Saturday, September 29, 2012

12 miles

Busted out my longest training run today. It was a challenge and I had to push myself but it was freakishly much easier than the 9 miles I ran a few weeks back. During this run, I realized my body is getting much stronger. Not necessarily faster but stronger is good enough for me for now.

Here are my stats from my Garmin:

Moving Time: 2:43:27

Avg Moving Pace: 13:37 min/mi

Distance: 12.00 mi

Elevation Gain: 282 ft

Calories: 1,592 C

Not bad. :)

I ran 2 miles and walked a .5 mile for the first 10 miles. It worked out nice. I never got overly exhausted. The walk breaks were a just enough to recover. The last 2 miles were a bit tougher. I took about a 45 sec walk break every .5 mile or so. I was feeling the fatigue.

I did it. I realized that I may actually be able to finish my upcoming Half Marathon. So no more doubting myself. Only positive thinking from here on....

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Makes so much senseI

saw this on pintrest or facebook or somewhere online and I had to share it here. It just makes so much sense.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Making time to run

Lately people have been asking me how I find the time to run.

I often wonder this myself when some days I don't find the time to blog, make dinner, do laundry, or some days even shower. Let's face it, life with a new baby baby who will not take a bottle and eats on his own crazy schedule 24 hours a day is CRAZY. I am TIRED.

Running is about the only thing I can do without my children and not feel guilty about being away from them. I go early in the morning while they are still (most of the time) asleep. Running is a priority. Health is a priority. My sanity is a priority. Running makes me a better Mom so I make time for it. 4 days a week.

Monday, September 17, 2012

5 miles in under an hour!

Making progress and feeling amazing about it! Look how fast my 5 miles was today. I really impressed myself. I ran .9 of every mile and took a fast walk break for the last.1 then ran again and repeated that for the 5 miles. Worked out great!

GARMIN stats:

Distance:5.00 mi


Avg Pace:11:59 min/mi

Elevation Gain:65 ft


Sunday, September 16, 2012


One year ago I was heading to Philadelphia to run my first half marathon. Crazy it has been a year. I remember that race like it was yesterday. A year later I have a new baby and 30 extra pounds but I am still running! 3.5 mile pretzel twist yesterday and my second half marathon in 5 short weeks that I have been training for since 3 weeks after Cash was born. You think I am obsessed?

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Pretzel Twist

3.5 miles


This is the first race I have run AND the longest distance I have run since having my baby boy in late May with NO WALK BREAKS!!! This is a huge, I mean HUGE deal to me!!! I was beyond proud of myself.

My plan for this race was to run 1.25 walk .25 and repeat until the race was over. I took off feeling great. Weather was perfect- warm but not hot. Music was playing loud in my ears. Runners were sparse but around me. I was in my town. I just felt good. I looked down at my watch for the first time thinking I was getting close to the one mile mark and to my surprise, I was already at 1.4 miles. CRAZY!!! I rounded the corner and saw the water station up ahead and I knew that was the half way point. I decided to run to it and walk then. I grabbed my water took a tiny sip tossed my cup and KEPT RUNNING. I made my next small goal to keep running until mile 2. Mile 2 came and I will felt great. I kept on trucking. Slowed down a bit but never walked. :) I crossed the finish line at 37:34 running! Happiest girl in the world right here. My cute family was waiting for me and so was the free breakfast bar.

I would run this race again FOR SURE! Tech shirt and all. Of course my little Ella did the kids fun run after and LOVED it!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Ready to call it QUITS!

I have never hated running...

until right now.

I hated my run this morning.

It hurt.

There was pain in every ounce of my body.


Distance:9.00 mi


Avg Pace:13:57 min/mi

Elevation Gain: 266 ft


Right now, the way I feel, I may never run again...