Friday, June 4, 2010


Did four miles tonight again with an old running mate from Run On... this time with some .30 sec intervals... next time we will do one minutes... that way we are held accountable for each other. I'm liking this system.
Tired, going to bed... just wanted to update my progress.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

getting others involved in the effort

So this evening I went out for a 4 mile brisk walk with my friend Kristie... I met Kristie back in 2007 through RunOn when she and I were in a class - Running 101. I gotta say, having someone today for even a brisk walk made the effort go by rather quickly (even though we were out more than an hour to do the 4 miles)... and having someone helps motivate one another's efforts. Being that we live only miles apart from one another, that helps too!

Last night I completed 3 miles - doing intervals... tonight, just a four mile out and back walk... total of 7 miles in the past two days. Am looking forward to tomorrow night when we kick it up a notch and do some light intervals.

We did come across an interesting girl this evening... we noticed her sitting, but when we returned back, we passed her on the trail... it was an interesting encounter... I told Jerry about it, and he said that she probably wasn't lost or disoriented, she was more than likely a "decoy" to sidetrack Kristie and I to get us to escort her somewhere so that we would possibly be "jumped" by friends in a different location. I personally think my husband watches too much tv, but then again, in this day and age, who knows. If she was "lost and disoriented" I do hope she is okay!

Monday, May 31, 2010

all about timing...

No, I haven't quit working out... I just had to shuffle things. Last week my son injured himself by being his own stunt person in Jackass - aka Johnny Knoxville and WeeMan and decided to tear open his upper shin/knee area with a 3 in deep gap... he did this while I was out jogging... so, I had to turn around, run home,and get him to Medical City. So, I managed to complete 1 mile at least! LOL!
Boy is fine... stitches and all... he is now in Central America with his dad on a cruise... so, no time like the present than to regroup and get at it...

Last night, I did 14 miles on the bike! YIPEE!!!

Today, I did a 3.17 mile jog...

Grand total = 18.17 miles to log!!!

I have also decided, it is now worth my effort to get up an hour earlier - get up at 6 am instead of 7, because it's too damn hot out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Weekend Wrapup

...I almost thought my son was going to jog with me this weekend... until he found out the distance I was going...then he backed out. No matter how much I pleaded with him that he could turn around and come home when he got tired, he wouldn't budge. At least at this point he is thinking about a healthier lifestyle.

So, on Saturday - in the humidity - I completed 4 miles. I ran the entire way. When I got home, I was soaked, my hair was wet and smelly - and Jerry thought I was darn out reeky! LOL! I thought I was going to puke when I got home, because like a dumbass I forgot my hydration. That'll learn me!

Tonight, I completed a 7 mile bike ride at an easy pace while I watched the season finale of Desperate Housewives.

This weekend, I also decided that I need a buddy to work out with, so I re-joined the Dallas Running Club. I have my training schedule taped to the fridge and am now committed to the DRC Half Marathon on November 5th, followed by the White Rock Marathon (again, I'm doing the half) on December 5th (a day before my 36th birthday). I also informed the hubs that I will be running the Disney Princess Half Marathon in March 2012. That has always been my goal race - the Disney Princess - and I will be there!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Damn, would it just rain already!

Freaking humidity...
I did another workout today in the humidity... and I sweat more today than yesterday... it just needs to freaking rain already!

So, I did a "double workout" today... I ran 1.63 miles using my C25k app on the iPhone at the split intervals of 4/1 followed by 4.5 miles on the bike. If friends and coworkers come over tomorrow... we will do a jaunt to the arboretum and back (provided it doesn't rain), otherwise I will do some core strengthening to Jillian Michaels and a bike ride.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Humidity Training

So, I took my friend Colin's advice - and today I took a 30 minute training jog in the humidity... wow... talk about sweat and pacing! It's different in the humidity and the amount of effort you must exert to keep the same pace, but I feel good about it just the same...just adjusted my stride a bit to conversational pace and I was good to go - and still the massive workout! I jogged for 5 minutes, walked 30 seconds, repeat as a pace (per my "handy dandy Couch to 10k iPhone app")

After dinner, will definitely get a cold shower!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

...the weather was the determining factor

After debating if I wanted to go run/not run - and my dear friend Colin suggesting that a run in the humidity would actually be beneficial for me, as I ventured outside - wham, thunder in the neighborhood. Well, that has altered my course - I ended up doing 16 miles on the bike instead! That's right - 16 miles in 1 hour!

Run tomorrow.