Half Marathon Plan Weeks 6 & 7 of 17

On the plus side these last two weeks, I have gotten the runs in. One or two mid-week runs of 3.5 to 4.5 miles with hills or sprint intervals. Sunday  long runs of 7.5 and 8.0 miles. The other workouts were largely undone.

Scale weight holding steady which was not the plan but better than gaining. Too many dinners out now that my hubby is working again. We’ve been enjoying letting other people prepare our food.

Yesterday I completely slacked off and read the new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I will say that I enjoyed book 7 far more than book 6. I really struggled through books 5 and 6 where Harry fought his teenage angst as much as he fought he who should not be named. Finally in book 7 Harry accepts his destiny, his responsibility. There is no one else and he must bear the burden of the tasks set before him. I read many on-line spoilers before acquiring the book and was relieved to find many of them simply wrong. Some of the reviews complain about flaws in plot continuity. These are noticeable and yet, I found myself taking breaks from this book, walking around my house, so as not to finish too quickly. This is the last in the series. There will be no more. I never do this with books. Normally I suck them down as fast as I can then start over to read them slowly, for enjoyment, to re-read the best scenes. This final Harry Potter, I savored. There were dull moments, as scenes were set up. But there were some wonderful surprises such as Snape’s memories in the pensive. While many argue that the series is not that great and does not deserve the acclaim and popularity it has, there are characters like Snape who are so flawed and yet so incredibly interesting that one must simply read through to the end.

Back to fitness, this coming week: 3 cross train, 2 short runs, 1 long run, and perhaps some Bikram again. 

2 comments on “Half Marathon Plan Weeks 6 & 7 of 17
  1. Kyra says:

    I’m in the middle of reading it right now myself. I was even a bit apprehensive about starting it. I think I just really enjoy the series and as much as I want my answers and closure, there will be no more forthcoming. It’s the end of something pretty neat to be a part of, even if I am a grown up… sort of. 😉

  2. Irene says:

    I know more adults than children who are reading the books, my boss included. My daughter spent the entire weekend reading the book and lightly filled me in on some of the details. It’s my turn to catch up.
    Nice job on the .5-M training.