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This is kinda what I’ve felt like the last couple of runs…. blah. Right now, if I had to base the outcome of a half on the past week, the prognosis would NOT be good. I know that getting started again on a regular running schedule takes some acclimation, so I’ve giving myself a break and not feeling too bad, but I do hope things improve. I just completed day 2 of week 3, so that means I’ve almost been back on this pony a month…not too shabby. I’m hoping that the cooler weather that’s coming our way will help with the way I’m feeling on runs too. This morning it was incredibly humid and it felt like I was breathing in water, but Nike+ said my pace was 15 seconds faster than my three previous runs, so I’ll take it.

I still haven’t registered for the the Miracle Match yet. I’m waiting on the “okay” from the spouse. Not money wise or anything, but he’s entertaining the idea of attending a conference that he knows he won’t attend, but until he’s worked all that out in his head I told him I’d wait. If you understood all of that you win a cookie.

Other than that, life is pretty status quo. Nothing major to complain about, and everything to be thankful for! I have enjoyed reading various accounts of the Hood to Coast event on other runners blogs. I’m not sure I’d ever be up to that, but it makes for interesting reading.

Hope you have a GREAT weekend!


Running Feet

So, I thought I’d blog today. I enjoy adding a photo that goes along with whatever is in my head, so today I Googled “running feet”. Among the many images that were returned, this was one them. This is often how I feel I look like when I’m out there running…um… AMUSING, to say the least. You’ve seen the “This is what I think I look like”, “This is what I really look like” pics, right? If not, I’ll add it, so you know what I’m talking about:

That’s me, on the bottom… although, I don’t think I’m that cute.

 I’m glad any one can run, and it’s not based on how cool you look… I’d be out (I’m going by my race day photos here… all of which are pretty dorky).

Moving on to other things, my right butt-string (that would be my butt and hamstring combined) is hurting today. Nothing major or serious… just “from a good work out” kind of hurt. I’ve been focusing on my pace and it’s been improving, so I guess butt pain can be expected. Yes, running has become a pain in my butt. (I crack myself up.)

Today I was able to do some speed intervals outside on a soft, drizzly day. It was good and just a little different than on the treadmill, but I was happy with how I did. These are my splits from my Nike+ band:

The last mile was done at a relaxed pace…. WHAT?! that used to be my faster pace! YAY!

Next Saturday I’m running a 5k and I really hope to see a massive improvement on my time, I’m keeping my fingers crossed. I’m sure I’ll post how I did.. and I know you can’t wait.

Hope this weekend is full of fun things!

All Hot and Sweaty

3.1 miles 32:08

That sounds like the title to a bad song, sorry about that. Well, I did my run for the Jelly Bean Virtual Race! I chose to run a 5k (since I have one that I’m getting ready for at the end of April) and finished in 32:08 for an overall pace of 10:22. MUCH closer to what I would like my “regular” pace to become! WOO! I did, however, start out WAY to fast, and had to try to recoup during mile 2, so I need to work on that.

It was a nice day, on the cool side but very, very humid. We had some bad storms move through our area last night, so it cooled things off, but whew… you could cut the air with a knife (so cliche, I know…again, my apologies). Later the kids and I headed to the gym and I ran another 2 miles, bringing the total for the day to 5. I’ll take it.

I hope you all (all 2 readers… Mom and Beth) have a GREAT Easter weekend!


Enter Your Title Here

I’ve not had much to blog about lately. I’ve been running, wifeing, momming, stage managing, and breathing. That’s about sums it up. It’s been a little busy, but overall? Nothing to complain about.

I’m on the verge of being excited, because during my last few runs, I’ve been able to finish with an overall pace between 10:02 – 10:31! That is very fast for me, and I’m really hoping that I can make that my pace for the 10k on the 26th of this month. That would totally ROCK! (said with my tongue sticking out and my fingers making the “rock on” sign). For a long time I really felt that at 10-ish pace was just not in the cards for me, but it looks like (at least on the shorter distances) it just might be feasible, and that makes me happy. I’m not “fast” by any stretch of the imagination, but faster than I was and I’m good with that.

Sorry for the boring blog…. Back to the regularly scheduled laundry pile.

Keep on Keeping On!

Nothing to Say?

I have to tell you a secret. I feel guilty taking the time to blog. Yes, there it is. I feel guilty. I know it’s silly, and that I shouldn’t feel like that, but I do. I sit down to write and then start thinking about the laundry that needs my attention, the dishes in the sink, the bathrooms that are in dire need of a  good wipe down (okay, a hose down might be a little more accurate), and not to mention homeschool (luckily my kids are at the age that they are pretty self directed… WHEW!). So I feel guilt, but I’m going to blog today anyway and just get over it.

I really don’t have anything to say. I’ve run 2 times this year and am planning on running later this afternoon, so that will make it 3 times (and it’s only the 6th so I’m doing pretty good… I’m sure lots of people have run 6 or more times this year, but this isn’t their blog). I do have the lofty goal of 1000 miles for this year, although I’m going to take Lindsay’s advice and be happy with just running more miles this year than I did last year. IF I hit 1000, all the better. I’m waiting to run this afternoon because we have a hopefully not too major plumbing issue out by our side walk (a leak in the pipe I think) and the plumbers are supposed to be here around 9am, and I didn’t want to try to fit a run in before they come (yes, I know I could, but it’s cold outside so I’m waiting). I hope to go around 1 or 2.

Other notable events in this week:

Our 19th anniversary!

My husband’s 40th birthday!

I’m on the final countdown to my first ever Half Marathon. I have a 14 miler next weekend, that I feel confident yet a little queasy about. Life is hectic. Life is GOOD.

Okay, the plumbers are on the way, I’m hoping that it’s not TOO expensive… ah the joys of home ownership.

till next time!


Crystal over at Am I a Runner…or Just Crazy (click on the blog name to go check out her wonderful blog) tagged me! Thanks, Crystal! So now I have some questions to answer.

1. What are you most fond of accomplishing in 2010?
I am most proud that I have run this entire year! I’ve taken off a week here and there (mainly to rest potential injuries and what not), but I have stuck to this running thing. And I admit, my attitude about running has completely changed. I’m glad I started (thanks, Beth for the push… or just the encouragement), and really think I’m going to stick with it. I’m committing to another year, and we’ll go from there!

2. What was your favorite race in 2010?
Well, I’ve only participated in one, Jingle Bells for Jimmi, so I’m going with that. It was a fun 5k fund raiser for a local family, so it was a relatively small race. It was fun though, and gave me an idea about what it would be like to run with other people.

3. What are your running goals in 2011?
The first and foremost goal is January 30th… the Miracle Match Half Marathon! This is the race that started all this crazy running in the first place. Beyond that, I’m not sure. I know I’d like to run at least one 6k and another Half (because I still have to run with Beth!). I think having a couple of “races” (I call them races, although I’m not really racing) to aim for will help keep me focused.

4. What is your favorite holiday guilty pleasure?

My favorite holiday guilty pleasure… hmmmm. Let me think about that one. I’d have to say it’s probably being pretty lazy around the holidays.

5. What is your most embarrassing running moment?

I’m not sure I’ve had any truly embarrassing running moments. I usually run alone, so if I do something stupid, there is no one around to see it. I might have a story after my Half, but I hope not! Okay, there is one, but I’m not sharing it on THIS blog!!

I’m not sure there is anyone left who hasn’t been tagged! So here are my three, and if you’ve already been tagged don’t worry about it:

Lindsay over at Chasing the Kenyans

Steve over at Run, Forest, Run

and Courtney over at I Can Do This!

If I don’t get back on until after Christmas, I hope all of you have a Very Merry Christmas!!

Life….or Something Like It

This made me laugh.

I was going to get out and run this morning. I got my new Bondiband hat in yesterday, and was stoked that I was going to get to try it out in “cold” (UM… remember I’m from TEXAS…anything below 60 degrees is “cold”) weather. But, that has been put on hold for just a bit. My girly woke up not feeling well, and is sacked out on the couch as I type. I don’t feel good about going out to run and leaving her on her own….just in case she wakes up and needs me for something. From the way she’s snoring, I doubt that will happen but you never know. I’d rather be safe than sorry.

I took yesterday off, since I ran on Sunday. So of course, now my mind is going into overdrive about slacking off. Get over it. That’s what I’m telling myself, let’s see if it works. I’m not counting today out completely, since there’s a lot of day left. I hoping that after she wakes up, she’ll feel a ton better and later this afternoon I can either hit the road or go to the gym. BUT, if that doesn’t happen, it’s still all okay.

It’s just a little over a month and a half until the half marathon! I don’t think it’s sunk in yet, that it’s actually going to happen, and that I’m actually going to run it. My next really long run is scheduled for 11 miles (there’s a shorter long run before that one), and luckily (if that’s a word that can be associated with running 11 miles) I’ll be in Waco and can run the course they will use for the half. I’d like to run it at least once before the event, just so I know what I’m in for. I should be able to get most of it completed that day, and it should give me a good feel about what to expect. I’m also hoping for nice weather on race day, but being Texas it could be 80 degrees or -20. Who knows.

Well, I guess that’s it for today. I know this post didn’t really have a point, and was a bit on the boring side, but so is doing laundry.

Hope you have a great day!