Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Speed Bumps Ahead

The last time (end of May) I was struggling through a run while I was at the beach, I saw a sign. Literally. Speed Bumps Ahead. It made me realize that this won't be easy, there will be issues I will face on the way to my training and even after that - but I need to figure out a way to deal with it.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April 6th

I am officially signed up for the LA Rock and Roll Half Marathon. Well, not Officially, they need to charge my card, but I am set to go.

I tentatively started running again last week, and I did good, I even had my best mile at 10:30something. Then I felt like I was going to puke. Not fun. Then last Friday, I was only able to do 1.3 miles...because of a horrible pain in my shin. I stretched it out, but don't think that helped. I am getting in touch with coworker of my husbands who runs, I think she might be able to give me some advise.

Sometimes, I feel like I need to relax when I'm running. I feel like I am so tense while running, that may be the reason I'm hurting myself. It's hard, but something I need to try. I don't have anytime to run this week - and maybe it's good that I rest a little bit longer. Next week I have spring break, and I am off for 3 days, in addition to cleaning my house top to bottom, I am going to find a route to run by my house. I have been doing other workouts. Monday I did Bob Harper's Yoga Warrior DVD. O.M.G. Now, I have never done yoga. I'm not that focused and need something more active. HOLY CRAP. Yoga is intense. I was able to make it all the way through the workout, but here I am, 2 days later and still sore. But it's a good sore. I am going to do it again today before the hockey game.

This past Sunday, my mom and I did the MS Walk - 5K. It was the first "distance" event that my mom has ever done. We only did 2.8 miles because her hip really started to hurt (she had both hips replaced with in the past 2 years). But we did it and I'm so proud of her for doing it.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

No Motivation.

Does this happen to everyone? After I hurt my knee, I went to the doctor after a couple weeks and he deemed I was OK, and that I could train for my 1/2 marathon without any restrictions. Yay right? I haven't ran since. I could use so many excuses, but what's the point? Everyone has life issues to deal with, but they still find time to exercise. I have no desire or want to. It's kind of annoying, and I am hoping that it passes.

I changed my mind on what 1/2 Marathon I am going to run, it's still going to be in October, but I am going to run the LA Rock and Roll, benefiting the ASPCA, as an animal lover, what do you expect?

I still have been working out, and the weight is still dropping, but not as much or as fast as I would like. Hopefully that will change soon. I've started doing my elliptical in the mornings, which means I wake up around 4:15....it's early, but worth it. I've kinda lost it the past week or so, but hoping that I can start up tomorrow morning...and hopefully the running back up next week. Need to start somewhere and sometime, might as well be now.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


My knee has been killing me. It hurts when I stand up and it hurts to put pressure on. I'm hoping it feels better so that I can do more training today. I'm debating between the stairs ( I didn't get to do them last week ) or running. Or going home and doing my elliptical and watching an episode of Weeds, with my cats watching me from the hallway thinking I'm a crazy lady.

Scot, my husband is doing a 10K on Super Bowl Sunday, he told me that I should do the 5K. My goal was to do it in under 40 minutes....hell or even 40 minutes. But I told him yesterday I don't want to do it, because I don't think that I will meet my goal. Giving up before I even try...that's not good!! I need to sign up so that I can't back out.

I think I have it figured out what half marathon that I am going to do. I think I'm going to do the Long Beach 1/2 Marathon in October. I know I said by my birthday in July, but there aren't any local runs in the summer. Southern Californians are smart, they want to enjoy their summers. My sister in laws, stepsister, Cheetah, said that she will run it with me. She is a runner, but hurt her Achilles tendon so she can't go as fast as she would in the past, which works just fine for me!

I'm also walking a 5K in March or April with my mom. She has always wanted to do a race, but due to her hip replacements she can't run. So I told her if she signed up I'd walk with her. I'm looking forward to it.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Sunday I ran a 5K. Ok, maybe ran isn't the best term. I competed in AND finished a 5K. It's took me 46 minutes. I was aiming for under 40. Lofty aspirations I have there!! I am a bit sore, but I guess that's to be expected, going in to this totally untrained. I saw my official stats. I wasn't going to share those, but I need to see my starting point.

Today I start more training. I have to run 3 miles today. I am thinking of going down to the beach, if I'm going to run myself ragged, I want to do it somewhere nice! Tomorrow is cross training, for 2 miles, I am going to do the stairs (Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook)

. I'm not sure how many times I have to do them for 2 miles, but I will find out tomorrow.

I also started tracking my calories today. I need to be accountable for what I eat. All the exercise in the world won't help, if I don't eat healthy. I don't eat fast food, but I have a horrible sweet tooth that is going to be my downfall if I don't get it under control. I had a kitkat for a "snack" and it really wasn't worth it.

I know I'm not going to be a skinny super model, but I want to be healthier - And that means losing weight and exercising.

Friday, January 14, 2011


Sunday I'm doing a 5K. I haven't done one in 2-3 years. I'm terrified. I honestly can't remember the last one I did. I also plan on running a 1/2 marathon before my 29th Birthday in July. July 30th. I might have to do it in June because I don't think that there are many races in the summer. I planned to start running Monday, so I guess I will just kick this off a day earlier and a bit more formal then planned. My husband is a runner, so is his brother. I don't think either of them think I can do this. I'd like to prove them both wrong.