Sunday, August 12, 2012
This morning when I woke up I realized that three weeks from that moment I will have completed the Disneyland Half Marathon! Yikes...it is a little scary to think about. It is coming up so fast now!
Today I ran 10.7 miles. I drove to the City of Newark (Delaware) to run because I keep running the same streets over and over around my development and I am getting bored! It's a good run for up to 5 miles, not so good for long runs. So, I went running all over a neat little town I grew up in. Actually, I moved from Newark three years ago, so...
I parked at a central location and left water and a towel in the car. I tracked my miles with my runkeeper as I went. I had different places in mind to go. Around mile four I was getting thirsty (it was humid out) so I ran back to my car, got a drink then kept moving on. The same thing happened around mile 8.
Mile 9 seems to be the "wall" for me. I kept the same pace throughout mile 9, but my legs felt like concrete blocks. It actually was ticking me off! I gave myself an assessment - I was breathing fine, could sort of talk, my feet and knees didn't hurt; so I made myself trudge through. Of course my mind was trying to talk me into walking, but I had made it that far running and decided I wasn't going to walk when I was so close to ten miles. When I hit about 10.5 miles my legs felt light again!
I think it is time for me to buy some honey or an energy bar to eat at mile 8. A friend advised me to do this before and I remembered her suggestion at mile 9 today! Yes, it would have been a nice time to try and see if my legs eased up! I am going to run at least 10 miles next weekend and want to try it before the marathon to make sure I don't get sick, etc. I have decided I will not run 13.1 until the half marathon - if I can run 10 - 11 miles okay I will be fine. It is also time for me to figure out what I am going to wear, I want to be as comfortable as I can.
After I ran today, I went to the gym and bought a peanut butter/chocolate protein shake (made with skim milk, of course!) Then I drove home and fell asleep on the couch for two whole hours! 10.7 miles plus the humidity wore me out!
Quote of the Day:
“The trouble with jogging is that by the time you realize you're not in shape for it, it's too far to walk back."
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Today I ran 4 miles...I was supposed to run 5 miles, but my stupid iPhone rang and it was work, it was early so I stopped short to answer it. It ended up not being something I should have been called for, but I did thank God - My business is early childhood and I don't want any hurt or an emergency with the building. Anyway, I did get four miles in at 6 am so I won't complain.
My husband wanted to take me and rox to Annapolis, MD in the boat overnight so I got out of work and away we went. I encountered a running store and bought a running shirt that says "will run for wine". I like another one that said "I run like a girl and I am beating you" but they didn't have my size!
I am thinking about running a 10k Saturday. My brother (my running coach) told me to run one 30 days before. I am waiting for his opinion. I will be 21 days out - don't want to risk injury!
Instead of a quote tonight, I am going to leave you with the message on the headband I bought today to wear during the half marathon...
" unless you faint, puke or die, keep moving!"
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Today I planned on getting up early to run 8.5 miles...I ended up not getting up so early.
So, I went out at 8:53. It was really humid, so I ended up running 2.5 miles. I came in, stretched, cooled off, and ate my breakfast. As I checked my facebook account, I noticed a post from a friend who had run 10 miles on her treadmill this morning while watching the olympics. Inspired, I decided to run a couple more miles on my treadmill and get up early tomorrow to run 8.5.
I hopped on my treadmill and watched the men's bike race as I ran another 2.7 miles. As I ran I thought about how I use to use my treadmill all the time and that I should be incorporating it more in my trainings. It definitely was a lot cooler - I have a/c, a ceiling fan and a floor fan aimed right at my treadmill! My treadmill has cushioney shock absorbers under the belt, making it a nice, smooth run. It is also convenient to have water and a towel at my disposal whenever I need it. I also found that watching the olympic competition kept my eyeballs away from the time and distance trackers on the dashboard - it didn't seem to drag.
In the end, I got 5 miles in this morning. I am glad that I decided to keep going.
Now I am off to the running store to buy a new pair of running shoes - yayyy!
Quote of the Day:
"The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!" Life is Good
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The countdown is in the 30's now - holy crap! I am getting close.
I got 5 1/2 hours sleep last night. I couldn't stand the thought of running on a treadmill at lunch again, so I made myself get up and run the development at 6 AM before having to get into work.
I was a slowpoke the first mile and a half! Couldn't seem to get going. My music finally woke me up and I was on my way. I ran 4 miles. The weather was perfect for running and no one was out. I love mornings like that!
I ended getting out of work early (4 PM) so now I am just chilling on my couch with Roxy. I can't wait for the weekend!
Quote of the day...
"Just remember - right, left, right, left...repeat". Author unknown.
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