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Thursday, January 31, 2013

January 31, 2013 My Run and My Monthly Stats!!

While I was out running today I was surprised to bump into an old friend on the street that I haven't seen in months! I ended up stopping to say a quick hello which turned into a few minutes. I pulled out my ear plug and didn't realize that when I hit pause on my RunKeeper it didn't actually pause..... making it seem like I had a S~L~O~W run. But I didn't! I was hauling and last I heard I was tracking at 9:36 minutes miles!

Check out that crazy increase LOL!

Distance running: 2.89
Time 32:34
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My stats for January 2013
75 miles ran 
5.5 Miles Cycled

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

January 30, 2013 Run and my first "Moving Violation" !!

I didn't run yesterday because my daughter had a cross country meet and I am PROUD to say that she placed # 1 ~ 6th grade out of the entire district and placed 4th over all in district between 6th, 7th and 8th Grade!! She is amazing, she trains hard, works hard, and plays hard!

I did run today and was so happy to be out running! And was thrilled when I received this email after my run:

Now, where are you off to in such a hurry?
You tracked an excessively fast run with RunKeeper and has a little something to say about that...
Moving Violation:
Carri has been cited for running excessively fast.  

Yes!!! This made me laugh hysterical because attached was a cute "ticket"
It is the little things that keeps me motivated!

My run:

Total Miles: 3.07
Time: 29:31

Monday, January 28, 2013

January 28, 2013 My Windy Run!

It was SUPER windy today! We are not used to this crazy weather that AZ is having.
I ran into the wind in all directions and got chased by a dog. Which would explain the decline in my time. I think he went from chasing me to just running with me. He eventually gave up  and started off in the other direction. It sure kept my mind off the run, I was too busy looking behind me the rest of the way!

Total Miles 2.89
Time: 9:41

Sunday, January 27, 2013

January 27, 2013 Run

I wanted to see my speed difference from when I ran with a partner and running the same route alone.
My time was much better alone, maybe from us chit chatting? Even though my time was slower I still like running with someone!

Total Miles Ran: 4.25
Time: 43:07

Saturday, January 26, 2013

January 26,2013 My Rainy run!

It is raining in Arizona! It NEVER rains here! Since I have been running it has only rained 1 other time! I have bought and returned several sets of  Women's rain gear, but I must have monkey long arms because all the sleeves were too small so I grabbed my Husband's rain gear and hit the trail. It was a good run, the big male coyote was hanging around but I was able to just run past him. Just over half way I thought I was going to pass out from being sooo hot in the rain jacket! I had to pull it off and tie it around my waist! It is supposed to rain until Monday and I plan to run everyday!

Miles run: 3.17
Time 33:02

Friday, January 25, 2013

January 25, 2013 my first over 4 mile run!

I have been a solo runner since the start, so now that I met a fellow runner and ran with someone else it is completely different to me!  It probably would have taken me another month to cross the 4 mile mark, but running with a partner, I was able to run 4.22 miles! I was cautious when I ran and kept a slower pace than normal because I wanted to make sure I could make it home. But now that I have done it, I hope to increase my speed next time.

Total Miles: 4.22
Time: 47:55

Thursday, January 24, 2013

January 24, 2013 Run!

I hit the streets running today. I am really starting to like running outside my normal route, it seems to make the time go faster. I also run with only 1 music plug in my ear so I can listen for cars. This is helping me get used to hearing my own breathing.  (Which I hate to hear!)

My daughter Placed # 2 in her Cross Country meet yesterday. She ran 1.4 miles in 9:23! She rocks!

Tomorrow I am running with a partner, I am going to try and run my first 4 mile run. I am pretty excited to try and push myself.

Distance Ran: 2.81 miles
Time: 28:01

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

January 22, 2013 Run

I ran with a running partner today!
It was funny afterward she said she could have gone further and I said I could have run faster!

Miles Ran: 3.03
Time: 10:40

Sunday, January 20, 2013

January 20, 2013 My Longest run so far!!

I am slowly increasing my distance! And I am excited that today I actually ran longer than my usual 3 miles!

Miles Ran: 3.68 
Time: 37:19

Just 5 months ago I ran almost the same time:
37:11 the miles I was able to run back then
2.97. That is just about 2 minutes off every mile!
I think that is huge! :)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

January 19, 2013 run!

Did two runs today! I did them at different times, and hope someday to run this distance in a one time deal!

Total miles run: 5.36
Time: 54:48

Friday, January 18, 2013

I'm back and Have my running Feet Back!!

SIX of the longest days!! It is so hard to go from running daily to not even walking! But I listened, did as I was told and after 6 long days I hit the streets for my first run back! I was so relieved when I started running and I felt no pain in my foot!! I am just happy as a peach right now, knowing that tomorrow I can just get up and run!

I wanted to run farther but I did not want to over due it on my first day back. I plan on a slow and steady increase while preparing for my 8K.

Total Miles Run: 2.88
Time: 28:37


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Time for some Cross Training! Biking for my Health!

So I am still down, My foot is still hurting and I can't put full weight on it. My Husband dusted off the bike and put air in the tires and I was on my way. I have no idea if this is even cross training?? I did feel a burn in my quads and tried to ride hard. Got a little tear in the eye when I rode past a runner.... 

Miles riding my bike: 5.46
Time: 37:26

Monday, January 14, 2013

Down for a few days!! Extensor Tendinitis... Ouch!!

I woke up yesterday and could barely stand on my right foot! Looks like I have extensor tendinitis.

It’s generally an overuse injury for runners, but it also can be exacerbated by where you’re running; if you run on icy slippery surfaces or very hilly terrain.

I am sooo bummed. This is my first injury since I started running besides my shin splints when I first started. The cure is rest, ice, compression and Ibuprofen. This is my second day of not running and I already feel like a caged animal! I just want to go out and burn a few and I can't even walk. It sounds like a few days of rest and see if the pain goes away.
I am starting to think I need to consider some kind of cross training in case something like this happens in the future.
So sad~ 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

January 12, 2013 My COLD run!

Arizona is in what they call an "Artic" freeze....  Coldest weather in decades. To us it is just the perfect weather and always say this is why we suffer thru the summer months.
So today was colder than normal 46 degrees, my ears were feeling it just a tad. Still LOVED every second of the run!
I am in training for an upcoming 8K trail run, so I will be slowly increasing my distance on the days that I have more time.
My hope is to slowly increase while maintaining a good speed.

Total Miles Today: 3.25
Time: 33:06

Friday, January 11, 2013

January 11,2013 Run! Coyote Scare!!

I ran the trail today, a little scary I was running in one direction and I could see ahead of me a large Coyote standing in the middle of the trail. I slowed down because I have heard they can be agressive so I was about ready to turn around when  guy coming from the other direction on a bike stopped and scared him off the trail. I was still nervous running past the area and with good reason, he was standing just a few feet from me. (So close my heart starting racing, What should I do if he comes at me??) But thank goodness he just stared and I just kept running, maybe even got me running a little quicker! 

Here is a picture:

Total Miles: 3.09
Time: 32:12

Thursday, January 10, 2013

January 10, 2013 Run!

I had a horrible headache last night, I'm thinking maybe a migraine since it pretty much put me out of commission all night and today I dealt with a constant dull headache. Made the day super long! I really figured I would just take the night off and rest up. But of course once I got home, I could not justify a headache preventing me from running so off I went.

Everything went great, we are having a bizarre cold front here in Arizona so it was awesome to run in 63 degrees which is cold for here! 

Total Miles Run: 2.78
Time: 27:28

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

January 7, 2013 My Fast Run!

Yippee! I was super excited to see my 9:39 minute miles today! Faster than my 5K Speed! (So exciting) Just a tad shorter run than usual but I felt like I could have run this speed with no problems.
For the last 2 1/2 weeks I have run the same route and today I hit the streets and it just felt great out there! I kept telling myself you are doing it! 
Thanks to my bestie RunKeeper:

Total Miles Running while feeling great: 2.87
Time: A smooth 27:38

Saturday, January 5, 2013

January 5, 2013 Run!

I started off at a great pace but I was stopped by the man whose dogs chased us last week. He stopped me to laugh about his dog chasing us and how this time he had her on a tight leash and wouldn't slow us down..... I thought this was so funny since he stopped us in full run!

RunKeeper Time:
3.20 Miles
33:50 Minutes

Thursday, January 3, 2013

January 3, 2013 Running against the Wind!

Talk about running against the wind! It was so windy I wondered how I ran against the wind in one direction and when I turn around, I was still running against the wind! I felt like I was in slow motion, I kept looking at my feet to make sure I was actually moving!
My overall run was pretty good! I never thought I would be running 10 minute miles!
Miles running against the wind: 3.00
Time: 30:05

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January 1, 2013 Run! Yippee! Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year! I wanted to spend the first day of the new year having fun... so we went to RoadRUNner Sports! They have lots of running stuff! Grabbed some pants, a shirt, gloves and ear warmers! Stopped in at Red Robin for big Salads, then hit the trail for a run!

Total Miles: 3.03
Time: 30:43