Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A rockin' stitch in time....

In reference to the "stitch in time"...Holy side stitches Batman!  I seem to get them in the diaphragm area quite often.  I'm trying to focus on breathing and what not but still seem to get them.  Is there something else I should be doing for these bad mamma-jamma's?

In reference to the "rockin'" in the title, just made a new play list that is making me as giddy as a school girl.  I've been thinking I need to switch it around a little and change the style to keep my running fresh.  Drum roll please! 

Today I had three miles on the books.  Woke up to lots of rain, instantly wasn't feeling it.  I had about 4.5 hours of sleep from night shift and was looking for all the excuses in the world to not run.  I ended up sitting in my running clothes, sipping on my coffee, telling myself I didn't have time to run because the ladies would be home any second. 
My ma called and said she could pick up kid #1.  Score!  I dropped off kid #2 at dance practice and busted out a nice three miler.  For the run that almost wasn't, I ran all three miles in the 10's.  Huh?  Let me say that again for posterity's sake....I RAN ALL THREE MILES IN THE 10's!!!  Who is this billy bad @$$?!?  Me, that's who!

I don't know if you know this but, I'm kind of a big deal.

After I ran, I promptly fell on the floor at my gram's and the dog tried to revive me in all my schweaty glory.

I know I sound pretty silly being so jazzed and excited about 10+ min miles but ya know, I worked pretty darn hard to get to this point and by gosh by golly I'm proud of myself.  I can't wait to spank my half marathon time in June!

All right, enough fun, off to work some night shift action

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Welcome Back Kotter

image found here

No, I haven't gone back to my old high school (Go Wolverines!) to teach a bunch of rag tag students called the Sweathogs......
I'm back on the blogosphere baby!

Me, rockin' the Mr. Kotter 'do

So, what's been up with me since we last met? Here's the highlights...in bullet form!
  • Since I've last posted, I've taken my avg pace from 12-13 min miles to 10-11 min miles!  Feeling quite rock star lately.
  • I have down graded to the half marthon for Seattle Rock N Roll this year.  I wasn't respecting the distance and realize that I'm still not ready for the 'ol 26.2  I am ready however to spank my finishing time from last year.  PR here I come!
  • I've done some winter running and I have to say it made me feel like a bad@** mother runner.  I was super slow but decked out in my yaktracks, my headlamp and layers of running duds, I was feeling pretty cool.
  • I've done some running with pals.  This is a big thing because I always feel like a slow heiffer when I run with anyone. Not so much this time....well except for once.  Not a pretty story.
  • I am debating signing up for the Rock N Roll Portland Half for next year.  Sign up 5/1/2011 at pay $55.  Tempting...
  • I have a fab play list that I think is contributing to my lightness of foot?!?
  • I actually downloaded the song Smooth after watching this clip from Mom vs. Marathon I too just want to shout "Thank you Rob Thomas!" while I'm running this years half in Seattle ;o)
  • Fave Quote right now "We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us" - Josheph Campbell
Looking at the calendar, I've noticed 8 weeks until Seattle Rock N Roll 1/2 Marathon.  It's time to kick things into gear.  I've got 5 miles on the books today.  It's rainy and a little cold but I gotsta get my miles in. 

And I no longer rock the Mr. Kotter 'do