Monday, July 11, 2011

Couch to 5k Day 1: Again

Brandon and I have officially started the c25k again... We ran at 5 today, and then got some subway afterwards.  Man was it hot out!

It might not have been so difficult of a run for me if I had picked a more shaded route... but I should stop making excuses.

I let Brandon set the pace for us, and I kept up for almost the entire run part, except the last two or three runs.  I'm glad I have someone to run with now,  and our plan is to do the Berbee Derby in November.

Oh, and there is a Horse Shoe Tournament in my backyard this Wednesday.  Should be a good time!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Wedding Day 5k!

So, I officially fail at staying motivated to run lately.

School is out, and I'm onto week 3 of my internship (which is going great, by the way).  I'm not doing any triathlons this year (as of yet) because I haven't been able to train the way I want to, unfortunately.  However, seeing Ries do the Crazylegs race in April, and me being horrible at training, had gotten me kind of motivated to keep training.  I got a one week free membership to the Princeton Club to do some group exercise classes, and taught a spin class that I think went very well.  But since then...nada. 

I've cut my hours at Culvers, and I think I'll be able to run in the morning before my internship now without feeling completely burned out at night.  That, and Regina is holding a "Wedding Day 5k" that I cannot pass up.   :)  Oh, and its in a month? awesome.

The Memorial Day Parade was this morning, and it was unbelievably warm out.  But this adorable little boy came up to me afterwards wanted to play my drum.  I asked him to join the band, but he's not ready to make that kind of commitment yet ;)

Monday, March 28, 2011


So, I fail as a runner.  The last couple of weeks have been pretty hectic and stressful for me, so I've slacked on running, and instead focused on getting sleep.  I think thats pretty fair, but my running shoes don't...

In other news, we're already onto week 11 of the semester, which means only 5 more weeks after Thursday! Huzzah!  I'm really excited for the semester to be over, and for summer to start!  I'm gonna be busy, but I'm really excited about it. 

I may be taking a road trip at the end of may, and I've also been offered both of the internships I've applied for, but I know I can't do the one for the Madison Mini Marathon :(.  I'm a little bit sad that I can't do both, but I know that the one at the Girl Scout Council will be the most beneficial for my career. 

Happy Training!  I hope that everyone is as excited for spring as I am!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Shamrock Shuffle!

So, the Shamrock Shuffle was this morning, and Ries and I were the only two of our original group running it.  I was NOT prepared, due to me being lazy, most likely.  But Ries was definitely prepared, he ran the whole thing, including up Observatory Drive twice

I was really proud for running up Observatory the second time.  I didn't get the time I was hoping for, probably due to nausea halfway through, and right at the end (and not training sufficiently).  I probably will run another 5k before the Capitol View Triathlon in June, and also because Brandon still needs to run one :)

After the race, my mom and dad and I went to Potbelly's for lunch, and then I hiked back to the car and got changed into my kilt for the parade around the square.  I kept my running tights on underneath my kilt to keep my legs warm, and they did the trick. 

Right after the parade, I went out to REI with Regina to visit Steve, and to buy a running skort.  I've been contemplating buying one for a while, and now that its starting to get warm, I figured, why not?  Its really cute, and light-weight, so hopefully I like running in it!

Anyways, I hope you have an enjoyable rest of the week! Mine will be spent at Culvers!
Happy Training!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

For the Longest Time...

Whoops, its been a few weeks...

Its true, I haven't been very good at sticking to my work outs, but I've been busy!  With my brother in and out of the ER and hospital, midterms, lots of school work, and culvers. (by the way, Alex is fine.  He's not dead or dying, and I'm so very thankful for that)

This week I did week 4 and 5, and they were great.  I think I had a more difficult time because during the two times I ran this week, I accidentally skipped ahead a couple times on the walks.  Which meant I went from a 3 minute run right into a 5 minute run.  Or a 5 minute run into another 5 minute run.  I didn't realize until after my run what I had done.  I was grumpy

In other news, the Shamrock Shuffle is in a week! And I think its just Ries and I doing it... and he'll be running faster than I will, I'm sure.

Last weekend, Regina, Steve, and I went to the Endurance House for their grand opening event since they expanded their store.  They were having a raffle all weekend, and I was so close to winning one of them, but no dice.  I also got a free chair massage from the MATC massage students while I was there. 

I found out today that I inspired a few friends to do triathlons.  Nina and Alysha said they were going to train and hopefully compete in one in 2012!  I'm very excited for them, and I can't wait to have more friends to do triathlons with!

Happy Training!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Heat Wave

I woke up this morning and did Week 3 Day 3.  If I want to finish this program before the race, I'm going to have to move fast.

I'm pretty sore from my workout yesterday, but its a good kind of sore. 

A list of things that are currently on my mind:
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Balloon Twisting
  • Applying for an internship with the Madison Mini Marathon
  • Getting the internship
I am really excited for all of the snow to melt.  Today was practically a heat wave, and I'm itching to get out on my bike this week.  Maybe Thursday? :)

Yay for Spring!
Happy Training!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


So I did Week 3 Day 2 today, which is the same as last time.  My leg feels tons better, thanks to Brandon and his brace.  However, I'm going to have to return it soon on account of he has shin splints but refuses to do anything about it.  Men.

I also bought a stability ball, like I mentioned I wanted to do earlier this week.  After recovering from some food poisoning or something on Wednesday, I bought it on Thursday, with high hopes.  So, today after my run I decided to try it out, along with the exercise DVD it came with. 

It. Kicked. My. Ass.

I am so unbelievably weak, and I hate it.  I don't want to be that person that pretends to be in shape, but is actually so out of shape its not even funny.  And, the reason I know this is because I had a fitness test on Thursday for my Group Exercise Instructor Certification class.  My muscular endurance is poor at best.  And this was the push I needed to get stronger.

I can't wait until the Shamrock Shuffle.  I don't think I'll be able to run the whole thing, but I just want to beat my 40 min time from my last 5k in September.

Happy Training!