Sunday, October 24, 2010

Running with Family (Goofy Week 4)

This weekend was fun filled!  My sister and brother in law were up from the Bay Area.  We wine tasted in the Gorge and my sis in law and I ran a 5k on Sunday (her second and a BIG PR for her--yay).

Running Recap:
Tuesday: 4.5 mi Bridge Loop with Jen---it had been waaaaay too long since we did a run together.  It was great, I foresee more regular running in our future!

Wednesday: 6.5 miles  This was supposed to be 6 miles at the track but I had the worst stomach issues that day.  I actually almost skipped my run altogether but decided to go after wallowing on the couch for several minutes.  I decided to just run but about 2 miles in I felt better so I sped up a bit and turned the run into a tempo (2 easy, 2 @ 10:15, 2 easy).  As an extra cool down I took Zoey out for .5 when I finished.

Thursday: Blissful rest and a fun happy hour with friends.

Friday: 9.1 mile long run.  I had hoped for 10 but I ran home and it turned out the way I went it was only 9.1 miles.  It wasn't a great run but it wasn't terrible.

Saturday: Fun wine tasting and hanging out with family.

Sunday: Run Like Hell 5k with my sister in law---I was pacing her/just along for the ride.  She's been having some knee issues but had told me she really wanted to beat her first 5k time (which was 2 weeks ago).  I didn't want to push her too hard but I knew about halfway through that we could totally beat her time.  With about half a mile to go I asked if we could speed up a bit, she said okay and did great!  We easily ran a negative split and we smashed her old PR by 2 minutes and came it at 32:59.  Running with family is own of my favorite things to do.  I've run two 5k with two of my sister in laws and I'm incredibly proud of them both.  There is nothing like sharing your passion with those you love.

Total Miles: 23.21 (down from last week but I'll take it)

 Multnomah Falls
Brothers...Mr. Pi and Mr. Pi's younger brother
 Wine tasting 
 Winery on the Washington side of the Gorge
 View of the Columbia from the Washington side, the fall colors were gorgeous

It had been POURING and then right before the 5k started the sky went BLUE
Plastic bags to protect us from the elements
Start line, this doesn't begin to show all the fun costumes we saw

Here's to another successful week of running.  I'm also going to get back in the pool this week too.  My Tri Club has started up there weekly coached swim sessions and it's already on my calendar to go. 


  1. Great photos!! Congrats on the awesome 5k pacing job- very solid finish time! I'm so glad it wasn't pouring on you guys.

    Thanks for the company on the run - see you Wednesday for track? I'll email you.

  2. tasting Napa Valley....I remmeber as good times in 1994...when I was studying Berkelye exhange program!!

    Cheers from Hong Kong!

    "XTB" Xavi.

  3. Congrats to your sister-in-law on her PR!!! That is awesome!

    I love the pics. It looks like you had a great weekend!

  4. sounds like a great week. I am getting so anxious for the boot to come off so we can run together again, too! I miss our Terwilliger Tuesdays. :(

    Nice job on the runs & the miles (and the wine tasting - JEALOUS!)

  5. Congratulations to your sister-in-law on the 5K PR, and props to you for leading her to it!

    The Falls are really pretty. I wish we had some water around here...

  6. Looks like one of the best weeks!!

  7. Looks like fun - great pictures!

  8. Sounds like you had a great running week! Yay!
    And, yay for running with friends and family! I don't get to run with my sister very often, but when I do I LOVE it!! It doesn't matter what pace we run at, it's just nice to run together!

    Good job pacing your sister-n-law and helping her get her PR! :)

  9. Looks like a successful weekend with your family!

    Glad you were able to at least partially avoid the rain for your 5k. It seemed pretty wet out there!

  10. Congrats to Kathryn!! I would love to try and convince Kari but no such luck.

    This made me really want to go out and run a 5k . . . hmmmm . . .

  11. Awesome pics! Looks like you had a blast with your sister and yay for her PR!

  12. Awesome pics! Looks like you had a blast with your sister and yay for her PR!

  13. What an amazing week of workouts and fun with friends and family; there's nothing better

  14. Great pictures! Congrats to your sister in law for her PB. Nice job on the runs.

  15. Nice photos and Congrats to your sister-in-law on her PR!