To run today 😦 I need to get over running alone. Thank goodness that the long runs are never done alone, or I’d never go!

I found out last Sunday that even though Lynn and I run intervals and it feels like the other ladies are so far ahead, we actually get back to our starting point right after them. This means that my 2:45 Disney time might actually be do-able (I just want to finish the Pittsburgh Half, not real time goal, although IF I were to do it in under 2:45, I’ll definitely be planning to go faster in September!)

(I had a longer post, but wordpress ate it 😦 )


A long time ago…

…I thought I would keep a blog about running after being inspired by HungryRunnerGirl. Obviously I have failed so far! But! I added wordpress as an App Tab so maybe I’ll remember more often.

This running thing is going pretty good! I’ve been keeping up with running 2 short runs during the week plus 2 spin classes and weight days and one long run on Sundays. I’m doing my second 10 mile run on Sunday and I’m getting pretty excited to hit the 13 mile mark!

Early Mornings…

… pretty sunrises. I had the chance to take these while the hubby was loading his bike up on the car.

We headed up to North Park to meet up with the other people from the Run MS team. There were only three of us, and the other ladies were nice enough to stick with me while I did my 6 miles. It was so cold this morning! I think that Ellen said that is was about 18 degrees when she left her house. My Camelbak actually froze! My ipod did too, it said that I didn’t run as far as I actually did. I’m glad that the other ladies had better gps systems than me.

So, funny story. I went out and bought some pants at Marshall’s on Saturday. I found a nice pair of Adidas pants and didn’t bother to try them on since I have some other Adidas stuff that I run in. So I’m running in them yesterday and I realize that they are falling down. Since it was so cold the stomach was freezing and I could barely feel them falling down. I’m glad there weren’t too many runners out because I’m sure if there were I’d have been mooning anyone that was behind us!

It was a surprisingly easy run. I’m glad that I stuck with the program that I wrote up for myself (with the help of Woman’s Running). I’m hoping that it continues to be easy, because there are days that I look at the distance I’m supposed to run and I just kinda wonder how I’m ever going to run x amount of miles. This next Sunday I’ll run 7 miles for my long run, which is the longest distance that I will have ever run! I’ve heard that after you’ve run half of the distance that you’re planning to run that it get’s much easier! I’m hoping that is right…getting easier would be a great thing.




My legs kinda hate me right now. I ran yesterday (3.1 miles) and did weights and spin class today. I hate to think what my body is going to feel like tomorrow when I run 6 miles. This pain all goes away right?

Last night’s run was motivated by this:

Trader Joe’s  Long Board Chips, Roasted Garlic Salsa and Rice and Bean Chips (both from TJs), two bottles of wine, warm chocolate chip cookies, Hershey’s Nuggets, two good friends, craft blogs and lots of good conversation. It all created a great start to three day weekend.

Today wasn’t so bad either with 18 miles in spin class, smoothies, shopping for new running pants and friends over for dinner.


…by Hungry Runner Girl to sort of start a blog about running. I doubt I’ll post every time I run or even very often, but maybe having a blog will keep me accountable for the work outs that I want to do. I’m currently training for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon. I’ve never run more than a 10k before, but if I’ve run 6 miles, what’s 7 more right?

I found a training plan in Women’s Running magazine that didn’t seem too scary or undoable. It’s an eight week plan and I’m currently on week one, heading into week two (it had long runs on Saturday and it’s much easier for me to do them on Sunday’s due to work and babysitting schedules.) I’m hoping that I’ll come here and put in all the information after my work outs and see some progress.

Today was a rest day because of a babysitting job. But, yesterday I ran my fastest 5k yet at 35minutes and some odd seconds. I know it’s not the best time, but considering that I’m not really built for super speed, I’m pretty happy. Tomorrow is another easy run of 35 minutes and I’ll run it, on the treadmill, at a speed of 4.2.

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