Friday, May 7, 2010
I won a giveaway!!! Thank you Genesis!! I won 2 free coupons for Silk Pure Almond almondmilk. I am hoping to get to a store that has this so that I can try it this weekend.
I don't do this sort of thing often but last night I did go and get a pedicure. I had forgotten how good that feels and now I can probably wear sandals again.
Tomorrow I will be doing a virtual run. I am excited about that. I want to see if I can run three miles without stopping? I am not worried about time I just want to try.
Hope everyone is having a great week!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
I am not trying to plan but I sure hope today after work I can get in a couple miles.
Anyone have any big plans for Mothers Day?
Gotta run for now...not really it is just time for breakfast.
Monday, May 3, 2010
I ran yesterday 2 miles without stopping and it felt great. The weather was perfect once again. I ran my usual little run, but ran it the opposite the way I usually run. I think the next time I get to run I will take my camera. I run the streets of our little town (Population 4,652).
This week I am not setting any type of schedule. Although my dear daughter does not have any track meets this week. Only a dentist appointment and hair appointment. My husband has volunteered to pick her up each day afterschool so that I can get some gym or run time in around 3pm each day. What a great guy I have. He knows that I really want to run in the 5K that is coming up at the end of this month.
Tonight will be catch up night on all the post I missed last week.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Not such a bad start to a new week.
I ran across this race Run with Wife Race and Relax Contest. It looks like fun. I would someday like to go to other cities to run.
One day down and six more to go this week. It is going to be a rough week. Tomorrow is a long day, Wednesday is an afternoon at the Royals baseball game. Thursday is new do day(getting my hair done) and Dan E has a track meet. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are looking good.
Nope I did not run yesterday. What is wrong with me? I know....I just got lazy and it was cold outside. I could have run on the dreadmill or did cardio, but no I did other things around the house.
I didn't even crack the new book I have...Run Like A Mother.
So, today starts a new week. I will not plan any runs. I do have a 5K schedule I was trying to follow. I think today is a day off?? I will do something just not sure what? I now feel sluggish...YUCK!!!
I don't think I have ever mentioned that I love to scrapbook. Well I do when I have time. But anyway the reason I bring this up is that over at Running Diva Mom she has a giveaway for scrapbooking your accomplishments. Check it out!
Hope everyone has a great week.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Wednesday night I don't remember what happened? Thursday was my daughters track meet, Friday I ate too much to even think about running and Saturday I went to my sons football game and took a nap. Saturday it rained most of the day.
I did go to the Borders book store this evening. I was just looking around and not for anything in particular. I had checked online and even at the store a few weeks ago to see if they had the book Run Like A Mother....no such luck. Tonight I was just milling around waiting on my daughter and decided to check and see if the book or some other running book might interest me. I am very excited to start reading the book.
Although I did not have a very good week of running...I have now been running for one month. I am excited. I am hoping this week that I can ad a bit to my run. I would like to start running 2.5 miles each time I run. It is supposed to rain tomorrow.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Today I had to work late but decided that I was going to get a run in some how. My daughter was at a track meet. I would have loved to have gone to her track meet but work would just not allow me to do so. I run a newspaper and Tuesday is the day was send the paper to print. I am dog tired. I brought sandwiches home for supper. I ate half a sandwich and then headed out to run.
It was a great night for a run. The air was nice and cool. I took the same route I did on Sunday. It was busy, I had to stop a couple times because of traffic. So I ran 2 miles at a pace of 11:23. My run felt pretty good especially after a tough day at work.
Hope everyone is having a great week! Even if it is only Tuesday.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Yesterday I walked one mile and ran one mile. It was okay. I did feel better afterward and spent the rest of the day getting ready for my son and his friends to come from college.
Today I got back on track. I was up early...why? I don't know? I was up at 5am finally got out of bed at 5:30. Watched the movie Julie & Julia until 7:30, ate a light breakfast and at 9:30am I was out the door. Before leaving I went on-line and mapped out a run. I wanted to run 2 miles today. I didn't want a bunch of hills and I really just wanted to test the waters of a 2 miler on pavement. The weather was perfect. Can I just say I DID IT!!! I ran 2 miles without stopping and a time of 11:03per mile. I was so excited. It felt great! I can honestly say I am back on track and this will be a great week!
Monday - Gym
Tuesday - Run
Wednesday - Gym or home exercising
Thursday - off
Friday - Gym or run
Saturday - Run early morning
Again thank you! Have a great week!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Of course Tuesday I had not planned on running and did not. Wednesday came and went. Thursday evening my daughter had her second track meet of the week. I drove an hour and a half to the track meet, track meet cancelled after an hour because of storms. Did not run again.
Friday I just didn't feel well and could not run. Sigh!
Am I a failure???? Maybe, but only this week! I will get back on track next week! I want to run for me! I still have today that I can run a few miles. I just won't make my goal for the week. I do realize that I won't always make my goals and some weeks are just going to be harder than others. Just wait until summer get here!
Running Diva Mom is have a giveaway for an Inperspire towel. Checkout the towels my favorite one is - I am worth it one.
Hope everyone has had a great week and will have a great weekend.
Monday, April 12, 2010
It was still a good day? I purchased a new sports bra...the Venus by Moving Comfort. Dick's sporting goods had them on sale. I love a sale. I also purchased some 10 pound weights.
Today is Monday, I got home from work and did a few things around the house. Tonight was the night I was going to try run the streets and I was excited. I wish I would have waited until just a little later in the evening to attempt this, I probably would have done better. But oh well! The run started out fine. I was really concentrating on not running to fast and my breathing. The first probably 1/4 mile was good and then there was the dreaded hill (like everyone talks about) it wasn't a very steep hill and I was used to walking it. I struggled. I pulled through and decided that if I made it a few more blocks that I could walk the next hill that was in my way. I made those blocks and then walked 2 blocks. I began running again and only walked when I was waiting for a car to pull out of the grocery store parking lot and when I was waiting for the stop light to change. All in all not to bad??? I am using Run Keeper on my iphone to track my runs. I don't like it very well. It doesn't seem to track very well. The first part of my run did not track. The second part of my run was .93 miles with a pace of 9.44 also during my this part of my run I did not listen to any music. I just concentrated on running. I love my new sports bra and the new shoes seem to be doing a great job as well.
Somewhere during my run, my right hip slipped out of place. It doesn't feel very well. Guess I will be heading to the chiropractor on Wednesday. I wish they were open on Tuesday's.
Tomorrow I will try to get in a couple miles on the treadmill. My daughter has a track meet. I will probably be watching more running than running for me tomorrow.
Hope everyone has a great week!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
On Saturday morning I woke up and headed to the gym at 6:00am. I ran 2 miles on the treadmill and did a mile on the elliptical machine.
Mile 1 - 10:54
Mile 2 - 10:00
I am sure that I will be sore on Sunday...only because I played 3 games of kickball as well on Saturday.
I actually had six miles this week and I am very excited once again. I think I will be ready to increase a little next week.
Changing my Goal
I wanted to run the Trolley Run in KC on April 25th but have decided that I will postpone that run until next year. This has been my goal since I started running in March. On April 24th my son has a spring football game and the coach of the football team has a lot of activities planned for that day for the families. I really want to participate in these activities and do not think I will be physically ready for the run if I spend the day with my son and his team. My son is a sophomore in college and plays football for William Jewell College.
My new goal is a run that will take place on May 29th a 5K in St. Joseph.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I ran two miles on the treadmill tonight. Time of 10:54. My left shin keeps hurting occasionally during my runs. It basically just aches and not for very long. So after my run and stretching I am icing my shin.
I am hoping tomorrow to hit the gym. Hope everyone is having a great week!
I would like to link some giveaways to my blog...can anyone help me with that?
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Yesterday we had our annual family outing, opening day at Kaufman Stadium to watch the Royals. It was a bummer that our son Jared was unable to attend. He had football practice for spring ball. I am looking forward to watching him play again this fall. Needless to say the Royals did horrible and lost.
This evening my daughter had a track meet and that did not get over until around 8:30. It was great to watch her run. She ran the 400 and placed 6th and the 800 where she place 3rd.
I will run tomorrow!
Sunday, April 4, 2010
I am very excited tonight. I ran 2 miles at the track this evening. It felt great! I feel like I have gotten over the hump. Time was 20:46 but who is keeping time.
This also means I am about half way to my goal for the week.
I just want to be able to run four miles by April 25th.
It is supposed to be sunny and 70 some degrees today? But as I look out the window it is cloudy.
I reached my goal of five miles this week. I am pretty excited! I wasn't sure I would be able to accomplish it. I really wanted to run an extra mile yesterday but the wind was horrible and I just couldn't push myself. I think I may have started out running to fast? I ran at the track with my daughter Dan E. She ran and texted, she was making plans for the evening. A 14 year old with priorities.
Goal for this week = 5 miles - it will be difficult
Monday is opening day for the Royals. Looks like it will be stretching and exercises at home.
Tuesday my daughter has a track meet. Maybe a mile on the dreadmill.
Wednesday - Gym
Thursday - Mile
Friday - Gym
Saturday Hopefully go and watch my son at spring football practice.
Today has turned out to be a beautiful day. Had breakfast at 11:30 with my wonderful in-laws and family. Colored Easter Eggs with my daughter and son, and I have been busy getting the deck ready for summer.
If I get a real ambitious I might even get on the dreadmill yet???
Hope everyone has had a great day!
Friday, April 2, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Today I only ran a mile. 1 mile 10:43. Time was better. I went to the gym and ran on the treadmill again.
I am feeling good about my daily runs. I would like to be able to run 4 miles without stopping. The Trolley Run in Kansas City is April 25 and my ultimate goal right now is to run in that race.
Tomorrow I will take the day off. I am not sore but my body is tired. Probably time to pick up the pace some and push myself. Saturday I will at least get the last of my goal in for the week and maybe and extra mile. It does feel good to be Running for Me!
I took my shoes back and got another pair. I love them.
Hope everyone is having a great week!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
I did do some yard work tonight. I only have one small flower bed and cleaned it out....lol.
Hope everyone has a great week!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Goal this week is to make it to the gym 3 times and run 5 miles total. Four weeks until the Trolley Run.
I purchased a pair of Nike shoes on Friday. I wore them around the house today and decided they are a half size to small. So I will be returning them for another size. I also purchased the Nike+ sensor. It is not compatible my IPhone 3G. My contract for my phone is not up until June, so the sensor went back to the store as well.
I have downloaded the app Run Keeper on my phone for now and will use it until I can upgrade my phone.
March 13th I actually ran a mile. I had know idea I could run a mile anymore? Wow, it felt pretty good.
My goal is to run in the Kansas City Trolley run on April 25th.
1 mile down and many more to go!
And to catch myself up
March 15 1 mile March 17 Walked 1 mile March 20 Ran 1 mile, 15 minutes on the Elliptical March 22 Ran 1 mile
Let's hope this next week is better?