Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Distance on Elliptical: 2.5 miles in 20 minutes
Distance on Treadmill: 1.5 miles in 16 minutes

I actually woke up slightly ok with the fact that I was about to embark upon a treadmill workout.  My goal was four miles.  When I got there another good neighbor was already tearing it up on the 'mill, so I did the first half of my workout on the elliptical.   I was going pretty fast to try and simulate a running motion, but let's face it.  It's just not the same workout.

I finished out on the 'mill.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Distance Ran/ellipticalled (new word people) = 3.2 miles
Length or Run/elliptical = 32 minutes
Route = treadmill, so pretty much Satan's backyard

 Due to the recent drop in temperature outside, I am going to be starting a relationship with the treadmill. Some relationships are built around love, some are fueled by hate.  The treadmill and I, we are fueled by hatred.  Pure hatred.  However, my relationship with being COLD is filled with even more hatred, so I'll get over it.

I must admit though that it was easier today than it was last week, and so I hope that whole pattern continues.  I think that during the week I am going to hit the treadmill and then on Saturday I will run sometime during the day, my long runs. 

Here are some of my goals:
Thanksgiving day 10k
February, Ragnar Del Sol (Phoenix!)
April, Salt Lake Marathon, or half marathon
May, Dirty Dash 5k.  I have convinced a bunch of family members to run this with me and that includes...(be still my heart) husband! 
Admittedly, I have a horrible relationship with the treadmill, but if you multiply it by two and add one million that would describe how much N hates running.  But he said he would do it!!!!!

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Distance Ran = 5k
Time of Run = 31 minutes and 10 seconds
Route = 5k route, of course.

Man, never take a week and a half off of running.  It may as well have been a month!  Slower than I wanted, shorter than I wanted, but at least I ran.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Distance Walked = 2.5 miles
Time of Walk = 45 minutes
Route = neighborhood

L and I planned on running this morning, but we were both kind of bummed and needed to talk.  L is moving!!!  In two weeks!  It is not a small move either, her family is moving to a different time zone and climate, far far far away.  I am so sad for many reasons, least of which is because I have lost another running partner.  L and I have been close friends for 10 years, we've shared a lot together and with our families. Our husbands are good friends, our kids are good friends, we all laugh at the same jokes and can really be ourselves with them.  Things are always changing aren't they?

 So, today we just talked.  It was good.  I am really going to miss her and her sweet family.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Distance Ran = 3.5 miles
Time of Run = 30 minutes (8.57 per mile, not bad)
Route = S's route which includes some hills.

I ran with dear friend S today, I've known her since 9th grade and she is one of my best friends.  We took a route by her home with some hills (ok, slight inclines) in it.  S is way competitive and so am I, she is also fast.  Kicked my butt!  We plan on running farther together next week, seceretly I think that in the endurance category I might win! :)  It was a good workout!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Distance Ran = 3.2 miles
Route = Treadmill  BLAH!!!
Time of run = 32 minutes

Have I ever mentioned that I hate running on  a treadmill?  I instantly loose all motivation and energy when I step on board.  I feel that I have no other choice lately because it is soo dark when I get up to run and is barely lighting up when I am finished with my run.  Also, there's this guy who is attacking women runners and so it is not safe to run alone (probably never really was).  I just feel that it's not safe to run outside right now.  What a bummer.  Also, I haven't run in a week and half and BOY I will never do that again! 

On the brighter side, today marks my 40th day of running.  I am pretty sure that I have documented every day that I have run, so that is pretty cool!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Distance Ran = 5k
Time of Run = 35 minutes
Route = 5k route

I ran with L today, she is running her first race on Saturday and I am so excited for her!  I am thinking that I will run a turkey day dash, and then no other races until next year.  I am toying with the idea of running the ogden 1/2 marathon, possibly even the full marathon.  Thoughts?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Distance Ran = 9 miles
Time of Run = 1 hour 30 minutes (10 min mile)
Route = Running trail near house

Today marks the longest run of my running life!  Ran with my long run buddy, she kept us at a swift pace. We actually took two water breaks, and that is included in the total time.  For some reason my middle toe kept falling asleep while I was running, it was weird.  My hips are a bit sore and I'm really tired, but other than that I feel great!  Next Saturday, I'm going to shoot for 9.5 miles.