Saturday, March 27, 2010

Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego

Anyone else remember this early computer game? Tracking down an international spy using history clues to figure out the next destination?

After one doozy of a workweek (being promoted + a big project kickoff = way too many long days of meetings), the beardie boys and I are on the road again.  The clue to our first stop is…

my favorite pool! 

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We’ve finally joined Jeff and Cujo, who left a couple weeks ago, at our place in Arizona. 

This morning I had a medium-length run that built to a harder pace by the end.  Compared to my usual first run upon arrival in Arizona sufferfest, this went pretty well and I had some nice paces (even while *cough*slightly hungover*cough*).  It got me thinking about the PRs I’ve gotten so far this year and what my run workouts have been like…I’ve been running for 5 years now and working with my coach for 18 months, so it’s about time I start seeing paces I thought myself capable of!

Not only did he run with me, Jeff even came along to swim.  This pool is so nice, no one can resist!

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What a difference short training days, especially on rest week, make!  There is actually time to do all sorts of other things with your weekends.

Like visit the Tempe Festival of the Arts.  It was most excellent for people watching.

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And for funnel cake eating.

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And just chilling in the sunshine.

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I will work from here for most of the week and then we continue the roadtrip to another exciting destination for dog-related fun!

9 comments:

ShirleyPerly said...

Yes, I've been enjoying NOT training for an ironman this year and working on speed and technique more.

Enjoy your Arizona getaway. That pool does look very inviting!

elizabeth said...

FUN! And the weather is TOO perfect right now... okay that's not true, it's actually still a bit chilly. Hope you are having fun!!!

Midwestern Dot said...

I loved that game! Plus there was a game show about it on PBS that was for tweens and teenagers, super cheesy but I watched it!
Have fun in AZ!

Meredith said...

Totally used to play that game.

Looks like the weather is perfect in Scottsdale, so jealous! Have fun and keep on enjoying the training.

Beth said...

Oh my gosh I LOVED that computer game!! My sister and I played it all the time. And now I have the song stuck in my head. Thanks. ;) Hope your time in AZ is awesome!

Runner Leana said...

I used to love that game!!

The pool does look beautiful out there. Love outdoor pools! It looks like you are having some amazing weather out that way.

Melissa said...

Oh I loved "Where in the world is Carmen San Diego?". I even read the game title with the theme music in my head ;-)

Congrats on the work promotion.

Sherry said...

Molly, your hair is CUTE!!!!

AZ looks amazing! Y'all are lucky to be able to retreat there. :o)

Your running improvements inspire the crap out of me! Hard work, dedication, persistence and patience... you are the epitome of all of those.

Rainmaker said...

There was also the TV show - which was sooo much more fun.

I also hear you on enjoying not training for an IM this year. :)