Tuesday, June 22, 2010
This list looks a little bit silly I know, but I am being super honest about what I am thinking at night. I know the answer to most of these questions, but of course I still have been asking myself every night.... in the middle of the night. I am for the most part, just ready to get out there and enjoy the experience. But I do love support, so please send me any advise for a FIRST TIMER!!!
I splurged last night and bought myself a gift for doing all of the training, and assuming I will finish the race on Saturday. I bought plane tickets for the girls and I. We are leaving Sunday, yes the day after the race! Going to a itty bitty little town in Iowa to see my sister in law and her kids. I am excited to leave the make-up bag behind, and go enjoy some heat, and let the girls play with their cousins. Oh and for my recovery runs, they should be nice and flat. I think I might do laps around the town she lives in ( yes it is that small) so that will be fun, I will be sure and take some pictures.
Only 4 more days!!! SO weird, I think this is the first time I have worked this long towards somthing, I kind of will be sad when the day comes and goes! Do you ever feel that way? I am glad to have another race schedualed for 3 months away, so I don't stop. Again advise people.... What kind of a training plan do I follow next???
Alrighty me official goal time is 2hr 15 min. I did my other 13.1 mile run in 2 hr 25 min. I think this is reasonable, I am excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, June 18, 2010
YOU have got to check this out!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDb88zEeHDI
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
On a side note.... I went for a run this evening. I did a run by my house that I am familiar with, but it includes a hill that I am kind of scared of, "two for one hill." I thought about that darn hill just about the whole time, doesn't help! I kept trying to think of other things that would distract me, but I wasn't full of energy and felt a little over worked on this run. By the time I got to the hill I tried to slow down a little bit, and then my good friend and neighbor drove by! That kind of helped distract me for a minute, and then before I knew it the first hill was done. "Two for one hill" is 2 hills with a little flat stretch in between, and it is just about 1 mile in total length! I named it "two for one hill" because if you can get up the first hill, then the second one just comes as a bonus, it is a little bit easier. SO of course the second hill was pretty easy and I re-gained speed for the home stretch. I got back, looked at my Garmin and am not sure what happened but I think it is BROKEN! I can't believe the numbers I am seeing! IT SAYS I RAN A 9:35 PACE! BUT I RAN UP THAT BIG HILL!?!?!??! So never the less I am sure somthing is wrong but I will say, I feel like a superstar right now, so I am not going to do anything about my garmin. If it is broken, then I will just enjoy the numbers and thinking I really am getting faster! WOOT WOOT!
Stats: 3.5 miles
9:35 min pace!!!!
Alright I will let you all know how my test race goes on Saturday! Please send any advise you have! I love it! Thanks to Jill as well for sending me some bloggy friends! I love having friends!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Stats of my run: 7.25 miles 1 hr 12 min, 10:03 pace
After my run I decided to try a recipe from my new Runner World Magazine!
SO Salmon Burgers, and Watermelon and Feta Salad for LUNCH! This was the perfect meal for after a run, not too heavy, but oh soo YUMMY!!!
We get those Wild Alaskan Salmon Burgers from Costco, so easy!
But here is the recipe for the salad, it was easy too!!!
2 lbs Watermelon Chopped up
1 cup Greek Feta cheese crumbled
1 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
1 cup mixed baby greens
1/4 t sea salt
1 T fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup EVOO
Toss the salad, drizzle the dressing and enjoy!
I loved the sweet and salty combo in the salad!
GREAT RUN! GREAT LUNCH!!!! NOW ITS TIME TO ENJOY THE SUN!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Hi everybody! I have finally put together a running blog! YAY! It has been somthing I have wanted to do for a while now, and while I went on my first 13.1 mile run yesterday I decided to tell you all I have DONE THE RUN!
A little history people..... I have been married over 8 years now and I have two sweet little girls, m-2 1/2 and g-1 1/2 (yes... only 11 mos apart). I had never been a runner, maybe attempted it a couple of times, but never set running goals and acheived them. I was overly inspired by my friend Jill and her incredible journey with running, that I decided I wanted it too! I might of gained a little bit of weight in my 2 pregnancies,( only like 60lbs....each!) and I needed to make a change for myself. So right at the beginning of 2010, I started to run... more like walk....walk... run...walk...run...walk...run.......runrunrunrunwalkrunrunrunrun... RUN! In month 2 I registered for my very first race, the Rock n Roll Half Marathon in Seattle! At this point I was still only maybe running 3 miles at a time. But I was able to now focus on a goal, and less on the weight, which is soooo great because those lbs tend to melt off the bod quicker than you think as the mileage gets up there. Oh and not to mention how great I feel about myself!Training has gone fairly well thus far! I have had ups and downs the whole way. I haven't taken any huge breaks from running in the past 5 months, and when I do go 3 days without running, boy howdy do I feel the guilt set in. I remember just last week talking to Jill about my running and admiting to her how bad I felt going a whopping 4 days(the max) without running, and how weird that it because I went 30 years without running and never felt an ounce of guilt about it then! Can I just say how lucky I am to have such a close, special friend mentor me in this!?!?! SO LUCKY! Words cannot express all of the great things Jill has done for me! Thank you friend!
SO here it goes the first run I want to share with all of you! In my training I decided that I must do a 13 miler before the race, so mental for me. So you might not of heard about this race, because it was not open to the public, just intended for one special gal....ME!
Diana's Memorial Day Half Marathon