Thursday, June 21, 2012

3 Things Thursday - Sore, Summer, Speed

Sore.... there is a tightness in my achilles that I haven't felt since I started running over a year ago. I changed out my sneakers today, ran in my old faithfuls, and that helped. Last week I cranked up my mileage (trying to get back to 20 mile a week base), so that might have something to do with it.

Summer... flying in the face of sore, I pushed myself on the treadmill this morning trying to log a respectable time for my Welcome to Summer Virtual 5K. I don't know what it is about the treadmill that makes speed so much more difficult. I could come up with a whole host of excuses, but lets just leave it as - for me, the treadmill is waaaaay harder than running on the road. So, I"ll take my 31.07 time.


Speed... not sure where you're hiding, but I will find you!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Welcome to Summer Virtual Run

Really, it's still spring? How can that be with temps at 113 today? Ah well ... nothing like a virtual race on the treadmill and a chance at some cool prizes.


Head on over to Running Loving Living and get registered!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

1,000 Mile Photo Shoot

Imagine my surprise.....



 when my lifetime stats popped up on MapMyRun.com this morning....

Lifetime Stats:

1,002.05 Miles
262 Workouts
209.56 Hours
130,028 Calories 

 and told me that I've run 1,000 miles since I started running in Spring 2011. Wow! Scary!



 That's a long way for a formerly obese gal who couldn't even run after her preschooler in the front yard.... 1,000 miles. That's something. Something to be proud of when I've been beating myself up over not being able to continue my former high mileage training in the heat of the Phoenix summertime. A cool 1,000 miles...


Evidence that I need to get over myself? Remember where I've come from and be proud of where I am?


Ummm. Yeah.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Who can it be now?

(bopping head slightly to retro 80's Men at Work)

Yep. Its me. I'm still here. I swear. I promise.

May has come and gone and with it slips another iota of my motivation....

May Retrospective:

64 Miles
14.38 Hours
20 Runs
7,474 Calories Burned

And in even more sobering news...... I have a physical tomorrow. Dum, dum dum dum....

I suspect that tomorrow, oh, at say 10am MT, reality will come crashing down around me. In the meantime, I will groove silently to the 80's soundtrack in my head and enjoy the little munchkin dancers in their finery: