Wednesday, January 6, 2010

marathon training - week 1

here are my results from the first week of marathon training. not bad considering i went zero to sixty! :)

01/04/10 - 3 miles
01/05/10 - core training
01/06/10 - 2.4 miles
01/07/10 - none
01/08/10 - none
01/09/10 - 3.70 miles
01/10/10 - 1 mile
week 1: 10.1

Monday, January 4, 2010

and so it begins...

over the holiday break, i signed up for my second marathon: The Avenue of the Giants Marathon. those close know that i VOWED to never run another marathon after my first, but, sometimes motivation to fit into a wedding dress just kicks "never" in the behind.

the training is pretty straight forward...
  • fitness: four days of running using the training program from the disney marathon, two days of core/bootcamp training, and one day of rest.
  • nutrition: weight watchers - focusing on clean eating (whole foods/fruits/protein) and staying away from processed foods.
  • time: my goal is to run in the mornings even though it's flippen' cold. i did some research and found out that lungs do not freeze (good news!) so i guess i'm safe.
i will continue to monitor my progress here and nike plus.

that's it. here we go.

Friday, January 1, 2010

goodbye 2009 - hello 2010

i guess it's not so bad being on the east coast for new years... we were able to sleep in and make breakfast before the rose parade started! :)

in 2010, i resolve to:
-- be less snarky to eric
-- fit into my wedding dress
-- run a second marathon
-- stick to a training schedule
-- continue "letting go" of small issues
-- not use credit cards

happy 2010.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

a new start

Since moving to Washington, DC, it's been a long journey for me to find my center. It's an interesting transition when you decide to move from one coast to another for reasons that are not entirely your own.

So why did I decide to start this blog? For a few reasons...

1. I'm finding it hard to stay connected to my family and friends at home.
2. I need a place to journal what I/we are doing.
3. I need to find a better balance between work, life, and health.

I'm not sure how long I will be able to maintain this blog - lord knows I've start and stopped many blogs before - but I'm inspired by those around me who are just as busy as I am and still find time to journal. You will read more about them in upcoming posts.

For now, sit back... relax... and we'll see what we can make of this journey.


Saturday, November 8, 2008

half marathon

today i ran my first half marathon doing a tour of chico. i started at my home in california park and headed south on 8th to ivy. from there, i ran to the college and took the bike path to sacramento. then north to esplanade and the out to the bike path to eaton. then off to the airport. it was pretty amazing and hard.

miles: 13:00
time: 2:36
avg pace: 12:06

Sunday, October 26, 2008

longest run...

today was the tour de chico! i started out by the bike path and was going to head up to the airport but it was too hot. so i turned around and headed down the esplande towards the university. fro the university, i hit salem and jogged all the way to 20th. i ended at sierra nevada. ahhhh glad to be home and i'm not feel too bad :)

1st leg: 5.57 mi || 1:03 hours || 11:18 mil/min (best so far on long distance!)
2nd leg: 5 mi || 1:03 hours || 12:40 mil/min

grand total: 10.57 mi || 2:06 hours || 11:55 mil/min

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

mindful running

while cycling with berta yesterday, i was bitching (surprise, surprise) but this time it included how sad i was to run without music on the marathon. she had a great suggestion: use that time to think about where i was and who i was becoming.

inspired by that conversation, i ran today without my headphones and found it not to be as bad as i dreaded. i ran the bike path near the gym i work out which runs right up against houses on either side. i listened to people talking in the backyards and dogs barking... smelled yummy food cooking... and just enjoyed being there in the moment. it was nice break from the frustration i have trying to find "the right" music to run too.

towards the end of the run, i was getting nauseous (new for me) so i had to walk the rest of the way. next time: must pack food!

run: 3:58 miles || 42:20 minutes || 11:49 miles/min