Sunday, December 23, 2007

Important updates!!

On the marathon training front - I have good news! Yesterday we did 12 miles in 2:08 - YES!! This was a better average mile time than last weekend of about 10:34 minute miles. Our run 12/walk 1 method really helps with recovery and endurance running for longer distances. I'm slightly sore in the legs today, due to my lack of weekday training for the past 2 weeks.

Upcoming races and training sessions:
- 12/29: 8 mile timed run
- 12/31: 5 to 8 mile timed Goodbye 2007 fun run on the Newport Beach to Huntington Beach boardwalk (only in Orange County - Holler)
- 1/6: ORANGE COUNTY HALF MARATHON!!! I think our team is ready - let's do it girls!

For Christmas this year, Mark and I have decided to open our home to Caleb, a 2 year old Boston Terrier. He has had a sad life so far. He has obviously been abused and neglected, because he came to us very skinny and very scared and sad. He would cower and pee when you'd come near him, and would run into his crate.

After just a few days with us, we're happy to report that he is doing well. Caleb is learning commands quickly and takes quick hints from his 3 year old sister Sophie.We've decided to see for the next few weeks how things work out with Caleb in our household. If things go well, we will be formally adopting him, otherwise, we'll find him the best forever home possible. Our main goal right now is to try to get him happy and healthy.


amber said...

poor little thing! you can see his little ribs in that first picture

good for you guys for adopting him :)

dapotato said...

still in awe of the sheer amount of running you ladies are doing.

caleb is a cutie. i hope things work out for him and your fam.

WeezerMonkey said...

I hope things work out with Caleb, and I really hope Sophie is nice to him. :)

Aline said...

Yey for the cute addition! I know you'll get him nice healthy and meaty in no time!


ssinca said...

congrats on your new son! glad to see you've updated your blog with some new things;)

and I'm tired just reading about your runs...

Kimberly said...

Poor booger! I hope Caleb gets as much love as Sophie!! I know how loyal you and M are!

R said...

Good luck with Caleb! And bravo on the training.

Jen said...

Aw, Caleb looks like a sweetie. He is lucky to have found you guys!

wan-nabe said...

caleb is a lucky little guy to have you guys in his life :)