Monday, August 30, 2010

9 weeks down, 14 to go...

August 22 - 28, 2010

Sunday: 3 miles - Also, this is the day that marked me running 100 miles since June 27!

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 4 miles

Wednesday: 3.86 miles

Thursday: Cross train

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 5 miles

December 5 is just around the corner...

Ready to fall into Fall...

I am so over Summer. Like seriously.

It wasn't that the Summer wasn't good or fun...nothing negative like that - I'm just really ready for Fall. Even though it's only early September (technically today is August 30,) I am ready for sweaters, and color changing leaves, and baking Fall goodies, and hot chocolate, and brown/orange/red, and jeans, and Autumn scents, and all that good stuff! Oh! And three great holidays; my birthday (go with it...), Halloween and Thanksgiving. I have big plans for all 3! Well, not my birthday yet...but the other two are very exciting!

I'm even more ready for summer to be over because tomorrow I am going back to school. (If going "back to school" means taking one semester off...) I'm kind of excited to go back! Mostly because of new school supplies and books. I'm a sucker for new school supplies.

These next few months are going to be busy - school, half marathon training, WORK. I'm ready, willing and definitely able to juggle it all though. I recently decided that it was time for me to...for lack of a better term...focus on me. I'm going to do what I want to do because I think it's what is best for me. No outside opinions, no distractions.

So, Fall...here's my message to you. Get here already, would ya?!

Monday, August 23, 2010

8 weeks down, 15 to go...

August 15 - 21, 2010

Sunday: Rest

Monday: 3.47 miles

Tuesday: 1.61 miles

Wednesday: Cross train

Thursday: 2.8 miles

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 3.65 miles

Sunday, August 15, 2010

7 weeks down, 16 to go...

August 8 - 14, 2010

Sunday: 3.15 miles

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: Rest....again

Wednesday: Rest....third time's a charm....

Thursday: 2.19 miles

Friday: 3.67 miles

Saturday: 7.53 miles

Sunday, August 8, 2010

"What have you done today, to make you feel proud?"

Over the course of the last few weeks, since I started training, I have ran 72 miles.

72 miles!!!!!!

Again, that's......72 MILES!!!

It's hard for me to believe and I am really impressed with myself. (Is that conceited of me?!)

I'll just say it one more time....



72 MILES!

6 weeks down, 17 to go...

August 1 - 7, 2010

Sunday: 3.15 miles

Monday: REST

Tuesday: 2.66 miles

Wednesday: 3.67 miles

Thursday: Cross train

Friday: REST

Saturday: 6.31 MILES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was a really good week. I tried warming up for a mile with a combination of walking a half mile and then jogging a half mile, followed by stretching and THEN doing my regular run - and I avoided all aches and soreness. From now on, I'll be doing that. Saved me from a few Aleve. : )

Monday, August 2, 2010

Music that moves you...

I L-O-V-E music. Like love. Even more so when I am running. I am more focused when I listen to music when I run outside...although it could be considered a safety hazard. I'lI take my chances - some songs are just too good to go to waste! In addition to almost always listening to music when I run outside, when I am at the gym I have to have my ear buds plugged into the treadmill and have my music blaring.

I'm an obsessive play list maker and I recently added a few new tunes to my "A Half Marathon is 13.1 Miles. Remember That." play list.

"Dog Days Are Over" - Florence + The Machine -- AWESOME song!! So motivating!!

"Ridin' Solo" - Jason Derulo

"Everyday People" - Sly and the Family Stone

"King of Anything" - Sara Bareilles

"Airplanes" - B.o.B. feat. Hayley Williams

"Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" - Sly and the Family Stone

"Perfect Day" - Lady Antebellum -- I LOVE this song!!

I find that I'm attracted to all sorts of different genres of music. I just like an upbeat song with good lyrics, whether it be old or new, as long as I can run to it - it's all good.

5 weeks down, 18 to go...

July 25 - July 31, 2010

Sunday: Skipped, unfortunately. But I did walk around all day at an amusement park. Does that count toward anything?!

Monday: REST

Tuesday: Skipped. And I hate to admit it.

Wednesday: 2.02 miles

Thursday: 2.61 miles

Friday: REST

Saturday: 4.72 miles - surpassed my previous farthest distance of 4.01 miles. 4.72 miles is officially the farthest I've ran! : )

I felt pretty good this week! Except for of course on Tuesday when I skipped my workout just for the sake of skipping it. I won't let that happen again.