Wednesday, March 28, 2012

2.5 Walk

Today’s planner called for a 5 mile run, but I didn’t have it in me. So I went out and did something at least.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

5 Miler

Easy 5 miles (1:08) in ma new shoes! And my new running shorts! I’m all cute and stylin' in my running gear!

Edit: I say easy and mean I went easy on the pace. I ran at a nearby park that is pretty hilly so...

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Race #3 Complete!

So I ran the Spring into wellness 10k today and I finished dead last. I ran it in 1:20:04 according to the clock. I’m perfectly ok with finishing last and I’m actually kind of happy.

In previous races I’ve always said I don’t want to finish last. I didn’t say that this time and although I was the slowest runner out there, I finished all the same as the person who finished first and I never gave up, even when I was well aware I’d be last and that there were still a couple of miles to go.

I ran my pace and I finished without injury. I’m incredibly proud and I’m setting my sights on the half marathon in 3 weeks. I realize that I’ve been out of practice and now that the weather has warmed up it’s time to start hitting the pavement more and the treadmill less.

Race #3: Spring into Wellness 10K

Running my first official 10k today! Hoping for a time of 1:20:00 or less!

Results and photos when I’m finished.

3 weeks until my half-marathon.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

A Doomed Run...

I couldn’t sleep and I felt better than I have in weeks so I decided to make a midnight gym run. I should have stayed home. I went to the gym with my eyes set on a 5 miler, planning on an hour and ten minutes on the treadmill and for the first 1.5 miles I was feeling good. At a little before 2 miles my iPhone/mileage and time keeper died. So I just said forget about and relied on the treadmill and vowing to find a way to get credit for all five miles on nikeplus. Then somewhere between mile 2.6 and 2.8 I knocked that stupid red thingy out of its little magnetic home and completely stopped the treadmill.

I gave up. Now I’m eating girl scout cookies. I’m not ashamed…