Another Week! Also, random searches that end up here

Another week is over. Its also the conclusion of a month (well…one more day). So, before I give you the low down on my Weeks Worth of Workouts, I would like to show you something ridiculous. That being search terms used to find my blog over the last 30 days. Some of them are outrageous(ly funny). The term is in bold and my response to them follows!!

chub rub – hope i helped you in some way with this, because boy is it troublesome!
singlelady – i am not one
pw’s chex mix – it was MY chex mix party. also, no one else is pw but my husband!
you potato bro – yes. how else would you start a comment that ends with ‘bro’?
trx hurts – no joke, doesnt get any better!
huge dogs – the opposite of ours, so no advice there
fried skittles – sounds like a DREAM. i hope they are sour!!
k & n oil woburn - again, no idea.
cold shoulder cat – dont all cats give the cold shoulder? not a cat fan!!!
yellow worst candy – you tell it, sister!
couple of girls” – quite a few on my blog!
pizza with holes in bottom boston – this sounds like a tragedy.
how to be an ironman wife – i am a pro at this and hope i gave you some tips on the lifestyle!
انار میوه عشق – translation please.
dude in green speedo - this is one of the 4 speedo searches on my blog this month. Thanks paul!
your sneakers or your life - GAH. sounds like a nightmare.
im good at running, cooking. how do i make a living at these - got me, and no info on that here, thats for sure!
what to eat when your on tina - carrots’n’cake reference? napoleon dynamite??

I don’t know either people. But for all of them that searched these things, hope they stuck around awhile!

Okay, now onto last weeks workouts!!

Monday- OFF
Tuesday- 80 minutes outside, 2×20 in the middle
Wednesday- 35 minute recovery run
Thursday- OFF
Friday- 60 minutes with 4×1 mile at 7:00 min/mi pace in the middle (tough on a Friday!!!)
Saturday- 35 minutes in Zone 1
Sunday- 130 minute split run. 90 min am, 40 min pm!

One more big week (this week), then taper time!!!

Weeks Worth of Workouts

I am so sad that my blog has been going by the wayside! Unfortunately, between working 6 days a week, grad school, and trying to get in my 40+ run miles a week, I don’t have a lot of time leftover!

I HAVE been getting in all my run miles though. Last week concluded with 1 hour and 52 minutes on the treadmill! That run is dedicated to the snowstorm we got on Saturday. And the Bruins. Because I watched a re-air of their Saturday game while at the gym and it kept me thoroughly entertained!

So to the numbers:
Monday: 70 minutes, 2×20 zone 2 in the middle
Tuesday: 1 hour zone 1 interval ride on trainer, 35 min recovery run
Wednesday: 75 minute 2×20 zone 2
Saturday: 60 minute run
Sunday: 112 minute run

Total run miles: 40

My two overload weeks begin today! This week involves a couple of serious workouts looking forward to doing mile repeats OUTSIDE tomorrow!

2011 Total Miles Run Recap–Not what I wanted!

Is it too late for a 2011 run recap? I have been out of the loop for weeks now. Grad school restarted, I had a pesky (read: debilitating) cold, and well…Ive actually been running! Excuses aside, heres the lowdown:

January: 135.33
February: 116.83
March: 102.32
April: 138.88
May: 80.41
June: 29.25
July: 91.85
August: 138.25
September: 34.91
October: 16.85
November: 47.55
December: 93.33

Total: 1025.76

What was it supposed to be? Probably about 200 higher. If you reflect on Sept/October totals, you can actually see me falling off the wagon. I took a little “timeout” those two months, and tried to come back before the end of the year. It is what it is though, and I will take a total of over a thousand any day!

Now, its a new year with new goals. Hyannis is coming quick (5 weeks, I believe), and I have just started to get my stuff together. I am going full force though, and have been running on the treadmill a lot. It sounds painful but its actually a blessing–running at the gym motivates me because its not cold (Im a wimp). It also motivates me to run hard! Ive had no issues getting in hard workouts and my pace is improving as prescribed.

Whats not improving? Body composition. Sigh. Salads and burritos galore. Yogurt everyday. It will happen, and I know patience is a virtue, but man…someone get me a loaf of bread!

So…what are my running goals for 2012? Hit 1500 miles for the year. PR in the half (okay, thats a given–Hyannis will be my first half!). NOT take an inordinate amount of time off after any race (no more than a week…unless I do a marathon). And most importantly: NOT GET BURNED OUT. That is the most important goal!!

I have been updating DailyMile pretty regularly. I will be doing weekly recaps on here again too. And just UPDATING!

This post is about my love…

for Mexican food!!!

I have brought forth my sister-in-laws salsa recipe. It is so easy (and so delicious) that I know for a fact I will never buy jarred salsa again. It just tastes SO much better!

But before that I need to show you my dinner from the other night. We went to a local, authentic, Mexican restaurant Acapaulco’s. I usually play it pretty safe, ordering a taco or quesadillas. This night though, I ordered my first Chimichanga! It was everything I dreamed of–fried to perfection. And of course I got a taco to go with it. And yes, I ate this entire plate (if you thought otherwise, you don’t know me that well!!!):

Im pretty sure Mexican food might be my favorite all-time food (even more than Italian!).

To continue with that theme, here is her salsa recipe (you will be a hit at any party with this).

Ingredients:

-1 can Ro-Tel
-1 can tomatoes (either whole or diced!)
-half an onion, chopped
-1/2 to 1 jalapeno, chopped (depending on how spicy you want this!)
-1 clove garlic
-cilantro (again, depending on taste)
-salt
-the juice of half a lime

Thats it! Throw it all in the food processor or blender:

And then, if youre like me, eat half the batch while updating your blog:

One more day of vacation means only one more day of running long and immediately napping on the couch–I shall miss that for sure, but am still looking forward to getting back in to the swing of things and away from all of these holiday treats!

PS Happy New Year everyone!!!