Sunday, January 18, 2009

I am a *terrible* bowler

Last night was our work holiday party, which we had at a bowling alley! Our other option was a nice dinner at a restaurant, but since we work at a restaurant, we thought it would be more fun to go bowling, which allows you the option of walking around and talking to different people, rather than just those sitting around you.

I ended up bowling six games!! Talk about an arm workout! I started off slow with a score of 42, but I worked my way up to 88, then 101, then 109, my high score for the night! I think I dropped back down the 72 and finished off the night with 103. Not too shabby since the last time I bowled was probably in high school. Apparently I really need to work on my form, since I was told I look like I'm flailing when I go to release the ball...probably not a good look, but it made people laugh, so it turned out alright.

All of the activity yesterday (work + run + bowling) had me worried that I would be tired for my long run today, but I made it! I don't actually want to say this out loud, but perhaps I'm adjusting to the cold temperatures. It was 10 degrees this morning when I started my run, and it wasn't nearly as bad as I expected. I definitely stalled for a long time this morning, but after two miles, I was actually quite comfortable. I used to think that Under Armour was highly overrated and definitely overpriced, but I've been converted ever since I received some Under Armour tights and long sleeve shirt for Christmas. I wish I'd realized this sooner!

Sunday, January 18
10.12 miles in 1:21:32, avg pace of 8:04

Splits: 8:10, 8:16, 8:07, 8:14, 8:03, 8:03, 7:57, 8:00, 7:53, 7:53

I admittedly have no sense of pace, and I wanted to work on making long runs slower (more around 8:20-8:30-ish), but I didn't accomplish that today. It will definitely be more important when the mileage increases, so I'm going to continue to work on this.

The rest of the day was spent watching football. Both teams that I wanted to win lost...

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