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Last “long run”

The last long run went so so. It was hotter than usual, I had not eaten well the night before, and because it was only 6 miles I chose not to bring anything with me. Of course I felt all of that during the run.  The new shoes, are not the greatest invention on earth and they don’t cure my feet from aching. But they have a bigger shoe box, that should help (some). So now, here I am, 2 weeks after a solid 12 miler, wondering because I didn’t have a good 6 miler, if I am going to be able to run a good half marathon. *sigh*

Tomorrow I plan on looking at my schedule to see what I did the week before the 12 miler and plan on repeating that this coming week. I also need to get my music in order. More than once did I skip a song because I just didn’t want to hear it while I was running.

100 Push-up Challenge: I did do my push-ups last night. I got to a total of 53; two days before that I managed 49.

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Posted by on April 26, 2009 in 100 Push-Ups, Blogroll, Long Run

 

Thank you!

THANK YOU! With your help I was able to raise over $3000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society over the last 5 months. It’s been a humbling experience and I am glad I had the chance to participate in it. The race is May 2nd and I am ready. It won’t be my fastest, but it will be my most meaningful one.

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Posted by on April 23, 2009 in Blogroll

 

Reinventing me, myself and I

The training with TNT is coming to a close. The 1/2 marathon is in 9 days! It has been an emotional roller coaster for me and hope to finish it off with a good race. Now, however, is the time for me to think about going forward. What will happen after the 1/2 marathon is done?

I am going to take a week off from running. No running what so ever. I’ll be dealing with a medical issue during that week and it seems to me like the best time to take a break.

After that I plan on resuming my running on May 9th. From there on out my plan is for the next 5 months (and beyond) to reinvent myself as/into a runner. Of course I don’t have the 9th set as a date to start changing but rather I am going at it slowly already. Otherwise, that’s just like saying “On this day I am going to quit smoking.” Why not quit now? (No I am not a smoker, this is just an example) Now is a good time. So now it is the time to change into a healthier person!

I have informed my husband that I want to be in the best physical condition of my life when I participate in the Columbus Marathon in October and PR. My gameplan is to train for the 1/2 and forgo the full until 2010. With school and everything, it just doesn’t seem right to do both things half heartedly.

I started watching what I am eating these last few days and been shoving a lot less crap in my mouth (it is a hard not to eat the unhealthy stuff, but I will be successful). My wellness mission statement is:

  • I WILL loose between 15 and 20 lbs between now and then and shave at least a minute off per mile.
  • I WILL listen to my body and work on treating it like a temple. It’s the only one I got.
  • I WILL start the One Hundred Pushup program again and this time I WILL finish it.

Training with MiT should start some time the end of May and even though I really enjoyed training with TNT, I am looking forward to running and meeting up with old friends.

We received our purple running shirts. I ran 4 with it last night (and new shoes), it felt really good. My old shoes are now officially retired (400 + miles). I think I actually wore them too long and agitated my calfs a bit. The 3 miler on Monday was really painfull.

All we have left is just easy runs now, with the longest being 6 on Saturday. I am starting to get excited!

Cap City Half Marathon 9 Days To Go

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2009 in Blogroll, Running

 

I am ready, or at least I think I am!

I ran 12 miles today. That run has been heavy on my mind throughout the whole week. I ran 8 last Saturday and was very sore and tired after that. I did have a good 4 mile run on Tuesday, but 12 is a bit father than 4.

But my worries were for nothing. I made sure I had a good dinner; pasta yummy and the run went very well.

I didn’t realize that during last week’s run I lost my TNT bracelet and found it today on the road!

It would be a lie, if I said that I wasn’t sore. I am, but not as sore as last week.  I feel I am ready for the 13.1 on May 2nd; my 9th 1/2 marathon. Three more weeks!

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2009 in Long Run, Running

 

School is in session

With your help I have raised $2800 so far. THANK YOU EVERYONE! I am hoping that I can hit $3000 by the time I am running the 1/2. Wouldn’t that be awesome? That would be twice the amount of money I thought I couldn’t raise! 😉

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This quarter (school) is going to be a tough one; 3 classes *sigh*. But this is my running blog, not my “here I go again, complaining” blog ! 😉

My stomach has been giving me trouble, so I (finally) had a CT scan on Tuesday. But it doesn’t show anything *sigh*. I guess that’s a good thing, however I would like to know why I have pains on my left side. Perhaps my gastroenterologist will be able to answer that for me on the 23rd, when I have my next medical procedure.

I ran 10 miles on Saturday. It went well. Again slower than I have been in the past, but, like always, I got it done. I was very sore afterwards though, specially my left leg. (All my on and off pains are on the left side in my stomach as well), so I didn’t run on Monday. I did jump on the stationary bike at home and peddled 13 miles.

On Tuesday I had the CT scan. The stuff they made me drink messed my stomach up really bad (or perhaps it was the IV, I don’t know). I was in no shape to run, other than to the bathroom. *sigh*

I planned on running three at lunch on Tuesday, but my leg hurt, so I jumped on the elliptical rider for 30 minutes (3.14 miles) and stretched some afterwards. This sounds like a week of excuses. lol

Tonight my goal is to run 6 miles on the treadmill. We’ll have to see how that goes. As of right now I don’t have any leg pain.

My father in-law had his sixth chemo on Monday. He is now officially halfway through his treatment! They still hit him pretty hard, but I think it helps to know there is a routine to it.

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2009 in Pain, Run, Uncategorized