Saturday, June 8, 2013

5 miles

Today- it hit me--- it takes me longer to get psyched up to go for a run than it does to run! My husband is right about that---- however going 5 miles today- it did take me longer to run :)

My goal was to run under 50 minutes--- I thought at first I could beat that easily-- WRONG! Mile 4 was a struggle. I honestly think it's because I knew where my 1, 2, and 3 mile markers were- but 4 I wasn't sure so I kept checking my time/distance on my phone---- then once I hit the 4 mile I still wasn't sure if I was going to go 4.5 or 5 miles. Well, 4.5 hit and I said to myself "I got this!" and kept pushing on.

5 miles 49:09---- UNDER MY GOAL!

Thursday, June 6, 2013


I didn't blog yesterday- but I ran a mile in the rain in the morning- it wasn't pretty, but my run streak continues! I also went for a bike ride yesterday- and not far into it, it starts to rain--- UGH! So it was only 13 minutes, but better than 13 minutes on the couch. My daughter wants to practice running a mile for her mile run in 4th grade- so her and I went out and ran most of it! I'm so proud of her!!!!

Today I can 2 miles. My legs are a little sore, but I invested in the rumble roller--- I used it yesterday, and it was NOT the most comfortable feeling, but afterwards- my body felt much better.

Today mile 1 9:12
           mile 2 9:04

Tomorrow I'm going to go for a light mile jog- maybe with my daughter if she wants--- but I'm going to try to take it slow because I'm pushing for my longest/farthest run on Saturday either 4.5/5 miles- I'm thinking I could skip the week 4.5 mile run on my 10K training program and hit 5 miles- We'll see when it comes time to run!!!!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Looks like I got my run in just in time! We debated last night if I should run at 7 or 8 this morning. Usually I run at 5:30, but my husband had to leave early for work- so what was best for my oldest daughter to "wake up" enough to hear our youngest if she woke up- we decided 7- well I have been done for about 15-20 minutes because I went a little early and now it's a downpour!!

Yesterday, my brother kind of deflated my running desire and confidence/belief in myself. We talked about the p2p half marathon in our area in September- he said I should just run a 10K because then I know I'll be prepared in my training- I was really thinking I could do the half. I've done some reading and a lot says plan a half for 6 months- well I began running this year in March- so it would be 6 months from the half...... I guess now I'm doubting myself since it seems others are doing that.

Today's run

3 miles 18:03

Mile 1: 9:11
Mile 2: 9:22
Mile 3: 9:29

I really need to improve my times and keep up with my first mile pace- that's my next running goal--- I honestly think if I found a 5K race, I would keep pace- but running alone I set goals for times for mile 1- then what I want to be under for mile 2 and finish--- I make those goals, but it appears not so consistently-- so my goal for tomorrow's 2 mile run is to push the two miles hard and keep pace for both miles.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Decision Made

4 miles done!

Mile 1: 9:19
Mile 2: 9:38
Mile 3 9:49 ( this doesn't surprise me as the slowest mile it was running straight into the wind)
Mile 4: 9:39
Total: 38:24

I'm very pleased with this run! Looking at the training program I'm excited to announce I'll be running a half marathon in September! Yes, that means a LOT of training this summer, but I believe that I'm up for the challenge. I don't have enough time between now and September 7th to finish my 10K training program and fit in the Half Marathon Training program, but I will maybe skip the weeks that repeat..... and have to look into how the half plan starts mileage wise--- maybe since it starts with running 4 miles for a long run, I'll move the week of 6 since I will have completed that already---- I'll know more when it gets closer to those runs. BUT right now, I'm excited to push myself to this goal.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Points Proven

Today I ran with a friend that hasn't been running for about a year. She is in SUPER good shape, and I know I held her back- her point of running is because she enjoys it. She's not out for any goals- just to get out there.

A couple points were proven today-
  1. I can push myself to run a little faster because I CAN DO IT! Today we ran 1.35 miles in 12:11. I'm happy with that time- because it proves that I can push my runs a little bit because I'm capable of handling it.

  2. Running is much better when you go with someone! I'd love to find a race to run now because I'd be running with other people and could see how I measure up compared to other runners. Maybe it would give me a positive outlook on my running times/abilities.

So Ashley- you gave me a whole new outlook on running and I now have new goals so that I don't hold you back everytime we run together!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thursday's run

Today was 2.0 miles- it was pretty windy on the run. Time 19:34
Mile one was .08 seconds faster than mile 2- I can't get over mile 2 being tough...... Oh well! The run is in the books and I did it!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


1.5 miles is in the books today! Normally, I just do cross training (Biking) on Wednesday's, but with the Run Streak I'm doing it was a short run this morning and I'll bike tonight.

Ran in 14:24 this morning- not my greatest time, but when I woke up I was only going to put in a mile because I was tired- so I went farther than planned and feeling good about that!

Mile 1: 9:34
1.5 14: 24 (after my first mile, I always slow way down! I MUST work on that!)