Saturday, January 31, 2009


I know, I've been MIA. I'm probably not even writing to anyone out there in la la net land. I'm going to take a break from blogging on here. I am doing really well with training. Homeschooling is in full blast and I'm just too busy.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Is addicting and I love that it is.

I run regularly every other day. I enjoy it so much. I have a buddy online, she's been running for quite some time now and has a 10k around the same time as i have my 5k. So we have a little running log going. It keeps me motivated when I see how far she runs in a day, and it also keeps me accountable.

I can run about 2.25 miles in 30 minutes. Not all that fast, but I can get it done and that's what matters at this point. I'm sure I'll get faster as I keep running and losing weight. The other day I was soooo not in the mood to run. I just felt blah, my day started out bad and I didn't feel like doing anything productive. I ran anyway. I planned on doing 2.50, but ended up only doing 1.25 miles. However, the entire first mile, I ran without slowing down at all.

I have lost 7 pounds in the past week.

On a non-training note, my youngest is about to be ONE!

Friday, January 9, 2009


Holy goodness batman! Compression sleeves for shin splints are AMAZING.

I've worn them running all this week and it's made a HUGE HUGE difference. I ran monday, wednesday and friday. Tomorrow I do a 60 minute walk. I have a ""training to your first 5K" routine that a friend sent me. It was for 8 weeks and I only have 6 weeks, so I tweaked it a bit, but I'm much further than I thought! Without the pain of shin splints, when I'm suppose to run 1.5 miles, I have been doing 2.25 miles. There's no doubt I can finish a 5k run (3.1 miles), just the concern of going from treadmill to road. Soon, I'll hopefully be running 3 miles on the treadmill well enough that I can go try it out on the course before race day. Oh the luxury of living where you run!

Along with running, I've changed some eating habits. This week alone I lost 5.5 pounds already.

Running is very addictive. Once you're there, you don't want to stop. When you see your mileage increasing and your time decreasing, you just figure..why stop?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Signed up!!

I'm all signed up for a race on February 21st. Already began training. I'm stoked!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Long Time No Train

Well, i haven't completely stopped training, but i definitely stopped having a routine! Now I get the deal with triathletes taking winters off. With busy schedules and the weather, sometimes it can be easier to skip a workout here and there.

What didn't help was my indoor pool closing for the plast few weeks. That put a damper on my enthusiasm. We also put our house up for sale and immediately needed to start packing and get things put into storage.

Today, Ricky and I got to help serve at the ultra stations for the Running From An Angel race being held by Calico Racing. It was so inspiring! Ricky loved helping and the runners seem to seeing a child serving them. It was great weather too! A tad bit windy but not too bad. It seemed the shorter distance runners got more of that wind coming up the first mile than did the long distance runners who started MUCH early. Ricky and I were there from 6am - 9am. He was a total trooper being up that early!

I went aftet the race and got compression socks for my shin splints. It's really bad. I hate to seem like I'm making excuses. However, the one leg hurts normal like shin splints and then eases up as I stretch and train more, the other leg gets way worse with the muscle bulging and looking bruised. It isn't good and I need to get that fixed up before I can even think about running a race. Luckily, the running is the last part of a tri, so even if I do get hurt I will be finished. If I can make good time on the first 2 parts, then I won't mind walking if need be to at least cross the finish line.

My goals for now are:
see an orthopedic
start back up with light training in running
get vigorous and regular in biking and swimming