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!