Truly Random Tuesday Thoughts and Off-Track Tuesday

As I mentioned the other day, October will be batty. I have so much going on at the moment as well as trying to train for marathon number 4.  Although with my plantar fasciitis (PF) acting up again, I may be forced against my will to slow down a bit.  But for now, this week will be anything but slow.  In fact, if this RTT post seems erratic and scattered, then that’s a good reflection of how I feel right now.  So brace yourself for a RTT that’s truly random.

I recently joined the Try It Before You Buy It Team for our local news station, Channel 10.  It’s basically a 2-3 minute segment during the Tuesday noon program where people test out the As Seen On TV Products.  Since my kids are As Seen On TV junkies, they were so impressed with mom’s new job.

The producer stopped by my house yesterday for our first taping and filmed me trying out the Shed Pal.   Once I tested the product on my dog, I explained my findings and opinions with a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down”.  Other than the vlogs I shared here, I’ve never done anything like this before and I was so nervous!  The segment should air in a week or two, but once I know an exact date, I’ll post it here.

This Thursday, I’m sharing Pumpkin Snickerdoodles for 5 Minutes for Food over at 5 Minutes for Mom.  Watch for my post and please leave a comment!

A few weeks ago, I posted an unedited side-by-side comparison photos taken by my two cell phone cameras: my old Droid and my new Incredible.  Even after a couple of months with the Incredible, I am still constantly amazed by the photo quality of the 8MP camera in this cell phone.  Seriously, the quality just blows me away!  The colors are so crisp and bright!  Isn’t it impressive?!

With my PF bothering me and in turn affecting my knees and my Achilles, I took a couple days off after the Race for the Cure 10K (a full recap tomorrow).  This morning I didn’t feel like speedwork but I prefer to call it “Off-Track Tuesday”.  Though my feet felt a lot better, I didn’t want to push myself.  So, I ran an easy four miles.

4 miles
Time 40:01
Ave Pace 10:00
Max Pace 8:10

Tomorrow I assist with my kids’ running club, which means I’ll run at least two miles at an easy 13 mm pace with my girls.  Then on Thursday, I’m hoping to run about 6 miles. Saturday, my marathon crew and I are planning to run about 14 miles.  I hope my feet hold up for that.

So how did you do this week?  Is your October crazy too? Link up and tell me all about it.

To join our Track Tuesday linky party, do your speed work (at least 4 quarter mile sprints) on Tuesday or any day you that works best for you, blog about your times and remember to add our cool Track Tuesday button to your post.  Then, link up your post here to share your Track Tuesday Speed Work Sessions.  To show support for our other virtual running partners on the Track Tuesday Team, be sure to visit the other blogs listed in the linky party.  Give them a virtual high-five and leave some comment love too.

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  1. allstarme says:

    Our October is shaping up to be crazy, with kid school stuff and my husband and I both running various races and training, etc. But it’s the best season so I can manage!

  2. Stacy Uncorked says:

    How cool are you being part of a Try It Before You Buy It Team – that would be so much fun! Can’t wait to see your first segment! 🙂 Those pumpkin snickerdoodles look SO good! I love snickerdoodles – I’ve never tried pumpkin, but I’ll sure check out your recipe for sure! 🙂 What a huge difference in camera quality on your new phone vs. old – I can’t wait to upgrade my phone next month…if nothing else for better camera quality! 😉

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