9 Weeks to Go & Spot of the Week

Sisters are great…

Because they make driving 3 hours to be somewhere for 3 hours more than worth it.

Because slightly over-done shrimp tastes like 5 star quality when it’s loving cooked (and peeled and deveined!) in a kitchen full of sisters.

Because nothing makes you appreciate your husband or boyfriend like having them nicely put up with a “sister reunion” afternoon.

Because it’s insane the quantity of raw veggies (and bleu cheese dressing) a woman can eat while chatting and cooking.

Because birthday cake, sisters, and Sauvignon Blanc are a great combination.

Because even if you don’t see each other often enough, when you do get together, you always pick up right where you left off.

Because 3 sisters out of 5 being together is better than not gathering at all. (Yes, there are 5 of us.)

Happy birthday to a fabulous sister. Why do I always forget to take family pictures at these events?

Here’s my birthday sister & I on her wedding day this past summer.


And, here’s the weekly running run-down:

Feb. 13 – Feb. 19

Monday- 2.26 miles @ 8:56 in 20:09 (outside)

Tuesday- 2 miles total: circuit training class including about .5 miles, 1.5 cool down @ 9:50 (TM)

Wednesday- 4.17 miles easy @ 10:18 in 42:57 (outside)

Thursday- Rest

Friday- 6.0 miles progressive tempo in 55:35 with 1 mile easy, 2 miles @ 8:57, 1 mile @ 8:49, 1 mile @ 8:41, 1 mile easy (TM)

Saturday- 6.25 miles semi-long @ 9:30 in 59:20 (outside)

Sunday- Rest

Total – 20.7 miles

It was definitely a cut back week on my long run, but after 3 weeks of increasing I think it was the right call.

After last week’s treadmill intensive running I’m happy to see I logged over half of these miles outside. Gotta take advantage of the nice weather as much as possible!

9 weeks until half marathon time…

About Lisa

Hi, I'm Lisa. Dairy farmer's wife and Minnesotan to the core, I write about rural farm life, running down country roads, and the food, faith, and family that bind everything together. Follow along on my journey.
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7 Responses to 9 Weeks to Go & Spot of the Week

  1. Jena says:

    Aw, sister time is fun! Driving 3 hrs, to spend 3 hrs..not fun. Glad you got to spend some time w/ your sisters!

    Nice week of running, and YAY for more outside miles than inside miles!

  2. Terzah says:

    I actually like step-back weeks! :^)

    That’s a nice picture of you and your sister. I’d have to drive 11 hours to see mine. Sigh.

  3. Ditto Terzah – love the step back week!

  4. taratru says:

    I wish I could spend more time with my sister. You guys are super cute!

  5. Brit says:

    I can’t believe how friendly this winter has been for outdoor running! I’m loving it!

  6. Hey Lisa-
    Come play along and tell us your favorite things!! It can be ANYTHING!! 🙂

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