Brrr….I’m cold! 4

Saturday after my long run, I tried another new thing.   What am I going to do when this is event is over and I’m out of new things? I tried an ice bath.  Well, not so much ice, but as cold as the tap would go.  I don’t know if it was worth it. ...

Weekly Training Recap 2

Confession time…. I need to keep better track of my workouts.  I don’t think I hit my goals, and I seriously can not remember what I did. I did run on Tuesday.  I need to plug my Garmin in and take a look at the history but I think I was lacking in my mid-week ...

Recommitment Day 1

Recommitment Day
Friday was recommitment day for my Team in Training Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco.  It’s where we have to commit to raising the rest of the funds if we haven’t met our goal yet.   It was a bittersweet day.  I started this adventure with a team mate.  I don’t know if I would ...

Weekly Training Recap….

Last weeks training had it’s ups and downs.   My shorter runs were a little lacking.  I was sick for a couple of days and took it easy….unfortunately, I already had taken a couple days off so it was a little longer than intended. Wednesday:  1 mile walk/run Thursday:  Kettlebells Friday:  10 mile run! Woo ...

Who ran 10 miles? This girl! 4

Who ran 10 miles?  This girl!
Today I got up and ran 10 miles!  Oh yeah, and I should mention that I got up at 5 am to do it! Both are tremendous feats for me.  My longest run to date and earliest run to date.  I am not a morning person.  I have always disliked getting up before I absolutely ...

Training Recap 5

Training Recap
It’s official, I’m a runner.    Last week I bought my first GU and I got my first Runner’s World magazine in the mail.  They had a 5 issue deal for $5.00 so I thought I’d try it out.    I’ve tried the Tri-Berry GU and the Peanut Butter GU.  They were both okay, but ...

Do you Yoga? 1

Yoga.  I really like yoga.  I like doing downward dog and cobra pose.  I have a short little sequence that I like to do but I don’t do it often enough.   Not me in that picture! Yoga improves balance, strength, range of motion and flexibility.  And I really need the flexibility.  I’ve never been ...

Training Recap and Sweating Pink

Training Recap and Sweating Pink
Last weeks training: Monday – RT:  pushups, pullup, and kettlebell swings Tuesday – 3 mile run Thursday – 35 minute sprint treadmill session Saturday – 8 mile run!  Longest run to date!  I was so pumped all day.  I never thought I’d be running that far!   I was a little tired, and one knee was ...

Trying the treadmill 1

Trying the treadmill
I ran on the treadmill for the first time today….or maybe the first time since I’ve started training.  I’m sure somewhere in my past I’ve tried running on one before.  Can’t say I like it. I’m fighting a cold and I didn’t get up early to do a run before work.  And I wasn’t real ...

Shoes Continued 1

Shoes Continued
I think I found my shoe! I tried Brooks Ghost, Nike Pegasus, and Brooks PureFlow prior to what I have now.  Those are the ones I took home and kept for a week or so at a time. I decided to try the Mizuno Wave Riders on my own.  They fit the same category as ...