I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

December 21, 2008 at 9:26 pm | Posted in Cross Training, Half-Marathon | 2 Comments
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Because it’s totally been 60 degrees here for the past few days. Seriously.

Sorry for the delay in posting, I was wrapping up my semester. Phew. SO glad that’s done. Although…I still have work to do…but no real deadlines. Thank God.

But anyway, here’s a quick recap from the last week…

Wednesday – TRAINER DAY!!! Whoo!!! We did 20ish minutes on the bike then a badass cardio circuit. MAN did my abs hurt the next day!!! However that makes me very pleased so YAY PAIN!!!!!

And has anyone ever used one of these?

It’s the Reebok Studio Cycle. I love those things. It’s an awesome workout and the bike is SO small…if they weren’t megabucks I’d so get one for my apartment!!!

Anyway, so then I was a slacker for a few days…school is to blame, totally. But then Saturday I STARTED MY HALF MARATHON TRAINING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m training for the Shamrock Half Marathon

So. I really need to register. šŸ™‚ I think my friend is going to do it with me so that will be awesome.

So Saturday I did a 4 mile run. It was a really comfortable temperature and I was quite pleased with my performance…so let’s hope I can keep it up till March!!! šŸ™‚

In other news…the boyfriend ROCKS again. We exchanged one early Christmas present each…I got him a hiking guide and he…is a non-runner so the fact that he picked the following item out with out a CLUE about running….is AMAZING. PLUS I’d never, ever, ever, ever mentioned I wanted one….so without further ado…meet MY NEW FUEL BELT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FUEL BELT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I GOT A FUEL BELT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously I nearly flipped. I am beyond excited…so now I really have to buckle down and get this training underway!!!!

FUEL BELT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Now if only it would get cold and snow, my life would be perfect.

Down The Road

December 12, 2008 at 10:28 pm | Posted in Cross Training, running | 1 Comment
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Down the road,
I made up reasons to go,
Down the road…
~Kenny Chesney

TRAINER DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was fuuuun. We did 3ish miles at a pretty decent pace. I felt like quitting at about 15 minutes but because I was with Trainer I kept going. She doesn’t so much PUSH me, as she shows me what I’m actually capable of. But man it was cold out!!! Really windy too which sucked. It was hard to keep pushing against the wind towards the last uphill part but I DID IT!!!! šŸ™‚ Twas awesome. So proud.

Then we did a killer 10 minute ab routine. We did 1 minute drills of 10 different exercises. It was awesome. šŸ™‚ I haven’t had sore abs in weeks…I’m hoping to be SORE tomorrow!!!! šŸ™‚

Well, I’d best be getting to bed. 5K in the AM with mom, then another one on Sunday!!! Watch for the race report!!!!!!!!!!

Guess Who’s Back…

August 17, 2008 at 9:20 pm | Posted in running, Training | 1 Comment
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Well Shady’s not back…but I am.

Anyone wanna hit me for that musical reference…because I’m pretty sure I deserve it. šŸ™‚

Soooooo I dropped off the planet, in case you didn’t notice.

Good news is that although I slacked on my blog, I didn’t totally slack on the running!!!

I seriously don’t remember when my last entry was or what it was about…so I’m going to guesstimate…In the last few weeks with my trainer I did several runs, some pool work (I’m getting better at it) and I am still dog-running.

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That’s Shiloh!

Week before last my trainer *cough*EVIL*cough* had me do a *cough*EVIL*cough* track workout. 4×800? Maybe? Yeah that’s it. At a 9:00ish pace. 9:30ish?

And totally kidding about the evilness. I enjoyed it…once it was over. And MAN was I sore the next day. But the good kind.

Then my trainer had to go away for a week to coach high school running camp or something awesomely fitness related like that. Because she’s a BAMF. So while she was gone I DID train myself. Monday I did a 2 mile run with hills and then came home and did all my ab exercises. Tuesday I ran with Shiloh for 2.5 miles or so. Wednesday I did 4 MILES on my own!!! I did my ab exercises that day too. Then Thursday I started to feel like crap. Friday was a little better but then Friday night all heck broke loose and I ended up at my parents house so they could take care of me.

So…I missed my 5K.

AND the poker run I was supposed to do.

I can’t even talk about it I’m so disappointed.

What’s worse is that Saturday by 10am I felt a TON better!!!! I did try to get up at 6 for the 5K…but…it was a no-go. šŸ˜¦

So anyway…Saturday I didn’t workout but I did get a run in today!! I ran with Shiloh for about 2 miles, then took his new friend, Tessa, out for a mile.


And more of Shiloh…

Oh, and some sad news….I had to put my 19 year old cat to sleep…so that was rough. But I’m thinking about getting a dog or fostering cats for the local animal shelter. We shall see….

And now a little of my recent shopping accident…Since I only get two weeks of summer and no real vacation…I took a shopping trip instead. šŸ™‚

The Accident

Grey Dress

I’m suuuuuuuuch a dork…

Skirt and Striped Shirt

Yay work clothes! It’s sad that most of the shopping spree was work-appropriate clothes.

Oh, and this awesome mug. It was from a local festival/fair that we have every year…and I’ve ALWAYS wanted one of these. Every one is different…

Le Cup

Other than that, MY TRAINER IS BACK IN TOWN!!!!!!!!!!! Whooo!!!

We’re meeting tomorrow morning at 9am…so I’d better go get a start on this sleeping thing. Stupid insomnia/panic/anxiety is still messing me up.

I’ll try and stop by all my favorite bloggers soon!!

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