Sunday, January 31, 2010

Made it!

I made it to the gym today... did a good 3 miles on the treadmill. I ran hard and I felt strong which is good. The first minute I was just walking as I untangled my headphones. Despite that, I still finished all 3 in about 28:30. I kept realizing I was taking smaller steps so I could take more, so I kept upping the pace and just making my stride a little wider. Felt great!!! :-)

I forget sometimes how great a good run can feel.

Here's to another 3 or maybe 4 tomorrow!

Mileage Goal: 16/1000

Hiking, but no Running

So yesterday, despite my best intentions to make it to the gym, the lure of Target and having to clean the house before people came over led to no gym or run for me.

However, I do respite care with a little boy and we did go hiking for 3 miles. It's better than nothing I guess.

I'm at Starbucks working now, but as soon as I leave it's straight to the gym! I really need to get cracking on that mileage goal and half marathon training!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Quick Update from Roatan, Honduras!

Hi from Roatan!

Just a quick update... the Thursday before we left, I went for a 3 miler and finished at a 9:36 pace. I was excited. I also LOVE my Garmin watch! It's just too cool.

We brought it with us and on Friday we walked over 3 miles around town.

We'll be back to the States tomorrow night and regular life resumes on Wednesday. It's so gorgeous here; I'll miss it!

Mileage Goal: 13/1000

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Another 2 Miles & New Fitness Class

I went the gym after work yesterday and did 2 miles at a 10 minute pace. Afterward, I did an hour long Fitness Pilates class.

I have never done Pilates before... and at least this class was 45 minutes of Abs, 10 legs, and 5 stretching. Ouch! But I'm glad I did it, and I want to do it again. It''s offered most evenings at the gym at a time I can make.

Tonight around midnight, we drive to the airport in a city about 2 hours away to catch our 4:15am flight to Roatan, Honduras!!! We have our quiet little beach place reserved and we're going to dive, and relax. I'm super excited to have this time with T. We need this :-)

Mileage Goal: 10/1000 (1%!)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

1 mile at a time

I woke up this morning and took the NutPuppy out for a quick 1 miler around the block. Just over 10 minute mile...

Sadly, even with a big vacation coming on Friday, I think I'm sick. Slight fever, just generally snotty...

The scuba lessons over the weekend probably didn't help. Due to the scuba lessons, which left me exhausted, I didn't run and just counted scuba as cross training.

One day I won't feel stretched beyond my limit all the time!

Mileage Goal: 8/1000

Friday, January 15, 2010

Morning Run!

I got up the 2nd time the alarm went off (instead of 45 minutes after the second alarm like I have been doing) and had just enough time to do a quick little mile around the block with the puppy. Running with the puppy is always a little slower, but I finished around the 9:45 min time. It was also foggy and a bit drizzly.

Although it was only a mile, I'm happy I went out in the morning. I like starting my day that way. When I get the 30-Day Shred video I think I'll do that in the mornings.

Mileage Goal: 7/1000

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Slowly getting into it!

I left a client's last night and ran around their neighborhood. I think this might be a good method! Most of my clients live in nice family communities, so I could just go for little runs at the end of the work day each day.

So run stats: 2.07 miles, 19.58 minutes, 9:36 pace.

Slow, but I'll take it!

That evening T and I went to a Churrascaria... so lots of protein. Still not hungry this morning!

Run Goal: 6/1000

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Artic Invasion!!!

Down here in Texas when it drops below about 50 or 60, you'd think the whole world was ending!

So I took the older pup with me today for a quick little jaunt around the neighborhood before the National Championship game... it was chilly! 34* feels like 24* I managed two miles at about a ten minute pace. I'm still learning to use my garmin. (Figured out how to reset it about a mile in from Monday's run stats!) Hopefully, I'll start having more accurate times/paces.

Mileage Goal: 4/1000!

Slow Progress!

Goal Updates...
I signed up for the Zooma Women's Half Marathon! It's all women and there is a post race party with mini spa treatments and wine tastes. Two friends from work are probably going to do it too!

So the slow training begins. Right now I feel rather out of shape, combined with my body adjusted to the Gluten Free. I did an random (according to the button on the treadmill) 10 minute mile last night, followed by stretching core, and 20 minutes on the bike. Quick gym trip but it is better than nothing.

Monday night my roomie and I did a super easy 1 miler run as well. I should have time for just a quick 2-3 miles around the neighborhood tonight.

So goal: 2/1000

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Year, New Goals!

It's time to get back into this whole running thing again! I feel like I'm ready, here's why:

- No more classes, well, except for SCUBA the next two weekends!

- Making my work schedule a bit lighter

- Awesome gym membership

- Got the Garmin 405 for Christmas

- Super inspired by bloggers like Aron and Jess

So here are my running related goals:

1) Run (at least) 4 times a week, even if just the quick mile or so around the block

2) Pick a half marathon training plan and stick to it 80% (hey, I'm realistic)

3) Run a sub 2:15 half marathon

4) Run another marathon and beat my previous time (which shouldn't be hard)

5) Run at least 1000 miles... (only half of Aron's fantastic 2000!)