Sunday, March 7, 2010

Weekend Warrior

Sunday Night, we meet again. The night of pure relaxation, the weekend wrapping up, and a whole week ahead of me. This weekend I hit up three states: Minnesota (obviously), Wisconsin and Iowa. It's not as impressive as it sounds, as the corner of Iowa I touched is sandwiched right by the Minnesota/Wisconsin Border, but it was a whirlwind weekend. Started off Friday night with Girls Night with my gal Lindsay from college at Chino Latino-- fun! Like usual Chino's Food wasn't anything to write home about (in fact, I really don't think it's very good, but the drinks are delicious!), but it's a fun atmosphere, and seeing a friend who I have to schedule meetings with at least a month out, was a total blast (coincidentally she then came over tonight to watch the Oscars--twice in less than 48 hours, that's a record!)

Saturday I hit the trails and got in five glorious miles. I can't get enough of this weather, it's perfect. I'm hoping it sticks around and that (knock on wood) we don't get any March snow storms this year.

So, yesterday afternoon I headed off for my hometown of La Crosse, Wisconsin and stayed at my parents house last night. Going home was exactly what I needed, however quick it was. I could completely relax, I didn't bring a lick of wedding stuff home to accomplish, and being at their house didn't allow me to look around and see all the projects I should be doing. Instead, it warranted me 8.5 hours of glorious sleep-- look even Cooper was relaxed this morning! (please ignore my finger)
The reason I went down to the La Crosse area was to attend my cousin's baby shower, and it was a great time! Two more months and we'll have another little girl in the family.

I'm asking for help from my readers again, this time, finding a running watch. I've asked so many people about this, I don't need a heart rate monitor (I've used them, they're great, but I don't find them that necessary), but here are my short requirements:
  1. Measures Mileage
  2. Can do interval training (i.e. I run 5 and 1's)
  3. Tracks total time
OK, so not that difficult right?? But, I'm lost on what to get. People have told me that running stores over charge, but then I go to Target, and no one at the watch counter knows how to help me, so now I'm asking you all, HELP! Help me find the right watch as I train for the Minneapolis Marathon. Leave a comment, shoot me an e-mail, whatever, and if you have a link to a great product, even better. Thanks in advance. =)


Forever Films said...

Hi Alexa!
You blog is fun to read, how long have you been posting?
I think I know where you can find the watch you are looking for. search 'sport watch' there is over 800 options
Hope that helps,
Mike Danielson
ps. got your voice message, I will have Katie give you a call.
Have wonderful day!

Tricia said...

great job on the run. And cute puppy :)