Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day 3

Man I fell asleep on the couch last night before I posted. Spin wore me out! I ran a little more than a mile before spin to warm up. The best news-- I can finally say I have started to drop some lbs.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day 2

Tonight I took my first "real" run in my fivefingers. Just two miles, but it went awesome. Spent the whole time wondering if the fit was right, should my heel be hitting so hard, is it going to hurt if I hit that rock? None of the following happened, I am still not quite sure one the fit. I feel pressure on the toes but I am not sure if I just need to get use to the separation or I need a bigger size. I figure I will know for sure in the next week or so. Anyways isn't two miles fitting for day two???

Monday, March 28, 2011

Redemption- day 1

Well it happened; I missed yesterdays run and for no good reason. I just forgot! So here I am back on day one. The good news is that I ran just under five miles at an 11 minute mile. I know that isn’t racing speed but pretty good for me.

I had a conversation with a friend this morning about our expectations of people. This really kept me thinking and going during my run. We all tend to have (Well I do) certain expectations of people in our lives. Sometimes this can lead to huge disappointments because people do not live up to these expectations. Truly it isn’t their fault because I am the one who held this idea in my head. So lately I have been trying to except people for who they are and what they can do. I don’t anyone goes out of their way to hurt another person’s feelings (at least I hope not). Don’t you think any given person is doing the best they can on any given day?

As these thoughts are going through my head on my run I also started thinking about the people in my life and how different any given relationship is from another. I have decided this isn’t a bad thing; all of our relationships shouldn’t be the same. We would be missing out on so many things. I think of all of the things I have learned from anyone person and I am thankful for it all.  I feel that is kind of sappy, but the original point of this blog is to blog about my thoughts during my daily runs.

On the flip side, I think at some point I figured out I just have to be the person that I am. Lay off of doing things that I think someone would want me to do. Where is the fun in that?

Wow- a long run equals lots of thoughts! So here it is, day one with only another 364 days to go…………………

My run today

Monday, March 21, 2011

Rainy Day

Rainy day today but I got a mile in om my treadmill. I wore my five fingers again, and did a few intervals. It is a very different feeling, I need to get use to it. I ZUMBA'D tonight, it is such an awesome workout. I am TRYING to stay on top of my cardio, hopefully results will closely follow.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Break

D.H and I decided to join the world of barefoot running. We have been talking about this for some time, and yesterday bought our first pairs of fivefingers. I am so excited, all I really want to do is take them out for a run but you have to ease into them. We walked a mile and will probably do this for most of the week. I am hoping by next weekend I am ready for a run in them. 

So I only blogged one other time this week but I have been doing at least a mile every day. Now just trying to get into the groove of blogging about it. I had a friend (Tara) and the kids joining me a couple of days this past week. It is nice to change it up sometimes, and it made time fly by. I also got a decent run in too. My plan is 2 to 3, three mile plus runs a week. I have also been hitting Zumba like crazy so MAYBE I will start dropping a little weight (daydreams here).

                                                                  My workout buddy! 

As I have said before, we have had so much going on recently. I feel like I do not always get time with people I would like to see.  Luckily I have some amazing friendships and we are able to just pick up where we left off. We all have CRAZY lives, I get it- it’s nothing personal. So spring break was spent catching up with some people I NEVER get to see enough of. Unfortunately I didn’t get to see everyone I would have liked to. During my long run the other day, I couldn’t help but think about relationships I have developed and how much they have changed over time. I feel like I am finally in a place I can really enjoy them; I don’t have the worries I once had. I think you finally get to the point where you are living for yourself and not for what you think other people are “looking” for you to do/say/be.

I guess this is my week summed up. Don’t judge! 

Monday, March 14, 2011

Way too long.... (3.8)

It’s been a while, but I’m back! Still been doing the mile thing but have had some crazy things going on and been too drained to blog. If you know anything about us you know we ALWAYS have these cray medical things going on. So long story short, went out this morning to clear my head and get back in the GAME. So I am super sore from Zumba Saturday morning and an awesome bike ride with the family. I want to go to Zumb tonight so I figured I would run the soreness out. 3.8 miles later we will see how it goes.  Didn’t time myself but it felt AWESOME!
Woke up this morning felling LuCkY. Not like I should play to lottery lucky but lucky in my life. Does that make sense? Sorry if it doesn’t. So I spent my run thinking about that. There are so many things that I/we want to happen in our personal life, there are some changes we have been talking about making. So many decisions that we need to make. But this morning I m just feeling the awesomeness of our life. Life is good…………………………..