Monday, October 17, 2011

Run # 70

"Ask yourself: 'Can I give more?'. The answer is usually: 'Yes'."
-Paul Tergat, Kenyan professional marathoner
Celebration Time!  Yep - a new PR Tonight. You'll never guess what I did........... I ran.......... 6.23 miles. O-M-G! yep for real it happened. I was at my inlaws place and decided to go out for a run, well the loop around the neighborhood is 1.5 miles and I usually run 2 loops, well I knew I wanted to accomplish 3 and told myself I could do it. Well I changed things up some and included running to the entrance of the neighborhood as well. So when I hit the 5 mile mark I knew I could get to 6.2 to have my 1st 10K under my belt! WAHOOOOO!

This was the best run of my life. I felt good, the weather was perfect, mentally i didnt hit the wall. I was, and still am a very happy camper! 1/2 marathon here I come!

In other news - check out Run To The Finish. The 2011 Holiday Bootie Buster challenge is coming up soon. I did it last year and Amanda puts on a great challenge to keep you in shape over the holidays. And the best part is you can win prizes!

Results of Run # 70
Distance: 6.23 miles
Time: 1:03:45
Pace: 10:13 / mile
M1 - 10:06
M2 - 10:29
M3 - 10:20
M4 - 10:20
M5 - 10:12
M6 - 10:13
M7 - 8:56 pace (.23)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

August 18 - October 8th

Yep, thats the timeframe in which I've not posted a thing. Whoopsie? Sorry?

I've had a huge life adjustment. I started a new job that I absolutely LOVE. Yes seriously I do. I actually have to work too - but I like it. Wait what? Ok so previous job I had to work, but it was like crazy easy and no stress and I'd get my daily tasks done super quick which left a lot of time for playing on my phone.  So why leave an easy job? Basically for career growth. I"m now learning a TON, doing more with my accounting/finance degree and it feels wonderful.

So with this new job I've had to adjust to new hours, new responsibilities and that has meant some later nights. Later nights have meant fewer runs. Also I'm trying to stick with this studying for the CPA thing.  Has anyone attempted to study for something AFTER being done with college? Umm it sucks. I have no desire to study, but I know I need my name followed by 3 letters to at least climb the corporate ladder one day (that is if husband fails at climbing his own lol j/k).

So now here I am - attempting to come back - not on a daily basis but i hope for 1-2ce a week.
I want to run the OUC 1/2 Marathon in December as a warm up to my January Disney 1/2 Marathon..... So I need to log more miles and get ready!

Here's to some longer runs and more studying!