08.05.2014 – Today’s Workout – HALF MARATHON TRAINING BEGINS

Morning!

Tonight’s workout is going to be a 3-miler and then a crawl back to my car ;)  I’m going to try to switch up my scenery and see if that helps me head off the 2-mile itch (ummmm, this is a real thing, that I just learned is a real thing – ha!).  So, there’s a phenomenon, that you just give up at like 2 miles, and can’t run anymore…when in fact, if you just kept running past that wall you think you hit, you can rack up some more miles after this.

So now that I know it’s real, I can kill it.  Yup. I said kill. This mama is on a mission.

Happy running y’all!

B

08.04.2014 – Today’s (non)Workout – REST DAY

It’s the most wonderful day of the week!

Hal Higdon training starts tomorrow (check it out here), so Monday is rest day, tomorrow will be 3 miles. Party on, Wayne.

I am going to start working on my core, so going to do this plank challenge. Should be fun (fun = hard).

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Last night’s workout:
2 mile run (in 20 minutes, go me!)
1 mile of intervals (walk 1 minute, run 1 minute)
1/2 mile cool down/walk.

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Got some new shoes, which happened to be the same shoes that I ran my last have in, and they felt super good. Loving my new running watch too – I think it’s way better than that pesky Runkeeper lady, especially if I need to learn to just run for the run of it. Yep, that’s a new saying, coined it.

B

Weekend Wrap-Up – Birthday Weekend

This girl had a great birthday. Let’s just list this out.

Friday:
Massage
Mani/pedi/PF Chang’s with Kelsey (oh, and a bag full of school supplies – she knows me well)
New running watch came in the mail
New running shoes on sale (and tax-free!)
Cupcakes, pizza and Cinderella with my favorite guy and my favorite toddler.  

Saturday:
Farmer’s market for a birthday watermelon
Lunch at Chuy’s (yummmm)
Birthday party with our little buddy Wyatt
The most amazing dinner at Scratch in Norman – filet. like butter. with butter literally on top.

Sunday:
Zoo with my favorite toddler and favorite MIL
Whole Foods
Outlet mall for some tax-free shopping for winter clothes the kiddo can’t wear for like 3 more months

Finished the weekend with a good run, True Blood and a hot shower.

Hope y’all had a great weekend!

B

TWC – A blog a day keeps the ________ away…

Well that title makes no sense.  Moving on…

My goal for the week was to write literally every day – and woot, go me, I did that!  I haven’t found my groove yet as to what I’ll be focusing on (as you can tell, it will have something to do with running, but beyond that, I’m at a loss), but it feels good to just write stuff down.  If anyone out there has some topics for me, just shout ‘em out ;)

Now, for the steps to actually writing each day, that is a little trickier.  Let’s take a look back.

  • Wake up at 5 am – boom – hold that “boom” there for a second, Earles. So, the first day I did this, my kid woke up sick at 6 am and I stayed home from work. Luckily I got to take 2 naps to make up for that time.  
    Thursday, good.
    Friday, stayed up too late the night before at a baseball game.
    Saturday, sleep in (when the toddler sleeps until 8, the mommy sleeps until 8).
    Sunday, sleep in.
    Monday, ugh, Monday, do I even need to say anything.
    Tuesday, start hitting snooze at 5:00 am, finally get up at 5:45, head in to work early :/
    Wednesday, good.
    So – getting up at 5 may just be too early for me, but, that being said, getting up at 5:30 still gets me some time to post my workout for the day, and I can make time at lunch to work on another post for the day.
  • Be settled in bed by 10 – this kind of interrupted step 1, so it’s something I’m still working on. If I can get in bed tonight by 9, I will.  I also say this at least twice a week, and it rarely actually happens.
  • No more technology in bed – this I stuck to, and plan to stick to, and plan to nag the hubs about. I actually like this step best, it really does help with quality of sleep!

Coming up next, TWC week 2!

 

B

 

07.30.2014 – Today’s Workout

Mornin’!  

I have no idea what workout to do tonight, so I’m taking it to Facebook to help me decide.  See, I’m not great at cross-training, but it is so important for runners (or so I hear).  And, running isn’t the most effective form of cardio for weight loss (or so I’ve experienced).  I’ll update later with what I plan on doing.

Last night’s run – 2.25 miles with a .75 mile cool down. Pace was about a 10-minute mile, which I’m pretty happy with. There was about a 2-minute walk in the middle of that 2.25 miles – note to self, do not eat ice cream before running, it just results in a cramp literally right under your ribs that you just can’t rub out.  

B

07.29.2014 – Today’s Workout

Morning!

Tonight, I’ll be aiming for 2.5 mile run, .75 mile walk/cool down.  We’ve got beautiful temps in OKC, so this should be a perfect night for a “longer” run.

Last night was a 1 mile walk to the park and lots of swinging with the kiddo. Perfect night (and Daddy picked Cam up at the park, so I walked home with an empty wagon -___-  awkward).

B

Eating like a runner…

Disclaimer: I am drinking a Dr. Pepper and eating chinese food from Whole Foods while I write this.

The best runs are ones that are fueled well – I thought I would document when I had a good run (last night – 07.27.2014) and what I ate that day, so I can try to mimic that throughout the week.  That being said, it is really hard to be running, in the heat, and not be starving for all things sugary and carby the following day and even that night. So, a goal of mine is to eat better in general, and here’s my fuel from yesterday.

Breakfast – scrambled eggs with spinach
Lunch – tomato and hummus sandwich – yep, exactly what it sounds like. 2 pieces of toast, red pepper hummus, sliced tomato.  Throw some basil and spinach on there too for some extra veggies
Dinner – Broccoli, cheese and rice, cucumber and tomato salad, coconut/almond milk.

Pretty simple.  Now if I can just repeat that on the daily, then I may just knock out some longer runs with ease.