Thursday, July 29, 2010

The last few days

Oops. haven't updated for a few days but I have been running. I actually ran 5 miles on Sunday. Mapped out a 5 mile route and I figured I could always walk the last mile home if needed. It wasn't easy but I sucked it up and ran the whole thing, wasn't fast either but I'm hoping that will come in time.
Oh and the exciting news, I lost my 1 pound for the week so I am still on track for my 12 pounds in 12 weeks goal. woo-hoo!

Monday-Stroller class
Wednesday ~ 4 miles

Today I only had to do 2 miles so I decided to run quickly and I wore my new Nike Frees. I actually felt pretty good and it only took 17:40. So I am getting faster. The shoes didn't seem to hurt my feet or anything so I'll see how I feel later. Planning on doing a dvd later for some abs and toning. Going to put on some coffee, get the diapers in the wash and run the dishwasher before the kids wake.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Too much heat

Got all my weekday workouts in this week. Got up and out again this morning. Really wanted to bag it after 20 minutes but I got a drink at the water fountain, stretched and kept going. Did the whole loop about 45 seconds faster today than Wednesday.

On a kid note, the heat is keeping us inside, the baby just can't be out in 110 heat index. I think the 3 year old is sick of playing tag and hide and seek inside. She has been driving me CRAZY today. She has been having multiple accidents of poop not pee thank you. I think I gave her three, yes, three. baths. today. I'm hoping this is just some retaliation for having to divide my time between her and the baby 'cause I am seriously sick of laundry. At least I'll have help this weekend so hopefully it will improve. And maybe a little relief from the heat next week so we can get outside for at least a little bit.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Two days in a row. Just 2 miles on the training plan so I jogged about 20 minutes then did 30 second sprints/30 second jogs x 10 and jogged home. Felt pretty good doing the sprints, ended up getting a good workout.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Well not much sleep last night, I think the baby got up every 2 hours, at least. After the 4:30 am feeding I just got up and went for a run. Felt pretty good, did 42 minutes (the loop of the park). Got an awful crick in my neck/shoulder. Took ibuprofen, we'll see if it helps. I must have slept wrong.
Oh and the exciting news, I won a pair of Nike's from Big River's ladies night. Picked those up, got to pick whatever Nike's I wanted. Awesome huh? I tried on racing flats, running shoes and settled on the Nike Free 5.0. They are an awesome pink color. I'll probably just wear them around and not for training. I'll see if they feel different than any other shoes.Women's Nike Free 5.0 V4

Monday, July 19, 2010

So the weekend was a total bust. I worked Friday night so I was too tired Saturday to do anything. Planned on getting out early Sunday but the kids had other plans. Between the 2, I was up from 12:15 am until almost 4 am. Needless to say Sunday wasn't pretty. I was tired and had a headache. No amount of coffee was going to help. I felt awful all day. Skipped the run.
Got up early Monday, ran a mile and a half and then walked home. It was hot, humid and I still felt crappy and crabby. Stroller class was cancelled due to inclement weather so I took the kids out for breakfast. Drank lots of coffee. Even stopped by the library.

Good news to post- I was down a pound when I weighed in Sunday. Yeah! Still on track for 12 pounds in 12 weeks goal. Also no big deal on missing the long run Sunday. Just means I'm doing the novice, it repeats and the long run this week is also four.

Friday, July 16, 2010

I almost missed my three miler but I snuck it in this evening. Took a rest day Thursday just because that is how it worked out. I was going to get up early and go this morning but the baby was up most of the night. I ended up getting her to fall asleep at almost 8 pm. So I figured I had 30-40 minutes before it was dark. Yeah! Would not have gotten out there at that time had it not been on the training plan.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Got up and out while the kids were still asleep. woo-hoo. Three miles today and it was already hot. Wore my compression socks too since I had just run 12 hours earlier. Seemed to help because my legs felt heavy when I first got out of bed but didn't feel to bad during the run.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Half Marathon Training

Half Marathon training started today. Only had a short time to fit in a run. Fed the baby, had the 3 year old busy on and the hubby was making dinner. Switching the Tuesday, Wednesday workouts. Did 5 x 2:20 at moderately hard pace with 1:10 jogs between. Total about 2.25 miles. Was guessing on the time it would take for me o do a 400. Plan calls for 3 miles Wednesday and Thursday. I am hoping to get up early those days, it is supposed to be really hot the next week. I have Friday as a back up if I miss one of those days.

Monday, July 12, 2010

New Goal

I have some weight to lose yet so I have decided to try to lose 12 pounds in 12 weeks. This is just a goal, not sure if I can make it a reality but I will be happy if I can lose 10. Starting weight 125. So we'll see, it will coincide with my 12 week training plan for the half marathon.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Did 3 miles this afternoon, wasn't nearly as humid. It made for a much easier run.
Starting the half marathon training plan on Monday. Looking forward to it. It will make me put in some miles. Going to use Hal Higdon plan, might combine the novice and intermediate. The novice repeats the long run distances (i.e. 4,4,5,5,) whereas the intermediate increases by a mile each week with a few race weeks thrown in. So, I'll just alter the novice by doing the intermediate long runs. I like the idea of just adding on one mile a week and peaking at 12 rather than repeating the long run distance and maxing at 10 miles. We'll see how it goes.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bad Intersection

I was out for my usual run, just doing an out 15 min turn around. Got back in 14:20 probably because of the adrenaline on the way back. Crossing the street, did the usual wave, make sure the car is stopping for the stop sign when he started pulling forward when I was directly in front of him. I yelled and luckily he had his window open and stopped. He even said "sorry 'bout that." So frustrating, there is a giant cross walk and stop sign and still people blow through the intersection. There is also bus stops on both sides of the street so there are always people trying to cross there.
And this is supposed to be my stress relief from screaming children. Should I mention how many times the baby has puked on me today and how many accidents the three year old had? Should I mention the amount of laundry I have had to do? The kiddos are asleep so it doesn't seem so bad now, that and I had a beer after bedtime. Cheers!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

So, I only slept 90 minutes in the morning and the afternoon following work last night. But, I still managed a quick run. Did the HIIT workout again along with a warm up jog and cool down to make it about 2 1/2 miles.

Oh and yes I did workout Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Not sure how to add some sort of calendar to just post a few miles or a dvd workout. Not really wanting to make an entry each day.

Friday, July 2, 2010


I was able to get out and run today. Only 30 minutes but it felt good. Even got a few minutes of ab work done. Looking forward to the long weekend and getting in a few more miles.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

I was up with the baby so many times that I fell asleep after her early morning feeding and didn't get my morning run. So far I only snuck in a potion of a dvd. Hopefully, I'll either sneak something else in tonight or I'll just hope for some sleep tonight and run in the morning.