!

    1. I watched the elites. I love watching them run!! Then, unfortunately, I was unable to stop watching after the tragic turn of events. I still feel sick about it.

  2. I ride my bike into town to treat myself to a cup of coffee every week. It's about 12 miles.

    Unfortunately I'm not qualified to know any people who ran the Boston Marathon.

    1. I have a local friend who is a BQ. She was not there however, fortunately!