Monday, December 29, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday I couldn't get up due to another late night. Mike's plane landed at 2 am and the kids were up and down waiting for him to get home. The day flew by with general errands to be done. I managed to get on the treadmill at 6 pm for around 5 miles of interval training. Hopefully today I will be able to make it to the gym and get back on track. I have races I would like to do this season but so far things have not lined up for me. I have also decided to change my plans and run the half instead of the full. I need to get myself in gear and switch over before it is too late. I have no idea when the deadline is...
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
So many need help. I think the running community should unite in some type of race or fundraising effort like the Hurricane Relief 5K or Take a Hike Ike 5K or something. Just a thought.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
- Being in good physical shape really helps to get through being without power. The rest of my family felt the effects of no power this weekend much more than I did. Those long runs in the summer got me used to the heat and humidity more that I realized.
- I can work longer in the yard than many of my family members and not get tired. Running has given me much more energy.
- I can live without power if needed but water is something I would really really miss.
- I am scared at how crippled we become without power.
- I would still stay through the next storm. (I have stayed through many growing up in Houston. Staying enabled us to assess the little damage we did get while the storm was in progress and we were able to start cleaning and repairing immediately after. This really helped us being that we are self-employed and had to be back to work for our customers when they got back in town. I will also say we were not effected by the surge though we were in an evacuation zone so this is good to know for next time. I would leave if we were in more of a flood prone area.)
- I am so thankful that we are safe and intact.
I did not run Saturday, Sunday or Monday and I really started getting restless. I got back to the gym yesterday. I will probably be on the treadmill for the next few days because trying to run around here is rather dangerous. There are lots of trees down and debris everywhere. I went for a run Tuesday outside and I thought I would break an ankle trying to dodge everything in my path. So that is life for now. My thoughts are with everyone as Houston makes it's way back...
Friday, August 29, 2008
- I am more awake and am not so afraid I will fall off the treadmill and make a fool of myself.
- I can run faster because I have been awake for hours and am warmed up.
- I don't feel exhausted all day because I woke up at 4:30 am.
- I can get all the thoughts from work out of my head and vent my frustration in a positive way by leaving it all at the gym.
- When running outside early I am always afraid I will trip on the sidewalk because it is so dark.
- I worry about the creeps lurking around at 5 AM maybe waiting for runners. It is just not safe for females to run by themselves in the dark, even in my comfy suburb.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
A light day as far as work (no one is open)
Not so darn hot
The rain has stopped just in time for a calm afternoon run
No stalling storms so I can meet the Clear Lake group tomorrow
Just to name a few and the kids got a day off from YMCA Day camp (which is growing tiresome to them). I called the Y in hopes that they opened this afternoon but it was no so. No treadmill for me today so I will have to start back on Thursday. This Sunday I need to step up the miles and go for 13 or so. I have not ventured beyond 11 in a really long time. This is not much more I know but I have been really struggling to keep pace. The treadmill is working so I will keep on chugging along.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
This morning I ran while my daughter rode her bike. The bike seems to be her new found passion in life. We started at about an 8 min mile and brought it down to 6:30 at the end so this was a pretty good workout for the both of us. She got some good practice for her upcoming kids tri on the 28th. I printed out a schedule for her and tonight we will head for the neighborhood pool after I pick them up. She will have to be able to swim 50 meters without stopping then bike 1 mile and run a quarter mile. The biking and running will be no problem and we are currently working on the swimming. She is so excited and thought it was really cool that you get to write your number on your arms.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
OK now about the class. When I got there I was informed that it was hard cardio night. This of course is relative and I thought it would probably be much easier than a long run with Bayou City or Kenyan Way. Wow I was way wrong! The guy who led the class was rather hard core and really didn't like it when I was right behind him during sprints. I figured I should go pretty hard since I haven't put in many miles lately. He kept looking over his shoulder which made me want to pass him even more. Then he asked if I was actually trying to pass him in a shocked way. I just said yes. What is the deal with guys and not being able to handle it when a girl is anywhere near them during a hard workout? I have actually had guys zig zag in races to keep me from passing. Anyway we did some lunges in between sprints and then went inside to do more cardio and weights. The next set consisted of 30 minutes in which we cycled through push ups, lunges with a weighted bar and 3 minutes of cardio (I chose treadmill). During one of the sets I was on the treadmill talking and the instructor came by and said there should be no talking and told me to increase the speed ( I was at 7.6) and add incline. The others in the class were surprised and said he had never done that before. Great. Maybe this was payback for the sprint episode. After this set we finished with more leg weights and stomach work on the mat. I was so tired I drove home in a fog. I can't really remember the last time I was so tired. I will definitely be back. Man I hope that guy dosen't read running blogs.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
I was talking with some other running bloggers at the race yesterday and they mentioned the 8K next week. Originally I was not to enthusiastic about this race but I may just try to fit it in as my hard workout for this next weekend. The distance is interesting and I would like to see how close I can stick to 5K pace for this. My time for Saturday was rather disappointing but afterwards I found out the course was long so that made me feel a little better. So in the spirit of my new plan of the moment I have not run today but will try to get in a least one workout before Saturday. I like to keep things interesting. I have been told I could improve a great deal if I had more patience and would stick to a plan. That is just not how I work and I think that is why I am still running after 5 years. Now I must get to all the work that has piled up on my desk....
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Today I met the Clear Lake group for 5 miles from Kroger. This was a relaxed run for me as my legs are sore from yesterday. I guess it has been awhile since I did speed work so I shouldn't be too surprised. This weekend I think I will run the Race Against Violence 5K on Saturday. I have wanted to run this for several years but have never had the opportunity. I volunteered for the Women's Center in college and am amazed with the strong talented women they have on their staff that deal with tough situations everyday. Anyway have a great Wednesday!
Monday, February 18, 2008
Today was rather uneventful with catching up on work and a quick 5 miler around the neighborhood. Now maybe I can race to the gym for some much needed core work.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Here at the homefront I am trying to wrap up the last minute details before my race next weekend. I will insert one more link for those who missed the last one http://www.clearlakearea.com/. I am also going to be helping out with the school 5K on Sunday so I can learn the ropes for next year. I think that will be a much less stressful race to direct with no sponsors to find and endless pavement pounding to get people to sign up. Soccer starts for the kids week after next so my Saturday racing options will be limited. That is my life for now.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Anyway I did an easy 4 miler yesterday and absolutely nothing today. Tomorrow I plan to run with the Clear Lake group for 5-7 miles and then maybe just call it a week. I guess I should be nervous about Surfside on Saturday but I am just hoping to have an enjoyable time and some good food afterwards.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Something else I was thinking about today. I realized my PR marathon was the first and only marathon I listened to music the whole time. I regret not doing this in Houston. The music helps me get in a zone and just stay in my own world. I really hate to hear breathing and stomping during a race(my own or others). I am getting my music together for Surfside and I hope it helps not only with drowning out the breathing but taking my mind off the wind and sand in my face.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Now I am looking forward to my next marathon on February 9th in Surfside. I feel pretty good with Houston behind me and my legs seem ready to go again. I was tired at the end of our hill repeats today but the pace was a little faster than usual. I didn't do much recovery running after the uphills like I usually do and I had to just push myself to finish. All in all it was a productive workout and I know I have faster marathon times waiting for me. I would love to be able to get a fast enough time this year to qualify for New York without the lottery( 3:23 for my age female). I would like that to be my next traveling run. I must go now, hope everyone has a great night!