June 2nd-8th “Training” (and Fun!)

Last week I did a grand total of 27 miles: 16 running and 11 on the elliptical. The total mileage was a bit lower than other weeks because I didn’t do any cycling.

Monday, 6/2: 5 miles easy on the elliptical

Tuesday, 6/3: Rest

Wednesday, 6/4: 3 miles easy on the treadmill + a total of 3 miles on the elliptical before and after the running

Thursday, 6/5: Track workout totaling about 4 miles with 2 x 800m @ HM pace and 2 x 800m @ 10K pace  slower than 10K pace

Friday, 6/6: Godawful 2.4 miles on the elliptical

Saturday, 6/7: 4 miles on the trail

Sunday, 6/8: 5 miles by Lady Bird Lake. First 2 miles were with the Gentleman, so they were slower than my usual pace. After that I took off on my own and felt pretty good. About 80% of the run was on a dirt path, which is probably the best surface I can run on right now (except maybe the track). The only drawback was the HEAT and SUN! Summer in Texas is the worst.

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  • I am going to actually decrease or maintain my overall mileage this week. 4 miles on Saturday and 5 miles on Sunday felt like a bit much this week, and my shin has periodically felt sore today even though all I did in this morning was cycling at the gym. Better safe then sorry…
  • Actually, that’s it on the running front.

Fun! We did a bunch of fun things last week:

  • On Tuesday the Gentleman won 2 free tickets to Punch! at Cap City Comedy. Laughter ensued.
  • On Friday we celebrated National Donut Day with a trip to Mrs. Johnson’s and picked up these beauties:

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  • On Saturday night we went to our first of what I hope will be many movies at the Paramount Theater this summer. Every year the Paramount puts on an awesome series of classic movies in the summer. In years past we’ve seen Bonnie and Clyde, Psycho, and The Third Man, to name a few. Watching old movies in a fancy theater with balcony seats (!!!) is such a treat!
The view from our balcony seats before the movie started. I didn't get a chance to take a picture of the amazing ceiling!

The view from our balcony seats before the movie started. I didn’t get a chance to take a picture of the amazing ceiling!

Saturday night’s movie was the 1949 version of The Great Gatsby.


It was good, but I adore the book so much that I think I’m always going to be a little biased against any film adaptations. Those familiar with the book may recall the T.J. Eckleburg billboard that looms over Wilson’s auto shop. Fitzgerald, like any good writer, describes the billboard in great detail but leaves it up to the reader to interpret its significance. But the movie–perhaps because it was trying a little too hard to be faithful to the novel but more likely because the writers forgot about the golden rule of showing, not telling–had a really awkward exchange between Wilson and Tom Buchanan where they were like “God, that billboard is so weird.” “I KNOW. It’s like it’s looking at you.” Ugh.

Anyway, on to happier things. After the movie we went to Casino El Camino and feasted on burgers and fries and I had two (yes, TWO) delicious Shiner Ruby Redbird beers.

2014-06-07 19.50.28And we also messed with the jukebox and played the most ridiculous songs we could find, because nothing says party time on 6th Street like the theme from Goldfinger.

Tell me about your favorite classic movies!


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2 Responses to June 2nd-8th “Training” (and Fun!)

  1. Nice pictures and yumm pictures! Hope your shin feels better soon.


  2. Pingback: June 9th-15th “Training”: I don’t want to talk about it | Rungry

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