Monday, June 28, 2010

"All that matters is that you get it done"

Well, it has been a while since I've last updated and I have a bit to report. Running is the status quo - it has been very hot so I have been taking my time with my runs. I'm not about to break any land speed records here! But that's OK. I'm doing it and I'm dedicated and that's what counts.

Last Wednesday I was doing my 3 mile run. A guy passed me and we exchanged a brief hello and how ya doing. A few hundred yards later, he was done his run and was standing in a driveway. As I was passing him, he asked me how far I'm going today. I said "3, I'm slow, but almost done!" He replied with, "All that matters is is that you get it done!". It definitely helped to remember those words on Friday when I did my 5.5 miles.

So yeah, 5.5 miles on Friday. It was my longest run yet and it was HOT. The heat index was 92* and I was toasty. I took water with me and reallllly took my time and I was able to get it done. Thank you to all the friends who posted on my facebook for your advice and encouragement! It helped a lot!

I have been contemplating going back to Weight Watchers for the past couple of weeks. It seems to be the only eating plan that has ever significantly worked for me. The only thing really holding me back is finances, so we'll see what I end up deciding. In the meantime, I'm going to use sparkpeople to log my calories and continue to stick to my running schedule. I had hoped that I would have lost more weight with all the running by now (I've lost about 6 pounds) but I think I really need to buckle down with what I'm eating. Perhaps Weight Watchers is the key. Stay tuned on that front.

Have a great week! Last week at my current job - I'm psyched! Next week means back to evening runs.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Hello my faithful reader(s)! Pretty much the status quo here in Nags Head. Running is going well...I'm still trying for the morning runs - some days it works out better than others. I like to snooze too much!

Was in Delaware this past weekend for a friend's 30th birthday and a bridal shower. I had to adjust my running schedule a little bit and do my long run Friday morning. 5 miles before work lead me to passing out for 2 hours in the car. Matt was a trooper and let me nap while he drove. I'll tell you what - it certainly made the 6 hour drive go by quickly! =)

Nothing new to report - just wanted to check in! Hope all is going well with everyone!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Early Bird!

Hi All! I know it's been a while since I've posted and I apologize. I don't want to bore people with daily updates about my runs as they are all pretty much the same. My pace is usually between 13:30-14:20 and nothing major has happened this week.

Although I did decide after a particularly hot run on Tuesday to try to wake up early and get my runs in before work. Currently I don't have to be at work until 10:00 so it works out well. I really like my morning runs - I beat the heat and it is nice and quiet. Afterwards I walk up the beach access and check out the ocean which always puts me in a good mood. I think I'll stick with the AM workouts for the time being!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! It was super hot here, but we enjoyed some time at Dare Day and I was able to see my friend who was in town for a quick vacation. I told her about my marathon plans (she ran one before) and she is so supportive. It is great to have cheerleaders!!