Monday, May 31, 2010

3 more!

Just did another 3 with CB. Ive done 15 miles in the last 3 days, he has done 9.5! He seems to have endless energy. At the end of every run he runs up the stairs as if he had all the energy in the world. I want to be like him!

I did not want to run tonight, but I promised CB I would take him. I am absolutely glad I did run.

No run tomorrow. It is a rest day from the 15 miles this past weekend. Muddy Buddy this weekend. I am super excited!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

9 Miles!

Whew! Did 9 miles and felt good. Did 5.5 by myself and then picked up CB for the last 3.5

He is always game for a run. I love his enthusiasm.

It is starting to get warm outside, so I must be careful about clothing choices for the runs. I need to remember to leave the windbreaker at home!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

3 after 2

Just did 3 miles after not running for nearly 2 weeks... Felt ok. Felt as good as I could have considering the lack of running.

CB always seems to enjoy the runs.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

B2B, but not really

Ran 7.5 miles today in celebration for B2B. I did the race last year, it was fun and crazy but decided not to do it this year. Maybe I will do it next year for the 100th running of the crazy race.

Felt great! The shin thing is presenting itself again so Ice will be used shortly. Other than that, feel amazing and happy I did the distance today. It is the longest run I have done since the last 1/2 marathon i did in Feb.

Looking to do 20+ for this week. With 7.5 under my belt already, it shouldn't be a problem. I plan to do 4 miles monday-thursday and take the weekend off.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Takeout from ocean house. Spicy tuna roll, tempura veg and prawn, seaweed salad. No gluten!

I run to be AMAZED

That is the motto of the Nike Women's Marathon this year. The registration for the race asked us to fill in the blank with one word. "I run to be _____"

I wrote Amazed. Every time I run I am happy that I can run, that I am able to finish a 1/2 marathon (or any distance). I am amazed I can do this.

Ran 4 miles today- 3 outside and 1 on the elliptical and felt AMAZING! Even my shin thing isnt hurting. I had to ice it last night. While running I start thinking of other words to complete "I run to be..."

I run to be healthy.

I run to be happy.

I run to be pushed. [to my limits]

I run to be inspiring.

and with that, I fell short of my 20 miles for the week by a couple. Maybe I will make them up tonight. Tomorrow I plan to do 12K although I won't be running B2B. I will do it by my house to celebrate the B2b which is a crazy spectacle.

Friday, May 14, 2010

3.5 Miles

Did 3.5 miles with the Ham Dog. Was a great run- the weather was cool, I felt great, and Ham was being good.

Very excited to start training for the Nike Women's Marathon on June 14. One month from today!!!!! Then 18 weeks later I will be running my first marathon in 8 years! I am so happy and lucky to be able to do this.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

3 miles fast!

Did 3 miles but with intervals. 2 minutes usual jog pace, 2 minutes 5k race pace (or perhaps faster) repeat. The last fast interval was 4 minutes- and I really pushed it.

Felt great.

Icing the shin.

Now what's for dinner???


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

luckiest pup...


Ran 3 miles with Ham tonight. We both did well. He seems to contribute intervals to my workout. It is nice to add variety to my workouts. Thank you Jamon!

Felt great. The shin thing is starting to rear its ugly head again... Time for some ICE!


Chicken Tikka Masala, basmati rice, Garlic Naan.. MMMMMM

Monday, May 10, 2010

rest rest rest

Decided to take the night off and relax. I am exhausted. Going to bed early.

Komodo dragon starbuck's coffee
1/2 cup dry oatmeal with a mashed banana

Salad- Spinach leaves, baked lemon pepper chicken breast, feta cheese, crasins, balsamic vinegar and EVOO.

Baked lemon pepper chicken breast
Fresh wilted spinach with Feta
Roasted Red Pepper pieces
1 piece of garlic Naan

Feeling great, but tired.

Good Night!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

another 4...

3 miles on the trail and 1+ miles on the elliptical. Feel beat! Perhaps it is because I did not eat 8 Chomps or Bloks before the run like yesterday? Not sure. Good workout though! Running into a 20+ mph head wind is tough.

Looking forward to doing 20+ miles this week.

Nike Womens Marathon- 160 Days!!!

Muddy Buddy- 27 Days to go!!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

8lbs lost, and a whole lot gained...

Ran 5 miles today. 3.5 outside in the wonderful windy cool Alameda trail. Then immediately did 1.5 on the elliptical-stair thing in my gym. I felt AWESOME! I want to go run another 3 but will not. Tomorrow is another day.

In other news, I lost 8lbs in the past month-month and a 1/2. This makes me happy! It really shows that eating healthy and moderate exercise can do wonders!

I drink about 2 liters of water daily. (I NEVER drink soda)
I have a cup or 2 of green tea most days.
I usually have a small 10oz lemonade or oj in the morning (weekdays)

I do not eat fast food. (Been nearly a year since I last stepped into a Mc Donalds, BK, KFC, In n Out, etc)
I do not eat heavily processed foods- like canned soup, frozen dinners, fast food, restaurant food (like Bennigans, TGIFridays, Applebees, etc...) (I still get the occasional frozen/prepared meal from Trader Joes- but they seem to not have may preservatives in them.)
I try to make mostly everything with fresh, unprocessed ingredients.

Laziness is the key to gaining weight and poor health. Simple lifestyle changes make a HUGE difference!

Cross Training

Past week i ran once. a horrible 3 mile run. Processed foods make my stomach hurt. Or at least I am 90% sure that processed foods (foods with additives/preservatives, etc) are something that i am allergic to/ my body (and the majority of other people) can't digest- not meant to digest..... This run was awful because it felt like i was going to explode. This week I plan to eat stuff that I make at home- no pre packaged, processed stuff and see what happens.

Goals for the upcoming week:

Eat healthy, non processed foods (all meals)

Run 20+ miles.

Bike 10 miles (at one time)

For the past week I ran 1 time- 3 miles and played everyday either basketball or tennis. Fun Fun!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Windy Day

Today was very blustery when I got home, so I decided to stay indoors and do 4 miles. Ended up with 2 on the elliptical, 1 fast mile on the tread, and 1 final mile on the elliptical. I felt awesome- really wanted to go outside and run another 3 miles, but need to stay healthy and not over do it.

Had polenta with fire roasted veggies in a balsamic-butter sauce for dinner. YUM!

In other news one of my best friends will be running the Nike Women's Marathon with me! I am super excited to have found the college entry Nike has for the race... Now I will have a great running companion with me! This is going to be awesome!


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

4 more!

4 miles on the elliptical/step machine tonight. Felt great. I almost went to do my usual 3 mile course afterward and smartly decided to take it easy and go home. The soleus muscle is not bothering me today as much as yesterday. I'm hoping to rid myself of this annoyance sooner than later.

Exercising is a great way to reduce stress and clear one's head. If only it could help me find a new, better job....

Nike Women's Marathon 2010: 172 more days!

Muddy Buddy June 6: 39 days
Need to hit the trails soon to get some experience with trails on the bike and running.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Weekend Update

Did 5.5 miles on Saturday. Felt great!

Did 3 miles with Hampton today. Felt hot and tired. Was 70 degrees while running. Had to dodge all the beach goers on the trail today. 75% of them should start a fitness program. Walk more, eat less, no more fast food. Was really sad to see kids and older people severely obese. That didnt stop them from wearing skimpy tight shirts that let everyone see their many large rolls... UGH... How can people be so careless about their health, their children's health???

Goal for this week is to hit 20 miles.. Need to establish good consistent 20-30+ mile weeks before starting the higdon plan. I have a decent base, but need to be more consistent.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Entry confirmed!

Just received an e-mail saying I will be running the Nike Women's Marathon 10.17.10 I am super excited! This will be my 2nd marathon, the first being NYC in 2002. I was hopelessly unprepared to do it, but somehow managed to finish. Perhaps it was my dad's promise to buy me a crystal apple from Tiffanys with my time inscribed on it that got me through the 26.2 When I complete the NWM I will get a necklace from Tiffanys. Nice how things come full circle!

My goals for the race:

Train train train! (I will start an 18 week training program from Hal Higdon in June)
Finish in 4 hours
Finish with a smile on my face =)
Get the Tiffanys necklace handed to me by a guy in a tux and be proud of my finish