Saturday, February 28, 2009

Runners Knee..

is most likely what I have. Bummer. It is this dull pain, and I can't bend my knee, it's a killer since I have stairs. Blah.

I ran once last week and once the week before, so I am hoping to heal quickly.

My mom has been here for the last 10 days and it's been great. The duo love having her here, and so do I. I am definitely sad that she is leaving tomorrow.

The job hunt is going o.k. Wish I have heard back from more companies, but will take what I have received. Keep us (and my knee :) in your prayers.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ho hum

been a while. I have had a troublesome last couple of days. I lost my job and have been feeling sorry for myself.

I ran like twice, and I blew off my long run today. I think I am over it now. I hate feeling like this.

My mom is in town for 10 days and I am going to enjoy this time with her and the kids.

Keep us and the many other unemployed Americans in your prayers!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy V-Day to all the BLOGGERS.

I hope everyone has a LOVEly moment today!

I am finally feeling better. I was scared there, and contemplating a trip to the doctor. It was that BAD. I took a few days off of exercising to rest and recupe, for my long run today.

Yesterday I did some strength training. I did upper body and a CORE routine I found in my latest issue of Runners World, called Fast Abs. And if my abs can look like that of Lolo Jones, then I will definitely stick to it.

Today was my scheduled long run. I was very nervous, and I didn't sleep all that well. Alarm clock went of at 6AM and I was out the door by 7AM.

I decided to take it slow, very slow, because there are about a handful of semi-steep hills in my neighborhood (ATT would have been to dark and I wanted to get the run over as early as possible)

The wind was strong, I have no idea what mph it was, but enough that I took it a little slower when the gusts kicked up. I started to feel a little fatigued after mile 4 but that was definitely because I had been so sick the past 3 days. I finished faster than I thought I would, so that made me happy.

Next week I jump to 9 miles according to my training log. Ugh, I am already nervous about it. I wish there was a semi-straight, non-hill area around here, these hills are going to be the death of me.

Today's Run:
8 miles / 103:10 minutes
12:54 pace

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I am SICK!

WTF? I was totally fine this morning and then around 11AM I started to feel achy and filled with the chills. Blah. I went for my run anyways, and went very slow. I actually think my time is off, but i forgot what time I started. Oh well.

I was talking to Lesley via Facebook, and she is doing the Bank of America Raleigh Rocks Half Marathon, which was my very first Half Marathon, and she suggested that I run it with here. I have not been training properly, hap-hazardly is more like it. I am up to 6 miles consecutively. So I typed in my info into SmartCoach and it says I can be ready in 7 weeks. I think it's all mental, but I am scared. WTF?

I am going to do it. Just putting on my big girl panties and doing it. And can I just say, 8 miles on Saturday. Holy shit. But I will get it done.

Now the more I talk about it, the more excited I am.

Today's Run:
5 miles / 78 minutes
a gawd awful slow pace

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Lovely Day, Lovely Day...

it was today. We have had gorgeous weather since Saturday. I finally took the xmas lights down (my neighbors were extremely happy) and I washed all the cars and spent most of the day outside.

My long run on Sunday sucked. I was so dehydrated that my 7 miles turned into 4.5 ran and 1.5 walked. disappointing. Oh well.

I was still feeling like crap on Monday so I skipped my run, I didn't want to injure myself further. On the way home yesterday I rented Wanted. What a hot movie. Loved it.

Today's run was hard as well, I think because I need to start carrying a water bottle on runs longer than 4 miles. I did about 5, and after that I headed to Bull City Running (located right off the ATT, where I ran) and I picked this. I will test it out tomorrow and let you know how it goes.

I really need to sit down and get a race schedule together, but I am scared, and I don't know why. I need to get over it!

Sunday's Run
6.25 miles / 80:47 minutes
12:56 pace
Tuesday's Run
4.75 miles/55:49 minutes
11:45 pace

Friday, February 6, 2009

I hate the COLD

and that is the excuse I have been using for not running. But today was lovely, so I headed out for a 3 miler. Ended up with a 3.75, I felt too good and I wanted to go a little farther.

My running is progressing nicely and I am pleased. Although the weight loss is all over the place. Blah.

I want to profess my love for CELSIUS. The best energy drink ever. If only it weren't so expensive. Find your local Vitamin Shoppe and pick one up. You won't be sorry!

Tonight's Run: Hill interval

3.75 miles / 45 min

12:04 pace

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Durham Museum of Life and Science..

GCB , Savannah and I took all the kids to the Durham Museum of Life and Science on Saturay. (thanks G for the free entries)

The kids had soo much fun, and so did I. It's a great museum, they have soo much to offer. I was tired after spending 4 hours there. We then headed to GCBs house for lunch and let the kids run around crazy style!


Been a little busy, so here is a quick recap.

I had a lunch with an old co-worker, (BBL at her house) and we caught up on what was new, so I was only able to get in my 20 MIN Pilate's workout that morning.

I ran 5 miles on the ATT during lunch, this was a great run.

I was supposed to run my 6 miles on this day, but I slept in and we had made plans to go to the Durham Museum of Life and Science.

So I ran 6.25 miles on Sunday on the ATT, it was really hard, but the day was gorgeous.

Then we headed to a friends house to watch the Super Bowl. I did really well, and stayed out of the kitchen where the food was. I had on alcoholic drink, and limited myself to one very small plate of veggies and dip and 2 small slices of veggie pizza.

The kids and I headed home at half time, so there wasn't anymore food temptations.