Time Flys

It’s amazing how quickly time goes by.  It seems the older I get, the quicker things go.  Each year seems to go by faster than the last and each day/week is the same way.  I can’t believe it’s been 10 days since my last post on here.  I have a ton of posts started and I need to set them up to post, but time just got away from me.  Before I jumped into those though, I just wanted to pop in with something a little more relevant and updated.

Tomorrow we are running the Get to the Green run (5k/10k) in Five Points.  This was the very first 5k I ever did.  I had high hopes for this to be my sub 30min 5k.  That is not going to happen though.  Training has been tough with everything else going on in life and I’ve been fighting a nagging injury in my left arch that kept me down a bit.  I’m hoping I’ve figured it out though.  I removed my inserts and put back in the factory inserts this week.  *Knock on wood*..my foot didn’t hurt after my last run.  Keeping my fingers crossed though.  That said, I’m planning to take Yota.  Maybe he’ll pull me fast enough to get a decent time.  Andy is doing the 10k (actually kind of jealous he is doing the longer distance).  This year both races get a finishers medal which is new and I’m really excited about adding some more hardware to our bib/medal holder.

My sister Taylor, myself, and Andy at last years Get to the Green race

My sister Taylor, myself, and Andy at last years Get to the Green race

On another running related note: Today, we signed up for our first half marathon and entered a lottery for our first full marathon.  We signed up for the Palmetto Half (which is in exactly one month..crazy I know, but I think I can make it work) and entered the lottery for the Marine Corps Marathon.  I’m way geeked out about both events and am super pumped to train and accomplish them.

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Also, I’m doing a #30daysofYota photo a day project on my instagram.  If you don’t already follow me, head over and follow me: https://instagram.com/blonde_designer/

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There is so much more I want to share, but I have to get some other posts out first before sharing those details..and NO I am NOT pregnant (I know there are those of you thinking that).  Until next time!

Weekly Mileage

Good evening everyone.  This is going to be short and sweet because I have few other posts I want to work on this evening, including a race recap. So stay tuned for more posts this week.

Here’s the miles:

Sunday: Rest Day
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 3.7 Miles – Outside Run
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 3.1 Miles – Feed the Need 5k

Weekly Mileage Goals: 12.1 Miles

Actual Weekly Mileage Total: 6.8 Miles

So my overall mileage was low, but I was okay with it.  The past week or so my legs have been bugging me with pains here and there..so I wanted them to be really fresh for the run on Saturday.  Time to hit the grind again this week though..my first 10k is in 2 weeks and I’m starting to get nervous.

So, did you meet your running or workout goals this week? I’d love to hear from everyone.

Weekly Running Update

Hello everyone!

After some gentle pushing by the hubby..I’m writing this post tonight.  I don’t know that I’m really up for it.  I got a tooth pulled today and was feeling great while I was still numb..but the numbness is starting to wear off and the pain pill opportunities can’t come quick enough.  My gum is insanely sore and tender!

Anywho..let’s get into last week’s running.

Sunday: Rest Day
Monday: 5 Miles – Treadmill Run
Tuesday: 2.09 Miles Outside Run – 1 Mile Stationary Bike
Wednesday: Stretch Day
Thursday: 4.05 Miles
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: Rest Day

Weekly Mileage Goals: 11 Miles

Actual Weekly Mileage Total: 11.14 Miles – 1 Biking Mile

So it was a much better week this week.  I think re-evaluating my running plan and setting goals that are closer to my running ability helped me push past the uncomfortable level and gave my body time to rest as well.  Completing my goals this week was much better on my self esteem and my confidence.  Foam rolling and incorporating a true stretch day in my week was very helpful as well.

This coming week will be a little different because Andy and I are running the Hot Summers Night 5k on Saturday night.  I can’t wait because this will be the first 5k since I got serious about running and I’m anxious to see how I do.  Hopefully I come back next week with a great running week and a successful race.

So how is everyone else doing..I know a lot of people are in the process of training for other races.  It seems like race season is upon us..at least for us anyway.  We have a race about every 2 – 3 weeks from here until the middle of October.  We just signed up for a random 5k/10k in Coshocton, OH for August 17th.  We are going to be visiting Andy’s parents that weekend in Marietta, OH and this is about 2 – 2.5 hours north of where they live.  So why not get up uber early to go run a race in a different state?!  I’ll be doing the 5k and Andy will be doing the 10k.  We are also contemplating the Columbia Half in December…but I’m a little nervous.  That’s a big jump from where I am now and that little nagging voice in me says I will be pushing too hard, but the optimist in me says I have time to train still and that I can do it.  It might not be my best time possible, but just being able to finish will be awesome for me for my first ever half.  We’re getting way ahead of ourselves though.  I hope everyone has a great week and I’ll talk to you guys later.

Blue Monday

Well..needless to say..this weekend was a little disappointing…not to say that there weren’t great things to this weekend, but it ended on a sour note.

My husband and I are HUGE Steelers fans.  This weekend was the first weekend of playoffs and the Steelers lost to the Denver Broncos.  They didn’t just lose, they lost on the first play in overtime.  It was heartbreaking to say the least.  As a team, the Steelers are better than that and simply put, we just got outplayed.  It sucks..big time.

On a happier note, my very close friend had a little girl last Thursday and she is absolutely adorable.  Mom and baby are both healthy and at home already resting comfortably (I guess as comfortable as you can get with a newborn).

Andy and I didn’t do much this weekend.  Friday night we went and saw Twilight Breaking Dawn Pt. 1.  I didn’t realize how long it had been out in theaters..I’m surprised it was still available.  It was alright…seemed to go by kind of slow and there wasn’t much side plot to it, but overall it still had that Twilight feel.  Saturday and Sunday we just stayed home and chilled.  It was actually pretty nice considering all of the hustle and bustle we’ve been through with the holidays.

Last week, I made out a 2012 action plan.  I didn’t really want to call them resolutions because that just sounds like setting myself up for failure.  Instead…they are things that I want to put into action this year.  A couple of the big self changes are:

1. STOP Chewing ice (as I sit here chewing a cup from lunch)

2. Be on Time (I have been tardy my entire life!)

3. Procrastinate less (I think this will somehow tie in with the Be on Time idea)

These are things that bother me big time and if they bother me, I am sure they bother those around me.  They are just things that I feel are rude and disrespectful to others, but have always struggled with changing them.  I’ll keep you updated as time goes on and maybe I will introduce you to my other plans as well.

So..did you set any goals for 2012, if so..what are they?