Friday, June 8, 2012

15K and Away

One month from today, I run my first 15K.  Its one of the largest in the country, it caps at 14,000 runners.

I have been training hard.  Sundays are my long runs.  Then during the week I attend bootcamp unless Tyler has tee ball.  On those nights I jog home which is 3.25miles.  I have also been walking 2 miles at lunch each day.  I give myself one day a week of rest.  

This past Sunday I ran my first 8.1 miles in 91 minutes.  Plan is to just keep focusing on that 8.1 mile run.  The crowds of people and excitement of the event will get me thru the last 1.2 (or so I hope!)

Tomorrow morning I am doing a 5K about 30 minutes from my house.  I want to see how well I can push myself on a short run.  I want to get my time under 30 minutes.

In other news I dropped 3.4 pounds this week!!  But I had a major cheat meal tonight (yeah the night before I run a 5K) hopefully it doesn’t undo this weeks success.


Sunday, May 13, 2012

to my running friends–please help

Lately while running my left foot has began hurting about 4-3 miles into my run.  it feels like it’s a sleep you know that numb but hurts feeling.  Today it again did it but at the 3mile mark.  I stopped and completely loosened my shoes.  It did make it feel better but it didn’t go away.

So do I

1) try another run with my basically untied sneakers

2) buy another pair that are wider/or bigger (of course I would go to Fleet feet before buying a pair

3) try inserts??

Any tips or suggestions???

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Who's that girl?

I am sorry that I have been gone for about a half a year.  I have no good justification other than being so tired at night that I have not been blogging at all.

I can tell you that on December 1st I was 177  - the last time I weigh myself (4 weeks ago) I was 189.  I can tell that my clothes from last summer are not fitting that comfortably.  I need to get my act together and get this weight off.  It was all gained in December and has not come off since – I did get down to 182 in March.

I am still busting my ass at bootcamp – during the winter I went 4-5 days a week. but its my food relationship that sucks.  Candy, candy and bad portions as the major issues.   I was named Bootcamper of the year!! I am pretty excited about that!

On super bowl Sunday we did the Next Level 1000: 100 push ups, 200 Squat jumps, 300 Kettlebell Swings (I forgot what weight I did for a swing) and 400 burpees. Heres my after photo and time:


I am really looking forward to improving my time the next time we do it.  I also ran a 5mile race for the heart run and walk.  I am in the process of training for the 15K boilermaker – the biggest road race in our area.  Tons of media and events leading up to the race.  Sunday I ran 7.25 miles in 1:24 minutes.

I am refocused – and hopefully out of my funk.  I am recommitting myself to my blog – hoping the accountability will keep my head out of my backside.

This photo was taking a few weeks ago around Easter.  It was right after I shook my favorite hockey players hand (twice!)


Talk to you soon!!