Monday, August 26, 2013

Long Run in the Heat!

I really wanted to run 10 miles this weekend but my running partner needed to cut it short and after she left I just couldn't force myself to go back out in that heat. I must say that it is definitely hard to get motivated when you know that sun is going to be baring down on you. The hills through the park are nothing compared to that hot sun melting your skin every step of the way... but in the end its all worth the extra push and sweat to get you to that finish line even if that's your drive way. ;)

Extra thanks to my super awesome running partner for showing up at my house and getting me out that door!! I was only scheduled to run 5 miles this week so 9 was over doing it but when you are that close to 10 miles its so much of a disappointment to not go the extra distance. I am sure my body is thanking me. I was drained.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Hebrews 12:1

...and let us run with patience the race that is set before us – Hebrews 12:1

Date with my Long Lost Love!! ;P

Yes... I had a date with the T-Mill last night. My long time love affair!

4 MILES @ 7:54 pace! :)))))))

I started probably faster than I should have but once I set a pace on the treadmill there is no going back!! :) Its mind over matter!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Motivation :)

One of my favorites :)

Don't let anyone hold you back... ever!

And this isn't just in regards to fitness goals..

Set life goals!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Night Running...

Night runs are very interesting... Especially when you run without a headlight and street lights are slim in some areas. I see a lot of things.. Like snakes that probably aren't really snakes yet I jump 5 feet and my heart races out of my chest and I don't wait around to see what it really is but I am definitely not going back that way either so then alternate routes come in to play.

Then I start hearing things.. Creepy moving things! So then I repeat my actions from earlier... 

And so on...

Night running really isn't worth it... I guess I better get to bed so I don't miss out on that morning run!! 

Good Night!!

3.1 tonight :/ 1 mile with my favorite little boy!! 

Week of Easy 5's...

Easier said than done...

My schedule this week should consist of running all easy 5's but running more days out of the week than normal. I don't have a long run scheduled but I plan on running more than 5 on my long run day so I doubt my schedule this week will be followed. I really am not fond of having a schedule but it keeps me on track for those slacking days when I don't feel like running but know that I will be unhappy with myself if I don't run.

With that said I ran yesterday:
5.57 miles 9:22 pace :)

Monday, August 19, 2013

Double Digits!!!

Finally got in some Double Digit Miles!!!

Perfect weather on Saturday for this Long Run!!

This got me 26 miles this week!! I am one proud runner!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

My Happy Place! :)

Weight is just a number!

At least I hope so...

I found out today that I weigh 22 lbs more than my best friend. That is a lot. Almost 3 - 8 lb babies. So I think to myself... This girl could hold 3 babies and still not weigh as much as me. I am shorter than her...

I have an athletic build which does not bother me at all. She is a stick... I wish sometimes that my legs were smaller like hers but I have heard her say that she would like implants in her legs. lol - So we are definitely built differently.

I work out at the gym. She tans at the gym. lol ... and if you see this yes its true. No use in denying the facts! ;)

So hopefully some of my weight is muscle weight... I would like to think so anyway...

Running on E!

Yesterday I waited a little too long before taking off on my 5 mile run... There is nothing that I dislike more than running while I am hungry. At first I thought its only a 5 mile run but then I went from just the feeling of hunger to the feeling of weakness. You have to be really careful! I didn't push to hard to run a certain pace after I realized that I wasn't just having a bad run day and my body wasn't feeling bad on the outside I was just weak and should have fueled myself properly. Hopefully today I can get in a couple of miles a little stronger. :)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Changes need to be made!!

I ran 3.1 this morning. 24:39 - Not too bad for not running since Saturday! BTW Saturday was 5 miles and it was my worst run ever!! I am not going to comment why besides it was just pure irresponsibility!! I deserved to feel that way in the hot summer day! Just glad I didn't die of heat stroke or dehydration. Not very smart at all.

We all fall off the wagon we just can't give up! We have to get back on and go again! There is one thing that I know. I may have my bad days but I have never quit running! I can take a 6 week break for a stress fracture but the day I am released I am back out there pushing to get back where I could be today!

Running is just part of who I am. It isn't just my hobby! :)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Lunch Date with the Treadmill ;)

Yes I took a 4 day break!! Sometimes we just do what we have to do...

Lunch date with the Treadmill :)
3.14 in 25 min

I didn't allow for any slacking due to my extended vacation from running! I did pretty good for my 1st day of August!

Here are some more pictures from Friday. Enjoy!!