Sunday, March 29, 2009

Training: Day 102, 103, 104, 105

With Spring Break, a sick husband, sick kids, being sick myself, and rain I have not been running. I have a chest cold. Sore throat. Cough. General yuckiness!
Thursday was a bust.
Friday was a rest day.
Saturday the rain started.
Sunday is a rest day.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Training: Day 100, 101

Tuesday was a rest day.
Wednesday I ran with my brother's fiance, Kelly. We ran two miles. I still struggle. Anything over a mile is really pushing me. I can do it, but I am struggling internally the whole time! What is my issue? I think I am going to stick with 2-3 miles for a bit, until it gets a little easier. I mean, I am at a 5K now! I know I can make it through one at the very least. I am still working toward longer runs, but I guess I have to start somewhere. I have fallen quite behind in my half marathon training! I think we might have to reassess my goal. I still plan to do the half marathon, but it might end up that I walk some or all of it. I guess we will have to see how it goes. I am not giving up yet. And just because I don't meet my original goal this time, it doesn't mean I can't do it next year! Everyone kind of thought I was crazy for trying for a half marathon. Most of the people I know are starting with a 5K, then a 10K. I guess I just wanted to go for the gusto. Maybe it will just have to take a little longer to get there. And eventually maybe I can work up to that full marathon thing they have going on! We'll have to see about that one!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Training: Day 99

Tonight we had an appointment at 6. With sick kids on top of that, we didn't get to run.
I am starting to feel like this is just not gonna happen! Things keep coming up. When will I be able to run. And the chest pain is still there. I don't know what that is all about! Is it allergies, did I hurt myself? What is up?!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Training: Day 97, 98

Saturday we planned to run. Unfortunately, Alona had a fever for the second day in a row. She was lethargic and not feeling well. Jeff was still sick, as well. We decided to stay in. This is getting a bit frustrating.

Sunday was a rest day. My chest is still hurting if I breathe deeply. I am not sure what it is. It's a bit strange. I am hoping it is related to allergies. The tree pollen is outrageous right now!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Training: Day 95, 96

Thursday we planned to run 3 miles. After Wednesday's troubles we decided to rest. My legs were still hurting pretty badly. Thursday evening, Jeff came down with a fever, so we wouldn't have run anyway.
Friday is a rest day. My legs are still pretty sore and stiff. Hopefully, after 2 days of rest, Saturday's run will be better!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Training: Day 94

We went running tonight. Thankfully, Kristi is watching our girls while we run! It is so great of her to do that for us!
We ran for a mile and a quarter and then I couldn't take the pain in my lungs anymore. It was awful! I think it might be because of my allergies. Tree pollen is pretty high right now and the claritin I am taking doesn't seem to cut it. So we walked. We walked for a mile and a half. My shins were killing. I don't even know where that came from! My shins never hurt this badly before. I ran the last quarter mile. It is great that the path we run is marked every quarter mile. I am disappointed at all the pain that makes it so hard to run. I thought because the last two runs were good, this one would be as well! I guess I was wrong. I have had so many setbacks. I am going to do this half marathon. Even if I have to run till I can't anymore and stumble the rest of the way!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Training: Day 93

Tuesday is a rest day, as you know. But today I went walking 1.3 miles anyway. I have to keep active. It gets me up and going for the day. And compared to running three miles, walking that is resting!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Just to make it clear

So I totally got screwed up on days. I was off by about 4 days. I was at training day 87 or 88 and it was supposed to be day 92. I figured out where I left out the days and fixed it. Now I am back on track. I hope I am able to get the running lengths back on track as well. We are supposed to run 8 miles this Saturday, and we are only gonna be able to get in 4! I am not sure how we are going to work up to where we should be, but we are going to try!

Training: Day 92

Tonight Jeff and I ran together again! My friend Kristi has agreed to watch the kids when we run on Mon, Wed, and Thurs! Yay! Thanks so much, Kristi!!! We ran 3 miles again. I think this week we will run 3, 3, 3, 4. That is Mon, Wed, Thur, Sat. Maybe Jeff's mom will watch the girls for our Saturday run? Wink, wink!

Training: Day 90, 91

After the 3 mile run on Friday I was quite sore. Or weak. It was hard to move on Saturday. So I rested.
Sunday is always a rest day.
Jeff and I are trying to find someone to watch the kids so we can train together. Hopefully, we will find someone! It was so great to run together!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Training: Day 89

I'M BACK! I DID IT! I ran 3 miles tonight! Yay!!!!! I am so proud of myself.
I actually went running with Jeff tonight. We hired a babysitter for an hour and drove over to run the South River Bank. It was dark, so we didn't really get to enjoy the beautiful scenery, but it was still nice. The wind off the river felt so good! I ran a little slower than I was running before, but that is probably to be expected after more than 2 weeks of not running.

Training: Day 86, 87, 88

Tuesday I walked 1.3 miles.
Wednesday I didn't get out.
Thursday I walked 1.3 miles.
I have decided that Friday is the day I get back to it! I will run. I will run at least 3 miles. I am getting back on track and I will finish what I started. So check in later to see that I actually did it!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Training: Day 85

Monday I jogged for about 1.3 miles. It was not very difficult. I thought it would be worse. I am hoping to go for at least twice that distance on Wednesday. I am glad that I am back out there again. It feels good.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

This is so I can remember

This week is going to be week number three of the final 10 week training. I am not sure that I will actually get in 6 miles on Saturday, but I am going to try to do what I can and get back on track by week 6 or 7. I am going to do this. I will do this. I will enjoy it! It will be wonderful!

Training: Day 81, 82, 83, 84

Thursday came and went with no running. I was doing nails for a friend and tried to talk her into running with me since it was too late to go by myself, but to no avail.
Friday I walked with Celina.
Saturday was a weird day. I worked in the middle of the day. Then I took a long nap. We had Josh over for a movie and Rock Band. I never got out to run.
Sunday is a rest day.
I am going to start running again this week. I am not sure how I will catch up to where I should be in my training, but I am going to try. I wish it were warmer. Somewhere in the 50's would be nice. I think it is supposed to get there this week. That ought to help me stay a little more motivated!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Training: Day 75, 76, 77, 78, 79,80

I know. It has been forever. Okay, maybe not forever. It feels that way. I haven't been getting the running in, but I will give you the run down.
Friday I went walking with Celina. I can at least keep active if I can't get out to run.
Saturday we were in Seattle. I brought my running gear, but I didn't want to run by myself in a strange place. And of course, I wanted to go see Confessions of a Shopaholic with my brother's fiance, Kelly!
Sunday is always a rest day.
Monday we headed back home around noon. I didn't get anything in but sitting in the car that day!
Tuesday I went walking with Celina.
Wednesday I didn't go walking because I volunteer in Alona's class in the mornings on Wednesdays. I was going to go running in the evening, but Jessica came over to get her nails done and then she ended up staying late. I know, all these excuses...
So my plan is to start running on Thursday. It has been a strange couple of weeks and I would really like to get back on track.