Sunday, September 06, 2009
So you may have seen my status and figured out that I did my run, but now for the details. :)
I got up on Saturday morning and... it was raining. UGH. I got dressed, sunblocked, ate some breakfast....waited... and it stopped raining and I drove to the park.
(I did check the hourly forecast and it said showers all morning, a break from like...11-12 and then thunderstorms. JOY so I figured I might as well go.)
It basically rained to drizzled on me for at least half of the run. BUT I MADE IT!!!!!!!!!! :D WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I'm not fueling enough on the go, and afterward I went to Academy and picked up - Gu, guchomps, and sportzbeans all to try out in the near future. WOOT.
My nuun tasted delicious and the hydrating went well. I stashed a bottle in the car for extra post run and what I brought worked well for the run itself. Glad I bought those extra and larger bottles! :D
So anyway -- this week my long run goes back down to 8 miles before going back up again to 12!
But after this week I'll be 1/4 of the way through my training! :D WOOT.
Also -- on my blog w/ my new shoes one of my friends (SKYFYRE) commented that she'd be more impressed with my shoes when they're all dirty and whatnot so I figured I'd show you my old shoes. :P hahaha
Running shoes number ONE - the Brooks Addiction 7's:
These babies made it 250 miles before I retired them in favor of the Asics and magically my IT band issues went away -- I had been hanging on to the advice that running shoes should last 300-500 miles, but didn't account for my extra weight, the fact that I used them for all other exercise too, etc.etc. -- they are now the shoes I wear when I go rowing or do ST - just basically other exercise EXCEPT running. :)
Running shoes number TWO - The Asics Gel-Kayano 13's:
I got these babies at some point before the Brooks retired, but used them sparingly alternating them with the Brooks until after my running hiatus due to IT band issues and I tried to use ONLY THEM to see if that would help, and it did, so anyway. Now they are on their way out which is why the newbies came in, but I'm still using them -- I ran with them on Saturday because I knew I was going to get rained on and they're already kinda beat up... hahaha :D
And now all my babies! :) Oldest on the left to newest on the right:
My Asics didn't look so bad until that day I ran through the woods in them. Hehehe. :)
AND ME FOR A BONUS.
SLEEPY. Time to go to church. :) Later!
Friday, September 04, 2009
Slightly nervous and very excited. :)
This will be the first run of double digits!!!
I mapped a route -- now all that awaits is to fuel up, sleep well, and ROCK IT.
For the record -- cals within range again yesterday, so far so good today, and today is a 100% OFF day from exercise and I need it and it feels great. :)
Thursday, September 03, 2009
So... my package came early! YESTERDAY! :D WOOOOT.
Let me just say.... the shoes are more gorgeous than I had any idea they would be! Check it out!!!!
Look at this little flower detail!!!
ANNND My amphipod belt!!!!
Bonus 10.5oz modules! (they have the clips on them you just can't see it in this picture...)
MY TIGHTS! :D They're Adidas Supernova Long tights -- they're in... climacool? fabric, got a zipper toward the ankle, mesh insets behind the knees and back waist... soooo fab. I tried them on and they fit soooo perfectly!
(see the knee insets and reflective stuff and zippers???)
OK so I went for a run this morning in the new shoes and with my belt -- I also tried the banana nuun for the first time today. Shoes - YAY, belt - YAY, nuun - ok sure why not. :) HAHAHA.
The nuun tasted like fake banana goodness. I really like faux banana flavor -- it's not like real bananas but it still tastes good in it's own way to me. ANYWAY - I'm assuming it did it's thing and replaced electrolytes? *shrug* But it definitely agreed with my stomach and whatnot.
OH speaking of something that agreed with my stomach... bonus picture of some delicious creation I concocted! :)
DH suggested putting cheese and fruit on the tortillas like fruit quesadillas... I decided that our shredded mexican four cheese blend cheese wouldn't really go well for that and wasn't too hot on the idea, so instead I toasted up the corn tortillas in the skillet first, then spread it with LAUGHING COW SWISS cheese, arranged the fruit (nectarines, plums, and blueberries for prettiness), and drizzled them with honey. :D SO GOOD.
Well that's it for now -- off to go do some ST, watch some TV, and eat something!
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Last night I got to bed at a decent time and woke up just perfectly with no alarm at 8AM. :D YAY SLEEP!
I went and ran my 4 miles and had just enough time to shower, make lunches, and eat something to get to work by my 2 hrs early time. :P
Then I practiced trombone and Japanese before doing some internet business. WOOT - I had skipped the trombone practicing on Monday cause I just wasn't feeling it.
TOM is really kicking me in the guts today, but at least it should be under control by Saturday when I do my long run.
Came in within range for yesterday and I'm in good shape for today as well. :)
Speaking of which, it's snack time.
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
So - we're doing good.
I kinda broke one of the rules today -- I went to get groceries. BUT! I also took a nap. So I compromised a bit because we really needed some things and otherwise my lunch was going to be tough to come up with today.
Stayed within cal range again last night -- woohoo! 2 day streak now, and today is looking good so far.
I already know when my cheat meal will be this week - we're going over to a friend's house for FOOTBALL watching and there will be cooking out and whatnot. I don't anticipate eating unhealthily -- the hostess is trying to eat healthy herself -- but I also don't want to have to think about calories in things that other people prepared, ya know? So anyway. That's the plan thus far this week.
This morning I had a really good row!!! The boat I'm rowing with for the next few weeks is essentially the MEN and me and another chick. This girl is my favorite to row behind and someone I really like in the club, so it was really fun. It was kinda weird because I was in the BOW seat -- meaning at the very end of the boat, the "front" directionally, but the back as far as how we're facing. Apparently it's harder to balance out there, and another challenge is that when rowing you have to follow the stroke seat -- who is all the way in the stern of the boat, AKA complete opposite end from bow -- so being in that seat means you have to pay WAY more attention due to the possibility of everyone in between you not really paying as good of attention to stroke to make sure there's not some ripple effect causing phasing in the stroke down the boat. ANYWAY.
It was fun!! :D We rowed all 8 for quite some time today and it was actually better than I've experienced, even though we were in the heavy unweildy boat with the heavier wooden oars. We also couldn't help but smoke the other boat (which was all women) on every single thing. Sorry, ladies! ;) HAHAHAHAHA.
I was actually a little bit chilly this morning! I wore a long sleeved T over my normal T-Shirt and lost it halfway through the row, and then partway through my run I got chilly again and just powered through.
My run was AWESOME. 3 miles -- felt soooooo short. I was listening to The Pixies and just having a great time. I ran without a care to my HR today, just running as hard as I felt like it and came in JUST under 11min miles. It only felt like I was running hard toward the end because the end is mostly uphill. The rest just felt free and easy and speedy. :) hehe.
Tomorrow is 4 miles, Thursday 5.... Saturday 10. WOOT.
Oh and my package is on time scheduled for delivery on Thursday - YAY.
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