Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Beautiful Run

So happy I got up and ran this morning! May not have been fast, but it sure was enjoyable! I love having a running partner who goes with me on my runs. It makes it even more fun!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tomorrow I RUN!!!

I am so ready to put my head on my pillow, so that I can drift off to dreamland!  Sweet rest before my early morning run.  It has been a week since my last run. That is entirely TOO long! My legs seem to be looking forward to this run as well. I love the route we take on our 3 mile loop.  If I'm feeling strong and our time is good, I may push it to 4 miles tomorrow. It will probably be icy cold in the morning, but I don't even care. I have come to love and appreciate running. I'm not fast, I'm not trying to win any races. I just want to get out there, breathe in the air and move my body. I love the high that I get following a run. It is like no other feeling I've felt before.

I'll be honest. I'm NOT looking forward to my 1/2 mile run on Thursday. I REALLY hate pushing it on my runs. I've trained myself to enjoy running and thus I want to run at a pace where I can breathe and talk easily. Doing my assessment 1/2 mile is a PUSH, it's very uncomfortable and I usually head into an asthma attack (due to running fast in the REALLY cold morning air). Rachel, my trainer, has been having us sprint more in class recently. I'm finding that I like the powerful feeling I get when I push my sprint... granted, we are INSIDE for these sprints I am speaking of... the 1/2 mile is outside in the elements.

I'm ready for warm weather to return. I'm looking forward to running with less clothes on. I'm especially looking forward to running at the beach again this summer. I am so thankful that I have finally discovered the love behind running. It is truly wonderful!  NOW, when my alarm goes off at 4:40, I pray I remember these sentiments!

Good Night, folks! Sweet dreams!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Missed 2 days in a ROW!

So I missed group work out yesterday morning, due to exhaustion. We went to a VCU basketball game, and got an unexpected workout. We pulled into the parking garage across from the Seigle Center and drove to the top floor... there were ZERO parking spaces! This was AFTER we paid to park in that garage. So, we drove down, got a refund, dropped off our passengers and we drove around and around and around looking for a spot to park. Keep in mind, I have on BOOTS with a HEEL! We parked about 1.5 miles away from the venue. Thus I got an extra 3 mile workout in on Wednesday (after an early morning run). In order to make up for the missed class, I did a 100's class of my own... my husband my witness! OH MY GRACIOUS, I was soaked in sweat when I was done! :) I felt good that I took the initiative to work out. However, I was mad that I did not hold my plank for more than 1 minute 45 seconds.

So, last night was a rough one. We didn't get into bed until late... as soon as we did get to bed, one of the kids came into our bed sad and congested. Meanwhile, the youngest was coughing her croupy cough all night long! Then my son ended up in our bed. I did NOT make it to Booty Blast this morning. My goal is to get in some sort of exercise today (maybe Zumba), to make up for my missed class. Tomorrow is a crazy day, so I don't know that I'll get my 3.5 mile run in... I HAVE to make time to do that this weekend!

Sometimes I feel like my life is SO busy I just can't fit it all in. However, I also find that a blessing, my life is THAT full!!!