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Thursday, November 29, 2012

November 29, 2012 Run... My Pre-5K Run

Since my first 5k race is only 2 days away I figured I would act as if today was the big day and see how I do. I am happy with my time! I have been practicing, and sticking to such a strict running routine and I cannot wait to get out there with a number on! I am excited and nervous! Tomorrow I plan on doing a walk just to stretch.

Total miles run: 3.14
Time: 31:34
Days to first 5K : 2

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

November 27, 2012 Run

This will be my last long run before my 5K! I am super excited!

Miles run: 2.97
Time: 31:42
Countdown to 5K: 4 days

I am hoping to do the 5K in 33 minutes. I think that would put me at my top speed the whole way.

Monday, November 26, 2012

November 26, 2012 Hitting the Pavement!

I hit the streets today. I have to run more cautiously because of the traffic and streets I have to cross over. I also ran with my chicks so I had only 1 ear plug in. WOW! It was tough to run while hearing nothing but my own heavy breathing!
I had trouble sleeping last night because my muscles keep cramping up but I felt strong once I got into a good pace.

Distance Ran: 2.77
Time: 29:48
Countdown to 5K: 5 days

Sunday, November 25, 2012

November 25, 2012 Run and a Goal Met!

I am so excited for my run today! My goal has been to run a mile in 10 and today I ran:
Mile 1: 9:56
Mile 2: 10:32
Mile 3: 10:27

I am so excited! I was super pumped on this run! Since my first 5K is only 6 days away I will be slowing my speed and distance in preparation for the big day. 

Total Miles Ran: 3.02
Time: 31:12

Saturday, November 24, 2012

November 24, 2012 run

So my Run Keeper is a little off today! I ran to my finish line and hit stop at which it read 33 minutes for my time. Then I shoved my phone into my shirt which caused it to resume and I didn't notice until after I put some laundry in, talked to the dog, and took off my sneakers LOL!

Miles Ran: 2.98
Total REAL time: 33:27

Friday, November 23, 2012

November 23, 2012 Run... No Runner Left Behind!

The whole family ran today, I started out fast and strong but as always as mile 2 comes around I watch as my Husband, both my girls and yes even my dog quickly pass me and they soon are out of my front sights. 

I have mixed emotions, of course I am frustrated that I just cannot get over the hump and keep up with them, and then I am so proud that they are all such great runners. 

I just keep running along because I know that when they cross the finish line they each turn around and run back to me and we all end up running together in the final stretch.

I hope someday I will be running back so no runner is left behind.

Running distance: 2.96 mile
Total time: 33:37

Thursday, November 22, 2012

November 22, 2012 Gobble Gobble!

Happy Thanksgiving! I decided to hit the trail early today so my run would not conflict with me cooking our turkey. We ended up running against a turkey trot 5K that was coming from the other direction on the trail. I thought it started an hour later than it actually did or else I would have run in it! LOL! 

My turkey trot was a good run, a little confusing with people running at us and my turkeys in tow:

 Or should I say they had me in tow!
They are such good runners! I hope to be able to keep up with them someday!
I can't wait till they are teenagers doing cross country meets, it will be so exciting to see all their hard work pay off!

Miles trotted: 2.98
Time: 32:57

And BIG news!! I did actually sign us up for our FIRST Official 5K!! We are so excited!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November 20, 2012 Run

It is only second day adjusting to the changes in my running schedule. Today I had to run throughout my neighborhood. I do miss the trail but the time seems to go faster because I am paying attention to what is happening around me. 
I had no route planned out and just ran what I thought would be the safest and was able to hit my distance dead on. 
The biggest thing is that even though I am super busy and so much is changing I am keeping running a priority and just making it work. Yah Me!

Total Miles: 3.01
Time: 33.18

Monday, November 19, 2012

November 19, 2012 Run

I took a different route today. I am still undecided if I liked it or not. I ran on the street and felt I had to really pay attention to where I was running which made the time go fast. On the other hand I do enjoy zoning out while I run to clear my head. It overall was a good run.

Miles Run: 3.10
Time: 33:18

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

My Run! Oh what a difference 3 months can make....

It is hard to see a difference when you run on a regular basis, at least for me it is. But today I looked back on where I started. Just over 3 months ago I started tracking my runs...
Here are my stats from today:

Miles run: 2.86
Time 32:42
I also ran a new trail today so my time was a little longer

My stats from just over 3 months ago:

Miles Run: 2.68
Time: 37:57

That is a time difference of 5:15 minutes and .18 longer! Whoot Whoot!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

November 15, 2012 Run

I usually take Wednesdays off to rest, so I didn't run yesterday. I thought about running all day long and then slept terrible thinking about the run I missed! Maybe I will just do a short run instead of skipping altogether!
Since one of my kiddos just started cross country my time that I usually run is now in the middle of when she has to be picked up from school. I will be adjusting my running schedule over the next few days to find something that works for all of us.

My stats for today:

Miles run: 2.68
Time 27:41

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November 13, 2012 Run

I ran pretty good today considering my muscles are killing me! I actually have a few black and blues! But I was able to just keep running and keep up a good pace!

Miles Run: 2.99
Time: 32:38

Monday, November 12, 2012

November 12, 2012 Run an a new record!!

Yippee! I am so excited I hit a record today! Averaged 3 - 10:29 miles!
It felt awesome! I did stretches all day long while I was at work, waiting on line, chatting! 

I have also been rolling out my muscles with the tiger grip.

My Stats:

2.96 Miles
Time: 31:01

Friday, November 9, 2012

November 9, 2012 Run

Hard run today, my muscles are just aching so much! I am just trying to run through it!

My stats:
Total miles 2.99 
Time 34:12

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

November 6, 2012

My run was great today! I am keeping with good form and was able to keep a nice pace. My muscles are sore and they ache! But I am loving it!

Miles ran: 3.00
Time: 32:26

Sunday, November 4, 2012

November 4, 2012

I had to take a day of rest yesterday. I am chalking it up to new sneakers, running too fast, too far and changing my stride all during the same run. I spent the day with my poor feet in buckets of ice and spent a few hours rolling out my muscles.

I hit the trail nice today, you would think a scarey coyote would have made me run faster especially since I had my dog with me but instead I slowed down to take a picture:
 Right in the middle is a coyote! 

A huge fear of mine is having my dog attacked along our run, I usually just  worry about other dogs. I can now add coyote to my list of worries

 Miles run: 2.11
Time: 24:03

Miles logged this week: 18.49

Friday, November 2, 2012

Who me a heel striker?? and My new Saucony Sneakers!

My Husband ran with me last week and said I was a heel striker... I denied this until he said to look at the bottom of my sneakers:
I still denied that the heels of my sneakers were completely wore off even if the rest of the sneaker  appeared to be new.

I was so sure it was just from me running so many miles in them (wink wink) so I had my daughter run along side me to PROVE that I am not a heel striker....

Ok yes this is a photo of my heel striking the pavement first... So bad!

So I have been practicing my form and today tried on a bunch of "real" running sneakers and here are my new sneakers:
Nice!! Saucony Grid Phantom

Love them!
Running was a breeze (not really) But I kicked ass with my fastest time today! Whoot Whoot!

Total Miles: 2.97
Time 31:37 
Just about 10:39 per mile!