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by Meghann on August 9, 2010

Did you know today is 08-09-10?

I love dates that have fun patterns! I think that’s one of the reasons why I desperately wanted to run the Chicago Marathon this year. I mean, come on, it falls on 10-10-10 ! It’s fate, right?

My training schedule has once again been shifted thanks to my travel plans later on in the week, but that’s why I live by the rules of flexibility when training!

Instead of completing my fartlek tomorrow, I conquered it today. And instead of my Yasso on Thursday, I’m running it on Wednesday. Everything just got shifted back a day. 😉

I stepped up the fartlek this morning and did 5 one minute intervals at 8.5, then 5 more at 9.0. That’s two more intervals then I have been doing and .5 higher for the final 5.

Honestly, I wasn’t feeling the fartleks when I woke up this morning and was very close to canning the speed work out and just running around the block instead. But, I dragged myself to the gym anyways. Once I was on the treadmill I was instantly glad I had made the trip. I felt like a million bucks and the fartleks came easier and easier. I guess all this speedwork is starting to pay off?

My reward for a great speed session was a great breakfast.


I had a bowl of fruit with plain yogurt, peanut powder, and Kashi Flakes.


With two of last night’s Chai Tea Scones with jam.


You seriously need to make these scones. They were still just as moist, flavorful, and perfect as they were fresh out of the oven last night.


Today is actually my Wednesday (short week – woo hoo!), so I have a ton of work to tackle before the day is up. Here goes nothing!

1 Molly August 9, 2010 at 9:26 am

Im going to come to Chicago that weekend to cheer on the runners 🙂 I wish I could run in it 🙁 but alas, healing injuries is on my to-do list at the moment!

Have a fabulous monday girly!


2 britchickruns August 9, 2010 at 9:27 am

How far are you planning on running at the HLS? I’ve got between 10 and 12miles to do…:s! SO scared of the heat!!

3 lauren August 9, 2010 at 11:13 am

i need to do between 10-12 during HLS too! i was thinking of tacking on some miles during the sunday fun run.

4 Marilou August 9, 2010 at 9:33 am

Haaa here it’s 09-08-10 though … it will come on September 8 😉

5 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday August 9, 2010 at 9:37 am

Good for you for sticking to your plan. That’s tough to do when you just want to take it for an easy run.

6 Becky August 9, 2010 at 9:40 am

Flexibility is definitely key. I had to shuffle things around this week, too. Great job on the speedwork! Looking forward to running with you in Chi-town!

7 Katy @ MonsterProof August 9, 2010 at 9:42 am

Sigh. I skipped this morning. I need to take all of you good people as motivation and get myself to a gym tonight!

8 newleafeats August 9, 2010 at 9:47 am

I love date patterns! Friends of mine are getting married on 12-11-10 this year. 🙂

9 Kelly August 9, 2010 at 10:03 am

Love fun dates like that! Hopefully when I get married one day I can get married on a cool day like that.

10 Beth @ Will Run for Books August 9, 2010 at 10:06 am

I love pattern dates! I actually didn’t realize that today was 8-9-10, but I’m getting married on 9-10-11! So fun!

I totally need to make those scones…yummmmmm

11 Heather @ Side of Sneakers August 9, 2010 at 11:27 am

I’m a number nerd- I love fun dates! I almost got married on 07-07-07 😉

12 sweetersalt August 9, 2010 at 12:27 pm

It’s also my half birthday – woo hoo 25.5 (big landmark obviously)!

13 Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales August 9, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Sounds like you had a good workout and those scones do look good!!

14 michele August 9, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Good job on the speed runs. Breakfast looks yummy!

15 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] August 9, 2010 at 12:40 pm

A friend of a friend is getting married today @ 1:23pm. Hahaha.

16 Michelle August 9, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Our wedding date was 06-07-08 ~ we didn’t plan this. Plus, we met in ’06, got engaged in ’07, and married in ’08. This was all coincidence!!

17 rayshine August 9, 2010 at 9:39 pm

My sister’s birthday is actually on 10-10-10 this year and she was born at ten to ten, so it’s very cool!

18 Sarah August 10, 2010 at 11:21 am

I have 10-10-10 on my calendar this year since it’s my b-day and I figure it will be a good one. Would be a bit better if I were turning 10 or 30 but I’ll be happy with my actual age and plan something fun.

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