Archive for July, 2013

7/31/13 – Training Run

Great training run tonight with the Cough to 5K group at work.  We planned an extra training run for Friday – 2 mile run scheduled for Friday.  Looking forward to it.

Got home and dinner was literally on the table waiting for me.  Steak and potato – yummy!  Cleaned the kitchen and got a little extra cleaning done before I crashed.

Ready for bed now.  Thinking of signing up for a 5K in August – Glow Run in Grand Rapids.  Thought I would take the boy and spend the night at a hotel.  Get it done before Football Season officially starts.  Something to try and plan.  Read the registration information on it and 12 year olds and younger are free – can’t beat that!

7/30/13 Training

It is sad how fast one can go from running for 1-2 miles to not being able to run for 5 minutes.  Last nights training run was 5 minute warm up, 5 minute run/3 minute walk – repeat 2 more times and 5 minute cool down.  I did it but I was slow and ended up running alone AGAIN.  Seems like no matter how hard I try to keep up with the others in the group I can’t!  I try so hard but slowly drop back with each run.  I know I will never be a fast runner – never was.  I just need to keep at it and finish what I started.  We got 2.5 miles done in the 35 minutes.  Maybe I will be able to do the 5K in 30 minutes or less if I keep going like this.  Tomorrow is 8 minute runs – oh my.  I have to keep telling myself I used to do it all the time. 

7/29/13 Vacation….not this summer!

I should be on vacation right NOW.  We were suppose to be on vacation starting Saturday.  We rented a cottage for a week on a lake up north but had not cancel due to my hubby’s terrible wiffle ball accident that involved a trip to the ER and no pay for 4 or 5 weeks.  He is back to work now but no family vacation this summer.  Bummer – I could use at least a couple days away. 

Driving into to work this morning its cool and rainy – what a nice morning to wake up too on vacation.  I could sit and drink a whole pot of coffee and read a book.  There is always next year.

I did NOTHING all day yesterday.  I had two days of rest in a row.  Last week was 5 days in a row for working out and two days off.  This week will be the same.  I will keep plugging along on my exercise and trying to fix my eating habits.  Breakfast this morning is one Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup uncooked oatmeal and 1/4 cup cherries all mixed up last night and put in the fridge.  I can’t wait to try it.  I saw it…wait for it……ON THE INTERNET so it has to be good.  It said you can make it and it will keep for up to 3 days.  It took all of about 3 minutes to mix together.  Kinda looks like this except I did not get too fancy with the cut up fruit.  Just tossed it in and stired it all up and put a lid on it.

If it’s good and sticks with me until lunch I can make a few up at a time and just grab and go.  I see on line there are some different variations of it too.  Might have to try some. 

Today is training day with the C25K group.  Looking forward to the run tonight.  Weather is going to be nice and cool.  I hope somone shows up to run with me but if they don’t I will still do it.  I am going to have to figure out what to do starting next week.  Football practice starts and I have to have to boy to practice by 5:30 each night.  Might be hard to do with my C25K trainings on Mondays and Wednesdays and Spin class on Thursdays.  I wish his practice started at 6:00 – would make my life easier. 



7/27/13 Day of Rest? Really?

Day of rest today – clean house, grocery store, football helmet shopping, pull some weeds and probably much more so is it really technically “rest”?

This is what a rest day should be like…..

7/26/13 Work Outs

I got a total of 5 works outs in this week.  Monday was training run, Tuesday was stationary bike at the gym, Wednesday was training run, Thursday was spin class and tonight I did another training run at the track.  Tomorrow is going to be a day of rest for me.  Finally…

7/26/13 Where Does Time Really go?

Seems like just yesterday I was taking my boy to t-ball games.  Now I spend most of my summer traveling from baseball game to baseball game to practice.  Don’t get me wrong – I love baseball – but holy hell that took a lot of time this summer.  Baseball is offically done.  We have moved on to football.  The boy had football camp this whole week and I think he is ready for this season to start.  We are going to try on a top rated helmet tomorrow morning – I spend so much money on him for cleats, gloves, mouth guards etc……but use what ever helmet the program gives us to protect his brain.  I have decided this year he will be getting a 5 star helmet and I am hoping he will be able to use it this year and next year. 

Running training has gotten me down a bit.  I keep sending positive messages to the group to help motivate them to keep going but in reality those messages are for me.  I am struggling with my own running demons.  That little bitch that sits on my shoulder is not so little anymore.  She sits there and torments me through my training runs and slows me down and talks me into weakness.  I continue to try to flick her off my shoulder but she keeps coming back.  I know I can do this and will carry on but sometimes crying while running is the only thing one can do – which is what I did on Wednesday.  Lucky for me the sweat running down my face covered up the tears.  I will get through this…..I always do!  Just need to figure out how to get past this. 

A friend is a TRI-QUEEN and I am jealous.  I wish I had the courage to do it.  I am a chicken when it comes to the swimming part of it.  I could do the running and biking but swimming……I don’t like weeds and lake water.  I prefer to float and it has to be a hard sandy bottom with no weeds.  This is me… lake water with weeds and mucky bottom!

Yep – chicken shit!  Crying like a baby.  If I could just over come that fear……maybe that would be a good challenge for me.  NEXT YEAR.  Why rush into anything.  GOOD LUCK CD – I know you will do just fine.  You don’t need no stinking wet suit!  Just stick noodle in your suit or use swimmy’s on your arms.  Whose going to say anything?  You will do AWESOME!

Have a great day!



7/10/2013 C25K Training

I am leading a C25K group at my work – I was hoping to get a few members and ended up with 53 people who signed up and who look to me for support and direction.  Some of those 53 members I have not heard from at all and are training on their own (at least I assume they are training) and others are showing up weekly for the training sessions.  It makes me feel good to know I am helping others realize they can do something they never thougth they could do.   They just need to believe they can do it!

It’s been fun – we have 8 more weeks before race day.  I have a friend who asked me to do a Color Me Rad race with her in October so I have another C25K training going on too.  I told her I would help her too if she wanted it.  This will be good – a 5K in September and a 5K in October.  I need to find a few more races to sign up for to keep me motivated.  I want to run the whole thing – NO WALKING.  Amazing how hard it has been lately to do anything.  It’s been so hot and humid and my heart just has not been in it. 

My sons baseball consumed so much of my time since May I am looking forward to this being his last week of baseball.  He will play another weekend tournament this month but this week day shit will end!  Well Baseball will end but Football will start in August.  I find I still run during football practice – something about sitting there for a 2 hour practice.  I run for the first hour then I sit and read or watch practice.  Looking forward to Football starting – I know I am crazy!

7/8/2013 Holy Double Shit

Been almost a month – I thought last post was bad!  Don’t have time to comment now but I will post again.  I promise.  I know I have made empty promises before.  I will be posting again today and will give an update on me and my trials and tribulations and struggles with running and the f’n scale. 

Never fear – I will be back to bitch and complain some more.