Thursday, January 30, 2014

I'd rather sleep.

I've been a morning exerciser for years now. By the end of the day I'm just too tired to think about it and my husband likes to spend time with me. Plus,  I would gladly wake up early than push a jogging stroller, amiright?

But something about living in this colder environment is REALLY making waking up early difficult. My alarm goes off at 5 and I'm all, "It's too dark, it's too cold, I'm too tired." and then I turn off the alarm and crawl right back in bed.

That happened to me twice this week (and it's only Thursday). Tuesday morning - yeah, I'm too tired, going back to bed!. Wednesday morning - it's snowing, nope. back to bed.

Anyone have solutions to making your 5am wake up call in the dead of winter?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Snow running and new shoes

So this happened. A couple weeks ago it dumped about 8 inches of snow and then didn't get about 20 degrees for weeks. You tell me, how in the world are you supposed to run on that? I know I would fall all over the place and break some bones. The treadmill and I have been buds (sort of - more on that later).

Gratuitous photo of my kids. I know I'm not the only one who thinks they are adorable, right?

Okay, so I signed up for a 10K (FINALLY) on April 26th or something like that. I started "training" since I'm terribly out of shape for running right now. But my IT band. holy moly. Any speed work at all and it feels like knives are stabbing into it and it will hurt for days. I can't do a run over 3 miles at all without pain. So in an effort to fix the problem before it gets REALLY bad, say good-bye to these babies.

I really wanted to love the Pure line of Brooks but I just don't. I get injured easily and they do not provide enough support for me. 

Bring back the Ghost!

I opened a brand spanking new pair of shoes I bought on clearance several months ago and got rid of all the other running shoes I have. I am also going to take a week off running to hopefully fix any lasting twinges (I'll bike, swim, and row).  

Lastly, in the next week or two I'll be starting project awesome. Details to come.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year

Is anyone else freaking out about the fact it is 2014? Anyone? Wasn't it just yesterday that it was Y-2K and we were partying like it's 1999?

This year my first born daughter turns 10. Double digits. When did I get old?

Here are my physical goals for 2014. (The year I have three out of four children in school)

Run a sub 25 minute 5K.

Run a 7 minute mile.

Race a 10K to destroy my 3 year old one and only 10K time of 58:xx (51-53 minute range would be good)

Race an Olympic distance triathlon and beat my old time of 2:55

My brother asked me to do a marathon with him - we'll see if that happens.

And that's really it. I just want to be a better runner, I want to feel strong and tackle the triathlon with more strength than my first time at that distance.