Thursday, July 5, 2012

Day 3: Rest for the 4th!

Happy 4th of July; I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday!  I worked first and then headed to the lake. I did a little swimming, a little eating, some running from my car to the boat dock!  Since it was a rest day, I did a lot of relaxing too! ;-)

I tried to watch what I munched on a little more closely; we are slowing improving our diet.

Today, Day 4, is 6 miles. This might be the real test of if I can follow the plan. I have work and then a meeting at 4:30 downtown.

Wish me luck.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Day 2: It was lovely at 10pm

Finally, after too much bad TV, the temperature had cooled down enough to head out on our 5 mile run. We mapped out a 4.5 route which involved a drink stop or two. We ran the first 2 and change to Walgreens, got a beverage, then headed back. We ran/walked the last half of the run. While we definitely walked more than probably needed, we did finish strong.

And it wasn't miserable... starting to get back into it.

Today is rest day, so we will be enjoying the afternoon and early on the boat!  (I have to work during the day)... perhaps a little swimming cross training!

Thursday has 6 scheduled.. oh boy!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Day 1: Thought we did 4...

So last night, around 9:15, we headed out for the planned 4 mile run. We had to drop of money at the bank, so we figured we would run there. We thought it was a little over a mile and a half each way. We then did up and down the street to try and get to around 4. Well, I mapped our route this morning, and it was just 3 miles. Good to know.

Although we were a mile short, we still made the effort. Had I been able to find my Garmin charged, we could have done better. Tonight I am going to either find my watch, or map out a 5 mile route first.

The run felt pretty good; we walked a block or so in the beginning, and then after stopping at the bank another block or two, but ran otherwise. It's a start.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Training Plan Found!

It is 15 weeks until the Nike Women's Marathon, and despite the occasional run around the block with T, there has not been any real training. I always enjoy making a plan, but I think I may it a little too ambitious, and I never end up following it.

Then came a wonderful email from the people at Nike. Nike put together three training plans specifically designed for the Nike Women's Marathon. One is to finish, one to PR, and one super advanced; each is 15 weeks long. I am doing the PR Training Plan.

The plan starts tomorrow.

Tomorrow, not Tuesday or Wednesday... or next week.

Tomorrow, Monday July 2, 2012.

I did a quick 1 mile around the block this evening; thinking about setting a goal to run at least 1 mile each day.

Tomorrow is 4 miles... I may have to walk more than I run, but it will get done.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Wake Up Call

Sunday morning, I had signed my whole company up to do a 5K together... this was the longest I've run probably since the San Antonio Marathon in November. It was not fun. Hot and humid at 8:30 already, we ran the first 1.25 or so then stopped to try and wait for coworkers. We then walked and jogged the rest of the time. I felt so out of shape that I didn't want to / couldn't (not sure which) run the whole thing. I have 24 weeks until Nike Women's... Here I go!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Nike Women's Marathon 2012!

It's been awhile... both posting here and running! Last I left off I was trying to do some last minute training for the NWM 2011; well it paid off and I managed to come in just under 5:15! (Which is about a 15 minute PR)  I followed that up a few weeks later with the San Antonio Marathon. That one was sunny and hot and I had a great first 10 miles and then the sun came out and I took my sweet ole time, finishing around my traditional 5:34.

Then life hit! Business is going extremely well... which means I am beyond busy. I bailed on the Austin Half (although got my awesome 3M swag), deferred the Austin Full... and just completely bailed on the Dallas rock-n-roll Half.

Today is my birthday! I was up early enjoying some tea and a magazine out back when a got an email from Nike Women's Marathon... I was once again selected through the random drawing!!!!

WOOHOO! Happy Birthday to me!!!

Now to figure out how to actually train this time... ideas?!  I'm doing a 5K this weekend!