Staying on top of my runs?

Posted: August 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

Over this past week I have tried to do 2 miles minimum every other day. In the past three days i have done my run/walks 3 days in a row! Proud of myself. Am also trying to get back on track with blogging which is why I’m allowing myself to post short posts.

Have a great evening!


July Runs

Posted: August 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

In July I ran more than I had in May and June. Went for three runs over a five day time span. Decided to take it easy with my starting out. First two runs were actual runs. Did two miles and both times did okayish. My first two miler in four months and it took me 29 minutes. While that isn’t too painful, my second run was much better. I ran it in 26 minutes and did a 11:19 mile. That’s pretty good for someone that has a 10:20 PR for a mile and hasn’t run in a long time.

Now my goal is just to get back on track. My last run was more of a walk and I did 2.5 miles. August has come so its time to kick it into gear 🙂 I have also relocated so that gave me a whole new scenery to run in.

I’m hoping I’ll get to do the Tucson marathon but I’d only do the half. We’ll see how I do this round! Don’t tell me I didn’t warn ya about me being fickle!

I’m running again!! It feels awesome getting back into the game! My sister in law wants to do a marathon so I’ve told myself it’s time to start again so I have run four miles in 3 days. Two on Saturday and two today. While it’s not much, it’s a start! 

More later.

Such a Disappointment

Posted: May 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

My running has been non-existant lately which is why I haven’t had the courage to post on here and admit it. My weight hasn’t increased so in a way I’m OK with that but at the same time, it’s almost as if I’ve given up on my dream! I need to get back on track and I’ve been saying that for awhile. What can I do to push myself? What do you do to push yourself to run again? 

My husband wants me to run with our dog, Athenae but I don’t know if I want to. But, I want to! She is such a sweet puppy and I think she could be my best running buddy if I would just train her to be adequate and know how to stay near me. She has done really well in the past, I just haven’t continued that habit. Thoughts run through my head as I know I should get back on track and I dread that first month or two where you are just re-shaping yourself into something that can tolerate endurance. 

Adventure begins once again! See you all tomorrow…. I hope! 

Getting Back On Track

Posted: March 14, 2013 in Daily Running

We all have life changing events and this one came without warning. I have been working part time as a prep chef and as time went, the other members on my team started making mistakes. Not the kind that’s unavoidable but the kind that you shouldn’t make after 2 months on the job. This caused our employer to decrease their hours and increase mine. Needless to say they quit, one at a time.
As soon as this quitting happened, I kind of figures we would be OK. Going from 5 to 4 people wasn’t so bad. Everybody was fine. Soon enough the next round happened but this time last week, two people quit at the same time. Now, the next part is predictable. The last person other than me quit yesterday. My day off was called off.

Clearly this has had a slow but drastic impact on my scheduling. Going from fighting my last employer for more hours to having them handed to me is a bit odd for me. With more hours on my plate (standing all day) I work from 10 AM to 8 or 9 at night. After long hours, I don’t feel like going out running. The only answer to this is to run before work. Last night, I got an email from my boss telling me to come in at 9 now. This just means I have to get up an hour earlier so I can get some exercise and leave in time.

This morning, I told myself to get up and go run. 1 mile is all I got out but it’s a start. I’m getting back on track and I refuse to let my job ruin my ability to exercise!

Running Shoes

My new running shoes!

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One of the biggest issues I have with my running is I have not been focusing on my distance and focusing more on speed.While that’s a good thing if I were worried about my pace, I’m not. The only thing I need to be making sure of is that when I run my half and/or full marathon I need to be sure I’m running faster than a 15 minute mile. That’s only because it’s the cut off time for marathons. (6.5 hours)

Training is supposed to get you ready for the distance and endurance. Speed should come by itself. I’m losing weight so speed will come eventually. This is one reason why I don’t use the treadmill, because I don’t have a stable speed yet and when I do run on the treadmill, my shin splits come back. So, for this month; I’m going to change my focus to distance rather than speed. It’s no longer about how fast I go but how far I go. I want to do a half by May 5th so that’s my main goal. Today is Saturday, I need to either go run a good run or do a easy/rest day or cross training. It’s either run those seven miles today or tomorrow. 

Perhaps instead of saying I will do it tomorrow, I should say… “Lets map it out and I’ll get my butt moving!”

It’s almost noon. I have plenty of time to get moving. I’m a bit worried because starting next week I work during the day so that just means I need to re-adjust my sleeping schedule and start working out earlier in the morning or be willing to run at night. It’s just a matter of preference but I am going to get those 40+ miles this month even if it hurts me!