Sunday, February 22, 2009

another productive week.

   This week Brock had a window  in between jobs, so we loaded up the kids and our little dog, and went to North Myrtle Beach for the week where Brock's parents has a beach house on a golf course there at barefoot landing. 

 It was wonderful for many reasons: spending time together as a family unit, being in a different, relaxed environment, AND I was able to run everyday! That time I had to myself was invaluable. :o) 

 i ran 5 miles everyday and took saturday off for a total of 30 miles this week. 

The weather was nice. Not really cold( as cold as swva anyways) about50-60F and breezy..  very enjoyable. The MB marathon weekend was going on went we first arrived. I ran this marathon in 2006, and was kinda bummed I was too out of shape to even consider an event like this. It's like I'm starting from ground zero..  but that's okay because at least I'm attempting to get there. and it probably will take me a good year to get to the type of shape I was in 2006. The journey is so well worth it. :o)

 here are some pictures from our MB trip..

Sunday, February 15, 2009

7 consecutive days of running!

 this has been such a milestone week for me!  i logged a meager 40 miles this week, BUT I got to run EVERY day this week! which is something I haven't been able to swing in almost 2 years! AMAZING! is exactly how I feel!
 I am on vacation all this week in North Myrtle beach with brock and the kids, So I get to run every day this week as well!

 I can't get over just how much better I feel inside and out.. ( I knew this would occur) if I could get some consistency going. 
 I will try to carry my camera with me tomorrow on my run and post some pictures. I am going to go run on the beach in the AM. 

 I just ran 6 mi this morning.. but it was very nice. it's so flat here in comparision to the running route that I run in bristol or the 10 mi loop that I run in richlands. So it went by relatively fast. 

 I dragged out the running diary  again.. so I can keep a food diary and journal of my mileage and runs and my pace. This seems to help me focus more than anything else on my goals, future races and really how I am running and feeling in general. 

 I am working on the CTR 10k in august..  if I haven't posted the link already here it is from the state of franklin website.  I really think this year's race will be even bigger and better. We plan on more activities and a couple bluegrass bands to play there on the grounds for the spectators during the race and while we are tallying the race results.:o)  I'm working on this year's design for the the race shirt. 

Sunday, February 8, 2009

the muddy muddy creeper

 hey. I just got back from an 8 mi run on the vA creeper trail!  Today's weather was SO extremely springlike. It was perfect really a nice 64F with a nice breeze. The trail itself was a little muddy because of all the melted ice and snow from earlier this week. The town will definitely have to work and grate the trail from the trail head in downtown abingdon to the watagua outlet.. there were places where the entire width of the trail ( and even the grass on the sides) was ankle deep mud.. no avoiding it. 

 I had a  fairly consistent week for running this week! ( HOW EXCITING!!)  I ran 5 mi thursday 5 mi friday and 5 mi saturday..  then 8 today.. 
it's not a high mileage week by any stretch but just getting to run everyday like that was WONDERFUL. 

 I have been keeping a food diary ( that I wont bore yall with here) but so far I have lost 5 lbs.. ( that I really needed to) 

well, hope everyone has a great week!