Monday, February 16, 2009

Woo Hoo! We are back again!

Yes! This morning T went to the gym and did a nice 4 miler around a 10 minute pace. :-) That's his first good run in probably 4 weeks at least if not a full on month.

After work today I was in NO mood to go to the gym. I'm still tired from NYC. But I made myself go... and I'm glad I did. I wanted to do 4, so I set the time for 45 minutes in case I went under a 10 minute pace. Well, I was feeling good, so I upped it a little 20-some minutes in, then a little more, and a little more... then finished out running the 45 minutes and did 3.5 minutes more to hit 5 miles. :-D A nice, not very hard, feeling good 5 miler. Oh yeah baby!!!

Let's hope tomorrow holds more of the same!

Here We Go Again...

So Whitesnake proclaims!

We are back from NYC, had a fantastic time! :-) It was great to see my brother and some friends, and just get a chance to relax and be lazy with T. We did go for one short run (20 short blocks) and walked a ton throughout the weekend. It was cold, so we battled not freezing! We're spoiled here in Texas.

I'm heading to the gym tonight after work... I need to start doing longer slow runs instead of my short fast ones. Tonight's plan is 4 slow miles...

Here we go again...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Not Far but Feels Good!

So I finally started running again after everything. I went back to the gym a few days ago and it felt really good! I didn't run far, just 2-3 miles each day, but I felt strong and it felt good. Due to time the last couple of days, I've just been doing short fast runs. T and I head to NYC tomorrow and are going to bring running gears and jog the park perhaps. It will be nice to do a long slow run. I need to do more of those.

So enjoy Valentine's Day everyone! Here's to getting back to training!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Getting back into the Swing of Things

It's been awhile. T has been sick... like fever and not eating sick, much less evening thinking about running. I was sick, then I had to go home for a family emergency, so I haven't run since last Tuesday. Our friend, A, who is training as well for the marathon got the flu really bad so he's been out for about a week as well.

So this week we are all starting over... I'm really anxious to start working out again. I was home since Wednesday night, and only brought the bare minimum, so no workout clothes. My mom and I did take a couple of 30 minutes walks, but that was it.

Working out really does destress me, and I need some of that right about now. I'm on my layover, and luckily I didn't plan any work for the rest of the day, so I can take me time, get organized, cook a healthy dinner (and have leftovers for tomorrow), and get some sleep. I was up at 3:30 (Cali time) this morning, so I'm going to crash early.

This month, in addition to watching my workouts, I'm watching my spending. In terms of training, this means trying to make a lot of meals at home, packing healthy leftovers, and buying more fruits and veggies.

Wish me luck!