Saturday, January 12, 2013

Exhausting week

With 5 nights of basketball this week, it was hard to get a run in this week until Friday. I did workout on the elliptical Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.  Friday was a day to recover from all the nights in a gym.  I came home from work early, I was home by 9:30 a.m. My body was worn out. It was cloudy outside but the temperature was great, around 58 degrees. I wanted to go for a run, so I took a nap, ate lunch and after letting my lunch settle headed out the door.

My goal was to run my split mile around 10:40 per mile.  I didn't do too bad, I ran 2.88 miles, 11:27 per mile and ran it in 33:01. That was my fastest ever.  I am super STOKED.   I love my new Nike+ Sportswatch, I can now push myself.  I have never really pushed myself before.  I usually just keep track of how far I have run and I am always happy that I finished.

Goal for this week.
Next run will be 3.1 and hopefully I will shave a few more seconds off my time.  Hoping to get in a few more runs next week.  Only one game of basketball next week.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Goals for 2013

Goals for this year are to run a 5K each month. Half marathon in the spring or summer and if everything goes well a marathon in the fall.

Training started January 3rd.  Ran 2.25 miles in 27 minutes. Run was chilly.
Today I ran 2.95 miles in 35.35 minutes.  Run was cold/freezing.

Plan is to run every other day and do some kind of cardo/elliptical or other exercise on the off days.

I have my first 5K on the books for Jan. 27, the Ground Hog Run in KC.

I am very excited to get back to running. Running helps me clear my mind and relieve my stress.

I am also excited to use my new running gear I received for Christmas from my family. New running clothing and a new Nike GPS watch.

Happy Runnings!

2012 was a good running year

I don't know why I wasn't here?  I ran 3 5K's last year.  I ran most of the year until the weather got scorching hot. From July to November I was no where to be found well, except maybe the pool.  December I ran a few times.

I the Julia's Warrior Run, All-Star run in KC and the Omaha Color run.