Thursday, June 3, 2010

Welcome to Wordpress!

I have decided to move my blog over to Wordpress. Basically, I was so frustrated with the fact that my version of blogger wouldn't allow me to upload and embed videos. I got so sick of posting the link to YouTube. So, I'm at Wordpress. You can change your subscription and find me at

I have a lot to learn about this interface. Does anyone want to give me a virtual tutorial? This is so different than blogger. I feel a little overwhelmed. Yikes. Anyway, I hope that I can figure it out and I'm anticipating that it will make my blog even better.

National Running Day recap

I hope everyone had a fun and active National Running Day.  I logged my 3 miles on the treadmill.  I would call my workout another recovery run.  I took it really easy.  As I started getting warmed up, I could feel my legs itching to go a bit faster.  So, I let them.  But not too fast.  It was kind of like riding a horse and the horse wants to take off in a gallop, but you know that you need to hold it back so that it doesn't over do it.  My legs wanted to gallop last night, but I knew that they still had a bit of recovering to do from my half marathon.  So I just let them out a little bit.  Tonight I have a 4 miler scheduled and I might let them go a bit harder.  Of course, my fast pace is most people's recovery pace.  :-)  But I'm okay with that.

Thereally newsworthy item from National Running Day was the surprise that Tim had for me when I got home.  His C25K program had him running 2.75 miles yesterday.  Monday he was also supposed to do 2.75, but he ended up doing 2.9 miles and I think he surprised himself.  Last night (wait for it....) he ran a 5K!!!  I am so stinkin' proud of him that I can't help but get a huge goofy grin on my face every time I think of it.  And, he ran it at a pretty decent pace.  I remember my first treadmill 5K (less than a year ago) and my pace was agonizingly slow.  He wants to finish his Cheese Days 5K in under 30 minutes (my time last year was 30:06) and I think he is going to smoke it!

So, the point of this post is that Tim actually ran further than I did yesterday.  And I'm okay with that!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Pile on the miles

May was my highest mileage month so far.  I love that I keep track of my miles.  I started doing it last year when I first started running.  I can't believe that I have been a runner for not-quite-a-year, and I've already run in so many races.  When I stop to think about it, it's kinda crazy!  But I LOVE it!!

Because I also love statistics, here are some for you:
January: 62 miles run, 1 race (5K)
February: 85 miles run, 1 race (5K)
March: 101 miles run, 1 race (5mile)
April: 99 miles run, 2 races (6mile, 8K)
May: 106 miles run, 2 races (20K, half marathon)

This puts me well on my way to my 1000 mile goal for 2010.  June will be another high mileage month, as will every month leading up to September's marathon.  June will also see two more races.  The Bellin Run, which will be my very first 10K (!) and a small race in Auburndale to (hopefully) PR in a 5K.  But, I am most looking forward to Jaden's first race.  It will be my proudest blog post ever!

Tonight will bring an easy-ish 3-4 mile run.  My legs feel like they can handle a decent tempo run.  So, I"m just going to let them go and see what happens.  I was hoping to run outside, but it has been raining off and on with a chance for thunderstorms, so I will stick to the treadmill.

National Running Day

Happy National Running Day!!  I love that this day exists.  I am going to be partaking of the celebration, but I'll have to wait until tonight.  I'm stuck at work today (not really 'stuck' but you get the idea), so I will be running my 3 miles after dinner. 

Yesterday, I did a very easy three mile run on the treadmill just to see how my legs felt after Sunday's half marathon.  I actually felt better than I expected, but there was no way I was going to be increasing my pace.  Slow and steady was all I could handle.  I'm pretty sure the same thing will apply today.  My quads are starting to feel a bit better, but I really see no reason to go all-out at this point.  I'm just going to keep rocking my 'recovery' runs today and tomorrow. 

I am still waiting to hear about a permanent job possibility.  I am hoping to know for sure sometime this week.  I am getting anxious.  I would love to have some stability regarding employment.  While I would eventually love to find a full-time position, part-time will allow me the opportunity to continue my marathon training...and really, that's what I'm most looking forward to right now.  ;-)

I hope you are all enjoying your Wednesday!  I am all confused on what day it is.  Monday was the holiday and I was off yesterday, so I feel like today is Monday.  Oh well, makes for a short week.  I'm one day closer to heading to Colorado for the Hungry for Hope Conference!