Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tip for Tuesday

Monday, December 10, 2012

Back on track

It has been a crazy few weeks. I know I keep saying that without giving too much away but to sum it up: I left my old part time job and got a brand new job in a field I know nothing about working full time. I lost some friends, but gained some more in places I least expected. Plus, this time of year just seems to be a little hectic anyway with all of the holidays but I am FINALLY getting a solid hold on my schedule. FINALLY running again and FINALLY feeling like me again. Funny how change can teach you so many things.

Some other just as dramatic changes were switching from Blackberry to iPhone. 
Are you a crackberry or an apple?

Any cool apps you guys have? We've been having fun with some at work.
Such a great look for me, don't you think?

Santa to the Sea

After yesterday's race I felt pretty sore this morning but as the day went on it faded away. Tomorrow I'll  be back to pounding pavement again. My plan is to stick with low mileage for the next week and see how I feel. Running three days a week has been working well for me so I am going to try and stick with that.

I am looking to get some blog work done! I am looking for a blog re-design and possible host conversion. If you or someone you know may be interested please e-mail me ASAP! Thanks!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

No brainer

With the craziness that has encompassed the past few weeks it didn't even dawn on me that in order to do well in a half marathon you do, in fact, have to train. Especially if you're someone like me who has absolutely no genetic build to be a strong distance runner.

I finished. I'll give myself that because 13 miles is 13 miles. And I'll give myself credit that I ran both hills strongly. Other than that, I had a crappy attitude and the race kicked my butt. I deserved every bit of that bad race. 

While I was having a pity party for one during the race I started to think. A lot. I felt frustrated because people kept passing me but you know what? I deserved to be passed. I know there are people who put in months worth of training to run only one half marathon a year. This was my 7th and I had only run three times in the past two months. Keep in mind, all of these runs were under 5 miles.

Sometimes I think it's good to be humbled and reminded that 1. running is a gift. and 2. things worth having are worth putting in the work for. If I want to improve my times I need to put in the work and there's no way around it. 

At the end of the day, it's always fun to get out there and race. It's a fun atmosphere and I truly enjoy it but I think I'll enjoy it even more once I get back in a training routine. As unbelievable as this may sound, I'm glad this race kicked my butt because I think it was just the push I needed to get back on track. 

Santa to the Sea Half Marathon
Finish time of 2:19
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