Monday, August 30, 2010

A coolish morning

It actually felt cool outside this morning when I left to run!!!!!!!!
I went solo, felt a little slow.
So, so glad I got up and did this, great start to my week!
Have a great Monday!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

FIVE miles

I sort of allowed myself a little break last week. I think I needed it. Today I got up and ran 5 miles. This was an original request of one of my running buds, who turns 30 on Sunday. She wanted to run 5 miles again before she turned the big 3-0. (we did the 1/2 marathon together a couple of years, and babies ago.) Schedule and life conflicts kept us from running the 5 together yesterday. Kristina did hers, Judy did hers and I waited until this morning.
It was great!
I changed it up and chose a different route.
I ran alone.
It was SUPER humid but not as hot and I think it made it more bearable!
I did end up walking a little near the end. I didn't eat before and I think I might have benefited from it if I had.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Running through the muck

My head is clogged with life challenges and the rut of daily life right now. I have a vacation coming up and I know it will be good for every part of me. (mom please don't call frantic that something is wrong...its not, just need a break.)

I feel strongly that if Kristina had not been driving to my house I would not have run. I cannot believe that I got so excited to see 77 degrees at 6AM instead of 82, but it was a nice change. A slight breeze even. That lasted until about the last 1/2 of the route then it was like a giant cloud came and sat on my head. Woof. I really am sick of the humidity.

We do have to step up the game a bit. Training for the half starts mid Sept and I need to add at least one more day of running a week if not two.

I know, my mood is a little sour. Like Eeyore. Some things to note:
*Its cloudy
*Been a Full Moon, and Yes, I swear my children know it and act a little crazy.
*may or may not be hormonal...OK I think hormones are to blame for everything.
*Hubs is still working about 50 or more hours a week, so thankful for his job, but makes for long days
*out of creative flare with the three year old. (see above)

Happy Hump Day.

Monday, August 23, 2010

chipping away

I weighed in today!
- 2.2 more pounds!!!!!
total loss -14.8 pounds.

Feeling great, keep on truckin!


Friday, August 20, 2010

Run Ragged.

This morning my alarm went off and I said to myself, "NO.WAY."
I grabbed my phone and went to the bathroom to text my friends.
Judy had already sent a text.
Wait, first she said she's not coming, but then she said she IS coming.
Kristina overslept.
Judy and I just started walking (neither one of us felt like running)....we were about a mile in and saw some people running. We felt guilty, so we ran. My graph is ugly and I feel like it shows that I am tired today.
When all is said and done, I'm so glad we ran. I plan to do some exercise this weekend, just not running. I think the heat/humidity is wearing me down. Perhaps I will be able to run in NC in a few weeks!!!
Happy Friday.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Shooting Stars and Armadillos

I was really hoping to only run 3 miles today, felt so good, we did 4!!!
On the run I dodged the regular obstacle course of gigantor grasshoppers, saw a shooting star, and had a run in with an armadillo (those are creepy little animals, who cannot see where they are going. I was karate chopping my foot to get it to go away!)
Happy Hump Day!

Monday brutality

My shoe chip was off...I did not run 2.41 mi
I did do almost 2 mi.
It hurt, but was good for me to loosen up!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tour de Pain

I do not have a graph of the 4 mi beach race from Friday night. The gun went off and I hit start on my ipod and it froze. Awesome.

Friday began with the 4 mi race on the beach.
7:30 pm
It was hard. I finished. I did not walk once. I just kept saying in my head (because I was tired of hearing myself suck air and feet on the sand) "just keep running, you will be there soon" I did feel like the finish line was being moved back as I ran toward it.

Saturday morning came quick. By 6:45 AM I headed out for the 5K. I was starting to realize why this was called the Tour de Pain (I hear this in my head said with one of those plastic microphones that echos...) It was hot and humid to the bazillionth degree. I was feeling it all by 2.5 mi and had to walk a few times. I did finish!

The grand finale came Saturday at 5pm. It had rained before it was time for the race. You might think that would help the blistering conditions...but it didn't. It was like a sauna. This was 1 mile. I was so nervous. I didn't know what I had left to give. I did it. I finished!

Saturday night I slept terribly and ended up getting sick. I think I was dehydrated. Sunday was spent resting/recovering. I am really glad I challenged myself to do this race series. I definitely learn something about running and/or myself with each race. I also know I have the most amazing cheerleaders in my family and friends! That makes a huge difference!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

4 miles beach side

I drove to Judy's house at 5:45.
Judy drove us to the beach.
We ran.
4 miles!!!
We also got to see the glorious, amazing, God-gifted, sunrise.
It was a challenge to run on the beach.
The sunrise was a nice reward.
What a great morning!!!!!!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Fast Friday

Today was MUCH better than Wednesday.
We only went for 3 miles.
I was surprised at how fast we were.
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Running in mud

What is running in mud like?

Running and not being able to breath good, or move good, etc...

This morning my buds and I met up and set off for four miles.


It totally kicked my tail.
Hoping Friday is much better!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Monday Challenge

Earlier today, I had received this email from my sisser...

So, when I got home from my workout, I did this...

Challenge complete.