Tuesday, May 10, 2011
No, Nope, No Thanks.
Last night Sis and I went to the school to run our race route that we will be doing this Saturday. It's a 5K and we did this particular race last year, so we are familiar with the route, but we wanted to check our time, etc. When we got there the gate was closed to where we wanted to run. Soooo.....
The track was open, and we only did four laps around (1 mile) and I was "over it" already. We did manage to do some great speed work, but I came to the realization that running on a track is definitely not for me - no, nope, not a chance.
Running track is like a hamster on a wheel, running fast in a circle to get to nowhere. I feel this way about the treadmill too, can't stand it. Running, and running, and running only to be running in circles.
I much prefer the scenic runs through the neighborhoods and we have some nice running trails along the major roads in our area, and we like those. But as for me being a track runner, I'll pass. I certainly have a new appreciation for those that do run track. To each, his own.
The bad part of the night: I think I pulled a muscle in my inner thigh, ouch and of course, it's right before the big race this weekend. Just my luck, perfect timing (HEAVY SARCASM). It's sabotage I tell you. I am going to ice it today and do some stretching. Anyone out there experienced inner thigh pain? Advice please and thanks.
Friday, May 06, 2011
Wanted to wish all mother's out there in SPARk land a Happy Mother's Day. Whether you are a mother to your own children, mother to beloved pets, or a mother to your husband - ENJOY YOUR DAY.
This mother's day DH and SIL will be cooking a feast (not sure what is on the menu), and my sis and I are going for a bike ride and strawberry picking, while the fellas whip us up a meal. My BFF sent me the cutest card, and I wanted to share, hope you get a chuckle.
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Well last night I unleashed the inner drill sargeant and man was she tough. I got home after my daughter's concert around 8:00 and I told myself I was going to get a run in tonight, PERIOD. I quickely jumped into my running attire and headed out the door. Sis and I did a quick three miles. Half a mile warmup and cooldown and our fastest 2 miles ever. I compared us to the wildebeast stampede in the Lion King, holy ham, we were running faster than fast, lol. Look out, we were gonna run you over. Two women on a mission, be-lining it for home.
Even though I missed American Idol last night (NO RUN, NO REWARD), I still made it home in time to watch Meet the Browns at 9:00. Wow, we really worked it hard.
I think the new mantra will work out well. I used it again this morning, no morning workout, no protein smoothie. Oooooh how I missed my morning smoothie, loaded with strawberries, yogurt and chocolate protein powder. I just couldn't manage to get out of the warm bed, so I had to settle for oatmeal instead. Didn't run this morning, but I will definitely do it tonight after my granddaughters track meet.
My inner drill sargeant is on duty full time, so no slacking here. Hope everyone will work on self discipline right along with me. Make today and every day count.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
That's my new mantra.... No Run, No Reward.
I was so lazy this morning and did not get up to get in a morning run. I am so mad at myself because I can't exactly make it up today, going to be really busy and on the go until 8:00 tonight, so I'm kicking myself. So tonight before I sit down to veg on the couch to watch American Idol, I will RUN, or no TV for me. No reward period.
Procrastinating my workout is not getting me to my goal, so it's time for action.....
NO RUN, NO REWARD
I'm not being too hard on myself.... well, YES I AM, sometimes I just have to be tough on the ole stubborn, lazy me. So I AM YELLING at myself. I'm not beating myself up and wallowing in pity, just a swift kick in the butt for me.
NO RUN, NO REWARD.
Anyone else need a swift kick in the seat of your britches to get ya going???? I dished it out for me today, so EVERYONE.... get busy. I am saying this with a
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