Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Another good pace and a new blog layout :)

Today, Helen and I had another run planned--this time a 3-miler. It seems the warm weather is beginning to slip away (much to my dismay) and, this morning, I started off the run wishing I'd brought a pair of gloves.

The whole training partner/quick workout setting on Mr. Garmin is really starting to grow on me. The only downside is that he stops at the exact mileage. Next time, I'll have to see if I can get him to start and continue on next time just to see how it would work if I wanted to run longer. Since Sunday's 12:15 pace was too slow, this time, I decided to plug in 11:30. I knew that my last run felt good at 11:21/average, but I didn't want to set to high goals for both of us, what with never running that fast on any of our runs together to date.

As you can see, we averaged out at a great 11:09/mi pace. To be fair, we did take about a 5 minute walk in the middle because Helen's ankle was hurting (I turned off the Garmin so it wouldn't count to our 3-mile workout). After that break though, she pushed on like a trooper and said she was glad she did. If training keeps going like this, we might have to re-evaluate our half goals a few months from now! I'm so excited!

In other news, I spent a bit of time this afternoon re-vamping the blog's look! I've noticed over the past couple of days that I seem to be getting more hits than usual (I'm excited), but I realized that the old appearance was kind of bland and I hadn't heard from any of these new people (Don't lie, everyone likes comments). I'd also been wanting to do an "About me" and an "About the blog" section like I'd seen on so many blogs. Part of me feels bad because my blog is all over the place and not super focused. Then the other part of me reminds myself that this is, in fact, my blog, so I shouldn't sweat it.

Regardless, what do you all think of the new layout? I'll admit, I totally made the new header using Mac's Preview, Screen Capture, and PowerPoint. Talk about working with what you've got, right? :-P Have a great day!


Corletta said...

I like the new layout. I also like that you enjoy running so much! I really need to get back into it. After the marathon, I haven't run nearly as much as I would like to. So...tomorrow's morning if for you :)

Anonymous said...

Like the new format. Keep it up. G'ma

Christina said...

LOVE the new look! Your blog is stylin'! Great job on the speedy run. Are you and Helen going to do any smaller races together before your half?