Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I Deserve That Bagel Goddammit!!

8 miles, before work, on about 5 hours of sleep! Hootie-hoo!!

I got up around 5:30, dreading this run, but I knew I had to do it. Sleep or no sleep I have about 1 month until the half, do or die time. Gym Partner and I met up at 5:45 and did what we had to do. I'm still amazed at how much more I can accomplish with a partner. We averaged out a 10:22 per mile with mile 7 at 9:40 which surprisingly felt really good. Also really good, no pooping!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Weekly Recap

I'm typing this with sweat pouring down my arms...sooo gross, but sooo good.

Mon - off
Tue - off
Weds - 6am spped workout on the treadmill
Thurs - half hour spin, fast 1 mile on the treadmill, hot yoga
Fri - 4 miles
Sat - off, but walked a ton in the city
Sun - off
**lazy week (updated 8/30/10)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Birthday Love

Wow, I love birthday's - mine, yours, strangers....I guess I love a good reason to celebrate. And eat. And check FB a million times to see who wrote on my wall :)

Yesterday I turned 33. Holy cow, 33. I'm pretty ok with that number, I'm still in my early 30's which is just one of the many things I'm grateful for this year.

The past week or so has been a little all over the place training wise. I've gotten in a few runs, a yoga class and bailed on my long run. My grandma passed away last week, so life has been a tad hectic. I'll get back to long runs next week.

Today, the day after I turned 33, with one more birthday celebration planned, I'm just going to be - no worries about the calories, lack of an 8 mile run or anything else. Just be and enjoy!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

One For The Record Books

Short post (aren't they all?)....crazy week, my grandma passed away, tons of family in town (many who haven't seen each other in 20 years), therapy and a dress fitting. I'm wiped!

Ok, so this morning, gym partner and I ran 3.5....FAST.
mile 1: 9:38
Mile 2: 9:20
Mile 3: 9:40 (had to poop, so we slowed down)
Mile 3.5: I forgot

I say FAST because I haven't seen consistent 9's in well over a year. Last year was all about LSD runs and half marathon's, so I said bye-bye to speed and hello to endurance. This year I'm hoping to get faster for longer periods of time.

I have a half marathon on the books for Oct, possibly a 20k in Sept, I would like to PR, which means speed work and a diet...which is going well!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sappy Post Ahead

So swimming at the BV Pool is almost over...bummer! One of the lifeguards may come in 1x per week for us early swimmers, but it's still up in the air. In the meantime, I need to find a new pool stat - although I'm sure nothing will compare to my awesome 6am crew!! I never, ever imagined in my wildest dreams that I would be swimming at 6am with really amazing strangers (now friends) who have willingly given me their time, advice and lively conversation. Not to get all sappy like, but these are the little things that make me so glad I did a complete 180 with my life!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Week at a Glance

Because this blog is mainly for me, I use it to look back and see where I've been , where I'm headed ect, soooooo... here are my stats for the week, ya know, so I can look back next year and see what I did (I'm so not into a log book, obvi).

Mon - 6 miles
Tue - swam 16 lengths, leg and back work out
Weds - wanted off, ran 2 instead
Thurs - 20 lengths, last 6 with no kicking (trippy)
Fri - planning a run (updated 8/6 - ran 5 miles)
Sat - off, heading to Montauk, maybe a short beach run
Sun - dealers choice, have a 10am wedding so nothing too time consuming

PS....swimming gives me the munchies, big time!!!!