Saturday, August 20, 2011


Since I'm transitioning the blog to Wordpress, the blogger account will probably just hold my running info...for my own sake.

MONDAY, 8/15/11

Got up super early (for me) and went to run with my friends, Ross and Clark. They've been doing an early morning Galloway run three days a week and I invited myself to join them.

I had a good time. Naturally, it's a little easier to get up and run if you know you've got somebody to do it with! We ran 1/1, which concerned me at first, since I've been doing 3/1 at home. However, the shorter runs help us to run farther. We did about 3.5 miles, I think. It was also nice to run parts of the trail I've never seen before!

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Since I'm transitioning the blog to Wordpress, the blogger account will probably just hold my running info...for my own sake.

SATURDAY, 8/6/11

Would have made sure the Saturday run got into the last post, but I was without internet all day. (GASP!) Kristen had been gone since Wednesday, so I was itching to get some exercise in. (But also dreading it because I had gone for four days without running!) Got out and did 40 minutes. It was hard the last 10 minutes or so, but I powered through.

MONDAY, 8/8/11
Did 48 minutes on Galloway. Also used a pedometer. Glad I got 48 minutes in, but the pedometer is kinda' depressing! Didn't sweat all the way through my shirt this go 'round. Maybe that means cooler weather is on the way.
I also wanted to see if there was any noticeable difference if I went to a 4 min / 1 min regimen. I only did it a couple of times, but it felt pretty much the same.

WEDNESDAY, 8/10/11
Figured I start w/ the 4 min. regimen to see what happened.

Turns out I'm not too good at the 4 minute regimen.

Did about thirty minutes of running (good grief I'm slow) and an extra 10 of walking to cool down.

FRIDAY, 8/12/11
Since I had the day off, I decided to head over to Southern Trail and run there. I like the trail because it's a little more flat and the distance is clearly marked. That way, I know exactly how far I've gone.

I did a long warm up walk to get to the "start" of the trail and then started running. I wanted to see how long it would take me to do three miles. I'd like to do a 5k this fall and I wanted to see if I'll end up being the last person through the finish line.

I did three miles in 33 minutes, which was better than I thought it would be. I'd like to be at a 10 minute pace, but I'll take 33 for right now!

SATURDAY, 8/14/11
Went out for a little run. I spent the morning on a little yardwork (I hate yardwork)
and then ran errands with Jonah later in the day. I was whipped by evening, but figured I better put in a little time if I was going to have that schoolgirl figure for church on Sunday morning.

I did about twenty minutes on Galloway, then walked a good bit. Nothing crazy, but my legs hurt anyway. Must be all that "weed-eating."

Saturday, August 06, 2011


Since I'm transitioning the blog to Wordpress, the blogger account will probably just hold my running info...for my own sake.

SUNDAY, 7/31/11

40 minutes on Galloway w/ 10 minute cool down.

Why do I even write these things down?

TUESDAY, 8/2/11

Another 40 minutes on Galloway w/ 10 minute cool down. For some reason, this one was hard. I got out there pretty late, so that could have been a factor. Wanted to quit around 20 minutes in, but kept going. I've found a way to power through the end of my run when I'm really wanting quit, so that helped.

THURSDAY, 8/4/11
Kristen was gone the last part of the week, which cut into running. I did Slim in 6 Thursday morning, though, just to try to get some cardio in. That's a weird program - while I'm doing it, I think, "Oh, this is easier than I thought." Then, three hours later, I'm feeling it. Guess crunches will do that to a man.

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Since I'm transitioning the blog to Wordpress, the blogger account will probably just hold my running info...for my own sake.

MONDAY, 7/25/11

Well, I kept the promise to myself to go for an hour! I did Galloway (3 min run / 1 min walk...I'd bump it up but I'm still too slow) for a total of 60 minutes. I don't know if it's the same when running an hour solid, but for me, running that long has some weird peaks and valleys. Around 35 minutes in, I went from feeling terrible to feeling pretty good and the last ten minutes felt kinda' numb - not too terrible, not too ecstatic.

For the first time in 65 weeks, I completely soaked through my shirt. That's gotta' count for something.

WEDNESDAY, 7/27/11
50 minutes.
Running is dumb.

THURSDAY, 7/28/11
Didn't have practice tonight so I figured I could get a run in. When it came time, I didn't want to. At all. But I got out there. This is telling, but my time keeps decreasing...40 minutes tonight. But I did eat like at 16-yr. old today, so that probably didn't help.

FRIDAY, 7/29/11
Another 40 minutes, Galloway style. Slightly cooler out Friday night. Listened to a podcast, but in retrospect, my angry hip-hop playlist might have been better.

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Since I'm transitioning the blog to Wordpress, the blogger account will probably just hold my running info...for my own sake.

MONDAY, 7/18/11

Got out in the late-night heat and ran.

Ate supper late and definitely felt sluggish on the run. Did 10 minute warm up, 20 minute run and a 10 minute cool down.

Mondays are tough because they're usually my first day back on "no sweets." I had reserved the weekends for whatever culinary delights I might desire, but they sure do make me feel lousy. Why do I keep eating them?

WEDNESDAY, 7/20/11
Thanks to the Reluctant Runners website, I added a few new tunes to the running mix. I noticed an abundance of rap on the weekly lists they post and I figured I'd give it a shot. I threw in some Kanye, some Eminem and even some Niki Minaj. (Don't hate.) I liked the Eminem stuff, but he got me a little too pumped up and started off way too fast. It felt good at first, but after 20 minutes, I was thinking, "I better turn on some easy listening and calm things down."

When I had 10 minutes left in the run, (I wanted to do a 30 minute) I fired up that same opening song from Mr. Mathers and that propelled me the thirty minute mark. Did a long walk to cool down. Heat is still suffocating at 11pm, gang.

FRIDAY, 7/22/11
Another day with no sweets! I realize that's a pretty normal accomplishment for most people, but every day I can avoid junk food and candy is a minor victory.

Started the run around 10pm, which is later than I like, but you gotta' do what you gotta' do. I also ate supper late, which is never too fun. I need a good two hours of no food before a run to halfway enjoy it. Did a 10 minute warm up, then a 20 minute run. I had decided beforehand that I wanted to run my whole playlist, which was about 34 minutes long. After twenty minutes, I switched to Galloway (run 3, walk 1) like I did last week. It still feels like cheating, but it did allow me to put in another twenty minutes so that I could go 40 minutes of running! Forty minutes non-stop would feel more like a win, but heck, I'll take it!

Next week, I'm gonna' opt back to Galloway for all the runs and try to log some 30+ runs each time. I haven't done Galloway consistently, but I feel like I could get longer cardio in. The downside is that too much of that method makes the long running harder to get back into.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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