First run of 2013... Midnight of New Years!!!!
So my first race of 2013 was at midnight, right after the ball dropped. A little crazy, yes...a little cold, yes..but a lot of fun. I ran with my friend who is thinking of running a half marathon this year. She's a slower runner than me, so I ke... Read more
So far so good
Ok, so at least I'm keeping on track...diligently entering my food and trying to get my exercise every day...hopefully gonna run today if I have time....... Read more
Joining the biggest loser at work
Sp I've decided to join the biggest loser at work..maybe it will help give me the kick in the pants that I need t get motivated...I'm hoping it's not team based again...that failed miserably the first go around, but now more individualalized....... Read more
Trying to get back on the horse...
Ok...trying to get back into the spark way of life...after the half marathon, I lost my mojo for running, joints ached and my mind wasn't there...now that I'm a few weeks shy of my 33rd birthday, I want to get back on the horse..trying to run a ... Read more
I AM A RUNNER!!!!
So today was my first half marathon.... Wasn't planning on running the whole damn thing, but as luck had it, I did...my legs are a bit sore now, but other than that..it was actually a nice run....finished in under 3 hours and my legs only starte... Read more
Journey to the half...1 week to go
Ok, ran a 5k today with my mom..well, she walked, I ran, but it was for a good cause, helping disabled veterans...not so bad..ran a 1 mile warm up and then the race..I was supposed to run 5 miles, but I hope 4 will do...getting nervous now for n... Read more
Journey to the half...less then 2 weeks to go...
Ok, so less than 2 weeks to go till the half...I started to taper down my long runs, running 8 miles last Saturday ( since it was pouring rain in ny on Sunday) then went to work!!! Ouch, I was tired by the end of Saturday!!! So this week is con... Read more
Journey to the half...3 1/2 weeks to go...
Ok, so I'm trying to get myself back on track with eating to maximize full endurance for my race...I'm doing one more really long run next week, hopefully closets 11 miles, and then tapering off to 8 and then 5 before the race...today was a crum... Read more
Journey to the half... Ups and downs
Haven't written in awhile, but here goes..running is ok..I'm trying to alternate between running close to 11 miles one week and 9 miles the next week to avoid injury. I realized that mt body isn't happy running over 9.5 miles, and I'm sore for m... Read more
Journey to the half..day 49 to 54... My bucket list
Ok...so I took tuesday off from running since my legs we still achy from the 10.8 miles from last Sunday..but we did lots of walking mon, tues, wed and Thursday morning I was ready to run..4 miles and it felt good!!! On to today where I decided ... Read more
Journey to the half...day 42 to 48... Double digits at last!!!!
Ok, so this last week has been a mix of ups and downs...after last weeks run, I ended up with mild Tendonitis of my l ankle ( the better of the two)... So no short run on tues...finally felt better forthursday and ran4.1 miles in crazy wind at t... Read more
Journey to the half..day 39-41
Ok, so still not feeling 100%, but today is long run day, so out I went...tried a new route, and although my computer calculated the route differently than my iPhone ( same program on each).. I managed 9.15 again...not so bad for not doing ANY e... Read more
Journey to the half... Day 36-38...sick:(
Ok, so my lovely daughter was nice enough to give me a nasty head cold Sunday, do no running for me this week....I'm trying to keep up with some exercise, but I just feel achy and tired...keep getting up all night and long days at work don't hel... Read more
Journey to the half... Day 32-35
So I ipdillegently tracked my calories this week...I don't weight myself, just go by how I feel and how my clothes feel...yesterday ran 9.15 miles and tried Gu gel for the first time...not too thrilled with it and not sure if it really did anyth... Read more
Journey to the half.. Day 28-31... Stumbling...
Ok so after my 8 mile run, I realized I had a slight strain in my adductor muscle in my left leg..so no running on Tuesday, lots of setching, RICE and stengthing exercises ....luckily it felt better and I went for a 3 mile run this morning...I w... Read more