Wednesday, September 09, 2009
So I just did my first ever lunch break run thing and it totally worked.
I actually forgot to set my alarm this morning and would have had to rush like CRAZY to get my run in and everything else this morning so I decided it was a good time to try it.
I took 2 hrs for lunch today (on a day I get to work 2 hrs early... so I took 1 hr beforehand to futz around and then clocked in so I could take a 2hr lunch). ANYWAY. Clocked out, changed, sunblocked, ate a little bowl of oatmeal and headed out w/ my water bottle! For just 4 miles I just make sure to take water usually. Anyway... the route next to my work is just a little over 4 so it's perfect for today. Got back, did some cleaning up in the bathroom (not as good as a shower, but good enough), then really ate lunch. I even had a few minutes just sitting and reading at the end of my lunch break, so the timing was really pretty perfect. :) I will have to do this again!
Yeah it was a little warm, but that will get better as the year goes on.
BONUS - I might get to sub for someone rowing tomorrow!!! It's between be and some other dude... we apparently replied within a minute of each other... not sure why she didn't just say, hey so and so replied a minute sooner... instead she sent it to BOTH of us saying - hey! You both replied so fast, who wants it?? uhhh we both do.... So I have to wait and see, but I hope it's me!!!!!!! I'd LOVE to get to row again sooner than MAYBE Sunday or Tuesday.
We desperately need groceries. So I think I HAVE to do that tomorrow no matter what! haha... oh well. :)
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Sorry I'm a little bitter about waking up at 5AM to go rowing and one of the people in my boat didn't show.
He sent an email the night before saying that his car was broken and asking for a ride -- well one of the other rowers responded that he could... called him, emailed, TEXTED... no reply.
So we all just had to turn around and go home (from that boat). :( I haven't rowed since LAST Tuesday!! ugh. There weren't enough volunteers to row on Sunday (granted it was a long weekend so ok...)
Anyway so I went home, went back to bed... I was up for 1.5 hoursish and then back to sleep for about 3 hours... and then up to run. And it was hotter than I've gotten used to since I've been running at smart times of the day, and it was garbage day, and I didn't eat or drink anything before my run (yeah not smart, I know). So it was sluggish and irritating. Actually the speed didn't turn out too bad -- just over 12 min miles if I remember correctly, and that includes a 5 min walking warmup and two walking water breaks -- but it FELT not so great.
When I got home I had a new Runner's World in the mailbox - WOOHOO! And it had a little post run stretching routine so I did that. Cooked some food. Watched an episode of CSI:NY and ate. And got ready and left.
I just felt all out of sorts after the weird start to my morning.
One of our new favorite bands is playing in town tonight at 11PM -- My run tomorrow isn't too long, and I got more sleep this morning than I anticipated so I'm still considering whether I want to go or not. I LOVE seeing them play but I'm just wondering if that isn't a really horrible idea... hahahaha. :)
OH FOOTBALL - YAY BYU, YAY Alabama, *CRYCRYCRY* FSU... sad. I had a bad feeling about that game... actually FSU played fairly well and I was really impressed with the QB, but dang. We lost. :(
OH and P.S. -- Most of my long weekend was spent in a Mad Men Season One Marathon. :) We didn't finish it yet, but boy was that fun. I just want to dress up in all the clothes!!!
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!
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