Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Foodie Pen Pal Reviel Day

This is going to be a multi part post today. It is Foodie Pen Pal reveal day!!!! My box came from Christina and she hit the nail right on the head. There was so much stuff in the box that I had never tried before and great stuff to help with my running. Since receiving my package I have tried the Lindt Dark chocolate which is amazing and I can only eat one square at a time because it is so rich, the rice work salsa fresca chips which I will be buying again they are so much better than Sun Chips garden salsa in my opinion. The next thing I tried was the Honey Vanilla Chamomile tea! It came right at the perfect time to help get rid of my head cold. It was also super tasty! The last things I tasted that I had never had before was the power bar and the lara bar. I ate the lara bar before I went rock climbing last week and it did the trick I was able to climb for 3 hours with no peaks and valleys. I ate the power bar this morning half before my run and half after my run. It was great! I ran 3.34 miles this morning. I slowed down the pace a little bit to make a longer distance. I am satisfied with the time I accomplished today.

 This is the other things I have been making this past week! I love them I have been learning how to screen print in class this semester and I made this really great shirt. I registered my sister, dad, and myself in a 5K on May 18 called Bark in the Par which is to raise money for the Missouri Human Society! I am so excited I made us all matching shirts and still have the screen so I can make more! I'll post pictures of us wearing them after the race.
I hope everyone is well I miss all my blog friends! Fill me in on how things are going injuries, runs, workouts.


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sad but reaching goals

This is the first post in a while. Some crazy things have happened in the last few weeks and I am now living the single grad student life...that is all I will say about that.
However that being said last week with all the crazy the universe threw at me I did this:
Yep you are reading it right I came in under 11:00!!!! I reached my April goal and haven't laced up since. I am guessing out on the run it was a little chillier than I was prepared for while I was at home and now I have a head cold that has kept me down and out. But that is a ok because I made my goal and have managed to keep all my other work outs in check the past few days...I just cant run because I can't breathe. I also in the last few weeks have managed to reach yet another goal I set I am down 6lbs. Though not a large amount it means I only have 10lbs to go to reach my upper goal weight and 15 to reach my lower goal weight.

I hope everyone else out there is doing well the blog world has gotten silent since spring started...fill me in ow is training going for you?


Thursday, April 4, 2013


Do you ever feel like the world is moving on without you or ahead of you especially those you care about most?

It seems like everyone I know is doing one of a couple things or all of the things. Those things are, engagement, weddings, babies, or buying a house. I mean lets be honest I am from the midwest which means the fact that I will turn 27 this year (yikes I don't think I'll say that again for a while) and am not married with at least one kid is kind of blasphemy. It also means that some people think I will become the crazy artistic cat lady who never stops going to school. Now while all the things my family and friends are doing are great and wonderful for them I made a decision a long time ago to kind of be a floating spirit. Yep sounds crazy, but this decision has allowed me to live in Michigan, Florida twice, West Virginia, New York, Ohio, and London. It has also allowed me to see really cool places like Ireland, Germany, France, Mexico, the Keys, and I am sure more places than I can think of right now. However this decision also means I miss a lot of things with my family. I miss births, deaths, birthdays, anniversary, showers, house warming parties, and anything related to a giant achievement in someone else life.

I am not really sure what I am trying to say with this post other than I miss my family and am tired of being the spinster of the bunch. Thank you for sitting through my ranting about something that makes very little sense even to me.  We will return to regularly scheduled running posts tomorrow.

I hope everyone is well this morning and has a great run if it is in your schedule for the day!


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

New Things

This is going to be an interesting post I hope. This morning I tried my new theory of running less. I ran 1 mile in 11:19 that is super fast for me! My goal is to get my mile time under 11:00 by the end of the month even if it is only 10:59. As far as pain goes it wasn't to bad my legs are tired and I can't figure out how to wake them up. I also still have this pain in my right foot except it is there first thing in the morning when I step foot on the floor. (I may have to go see a sports doctor)

Something Else I will be starting today is a journal. I have tried it before and well I keep putting it down. However I do find while I am using it my eating habits get a lot better and I keep better track of my running speeds, times, and distances. So I went to staples this morning and bought this:
It is small enough it will fit in all of my bags and has a leather cover that will keep it from being destroyed on the first day. (My bag is a scary place) The goal is to keep the journal for 1 month solid, I have to go back and fill in April 1 and 2, it will include all food, fitness, liquid intake of all kind (yes beer and wine will be included) as well as maybe mood for the day. 

The other things I have started doing in the last couple of days is drinking water out of a cup instead of my giant water bottle. I have found that I like to drink water out of a straw and I tend to drink more of it when it is fun to drink (yep weird I know) This means that I bought a plastic tumble with a lid and swirly straw because if you are going to do it you mine as well do it fun. I bring my water bottle full of 32 oz of water to the office where this cup sits and waits. I pour the water out of my bottle into the cup that way I can still measure my water intake accurately.
 I think that is all the new things I am working on right now. I shall keep trucking on my thesis till I can take the summer off and work in North Carolina. Tell what's going on with you any new tricks? Any new goals or PR? 


Monday, April 1, 2013

Defeat is not an option

I think it is time to reevaluate my running life. I have been having a really hard time getting through my short runs. Today was a 5K run day and well i made it through a whole 1.25 miles before the cramps in my legs and the stabbing pain in my right foot hurt so bad I couldn't stand it any more. I did however finish the 5K distance I just did a lot more walking than I had planned.

So for me I think this mean my long runs need to be shorter and my shorter runs need to be shorter. Which really means my long runs will be in the 5K range and my short runs will be around 1.5 to 2 miles. This is only for a few weeks. I don't think I let my body catch up to my brain when I got back from London. When I got back I hit the ground running and running far I did 6.2 miles on my first long run back. I know I accomplished this only because I had something prove to myself and now it is time to get my act together if I really want to run the 15K in November.

Here we go training starts again from the ground up!!! Defeat is not an option!!!!

How is everyone else doing?????