Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Distance Ran = 3.2 miles
Time of Run = 30.16 (9.43 per mile)
Route = good old 5k, backwards!

Today I ran alone, I was supposed to meet Mrs. HK and she didn't show up right away.  I could see that her house lights were off so I started my run, apparently she saw me and came out as I left a cloud of dust (haha!).  I basically ditched her, but she forgives me.  Anyway, I really struggled this morning, I felt sluggish and really congested and phleghmy.  I am still working through the tail end of a cold, but I kicked my butt into gear and made somewhat decent time.  On a plus note, I got new running shoes (finally!) and I really love them!  This morning was pretty crisp, it felt good but my ears and forehead were quite cold.  I need to consider some sort of ear warmer or headband or something.  I suppose a beanie would work too.  Good to be back!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Distance Ran = 3 miles running, 1.5 miles walking
Time of Run = 30 minutes for run, 30 minutes for walk
Route = trail by house

Tuesday was a bust, we both woke up and met and then promptly decided that we weren't feeling it that day and so went home and went back to bed.  Today was better, a bit slow, but at least we did something.  It was still totally dark this morning at 6 and there was a lot of cloud cover so the light took a long time to filter through.  It was a nice workout though and I am glad that I did it, I am still trying to get over this cold and I really didn't want to get up.  Glad I did.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Distance Ran = 6 miles
Time of Run = 56 minutes (9.30 min miles)
Route = Home to the trail, 3 miles in and back again

I had a great run today.  The weather was perfect, the sunrise was beautiful, my body felt great.  I took a new route today and it included some hills.  I am happy to report that I still made decent time despite the added difficulty to my running.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Distance Ran = 5k
Time of Run = 33.73 (10.55 per mile)
Route = 5k fun run

Weird weird day.  I woke up twenty minutes late, completely ditching Mrs Hk ON HER BIRTHDAY! Anyway, I went out for a run anyway as I still had some time. It was weird, I think I might have some sort of cold, my breathing was really weird and I had so much phlegm.  Most of all, I am SO grateful there was a portable bathroom on my route. The End.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Distance Ran = 3.8 miles
Time of Run = 38 minutes (10 minute miles)
Route = 5k route plus a neighborhood loop

Today I took Mrs. Hk on the 5k route.  I didn't tell her where we were going until we needed to turn and I didn't tell her how far we had gone or were planning on going until the end.  We kept a steady pace throughout the run, which is always nice.  There was a bit of crispness to the morning when we first started out, and even as we were finishing it was still pleasant outside.  It was a beautiful run!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Distance Ran = 5.7 miles
Time of Run = 59.86 minutes
Route = New route, combo of 5k plus church route, plus neighborhoods.

Today was great!  I really loved running this morning, I haven't been on a really good run in a while and it just felt great.  The weather was perfect, although I started running in the dark, I guess that is just a sign of the impending autumn weather.  I found myself appreciating the sky, the sunrise, and the ability that I have to run.  I really have a lot to be thankful for, and I am glad that I took the time this morning to run so that I could have that moment.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Distance Walked: 2.5 miles
Time of Walk:  who knows...
Route: church plus a new loop minus last loop

Mrs. HK and I were planning on riding 10 miles today and then running 2 miles.  Well, Mrs. HK's tires were flat, and we had a few other problems so we bagged our bikes and decided just to walk and talk.  We needed to talk today, running will commence on Saturday.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2010

Distance Ran : 3.5 miles
Time of Run: 47 minutes...yeah, pretty slow
Route: Church and a half

Today was super windy, we made good time heading NOrth but coming back South we were running so SLOW because of the wind.  Our pace was also a bit slow today, I would really like to go faster.  The one bonus of today is that we ran an extra mile...that is good!

Saturday we are doing a 10 mile bike ride followed by a 2 mile run, just to see how that feels for Mrs. HK's triathlon in a few weeks.  Should be fun!