Thursday, June 28, 2012

Side tracked

I wish I was at the beach still... on that rainy weekend, just me and my hubby.  We had such a good time!

So the soccer tournament got cancelled because of not enough teams.  But I probably wasn't going anyway.  Yesterday afternoon at half time of the Portugal vs. Italy game, I started getting sick.  I got on the treadmill to do my daily miles and whoa, totally nauseous.  So pretty much from 3 until 10 I was puking.  It was awful.  The WORST kind of cleanse.  I weigh 5 lbs less today.  I think though that I'm feeling better now.  But to play soccer in 100+ temps would have been unfathomable.  Hopefully I can get enough fluids back to do my long run on Saturday.  Yikes.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


So the past few days I've watched a couple of running movies.  I've come to realize that grinding out treadmill miles needs a distraction.  So the first one I watched was Spirit of the Marathon.  When I turned it on Netflix I didn't realize it was documenting a few runners training for the Chicago Marathon... how convenient!  I really enjoyed it.

The next one I've watched is the classic Chariots of Fire.  Good flick!

Have you seen any good running movies?  I still want to watch Prefontaine.

I got my six miles in on the treadmill last night watching Chariots.  It made me sad because yesterday's weather was glorious and would have been a perfect running day... but the hubby was out of town.

Today is cleaning day.  I have 3 miles on the docket, but will try to do more as I am going to miss my long run on Saturday due to the soccer tournament.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Warrior Dash

Well it was an experience!  Crazy, and dangerous, and fun.  My friends and I had a great time, I ended up 39th in my age group out of 877 and 115th overall out of 2748.  I'll take it!  It was a tough course, swimming through muddy creeks... really swimming because it was deep and climbing over logs in the water, Balancing over uneven boards, climbing up and over walls, up and over high cargo nets, crawling through fields under barbed wire, crawling through trenches, jumping over fire, crawling through mud underneath barbed wire.... well I'm sure that isn't all but most of it.  The part we ran was crazy too.  Very rocky and easy to get hurt.  Slippery and steep through these trails in the woods... sometimes you had to climb up the hills literally.  I'm pretty sore today, but happy with the results.  Now, to play in a soccer tourney next weekend... hmmmm.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Rolling with it

It's hard getting most of my miles on the treadmill since the kids are home.  I have such a mental block with it.

Friday night I set my alarm for 5:30 to get up and get my 9 mile run in before it got too hot.  My husband laughed.  He knows I never get up when I do this.  I didn't.  But I did run at 10:30 when it was HOT!  I only made it 8 like 9:50's.  Oh well.  At least I got it mostly in.  I cross trained Sunday and did 3 Monday, 5 yesterday and will do another 3 tonight after hubby comes home.  I'm sticking pretty well to the plan, just have Warrior Dash this Saturday instead of a 6 mile run.  And next week have a soccer tournament instead of a 9 mile run.  But I digress.  I will try to stay on top of the miles.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Training continues

We just returned from vacation and though I missed a few runs on my schedule, I also got a few in which was nice.  Overall I feel good and seem to be running faster.  Have a 9 miler for this weekend.  Next weekend I have the Warrior Dash  and the weekend after that I will be in a 6 v. 6 soccer tournament.  These are different but should still help me with my fitness goals and getting my base down as I up my mileage.  Hope to keep you updated more as I progress in my training.