Thursday, September 30, 2010

September Summary

37.23 miles in September

I was about 12 miles less than August but I also had a Dr's not stating no activity for a week after surgery. SO Im happy with this months activity.

I'll have to come back and update later the breakouts - I want October to be just as great - its going to be a juggle, I started studying for the CPA exam and that takes a lot of time and focus so I am going to cut down on posting and do a summary per week I think - we'll see what happens.

Here's to October being a great month!

Biking: 20.45 miles
Running: 11.53 miles
Elliptical: 2.25 miles
walking: 3.0 miles

Run #30

"Motivation is a skill. It can be learned and practiced" - Amby Burfoot

I wasnt really motivated tonight. Long day at work didnt even leave on time to go to the gym because of stuff coming up so when I got home I was done. Brett insisted we go out for a run so I got ready and out we went.

I started out with the mentality of only running my square and it was slower than normal, i was cramping , wasnt in the mood, just didnt want to run but knew I had to finish. After completing 1.2 miles I figured lets keep going and go around the lake to make the hubby happy. WOW, running around a lake when it gets dark you get to eat so many bugs.

So I finished running around the lake and then continued to the light to hit my longest run to date: 2.25 miles! Whoo Hoo. It is SO hard to get past 2 miles mentally. So this is just proof I can do it and I'm so fortunate to have a live in motivator to get me outside.

Results of run #30
Distance: 2.25 miles
Time: 22:42
Pace: 10:05 / mile avg
M1 - 10:18
M2 - 9:59
M3 (.25) - 9:39 pace

Bugs eaten: at least 2 - hahhah

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Run #29

"Running is my sunshine" - Joan Twine

Today Running was my sunshine. Weather reports here today in sunny FL called for Rain, lots of rain because of this tropical depression turned tropical storm Nicole - aka not real news. So I was pretty bummed about not being able to go run outside today since we've had some decent rain lately.

So anways - busy night tonight after work with a 6pm mtg so I get home from work change and head out for my run. The garmin wasnt charged so it was a get an ipod play list going and let it go until I press stop to calculate the time and then use map my run to see how far i went. I was hurting tonight - the calves were burning but I had to keep going and it kinda paid off. Oh and yeah thats me before my run
Results of Run #29
Distance: 1.47 miles (Thanks
Time: 14:03
Pace: 9:33 / mile (WOWZERS!) maybe thats why the calves were burning some today.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Run #28

"A runner must run with dreams in his heart" - Emil Zatopek

Today was a long day at work. It was very aggervating and I really felt like I was going to come home and just run 10 miles. Now I've never ran before but you can tell just from that statement it was not a great day.

Tonight Brett wanted to really run, so I let him use my garmin since I was sticking to my normal path. So I ran my square and saw my friend Alex running with her running group and felt motivated to keep going so around the lake I went. It felt great! I'm very happy with my run tonight. Longest distance to date!

Results of Run #28
Distance: 2.18 miles
Time: 21:03
Pace: 9:39 / mile

Cycle #4

"The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community" - Ann Strong

I thought this quote was hilarious. I love my husband TONS and eventhough we are getting older each year i'd never dispose or trade him in for a new one.

Speaking of my awesome hubby, he worked 71 hours in 4 days and then after a long weekend of doing so much needed cleaning of our cars, and waxing, and giving the dogs a bath I said lets go for a bike ride and even though he was exhausted he agreed and we decided to go exploring the neighborhood next door to his parents.

So we had a nice ride - just need to get him his own bike eventually

Results or Cycle #4
Distance: 10.11 miles
Time: 48:00 minutes
Pace: 12.7mph avg pace

Friday, September 17, 2010

In case you didnt know....

Why am I including a picture of a Spiral Staircase? Well these are the stairs in my house. a nice looking way to get upstairs, they are grey and made of metal. Ok so what is my point aready? WELL - I got ready upstairs for my run (had my FitSok's on) and grabbed our laundry basket to take downstairs and if that wasnt a pain enough doing that...lets just say socks and stairs do not mix. EVER!
FitSoks are so soft and dont do well on metal stairs (we have wood floors too and its fun to slide all over the place in them!) I almost - almost slipped and that my friends would seriously result in a trip to the hospital.
So just a little FYI :) Happy friday

Run #27

You only grow as a human being if you're outside your comfort zone - Percy Cerutty

Running on a friday is definately outside my comfort zone and running back to back days is WAYYY outside my comfort zone. So why would I do something as Crazy as this then? Because my husband was out of town all week and wasnt home yet and since I had already cleaned house, instead of playing on the internet wasting my life away I decided to (hopefully) prolong it.
Good Answer right??

Trust me I was skeptical at first - I ran 2ce yesterday (OMG!) and figured lets give tonight a try. It was nice weather tonight - a nice breeze (Which wasnt so nice when I figured out it was coming at me in certain areas of my run - downtown bldgs make for wind tunnels so the wind gets strong out of nowhere)

Part of my problem running is speed - I wear my self out too quick sometimes but my biggest issue is the mental aspect. I'm working on it - tonight wasnt great because I had in my mind I'd get to my 'spot' and once I got there I gave into the pain and quit. Boo! But 3 runs in 2 days - not too bad. Lets see what happens next week!

Resuts of Run #27
Distance: 1.33 miles
Time: 12:54
Pace: 9:41 / mile avg
M1 - 9:57
M2 (.33) - 9:01

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Product Review

So last month I posted about a give a way my virtual friend Courtney was giving away.

Well I was a winner! I was so excited. Well before my surgery the socks came in the mail and I put them on immediately and they are amazing feeling. I used them this week at the gym and on my runs and WOW - WOW - WOW. Best Socks I think I have! Being in Florida its pretty much always humid so doing anything results in sweaty feet and after my run tonight, took the socks off and dry feet. AMAZING!

FitSok, check them out on facebook - push the like button, ever so often they have giveaways :)

Pretty awesome

Run #26

You must do the thing which you think you cannot do - Eleanor Roosevelt

I didnt think I'd be going for a run tonight but I felt good and figured lets see what happens.

Of course I thought my run would be doomed because upon leaving the house, i was wrapping my too long of headphones around my ipod clip and slipped and dropped the cord tripping on it and somehow lost 1 ear piece. Ugh! I hate only having 1 ear.

Guess some new headphones are on my To Buy list. Anyone have any favorites? Please note I do not like the standard ones you get from Apple when you buy a new iPod b/c they dont fit in my ears.

Results of Run #26
Distance: 1.50
Time: 14:34
Pace: 9:43 / mile avg
M1 - 9:50
M2 (.5) - 9:29 pace

Run #25

Listen to your body. Do not be a blind and deaf tenant - Dr. George Sheehan

I woke up this morning and felt like a run before work. I like running in the morning. Its such a great feeling because the heart gets pumping and I feel like I've accomplished something.

I actually took my garmin this morning! The Satellite didnt take for-ev-er to load so I was excited. Pus is been a little while since i've gone for a ran so I wasnt looking to do amazing our outstanding but I felt good afterwards

Results of Run #25
Distance: 1.00 mile
Time: 9:43

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Cycle #3

"Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live" - Mark Twain

Had a wonderful late afternoon ride with Brett tonight at his parents. I was laying out and fell asleep because I was woken up by Brett saying "Lets go for a bike ride". He used his mom's bike so that was quite the experience since its kinda like a mountain/beach cruiser hybrid type bike and not a road bike like mine.

Around his parents neighborhood is a 1.4 mile loop. We started out doing that then left and went around the neighborhood next door and then headed back to his parents and completed another 2 loops to hit 10 miles.

Favorite quote of the ride was when Brett said "for ever 1 time you pedal I have to pedal 3 times". hahah - I think we'll start the search of getting him a bike.

I definately can tell a difference in my energy level since its been a week since surgery. We didnt 'kill' it tonight but I'm kinda glad we didnt b/c when we got back I felt like I was going to black out. Its probably because i'm still only eating soft foods (yogurt,apple sauce,carnation instant breakfast, scrambled eggs) and not 'real' meals so food intake isn't like it should be so the fuel engine is at most 1/2 full.

Results of Ride #3
Distance: 10.34 miles
Time: 46:43 mins
Pace: 13.3 mph avg

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

August Summary

48.58 Miles in August!! WhooHooo!

I love DailyMile - its an awesome website. So easy to use and keep track.

Here's a little breakout
Swimming - 2.75 miles
Biking - 29.34 miles
Running - 10.09 miles
Walking - 3.9 miles
Elliptical - 2.5 miles

Here's to September being just as great!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

And I have to take a Time out.....

Yes - I know - that picture is a tad bit scary. What does it mean? Its the reason why I have to take a time out (per dr.'s orders).

Yesterday I had Oral Surgery - to be more specific without turning stomachs, I had to have a gum graft (where they took skin from the roof of my mouth and transplanted it over my gums on 2 lower front teeth). Yes it is as fun as it sounds. I was knocked out for about an hour, received a plastic retainer (which was molded from my mouth at a previous appointment) as a parting gift and then was sent home to 'recover'.

Pain isnt horrible - wearing this retainer sucks, i have to 24/7 to cover the incision site on the roof of my mouth so eating isnt quite fun. Its much easier to drink than to eat when I have to chew so a lot of yesterday consisted of Milk Shakes, yummy yummy steak n shake milk shakes.
Today though is going to be smoothies, I've sent Brett out to get ingredients (sherbet, frozen yogurt, fruit) to attempt to re-create some Planet Smoothie, Smoothies. So if you know of any good recipes out there for smoothies (no banana - i hate banana) post me a comment :)