ZIRCADIA   49,186
SparkPoints
40,000-49,999 SparkPoints
 
 
ZIRCADIA's Recent Blog Entries

Week 3 Marathon Training - DONE

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!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LAFTERSFREE 9/11/2009 10:08PM

    k so first, i dont know if i congratulated u yet on ur double digit run, but i saw that on fb and YAY AWESOME, u are really making progress with this, it's great to see ur dedication to your goals!!! and lovely pics of the sneaks. hope we can hang out soon, i need some fun in my life for real. gonna catch up on a few more of ur blogs, im soo behind!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MBSHAZZER 9/8/2009 6:00PM

    hehe, love the rainbow of shoes. My local running store takes back old shoes - they send them to Haiti for a second life. I have tons of old shoes to take by there, thanks for the reminder...

Report Inappropriate Comment
WOLFKITTY 9/8/2009 5:44PM

    It's YOU!!! Wow! Your hair is getting longer. :)

HUGS!
Jocelyn

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEEHOLZ 9/8/2009 12:07PM

    Thanks for sharing your story through your shoes!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SWEETZMIX 9/8/2009 10:56AM

    You are the highlight of this post. Looking all FAB!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRACYZABELLE 9/8/2009 2:37AM

    You look beautiful even if you are not smiling-- such a healthy glow!

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SKISINCO 9/7/2009 7:50PM

    Love the visuals. =)
Nothing like a great pair of runners!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KJNE8O 9/7/2009 9:19AM

    I am having IT Band issues too - and I know I need new shoes too ... wonder if they are related.

Great Run! Almost there!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SKYFYRE 9/7/2009 9:14AM

    Hahahahaha! I LOVED this blog! Your old shoes are SO FREAKING impressive! Just beautiful, they bring tears to my eyes! We love running, don't we?! One of these shoes is not like the other... :) Heehee! Can you imagine if tennis shoes could tell stories. Like if your old ones, from like 3 years ago could talk to the newer ones at like, say, over coffee? Oh the stories they would tell! By the way, you are looking lovely! Hope church was uplifting!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SPARKNMOM 9/7/2009 9:00AM

    Awesome run :) Love the shoe line-up pics!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SIMPLE_TAILOR 9/7/2009 6:42AM

    Great day on that run. I can't imagine what it must be like to cross that double digit distance for a single run. Keep it up.

ttyl

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHASINGPAVEMENT 9/6/2009 11:33PM

    I didn't know you were training for a MARATHON! Boy am I behind on SP.. I'm So proud of you! And whoo hoo for week 3 training being DONE! you rock! such an inspiration to me :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
MISSY_MAGOO 9/6/2009 5:31PM

    Yay you for not letting a few clouds stop you from doing you big run!!!! Great Job!
You're looking FANTASTIC! I'm liking your hair in this photo.
And your new shoes look so shiny and white lined up next to your old ones :)

Comment edited on: 9/6/2009 5:32:49 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
BRUIN2 9/6/2009 2:16PM

    Waaaahhhhooooooooo!!!

(I think you need to run more in some muddy trails to get those shoes really broken in. HA)

Way to rock the first three weeks Dana!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RUN_LIFT_EAT 9/6/2009 12:42PM

    Thanks for the bonus! I love seeing you, lady!

That is how I like my running shoes is full of the nasty :D! GOOD STUFF!

So glad that the run went well in spite of the drizzle. You are doing awesome Dana! Let me know how you like the guchomps, they did the trick in the tri.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIMELITESHINES 9/6/2009 12:32PM

    PS - - you look lovely!!!!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIMELITESHINES 9/6/2009 12:31PM

    WHEEEEEEEE 10 miles! That's so awesome. And your shoes look fabulous. You should see my 'old' pair that I just retired . . . I use them for bootcamp only now .. . . cause we like to play in the mud. LOL Not doing that in the new ones!!! ;)

So how did the 10 miler feel compared to your last run? Was it harder . . . or did you just find that rhythm and go? :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
KAYAKID 9/6/2009 11:48AM

    Dana, I love your babies! My asics Kayano 14 are about ready to be retired. they have about 250 miles on them. You did great on your run! good luck with the training. I will get to see Robin tomorrow she is taking pictures for the 10 k tomorrow. Have a great Sunday.
Mike


Report Inappropriate Comment
SWEATONCEADAY 9/6/2009 11:39AM

    great job dana. i am so proud of you. even my runners i only use for running last for only about 250 miles before i start getting aches. i have never hit 300 in a pair of runners. even when i tried alternating 2 pairs they didn't last. when are you starting to fuel? i usually start at 45 minutes and then about every 30 minutes there after. so on a a 2 hour run i usually fuel 2 times. i have never gone over 2 though!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ZORBS13 9/6/2009 11:36AM

    I think when you hit 10 miles/15K, is when you have to come to the Dark Side of sports supplements.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Big day tomorrow!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Slightly nervous and very excited. :)

TEN MILES.

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.

:D

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. :)

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KJNE8O 9/6/2009 9:33AM

    Good for you! You did great on the run!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TAKEONME48137 9/5/2009 7:38PM

    It looks like it went well today. Congrats! Keep it the good work!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ONEKIDSMOM 9/5/2009 6:56PM

    Rest, then run with a passion. Good for you... here's to a perfect 10.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
RUN_LIFT_EAT 9/5/2009 1:09PM

    Can't wait to hear about it! Yay!

PS: Finally got some Ted Leo, haven't worked out with it yet but when I was previewing it I REALLY LIKED IT! So I am excited! I cannot believe I hadn't ever listened to them before now, I love mod stuff!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SKYFYRE 9/5/2009 12:57PM

    Wahoo! Have fun on your run!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RHALES199 9/5/2009 12:31PM

    Can't wait to hear how it goes!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SIMPLE_TAILOR 9/5/2009 12:09PM

    Hope it goes well . . . Wait, this is Dana . . . Of course it will

ttyl

Report Inappropriate Comment
LADYIRISH317 9/5/2009 11:04AM

    You rock! Enjoy every step.

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LASHERTHECAT 9/5/2009 8:45AM

    Run, Run, Run!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
AMYTAIF 9/5/2009 5:00AM

    good luck good luck good luck!:)

Report Inappropriate Comment
MISSY_MAGOO 9/5/2009 12:11AM

    woohoo! 10 miles! Can't wait till tomorrow to hear how it went :)


Report Inappropriate Comment
LIMELITESHINES 9/4/2009 11:25PM

    WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! You're gonna rock it. Totally rock it! And I'm right behind you. (by a few miles) . . .but still on your heels! hehehe

Report Inappropriate Comment
SPARKNMOM 9/4/2009 11:10PM

    Woohoo...10 miles!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SWEATONCEADAY 9/4/2009 9:57PM

    good luck tomorrow. take your time.... enjoy the view. when you get home make sure you eat or drink something right away. i find i don't want to but if i don't i go calorie nuts later or the next day. sometimes i just have a glass of chocolate milk.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MDTWEETY 9/4/2009 7:55PM

    Woo hoo! You are well on your way toward that marathon!! Nice...

Report Inappropriate Comment
AUNTIE65 9/4/2009 7:15PM

    Very Cool!!! I will join you next week - I hope!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KSIGMA1222 9/4/2009 7:03PM

    Yes, yes come, come over to the double digit side Dana, and feel the full power of the run! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MISSJCISRUNNING 9/4/2009 6:57PM

    Double digits is an amazing milestone!!! Savoy the moment!!! Jackie!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CALGALFOX 9/4/2009 6:57PM

    Woo hoo on the 10! I've been increasing my miles too, it's pretty fun, huh?

Wishing you a fantastic run!

Carol

Report Inappropriate Comment
TELERIE 9/4/2009 6:50PM

    Enjoy the run with your new awesome gear. I love my running tights! (Never thought I could wear them in public, but now I don't think twice about it!)

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARKAMURKA 9/4/2009 6:34PM

    Joined recently, you are an inspiration. Love your blogs, congrats on your cool 5k time. I have the same shoes they are very comfortable,I love them. They can definitely run a half-marathon with you. Even more.

Report Inappropriate Comment
PRAIRIEDAWNPAM 9/4/2009 6:26PM

    Go for it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BILLYJOEL1 9/4/2009 5:58PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


STUFF! PICTURES! YAY!

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!
Front:

Back:

(see the knee insets and reflective stuff and zippers???)
Back detail:


WHEEE!

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!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

WOLFKITTY 9/8/2009 5:46PM

    Love the new shoes!! And I'm certainly going to try that fruity tostada as a dessert (or something) idea. Sounds pretty good to me!! --Oh, maybe a breakfast.

Jocelyn

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHINYSILVRVOLVO 9/4/2009 12:23PM

    Love the shoes! And tell your DH that his idea for the tortillas is awesome. I'm going to have to try that!

Report Inappropriate Comment
NATURALLYME126 9/4/2009 10:25AM

    I like your shoes D. What is that food though? It looks DELICIOUS! :0)

Report Inappropriate Comment
EOSAURORA84 9/4/2009 9:56AM

    that little concoction looks good..yum

Report Inappropriate Comment
SIMPLE_TAILOR 9/4/2009 7:00AM

    That belt looks like the answer. Sounds like you are set to go for that long run tomorrow.

Have a great weekend.

ttyl

Report Inappropriate Comment
JESPAH 9/4/2009 5:53AM

    Ooohhh ahhhh the sneaks are fab!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MISSY_MAGOO 9/4/2009 12:47AM

    Cool stuff- I'm guessing you've got very happy feet in those shoes! And what a pretty snack!

Report Inappropriate Comment
_RAMONA 9/4/2009 12:28AM

    YOU are having waaayyyyy too much FUN... Keep it up! LOL! And I've gotta try that snack... it looks wonderful!

{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}

Report Inappropriate Comment
ZORAHGAIL 9/4/2009 12:19AM

    So cute! Let us know how the amphipod belt works out. I think that's what I'm going to go w/ for my first half.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/3/2009 10:35PM

    Love, Love, Love the pictures! Thanks for sharing them. I bet you glow in the dark when you run with all the reflective material.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
RHALES199 9/3/2009 9:50PM

    COol Stuff!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KJNE8O 9/3/2009 9:45PM

    It all sounds so good! Packages AND the fruit tortillas :) AWESOME!

Report Inappropriate Comment
AMYTAIF 9/3/2009 4:34PM

    love your pretty shoes and all your new, cool stuff:). and your fruit quesadillas are fun:). i may have to add them to next weeks menu:).

Report Inappropriate Comment
CECE0330 9/3/2009 4:26PM

    Those shoes are awesome! (And so is that tasty looking snack you have going on there!)

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRUE_TEXAN 9/3/2009 4:13PM

    Whooohooo! I used to have some Brooks Adrenaline but they just didn't work super for me... I am in Asics now and loving those. Still struggle with shin splints sometimes. And the tights.. you go girl! Whooot! I have a fuel belt with only 2 pods on it but it works ... just on those really hot long runs I run out of water.. ugh! Congrats on the package! Happy Running!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LAURIE5658 9/3/2009 3:50PM

    Oh! Oh! I see hidden Mickey's in your dessert. Its a Disney freak thing.

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
AINTSKEERD 9/3/2009 3:41PM

    Even when you order something (and pay for it) yourself, once it finally arrives it's like getting a present. How exciting is that? emoticon
Dessert looks delish, too!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIMELITESHINES 9/3/2009 3:35PM

    We share our love for a certain brand of shoes too. I recently bought myself a pair of Brooks (though not quite as cute as yours! I don't have the flower detail!) . . but I LOVE them. Compared to my New Balance . . I feel light as a feather in them (and that's quite a feat!) . . .
also . . kindof funny. Do yours say "MO GO" on the sides in a tiny round thing (almost in the middle?). I just noticed mine say that yesterday. And one of my nicknames is Mo. HOW APPROPRIATE!! hahahaha Mo Go! (the friend who gave me that nickname almost died when I told her.) hehe

YUMMY SNACK btw. I LOVE laughing cow cheese!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SWEATONCEADAY 9/3/2009 1:57PM

    i love the flower details. oh my that food looks so yummy! i am sure your butt butt will look great in the tights lol.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEEHOLZ 9/3/2009 1:42PM

    I love the cottage cheese- I think I'm craving some!
Oh and I tried the shoes on before, but opted for another model-
I'm a fan of tights- especially in cold temps!
Way to rock a workout- I think gear does make a difference btw!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ELFITZPA 9/3/2009 1:18PM

    GUN RUNNING STUFF - my favorite!! I only recently started wearing tights and now I'm hooked. I love the way they hug your legs. Enjoy!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LUCYA8 9/3/2009 1:16PM

    oooh -- gear. It's been sooo long since I bought some new duds -- I'm still actually wearing the sports bras I bought for HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS TEAMS. Can you believe that? I'm sure they're not doing too much for me, compared with new ones, but they seem to get the job done and still fit perfectly, so why not? Once I have an actual income I might spring for a brand spankin' new one. And shoes! What model are those? They look great! I've slaughtered mine since I got them last January, putting way too much mileage on them and generally trashing them, so I'm due for some new ones too. YAY! I love the tights. I've actually (believe it or not) gotten really into wearing leggings -- just around, as pants. It's fun and they look pretty darn good actually, and I love the motion freedom -- When I wear leggings around I feel like at any minute I could just bust out dancing, or leap into the air, do do flying splits. It's a good feeling.

Take care you and keep making amazing-looking snacks for yourself, to reward all your heavy-duty work!

xo, L.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MDTWEETY 9/3/2009 1:14PM

    Don't you just love getting packages?! Your tortilla/fruit thingies are so pretty! Almost too pretty to eat. :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
MBSHAZZER 9/3/2009 1:13PM

    OMG, those tortillas look SO FREAKING GOOD! Enjoy the new shoes; I had a pair of Brooks Trance a while back and really enjoyed them!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RUN_LIFT_EAT 9/3/2009 1:03PM

    Oh yeah, those fruit tortillas look awesome! PB or almond butter on one with sliced banana and blueberries are good too!

I love all your new running gear! That said, I will be even more impressed with the shoes when they are FILTHY from running - woo hoo!

I used blueberry pomegranite gu chomps and berry nuun for my tri. I am really impressed with the nuun tablets, so much better tasting than G2 and no sugar! I'm a big fan!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DDOORN 9/3/2009 12:47PM

    Yummy snack! Great to treat your body to new gear...!

SPARKING away as ever! :-)

Don

Report Inappropriate Comment
LASHERTHECAT 9/3/2009 12:32PM

    Looks like a tasty snack... Love the new shoes!

Report Inappropriate Comment
HJFOGARTY 9/3/2009 12:25PM

    way to go with the new stuff - and thanks for sharing - I love reading about all the excitement you have! enjoy

Report Inappropriate Comment
PATRICLES43 9/3/2009 12:19PM

    I am jealous! I ordered new shoes and I am still waiting. Congrats on the new stuff, and the fruit quesadillas look delish.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SWEETZMIX 9/3/2009 12:07PM

    Cool workout gear. I know it must be exciting to have the new stuff. I know I would!! And that fruit just looks sO yummy. Pleas excuse me while I drool at my desk. lol

Report Inappropriate Comment
TAKEONME48137 9/3/2009 12:02PM

    Shnazzy clothes and shoes! And those Amphipod things look quite convenient. I think I might have to look into them sometime. Also, I'm weird about mixing fruit with cheese, but those tortilla things look delicious....and now I'm getting excellent ideas in my head for tasty healthy quesadillas. =) =)

Report Inappropriate Comment
SKYFYRE 9/3/2009 12:00PM

    You are cracking me up with the pictures of you shoes! Ha! Oh and as you were talking about the banana nuun I was looking at your peachy disks thinking OMG, if that is NUUN I WANT SOME! Hahahahahaha! Well, thanks for the recipe! Congrats on picking such fantastic running supplies!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KARVY09 9/3/2009 11:53AM

    Congrats on your new purchases! They look GREAT. And those fruit tacos look so yummy- made me hungry!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ZENA_MARIA 9/3/2009 11:50AM

    Your excitement is infectious! Glad everything is going well for you!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Feeling on track!

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.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SIMPLE_TAILOR 9/3/2009 1:36PM

    Sounds like the start of a great day.

ttyl

Report Inappropriate Comment
KAYAKID 9/3/2009 10:53AM

    Dana, You had a great day! hope tomorrow smiles as well for you -
Mike


Report Inappropriate Comment
LIMELITESHINES 9/3/2009 10:36AM

    OK so I have to say that I'm HORRIBLY jealous that you could 1. wake up at 8 am. 2. run 4 miles, do all your prep with plenty of time to 3. make it to work TWO HOURS EARLY.
What time do you start work. 3 pm? LOL I have to be AT work at 8 am most days. *sob*
So if I wanted to get up, run, shower, make lunch, etc . . . I'd have to get up at 4! (it takes 45 minutes to drive to work.) boo! But I'm working on getting there! :)

Keep that positivity going. and YAY TROMBONE! *grin*

Report Inappropriate Comment
KEAKMAN 9/3/2009 9:06AM

    Sleep sounds divine right now. I hope to get some soon! So where's the video blog of you playing your trombone???

Report Inappropriate Comment
SKYFYRE 9/3/2009 7:44AM

    You can do it!!!


Report Inappropriate Comment
DDOORN 9/2/2009 10:09PM

    One thing that has taken a hit since living a SparkPeople lifestyle is my guitar...!

I've grown so rusty it's terrible! Will have to find a way to shoe-horn some time for this sometime...

Don

Report Inappropriate Comment
WOLFKITTY 9/2/2009 7:39PM

    You are sooooo multi-talented Dana!!! It's awesome!
HUGS!
Jocelyn

Report Inappropriate Comment
100MILLBUTRFLYS 9/2/2009 6:41PM

    It would seem that this TOM cycle for many is just a major PITA! ugh. I hope you're feeling better soon! I totally feel for ya on this one.


Report Inappropriate Comment
HOPERY 9/2/2009 5:47PM

    Bunnies on track!!!! Woot!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHINYSILVRVOLVO 9/2/2009 5:26PM

    Wait, you're learning Japanese too?! Is there anything you don't do?! You're amazing!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SPARKNMOM 9/2/2009 5:00PM

    Yay for being on track!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LUCYA8 9/2/2009 4:51PM

    hey sweetie -- thanks so much for your comment (you're my first comment ever!) -- I'm so happy that you like it. I plan to post a lot of recipes, meals, workout ideas, and a lot of the information I'm learning as I train to become a personal trainer/wellness coach (!) this year. I hope you'll keep me posted if there's anything you'd like to hear more about, or anything you'd like a post on. I'm very accommodating! It's great to be in touch, and fabulous to see that you're in such great shape! I remember when you said you didn't think you'd be able to run 2 miles -- and now look at you go! Rock on my dear, Luc.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TAKEONME48137 9/2/2009 4:34PM

    Sounds amazing! I hope you continue having a great day! =)

Report Inappropriate Comment
KJNE8O 9/2/2009 4:23PM

    Dana - what kind of job do you have that you get to sleep in until 8 am!!??!! But otherwise sounds like you had a great day - hope TOM feels better soon.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MISSJCISRUNNING 9/2/2009 4:10PM

    Way to go Dana!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LUCYA8 9/2/2009 4:09PM

    sounds like you're going great! I love that you're learning japanese -- I've been studying up on my arabic pretty hard core recently, getting ready for my new degree program to start (busy days!), and would LOVE to get back to music practice someday -- it's been sooo long since I played piano.

Isn't it wonderful how once you get your fitness levels up, it just seems like you also have so much more energy for other things as well? It's like getting a few more hours each day!

btw -- come check out my new blog I've just started (to learn how to put one together, and to explore layout)! It's at http://springonions.wordpress.com. I'd love to hear what you think and get any suggestions you have on what would make it better/more helpful.

It's always so nice reading your blog, even when I don't comment. Lots of love!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BRUIN2 9/2/2009 4:02PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEEHOLZ 9/2/2009 3:57PM

    Sounds like a great day! Way to go!

Report Inappropriate Comment


GREAT run today! :)

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.

ANYWAY.

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.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KEAKMAN 9/3/2009 9:08AM

    Isn't it wonderful to be able to say "3 miles is a short run"?!? My DH loves hearing me say "I'm only going to run 3 miles - be back soon" Did you ever think you would be saying those sorts of things? Isn't it a BLAST?!?!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RHALES199 9/2/2009 10:21PM

    sounds like you had a pretty good day, depsite TOM showing up! AWESOME!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SIMPLE_TAILOR 9/2/2009 6:10PM

    It still just amazes me how much you can do in a day. I can't imagine being as busy as you are.

You are the bomb!!

ttyl

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHINYSILVRVOLVO 9/2/2009 1:51PM

    WOW! You're a machine! I'm so pumped for your marathon. You're going to rock it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SKYFYRE 9/2/2009 10:49AM

    You are already up to 10 miles?! Yowzah! Your marathon training is moving right along! Glad you got a challenge in the row boat, balance is something I could use to work on! Great day!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CECE0330 9/2/2009 10:49AM

    Sounds like a perfect workout day! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MDTWEETY 9/2/2009 8:15AM

    Good job on your run!! So, I'm wondering - have you noticed a difference in your body/muscle tone from the rowing at all yet?
Have a good day!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KJNE8O 9/1/2009 8:54PM

    Great run and row - awesome!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SWEETZMIX 9/1/2009 7:58PM

    GO DANA, GO DANA!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SWEATONCEADAY 9/1/2009 6:33PM

    i'm jealous of your run and your marathon training. keep up the great work dana.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TAKEONME48137 9/1/2009 6:08PM

    Football!!! I can't wait. This weekend will be epic. Awesome on the row and run! The running sounds challenging, but fun. =) And yay for the Pixies! =)

Report Inappropriate Comment
LASHERTHECAT 9/1/2009 6:07PM

    Glad your week is going well.

Report Inappropriate Comment
KIMCATUS 9/1/2009 5:29PM

    As always you have the best blogs...and you totally rock! I know you know that cuz I've told you like a milliongabillion times...but still...

Report Inappropriate Comment
SKINNYSOON13 9/1/2009 5:12PM

    Love the Pixies! Haven't listened to them in a long time, but I do have a song in my blog playlist :-) I should put some of that on my "iPod"!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEEHOLZ 9/1/2009 5:08PM

    Great streaking going on there!
And I just love those runs that feel easy! So enjoy that feeling all the way girl!

Report Inappropriate Comment
S318830 9/1/2009 4:58PM

    Awesome! I love that you're doing the rowing. And congrats on having such a great run!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MSSUNBUG 9/1/2009 4:48PM

    Congrats on your streak of staying within range! Way to go!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIMELITESHINES 9/1/2009 4:47PM

    Sounds like another awesome day. Woohoo!! :) I love all the info about rowing . . . I might have to add that to my list of 'things to try'. :)

I can't wait until a sub 11 min mile feels "free and easy" hehehe . . . awesome job!

Report Inappropriate Comment
WOLFKITTY 9/1/2009 4:05PM

    Congrats! :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
BRUIN2 9/1/2009 3:59PM

    Way to STREAK!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARKDORENE 9/1/2009 3:51PM

    good job.

Report Inappropriate Comment
KARVY09 9/1/2009 3:51PM

    Oooh, I'll have to add the Pixies to my playlist. Sounds perfect for a run!

Good luck with your longer runs and rowing!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DDOORN 9/1/2009 3:46PM

    Three cheers and a triple woo-hoo for running "free and easy and speedy!"

Sounds wonderful! :-)

Don

Report Inappropriate Comment
FCASTELO 9/1/2009 3:43PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 Last Page