Thursday, February 3, 2011

Scary Mornings and Boxes of Love

Today's run: 4 miles
Week to date: 17 miles
Month to date: 9 miles (pleh... I really dislike it when the new month starts in the middle of the week!)

So, yesterday was kind of a strange day. I wasn't planning on running anyway, but even if I had, I don't know if I would have made it out. See, my morning was spent glued to the computer, constantly refreshing the Facebook page for the local station back in Marquette. The long and short of it is that there was a threat to the University found on a website, and someone called campus to warn them of what they saw. Here's the link to one of the articles talking about it (it even made CNN, you never see anything about the Upper Peninsula on there!) Scary stuff, but things are OK now. They reopened campus today after making 110% sure that everyone would be safe and they were sure the threat had passed.
All I have to say is that I'm very proud of how my alma mater and the surrounding community handled everything, and I am especially proud of all the students today who held their heads high, sported the school colors, and went back to class and on with their lives. It's always a great day to be a Wildcat!
I even hung my flag back up for the first time since Brandon and I moved in together.
I thought about running in my hockey jersey today, but in the end I decided not to, I just layered on as many green, gold, or NMU related items as I could. (And the All-Star toque, just because.)
In other news, early yesterday afternoon I got a big box of love from home! After spending the morning freaked out, it felt amazing to feel the love:
Look at all the goodness here! Coach Mom is the GREATEST! New shirts, Valentines' Day goodies, munchies (including my favorite cereal, Quaker Oatmeal Squares, and a bunch of Larabars!), and my TRAINING PLAN!!
The plan Coach Mom wrote for me looks amazing. It's nice this time to have a more concrete plan to follow (even if winging it was fun), and I'm really excited that it's finally training time! I had so much fun last time around, I hope it's the same way this time! And, with this, I'll do my longest run ever (14 miles) and my biggest week mileage wise ever (30 miles, the first week of May.) Looking at the calendar I was given, though, I'm already in week 1. But after a panicked phone call home, I was told not to worry about it, and I'm going to finish what I had planned for this week and jump in at week 2 on Monday.

Fortunately, my plan for this week and what I have written on my training plan for this week match fairly well. I had a 4 miler planned for myself today, and that's what Coach Mom wrote, too, and same with the 6 miler on Saturday. The only difference is that I don't have a run written on the plan for tomorrow, and I was planning on doing another 5.

Have you ever had Larabars? Which one is your favorite?
I'm a fan of the Cherry Pie one, myself. I had the Banana Bread one yesterday and it was awesome, too!


  1. That is so fun that you got that amazing package from home!!! Look at you supporting your school. AWESOME RUN!!! Girl I am so so excited for about the bridals. Usually brides will just get pictures of just themselves in their dresses etc. but we decided to have Billy in them too so we could have plenty of time to take pictures, have good weather and not worry about doing all the pictures on the wedding day. We did it a month before the wedding. Does that make sense? You are going to be absolutely gorgeous!!!

  2. What a RAD package!!!
    I have only had one lara bar- but it was yummy =D

    So-- Nuun is a drink tablet that you put into water. It has electrolytes, but no carbs. I generally train without carbs- except for the odd 20 miler. So this might be a nice treat in lieu of water. :)

    How cool is it that your mom is a coach?!

    Thanks for finding my blog!

  3. I have honesty never had a Larabar, isn't that insane?!?! I need to try one for real! :)

    That is so scary that there was a threat made to your school! Glad everything is ok and they reopened!

  4. I LOVE Coconut Cream Pie Larabars. So much that I wipe the store out clean each chance I get. :)

    Have a great weekend!

  5. your mom is the BESTEST! what an awesome package! and its so cool that she's the one that makes your training plans. i'm the only runner in my family...on both sides. most people i'm related to think that i'm crazy for the running that i do. oh well!


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