Ok so although I love working on my vacation blogs and posting lots o’ pictures. I have to interrupt and talk about my upcoming half marathon. This Saturday September 25th I am running my first half!! I am already a bundle of nerves. I am worried. About a lot of things. I know that I can finish it. I have been training for a long time. My training runs have taken me up to 11 miles. I know that come hell or high water I will make it to the finish. If I have to crawl I will do it! I am simply afraid of not doing it well. I am afraid of totally blowing my time and embarrassing myself I am worried about simply not being good enough. I drove the route last Sunday and there are a lot more hills than I ever expected. BIG HILLS! My brother is coming down from Michigan to run it with me. I have been looking forward to this for so long and have myself so jacked up about it. Can you say ADRENALINE??? My stomach is in knots already…how will I be come race day? I am worried. If anyone happens to read this and has any experience at all on this I would love it if you could give me some hints on how to calm my nerves. I am sure I will post about this again before Sunday but I just wanted to put this out there!
The bike and me July 27, 2010
So when it comes to bike riding this is me:
Now this is who I want to be:
I think you can clearly see the difference. So last night I went out and got on my husbands bike and did 3.5 miles. And it was hard. And my butt hurt and it was extremely uncomfortable. But I did it and I will do it again. Because I know it will make me stronger and have more endurance and in the end will help my running. I am now searching for tips or tricks to make riding better. You never know it could be a new obsession just waiting to happen.
The DEVILS Spawn! July 26, 2010
Friday July 23, 2010
Happy happy Friday! Thank goodness it is finally here. Geesh I thought it would never come. So today’s run was really really tough. As a matter of fact this whole week has been tough running. My legs felt like lead this morning. I could barely breathe. I know it is the hottest week of the year but come on! Why does it have to feel like my first week of running. Hmm let’s see just 6 days ago I was able to complete 10 miles without stopping…today barely just barely 3.5 and I felt awful. I get soooo frustrated. I want it all RIGHT NOW! Anyway my last posts have been full of complaints and I am not blind to this. I want to be more positive I really do. I want to be here posting oh yes everything is wonderful, my diet is perfect, my excerscise oh yes perfect, my job, yes also perfect, my life …yup perfect! But in reality that is not the way it is. On a somewhat positive note..I started doing the elliptical at work on my lunch hour. I do about 30 minutes / 3 miles. I can’t do a higher intensity than that because I sweat to much to then return back to work. So yay me! <-<-<- whatever!
Oh yes and they predict this to be the hottest weather of the decade this weekend! OH JOY!
9 PM I don’t like you July 6, 2010
So this is something I have been thinking about. I am hoping someone has an answer for. Late night snacking. How can I have a very controlled eating plan all day long and follow it exactly but yet at 9pm I suddenly cannot control what I put in my stomach. How does it all go out the window?? Where is my willpower and my desire to stay strong and say no? Why can I not say NO to that cookie or handful of chips? Even if I am not hungry in the least why do I crave that evening snack before bed?