Thursday, March 31, 2011


(Non Scale Victory)

Sometimes these victories are sweeter than the number on the scale going down.

This morning I was able to fit into a pair of jeans that I haven't worn since just before I got pregnant with Hudson. I've had these jeans for four years, and now they are back into rotation in the closet!

Also, I ordered my annual Jog-a-Thon T-shirt in a size medium rather than a large. I was starting to swim in the large. It still made me nervous to go down a size. However, the medium is much more flattering.

Here's to smaller clothes!

Side view.

Front view.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Distance: 2.5 miles
Time: 34 minutes
Run: 2 miles/12 min. pace

I ran two easy miles tonight. But more importantly, I did my leg weights and abs. I have been pretty lax on my weights lately.

I know strong muscles makes me a stronger runner, but it is the first part of my workouts to go when I am tired. Tomorrow after my four mile run I am going to do arms.

My leg muscle feels much better tonight. I am on anti-inflammatories (for the possible pinched nerve in my arm, but I'm on them nonetheless), I stretched really well last night, and I've been using the IcyHot. Geez that stuff burns.

No soreness in the muscle tonight. Just a small twinge.

I had X-rays taken of my arm after school today. They must have taken over 10 pictures. I start physical therapy on Friday before school. Next week the appointments move to after school. I started thinking I didn't need to go through with the PT, but then my arm started hurting more today. I don't know...36 and falling apart.

Eric got his new bike today. It's pretty awesome. I love seeing him so excited about his new sport, planning rides and routes, and being so active. Our life is sooooo different than it was even four months ago.

Tonight was weigh-in at Weight Watchers. I lost 2 more pounds. Yay! Eric lost two pounds as well, which earned him his 10% keychain! My two pounds got me back into the 150's. Love it there! I wore pants today that have been too tight for years. Great feeling!

I'm signed up for a 10K race this weekend. Feeling a little anxious about it because I've never gone that distance. I like races though, so I plan to just enjoy.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Please please please...

...don't let me have pulled a muscle in my leg.

Distance: 4.72 miles
Time: 56:33 minutes
Run: 4 miles/11:00 min. avg pace

I did something to my right leg on Sunday. I'm not sure if it was the five mile run or the bowling right after without stretching. Knowing my luck, I pulled a muscle bowling.

I put Icy Hot on my leg last night. I love smelling like someone's grandma. The muscle felt a lot better today.

I just got back from my four mile run. My leg hurts again. Ugh. I am soooooo in the groove training for my half. I would be pretty crushed if a leg muscle problem sidelined me.

I'm going to stretch really well tonight. Hopefully that will help.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Fuel is Important

Distance: 5.0 miles/10:52 avg. pace

I had a five mile run on my schedule today. I wasn't afraid of the distance or really that worried about it because of two reasons. One, I did five miles last Saturday, and while I was tired, I completed it. And two, I had a great 3.5 mile run on Friday. I felt like a runner.

I forgot to do one little itty bitty important thing before today's run...properly fuel my body.

I had a Fiber Plus bar before going to church at about 9 a.m. and nothing else. We began running at about 11:30. That granola bar didn't last long. The first 2.5 miles were fairly strong, but the second half was ROUGH. I must have stopped every two-tenths of a mile to catch my breath and motivation.

Luckily my 6-year-old rode with me while my husband and 3-year old rode their bikes ahead. Even though we didn't talk much, it was nice having him with me for those last two miles. He even held my water bottle because it felt like I was carrying a 10-pound weight.

My "official" time was 10:52 avg pace miles. However, that is not completely accurate because every time I stopped, my Garmin auto stops. It doesn't factor in the 10 minutes of breaks that I took!

Note to self: EAT!

After the run, we went by a bike store so Husband could get some bike shoes and a helmet. While there, I bought some sport beans, chomps and gels. I think I need to start fueling during my long runs. laughing that I consider five miles to be my long runs!

I am waiting for the day when I can whip out five miles as though it is no big deal.

After running, we rushed home so I could take a 40-second shower and get ready to go bowling with Child #1 for the Mother/Son bowling day for school. I don't consider bowling to be an overly taxing sport, but I was WIPED OUT! Luckily, it was a fun afternoon.

Then the family went to Olive Garden for soup, salad, and breadsticks. Yummers.

I think it is now time for bed.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Catching Up

I have done several runs since I last posted, so I am going to attempt to catch up with my stats.

Last Thursday I went to Anaheim for a teacher conference. I was anxious about getting my runs done, because I didn't want to mess up my training plan for the half marathon. I didn't need to worry because my fellow teacher and roommate is big into exercise, and she didn't want to skip her workouts either.

I skipped my run on Thursday, but Rosa (the 4th grade teacher) and I woke up early on Friday and ran 3.5 miles! We ended up running around Downtown Disney. That was pretty fun! It wasn't my best or speediest run, but I got the miles in and felt proud. Plus, it was neat to see the Downtown Disney area just starting to wake up.

All along Rosa and the P.E. Coach at my school (Nick) said they would run five miles with me on Saturday morning before our workshop classes. Bright and early at 6:30, we were off and running around the perimeter of Disneyland. We did Downtown Disney again, but then kept going. It was a tough run! We ended up running over TWO overpasses! I thought I was going to die or fall into traffic from being dizzy and tired, but I kept trudging along.

We got to 4.75, and I wanted to quit. But I didn't. We got that last quarter mile done, and I felt such a sense of accomplishment! I have never run 5 miles before!! My longest before was 4 miles.

I felt like a huge wet noodle for the rest of the day, but that was okay. I was so grateful to Rosa and Nick for getting me through those miles. I'm not sure I had enough confidence to get it done by myself, especially in an unfamiliar city.

The three of us enjoyed a well deserved breakfast at Denny's. My family joined me later that night, and I was so happy. We spent all day Sunday at Disneyland and had an amazing time. I talked about our D-land adventures on my other blog. There is a link to that blog on the right if you are interested.

I spent all day Sunday walking around Disneyland and all day Monday recuperating from the crazy weekend.

On Tuesday I had a nice run outside by myself. Husband got home at six, and I took off around the neighborhood for 3.5 miles. That was fun and invigorating.

Then I blew off my two miles scheduled for Wednesday and my 3.5 scheduled for Thursday. The exhaustion of the week caught up to me, and I just didn't have it in me to run. However, last night I had a GREAT run.

The boys were at soccer practice, and I got on the treadmill and set the speed at 5.0. That is a slower pace for me, but I ran for 42 minutes and felt comfortable. It was great! I felt jazzed. I just enjoyed my music and the solitude of the house. I needed a run like that to remind me that I really do enjoy this sport!

Sorry this post was boring. It was just me recounting four runs, but I needed to get them down so I can add them into my totals.

March 18
Distance: 4.27 miles
Time: 53:07 minutes
Run: 3.51 miles/39:25 minutes/11:13 avg pace

March 19
Distance: 5.68 miles
Time: 1:06:38
Run: 4.98 miles/54:03 minutes/10:51 avg pace

March 22
Distance: 4 miles
Time: 45:01 minutes
Run: 3.5 miles/10:32 avg pace

March 25
Distance: 4 miles
Time: 52 minutes
Run: 3.5 miles/5.0 speed/12:00 avg pace

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Still Running

After my last post, people might be thinking that I've completely given up. Nope. I'm still running. I just haven't been posting.

I was gone all weekend at a conference in Anaheim, we went to Disneyland on Sunday, we had quite the crazy adventure trying to get home through a snow storm, and it's been a crazy week at work.

I managed to run 3.5 miles last Friday, 5 miles on Saturday, and 3.5 miles on Tuesday. I was supposed to run 2 last night and 3.5 tonight, but I am just not feeling it at all. AT ALL.

It's almost 9 p.m, and the thought of putting on the 11-hook exercise bra is just too much for me right now. (Yeah, I need a teensy bit of support. It's like putting on a straight jacket.) Hopefully I'll feel a bit more motivated tomorrow.

I need to post my stats for my last three runs, but that's not going to happen tonight. Later. Another day. This past weekend and week just did me in. Hopefully I'll find my groove this weekend.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

5 a.m. run?

Um, yeah. Major fail.

Woke up to the alarm at 4:51, stood in the bathroom for about 90 seconds, and walked right back to bed. I just didn't have it in me to run 3.5 miles after being up to midnight-ish packing for my trip.

I'm trying to not let it bother me too much. Trying is the key word.

In any case, I've got my running gear packed so that we can do the 5-miler on Saturday morning.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Outside is Best

Distance: 2.5 miles
Time: 29:28 minutes
Run: 2 miles/10:44 avg. pace

I LOVE running outside. It makes me happy. Child #1 rode his bike with me on the two mile jaunt around the block. I love that kid.

Child #1 relaxing with me on the couch right after our run/ride.

Just before walking out the door to go to our Weight Watcher meeting. I lost 1.6 pounds this week bringing my total to 30.8 pounds gone! I am back in the 150's! Wahoooooo!

My plan is to get up VERY early in the morning to fit in my 3.5 miles for the day, because tomorrow afternoon I am off to Anaheim to attend a teacher conference. I'll take off Friday like I normally do, and then on Saturday, two of my fellow teachers have promised to get up early with me to run five miles! What great pals they are!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Change in Plans

Distance: 4.0 miles
Time: 51 min.
Run: 3.5 miles/41 min.

I was so excited to do my run outside this afternoon after the Husband got home. With the time change, it will stay light enough for me to get my workout in.

Then I got a text from Husband saying that he had to stay late at work. He didn't get home tonight until after 10 p.m.

Okay, no problem, I thought. I'd leave school at 4ish and make Kid #1 ride his bike with me while I rode outside.

Um, that didn't happen either. I got sucked into doing some work. Imagine that! We left school too late to get the run done outside.

I ended up on the treadmill after the kids went to bed. Not my best run. I hopped off many times. But I got back on. And I hopped off. And I got back on! I'm not beating myself up about it tonight. I'm not sure why I am not as bothered as I would normally be, but hey, a kind attitude is perfectly okay!

In any case, 3.5 miles are in the books. I think I need to get another inhaler and USE it! I sort of feel like I am sucking air. I only have asthma symptoms when I exercise, and my doctor said using the inhaler 20 minutes before a run would help.

So, plans changed several times today, but I just went with it. I'm proud of sticking to it.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Theme of the day: Run

Apparently running four miles Saturday morning and then spending four hours outside at Kid #1's track meet leaves me pretty much worthless for the rest of the day!

We grabbed sandwiches on the way home, ate, I showered, and curled up on the couch for a 2+ hour nap. I woke up groggy and weak. If I'm this tuckered out after four miles, what in the world am I going to do when my mileage goes up?!

It was kind of a surreal day. I drove myself to the park for my first race without the support of my family. I was able to run my race before the school track meet started. It was just strange to not have the family there with me at the end. I missed them!

I also missed having my husband there to hold things like keys, sweatshirts, and anything else we might need. I wore shorts and a t-shirt, and once I got moving, I was perfectly comfortable, but man was I COLD waiting for the race to start.

One other issue with being at a race alone is that I didn't get any pictures of myself. I could have done the self-photo, but I didn't get around to it.

There were friends at the race, and even one of my 7th grade students ran in the four-mile race with his mom. He was awesome!!! He ended up finishing in 34 minutes or so and received 2nd in his age bracket!

How did I do? Not too bad. I was pleased with my run.

I finished in under 44 minutes. That means that I kept my average pace at under 11-minute miles! My average pace was 10:51 to be exact! I was really excited about that! I am also excited that I can run four miles. I keep thinking back to where I was three months ago barely able to run for five minutes at a time. Pretty neat.

After my race, I grabbed some water and fruit, and headed across town for Child #1's very first track meet. He did fantastic! He received 5th place in the 100 meter, 3rd place in the 400 meter, and 3rd place in the 400 relay. Awesome stuff!

Husband has a bunch of pictures on his camera that he needs to upload. Until then, no pictures.

It was a great race weekend.

And today we did a 6-mile family bike ride. And I worked out on the elliptical for 40 minutes.

And now it is time for bed.

Friday, March 11, 2011


I am so proud of my husband. He started a new blog about his desire to get into the world of cycling.

Check it out HERE!

There are good, healthy, and active days in our future!

Odd Problem

I had an odd problem. I apologize ahead of time if this post seems rambling. I'm trying to sort out my thoughts as I type.

We had a teacher work day at school today. Kids stayed home and teachers had a chance to finalize grades for the 2nd Trimester. I had the opportunity to dress very casual today without kids around.

Since the weather is getting nicer, and I wore my jeans yesterday, I pulled out my khaki capris to wear. Now mind you, these are the capris that I wore every other day last summer...because they were one of two things that fit me. I love these capris. They are cute. At least I think they are cute. I've never been much of a fashionista.

These are the capris that always made me feel slim, even when I definitely wasn't.

What's the problem? The capris are now too big.

Why is that a problem? I'm not sure. I just know that it bothered me all day.

(This is where the post might ramble and not make much sense.)

I am obviously happy that my body is shrinking and getting healthier. However, this process can be rather emotional. I have lost just over 29 pounds, and I look different and feel different. So, why am I so irritated that these pants are big?

I'm just guessing here, but one of the reasons may be because it bothers me that the pants were this big to begin with. It's hard to admit how heavy I was. Another reason seems to be that these were the pants that I felt the most comfortable in. Now I have to find new clothes that make me feel good, and that is a rather daunting process.

I'm sure I looked rather silly all day wandering around school with super baggy pants. That and the fact that I was hiking them up all day like a little kid.

One thing I do know is that I won't be wearing these pants anymore. However, I am afraid of getting rid of them permanently. What if I gain the weight back? What if I lose my motivation and stop running? Or, is it a cop out hanging onto clothes that are too large? Does it give me an out "just in case" I gain weight?

This whole "pants" issue also raises questions for me about why I became overweight in the first place. Weight issues are often about emotional issues. I used to say that "I just like food." But there has got to be more to it than that. My incessant need for sugar was beyond "just liking food."

I guess these are some questions that I need to give some serious thought to in order to successfully keep the weight off. In the meantime, I am going to keep doing what I am doing. I'll be trying to make the healthiest food choices while staying within my WW points, and I'll be running.

It looks like I may need to buy some new clothes for summer. Hey, this year I may actually wear shorts rather than capris pants every other day!

Quick Post

Distance: 3.5 miles
Time: 45:15
Run: 3.0 miles/5.1 speed/35:15

I was proud of myself last night because I ran the full three miles on the treadmill without stopping. I didn't let my brain talk myself into pushing "stop" for any reason. I felt fairly strong.

I also made sure to eat enough so I didn't feel fatigued. I had a half peanut butter sandwich as a late afternoon snack. Then we had pot roast and rice for dinner. I felt like I had plenty of fuel to get through 35 minutes of running.

I feel such a sense of accomplishment when I make it through a run as planned.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pep Talk

I gained .2 lb. tonight at Weight Watchers. I am bummed. Granted, .2 is hardly anything to worry about, but it is still a gain. It still sucks.

A few weeks ago I gained almost two pounds, but I expected it. That was the week of my birthday, surprise parties, lots of eating out, etc. And then the next week I lost 6. Crazy stuff.

What is irritating to me is that I followed my plan, did LOTS of exercise, and only dipped into my "extra" points by 11. I ran 14 miles. 14!!! So why did I gain .2? I struggle with that.

Is it because even though I stayed on plan, our eating wasn't always healthy? We ended up at a few fast food restaurants, and I didn't eat nearly as many fruits and vegetables at the beginning of the week as I should have.

Or, is it because I am doing more exercise and I'm not eating enough to compensate for that? So my body is hanging onto fat because it thinks we are in starvation mode?

I wish I knew why I gained, however small of a gain it may have been.

On the more positive side of things, I have to remind myself that I lost over 9 pounds in two weeks. That is quite a lot. Maybe my body is simply adjusting to such a quick loss by hanging on to every ounce (and then some)!

I'm not quitting in any way shape or form, but there are times when tracking food, measuring portions, considering choices, and always being aware of food is tiring and irritating. I just want to scarf down pizza and Caesar salad without thinking about points. However, those actions never lead to good feelings. It feels much better to be in control.

I've got more thoughts on the matter, but I'm tired. I think I'm just going to head to bed.

P.S. I've been grouchy today. I think it's because I haven't had nearly as much protein as I need. Today was the start of Lent, so it was a no meat day. I've had a little peanut butter and some cheese, but I really don't think that's enough. I need my protein in the form of meat!

Bondi Bands

Distance: 2.5 miles
Time: 33:07
Run: 2.0 miles/23:07

I got up early to get my two miles done this morning on the treadmill since this evening will be busy. I love the feeling of having my evening to relax rather than worry about a workout. I just don't love getting up at 5.

Two miles. Done. Maybe one of these days I'll get on the treadmill and quit talking myself out of pushing the "stop" button to rest for a moment. I think it is in my head. I convince myself that I can't keep up the 5.2 (or slower) pace. I had .75 miles to go when I stopped to get water. I am pretty certain I could have finished. It would have been a challenge, but I could have done it. Next time. (Which would be tomorrow night for my 3 mile run!)

This morning I wore my Short People Rock Bondi Band. I really like it. It works like my hat keeping the sweat from running down the sides of my face.

Yes, yes we do rock!

I love running. I hate running. Yep, that pretty much sums it up.

The bands seem to do a great job at soaking up sweat. Ewwww. Gross. When I'm outside, I'll probably wear my hat, especially since the weather is warming up, and we have sunshine. Inside, however, these babies will be hanging out on my head.

Now if only I could do something about the rest of the sweat that pours off my body.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sun, Glorious Sun

Distance: 3.5 miles
Time: ?
Run: 3 miles/avg pace 11:16

I'm writing this from memory, so I'm not sure of my stats at this moment. I'm tapping on my laptop in the family room, and my Garmin info is plugged in back in the office. And I'm too lazy to get up and go blog back there.

Plus, I'm watching The Biggest Loser.

Child #1 had track practice until 4:45, so I took my clothes with me and ran three miles after school. I love getting my run done in the late afternoon, but I felt a little strange walking around school in my shorts.

I got my run done and was back right as track practice ended. Perfect. I felt slow today, but my run was actually at an 11:16 pace. Not too shabby.

Husband bought me two Bondi Bands that came in the mail today! I picked out the ones I wanted. One says "Short People Rock!" The other one says, "I love running. I hate running. I love running. I hate running." I can't wait to try them out to see if they will contain the sweat that runs off my head during a run.

I plan to get up and get two miles done on the treadmill in the morning because there is too much going on tomorrow night. While Child #1 is in track, I'm going to the running store to sign up for a four-mile race this Saturday. I was going to sign up for the 2-mile, but I decided to do four. I'm going to treat it as a training run since four miles is what I need to do this weekend anyhow.

After registering for the race, we have our Weight Watcher meeting.

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. We have a cheese pizza and salad waiting for us. Friday will be fish.

If I can get my butt in gear, I'll actually take pictures of my new Bondi Bands for you to see.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Four Miles

Distance: 4.5 miles
Time: 54:31 minutes
Run: 4 miles/45:39/11:24 avg pace

Late yesterday afternoon we headed to Woodward Park so I could get my four miles done. I like the Eaton Trail even better than the local trail we have been running. It's wider, no streets to cross, and the scenery can't be beat. You overlook the river bluffs on the edge of Fresno County.

Really, truly, the scenery looked better in real life! This may have been a rock quarry. The nice thing is that you could look into the distance and see for miles. But at the same time, we weren't that far away from the main road and civilization.

The only bad thing about this trail is the hills. I guess that will make me a stronger runner. Hills are hard.

I ran two miles out and two miles back while the boys biked. Husband seemed to like the trail. He can't wait to get his racing bike so he can come back and do the trail at a faster speed.

It's also nice because there are quite a few people and families along the trail. Even if I was out there by myself, I wouldn't feel isolated. Me being the big scaredy cat that I am, it made me feel more comfortable.

Once I was done, I was depleted. I just slumped in the car and pretty much didn't move. I'm worried about increasing my mileage. I have to remind myself that is why you train slowly. I won't be running 13.1 tomorrow. It is in 11 weeks.

I am almost embarrassed to admit this, but when we got home I took an ice bath. Granted, four miles probably doesn't "qualify" as a long run, but it was long in my book. I thought I was going to die or pass out from the cold water. I didn't even fill the tub to cover my legs. Only the back side of my legs were wet, and I could only stand it for less than 10 minutes. Eric said he could hear me screaming from the garage!

Not so sure if I'm going to put myself through that torture again any time soon. However, I am not sore this morning. Hmmmm. Something to think about.

In any case, it's back to reality. I tend to immerse myself in family and relaxing on the weekends. It is a big jolt to my system to go back to life each Monday!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Best Day!

I won 2nd place in a 2-mile run this morning! Wow! Me! Who would have ever thought that would happen?! Not me, that's for sure! I'm not exactly known for being speedy!

I wasn't even supposed to be in town today. The junior high at my school is participating in the Academic Decathlon in Bakersfield. The whole family was going to drive down last night, stay with my in-laws, and I was going to be with my school for the day.

However, both kids got sick last week, and Child #1 was still sick yesterday, so we stayed home. Since I was in town, I decided to go ahead and enter the race. We didn't enter the kids like we normally do because of them being ill. Trying to get everyone healthy again.

They both were feeling well enough to go support me this morning. Once I was done with my race (I kept around a 10-minute per mile pace), we walked around while waiting for the awards ceremony. Eric thought I might have a chance to place because he said I was one of the first females to come back. On the off chance I actually placed, we decided to stick around!

We kept the kids busy with Jamba Juice and face painting.

Child #1. He is resting so he can make his soccer game tonight.

Child #2. This kid's face melts me ALL the time. Ugh.

Ran into a friend of mine from high school, Matt Costa. He ran the 10K. It was fun cheering for someone by name! I'll have to find out later if he placed. It was fun talking and catching up on life. Plus, he and my husband both used to work at the same pharmacy, just not at the same time. They had plenty to chat about.

Sorry this photo is so tiny. I tried to copy it off of Husband's Facebook page, but it wouldn't let me enlarge it without blurring the photo. I like how Child #1 is squeezing me in the lower left corner of the photo!

I can't even begin to describe how exciting it is to hear your name called as a winner! So much fun! I think I'm going to do another two-mile race next Saturday!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Distance: 3.5 miles
Time: 43:19 minutes
Run: 3 miles/11:35 avg. pace

Ahhhh! Finally, a good run!

After two less than stellar runs on the treadmill Tuesday and Wednesday, I finally feel good again! Yay!

I was home with a sick little one yesterday. He went to daycare today, but then in the middle of managing the science fair, I got a call from the office that my first grader was in the office with a 101 fever.

Husband came home to be with him. I stayed at school to finish the fair.

Once I got home, I decided to run outside!!! The weather is perfect and sunny. Husband was home with the kiddo, and I got to run and feel the wind on my face. Oh it felt good!

Sweaty picture after my run.

Now I'm just waiting for the family to get home so we can go back to the Science Fair for the awards ceremony.

And great news: I lost 3.6 pounds this past week for a total of 29.4 pounds lost! I feel pretty good today!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Be Kind

Distance: 3.5 miles
Time: 48:21 minutes

I had another bad run today, but I am trying to be kind to myself. For one thing, I was home with this little guy all day.

Child #2 woke up at 4 a.m. with a tummy ache. I got him to go back to sleep, but he came in our room moments later to throw up. Fun stuff.

I stayed home with him today. He was pretty low key. He watched cartoons for a few hours, slept for a few hours and played with his trains.

I got some laundry done, some dishes done, and got my workout done.

As soon as I started running, though, I knew it was going to be rough. I kept having to stop to answer the phone, get the kid an ice pop, and go to the bathroom.

Apparently, the achy/crampy/nauseous feeling I had on Monday was indeed me being slightly sick. I didn't know what was going on. But now with little one having issues today, I figure I must have passed some stomach virus on to him.

Even though I don't feel "sick," I am still feeling the effects of feeling like I had the flu.

And with that, I am trying to be kind to myself. So I had two bad runs. So? Did I still get on the treadmill? Yes. Did I keep going? Yes. Did I do more today than yesterday? Yes. Was it slow? Yes, but so what. Did I have to stop to walk for some parts? Yes, but so what. Will it get better? Yes. Could it get worse? Yes. Will that make me quit? No.

Perspective here. It's all fine. I'm doing more than I was three months ago. I'm stronger. I'm better. I like me. So I need to be kind.

P.S. I crossed the 100 mile mark for the year so far! Yay me!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Not Great

Distance: 2.5 miles
Time: 34:20 minutes

Tonight's run sucked. I was supposed to run three, but I just couldn't. In fact, I limped through two.

I also skipped my workout yesterday. I felt like I was getting the flu. My stomach was hurting, I felt feverish, achy and weak. Luckily, a few ibuprofen and sleep made me feel fine this morning. However, the stomach pain remains.

Ugh. How I can be this far in my running and still have trouble with three little miles?

Hopefully tomorrow's run will be better.