Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Birthday to MEE!

I don't have a lot of words about this one.
Awesome comes to mind.
I'm 30 today...I think running 7 miles is a good way to start it!
Happy Birthday to me.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cross training and a Tempo run!

Check out the Kermit color green! I made it to the next level with Nike+
I heart having these graphs.
Tuesday I decided to give my legs a break and did the elliptical for 30 minutes and did some lunges and weights. I think cross training is good to mix in.

Wednesday my friends came over and we attempted our first tempo run. It was fun!! We did 10 min easy running and then 10 minutes at a pace that wasn't sprinting (so not as fast as we run those intervals...) Anyway, I kept a 9-9:15 min/mi pace for my 10 minutes. It was great! Then the last 10 minutes was easy running.

Tomorrow is...
My 30th BIRTHDAY. Thanks mom for having me eons ago.
We are also going to run 7 miles. I'm prepping my mind now.
Oh and today, I'm resting.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday, Monday, lala la la la la

Today was so much better than yesterday. For one thing it was 15 or more degrees cooler...MUCH BETTER. I felt strong the whole run! I was proud to be out running instead of getting 30 more minutes in bed (but spending all day with guilt over not doing it)
I was a little concerned about how my legs would feel because this was the third day in a row for running ( I have two more to go) It will benefit me this week because running in the beginning will give me two days of rest before and after my 7 miles (can you tell I'm a little nervous about the 7 ?)

I did discover last night that my chest felt tight and I had been coughing a bit. I decided to take my inhaler (I have a hate/hate relationship with the stupid thing!) OMIGOSH. I could breathe. I guess I didn't realize that I really did need it. Part of the hate comes afterward...Its hard to explain but I will say I don't ever have the desire to try drugs like speed or the like. I cannot stand that jittery, irritating, shaky sort of feeling. I did take my inhaler this morning and I think that helped my comfort...being able to breathe is helpful! ;)

Happy Monday!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I ran today

I do not have a graph (because I took my phone) (because I'm on call)
I couldn't figure out how to make Mr. Nike work on the phone (because techie stuff doesn't come naturally for me)
It was hot (because I live in Florida)
I walked a few times (because I didn't eat breakfast, I know.)
I was really glad I went even though I really didn't want to (because if I keep showing up I'll get there)
I ran today. (because I'm cool like that)

In need of a new route

I think I need to try some new routes. Its so easy to go out the door and run where I run. I'm getting bored. Really bored. I forced myself to run this morning before work. I was cranky and tired. We've had some major sleep issues with C. I didn't want to work this weekend (I know, coming from someone who works ONE weekend a month...I know.) I think it was providential that I got to run. I had one of the worst days at work in my working history. I cried when I got home. I can say I'm glad yesterday is behind me.
I plan to run today and several days in a row. I'm trying to plan for the coming long run this next weekend. I want to give myself a day or two of rest before having to run 7 miles.
Have a great Sunday!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I begin to wonder why I'm doing this...running that is.
When I have sucky runs like the one Sunday, I think I'm not made for running. Today I had all my stuff in order and more desire to run. It felt slow, I really miss the girls when I run solo!

Wednesday the girls came at 5:45 and we did speed intervals 6x400 (with 6 recovery laps jogged) It is a challenge, but I actually kind of like these speed workouts.

A Really Crappy two

Maybe because I just didn't want to.
This run stunk.
I just couldn't make myself go.
So, I stopped.