Friday, January 29, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Hey everyone! It's that time again! Here's another Not Me Monday. (For more info on what Not Me Monday is all about, check out mckmamma's blog)
It was not me who thoroughly enjoyed the first cookies I have been allowed to have this year (all 7 of them in a row....)
It was not me who was too tired to do laundry, so I wore my gym clothes again before washing them. Hey, it wasn't like I was with anybody! Besides, I definitely DID NOT stink during that run. Like I said, it wasn't me!!!!
It was not me who wrote an imaginary blog in my head about an adventure about getting run over by a car during a run. Because I am always optimistic and I would never pretend something like that would happen because that's just wierd. But, in that pretend adventure I didn't have to run any more and I got to hitch a ride home (on an ambulance).
It is not me who is loading up my playlist with songs my church middle schoolers love, like Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, and Adam Lambert. Nope, I am totally mature in my music choices. Just give me smooth jazz...... (gag....)
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Emily here. Played it safe today and only ran 2 miles today instead of the normal 2.8+. I have a hernia I had repaired a year ago after my 2nd pregnancy and that area started to hurt today. A bit worried that it's a potential problem in the future but hopefully it won't be. I will worry less about it as my core gets stronger since the trainer told me the stronger the muscles are the less likely they are to tear, but as I strengthen my core I worry about it. (Kind of like when we were teenagers and told we couldn't have a job until we had a car, but had to have a job to get a car in the first place...) anyways... :)
I ran with a buddy today. Not one of my normal buddies, but hopefully will be a regular in the future. Here she is:
Sadie is my 4 year old sheltie my husband and I got when I was pregnant with our oldest. (she looks so pretty today because she just got groomed yesterday) If you know anything about shelties or other herding dogs, you know they have a TON of energy. Normally in the warmer weather we have to take her to the park almost every single day so she can run around and play frisbee for an hour or so. It makes the winters interesting at our house though. She just wants to play fetch all day long and whines because we don't take her to the park with the kiddos in the freezing cold. I had the bright idea today of taking her for my run to hopefully wear her out and calm her down for awhile. So far it seems to have worked okay. It was a pain getting her started though. We definitely don't work with her training enough to keep the "rules" intact and so every time we go for a walk or run we have to reteach her everything like "don't chase cars." She kept running right in front of me and I was scared to death I was going to trip over her and break one or both of us. But, after the first lap she calmed down and stayed with me. Still going to be a process that definitely needs refining but I hope it will help both of us stay motivated and moving. That's all for me today!
PS - I hate post-running pictures. No makeup, hair all sweaty, and just nasty. Oh well.
Monday, January 18, 2010
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Saturday, January 16, 2010
About a week and a half ago my thigh started to hurt. I figured it was just soreness from running more than I had been, or running on the treadmill, which, I was previously unaccustomed to. So, I started stretching more and better. That seemed to help for awhile, and then it didn't as much.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
This: Emily and I received our first blog award! How fun! Thanks Twila You all should check her out! She and her friend Kris are also doing 2010 in 2010, except, they're EACH doing 2010! Talk about rock stars! Amazing. Here's their blog, and here's Twila's personal blog. The rules of the award are to share seven random things about yourself, and then pass the award on to seven more bloggers. Em and I will each share our seven random things, and then work together to pick seven blogs to pass the award on to! Be sure to check back soon.
Monday, January 11, 2010
I used my free personal training appointment today at the gym to talk to a trainer about staying injury-free during our year-long challenge. He showed me some really good stretches to do on the foam roller to help work the knots out of my legs and keep them healthy. This video shows the majority of the stretches he showed me, and I'm really excited to start utilizing them. He recommended stretching before and after a cardio workout or run.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Welcome to another edition of Not Me Monday! This idea was started by McMamma. You can head over to her blog to see what it's all about!
It is not me who accidentally left my kids in the gym's day care a bit too long according to their policy because I was enjoying my workout too much. Oops, guess that girl better pay closer attention to the time in the future!
It's not me who has dreams of drinking soda in very, very large amounts. Nope, kicking the habit has had no affect on me whatsoever.
It's not me who feels like the treads on the bottoms of my shoes that help me run on ice and snow make me feel like a superwoman, crossing buildings in a single bound, faster than a speeding bullet.
And it's so NOT ME who is SUPER disappointed I missed the premiere of the Biggest Loser and have to wait until Tuesday to catch up because of Hulu's new policies. sigh.... I suppose I can wait :)
Friday, January 8, 2010
Yesterday was a pre-planned recovery day for me. Yesterday, I was also diagnosed with a urinary tract infection.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
My dad was trying to explain this to me awhile ago. Here's a video in case you've ever wondered :)
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010
- Watching the calories burn up
- Watching the miles fly by
- Knowing exactly how fast I'm going
- Having the opportunity to watch the time
c r a w l by
- Not actually going anywhere
- It makes my legs hurt
- I hit 16 miles today (an average of 4 miles a day!)
- Went for my longest straight run since I had surgery in September
- Managed to increase my speed
Sunday, January 3, 2010
It is definitely not me who checks out her own growing leg muscles. I am not that vain at all! (but if it WERE me, I would be pretty dang proud of how tight they are getting!)
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Saturday, January 2, 2010
That's what someone told me while touting the amazingness that is V-8. I've tried it, many many times. I just have a really hard time getting it down. It's got a weird texture, and I'm a definite texture person. I'll keep trying.... Here's the thing, I like vegetables, so I don't mind eating them. Not only that, I like McDonald's, but, I'm sure as heck not going to stick my burger, fries, and coke in a blender and drink it. BLECH!!!!
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Friday, January 1, 2010
Good afternoon everyone! Emily here again. Today I started the New Year with a 2.8 mile run/walk. I ran most of the first mile (except for the really icy parts) and then had to walk the 2nd. Two reasons I had to walk: 1) it was SUPER icy in the neighborhood south of mine. I thought about calling their HOA and complaining that they didn't pave the paths very well. (okay, so I won't really call, but I thought about it!) 2) I was in a LOT of pain today during the second half. My calves were killing me, especially on a big downhill part. There is also a twist to my half of this project for the first 21 days, but you won't know about that until after it's over! (muahaha, I love leaving you in suspense!!)
Since Liesl posted pictures of her shoes, I thought I would do the same. I picked these up shortly before Christmas on a B1G1 1/2 sale at Famous Footwear. They are Avia running shoes. They weren't too expensive as I have a hard time justifying paying that much for a pair of shoes. They are comfy though, and I can definitely tell a difference from my old pair of shoes, which had holes in the toes and the soles were starting to fall off.
I plan on posting pics of these like Liesl every 100 miles I reach. My friends Sarah and Tanya were also talking about how we should start posting pictures of our toes once we start training for a half or full marathon. Something about our toenails turning black and falling off? Gross. We shall see!! Have a wonderful day everyone!