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Saturday, January 29, 2011

We Run...and Then We EAT!!!

Had an awesome long run this morning with 16 fabulous ladies!!! We ran in the mall parking lot, on the main highway, and in a HILLY neighborhood! So much fun! I was a little worried about the long run since it has been two weeks since I have run a long run. But I was fine! We ran 10 miles in 1:46:17 at an average pace of 10:37!!! I am pretty proud of that pace for 10 miles...and on hills too!!! After the run, we headed to Cracker Barrel for breakfast and to have a meeting about our race! The Sole2Soul Sisters' first race is in a week!!! It has been a lot of work but well worth it!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Run With The Girls!

Brrr! It was cold out today! But it was my first run with the girls in two weeks! I forgot how fun it is to run with friends! We started out at an easy pace and then picked it up at the end. We ran 4.3 miles in 43:48 at an average pace of 10:11! A great run to start a great day!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Windy but Fun!

Why do I always end up running in wind??? Ugh! Otherwise, the run was awesome!!! I ran 3.51 miles in 33:52 at an average pace of 9:39!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sickness is Gone...Running Time!!!

Yep...I got the flu from my boys! Both boys ended up with the flu and I think I had a small dose of it or my body was fighting it off. I ended up missing my long run yesterday because I started running fever again Friday night. I felt so much better yesterday and today so I decided to go for a run. I set out to do 4 miles but was feeling so good that I went ahead and did 5! I ran a different route today because my normal route has too much traffic this time of day. So the new route included some hills. I am pretty proud of my pace since I have been sick this week and haven't ran in 5 days! I ran 5 miles in 50:26 at an average pace of 10:05! Felt GREAT to be back out there!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Windy and Humid

Running against the wind is no fun! And breathing in humid air is no fun either. But I am glad I got out there and ran. I ran on my own this morning because my youngest son has the flu...I did not want to run with my girls since I have been exposed to the flu virus. Don't want to get anyone sick. Hoping being healthy helps me to stay well too. My poor little guy is miserable.

I ran 4.01 miles in 40:49 at an average pace of 10:11. I must say that the run was a little hard for me. I was out of town all weekend so I haven't ran since last Thursday...that's 5 days between runs. And that much time between runs is not good for me...I have to run closer together or I seem to lose my speed and energy. Got to get back into the groove...Rock 'N Roll Mardi Gras Half Marathon is in 3 weeks!!!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Brrr...I Am STILL Cold!

I haven't ran since Sunday...I was really itching to get out there despite the 20 degree weather and 15-20 mph wind gusts. Yep...I am officially CrAzY! It was sooo cold out there! My lungs were freezing from breathing in the cold air...and that made it really hard to run. But it's done! I ran 3.11 miles in 31:05 at an average pace of 10:00. And this run was a struggle! Not sure if that is due to the cold air or the fact that I haven't run in 4 days.

No long run for me this weekend. I am going to Birmingham with some friends to celebrate my best friend Rhonda's birthday. I will miss that long run!!!

Hope everyone is having a great day! Now I am going to try to warm up!!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

First Light Marathon Relay!!!

Sole2Soul Sisters Relay Team! Christina, Katrina, Me, Jennifer, and Laura

This relay was soooo much fun!!! I ran the second leg of the race...and I am pretty darn proud of my pace lol! I ran my 5 miles in 48:37 at an average pace of 9:41!!!! I cannot believe I ran at that pace for 5 miles!!!! Whoop whoop!!!

As a team, we finished the marathon in 4:24:34! That's a whole lot faster than I could do it on my own that's for sure! AND...we found out the next day that we placed 2nd in the women's relay open division! Too bad we left before the awards...we would have won something! This relay is a definite race to run next was a blast!!!

Hmmm...can I say I have run a marathon now??? Nah...I guess not lol!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Long Run Day!

Ok...I caved! I decided to run today. I hope I don't regret it tomorrow at the relay. But I had a GREAT run today so it was worth it!!! The weather was perfect! Cool but not too cold. I had set out to do 10 but went ahead and ran 10.5 because I was feeling so good! I ran those 10.5 miles in 1:54:26 at an average pace of 10:53! I will take that pace for a long run!!! Looking forward to tomorrow! Should be fun!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

5K PR!!!

Ran with my girls this morning! Had a great run although I think I may run a little faster at night lol! I guess my muscles are looser by then. Not that I am complaining...I beat my 5K race time by 4 seconds this morning!!!! Hey a PR is a PR to me...whether it is in a race or a training run!!! We ran 3.12 miles in 30:53 at an average pace of 9:54!

I am debating on whether or not to run my long run this Saturday because Sunday I am running the First Light Marathon Relay. Katrina, Laura, Jennifer, Christina, and me are all on the relay team together. It should be lots of fun...although the weather is predicting a 70% chance of rain! 10 miles is on my training plan for this weekend...and I will be running 5 miles at the relay. I try not to run two days in a row...because of all my little hurts and pains here and there. Soooo....not sure what I am going to do yet. I will be missing my long run next weekend because I will be out of town for my best friend's birthday so don't know if it will be smart to miss two long runs in a row. Decisions, decisions lol! I will figure it out! :-)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Solo Run!

Unfortunately, I missed out on the morning run with the girls because my hubby had to be at work early this morning. So I had to venture out by myself tonight. But it was great...I had an awesome run!!! The weather was PERFECT...about 56 degrees!!! I ran 4 miles in 38:51 at an average pace of 9:42!!! Woo Hoo! My pace ROCKED!!!! I am a tad bit excited can you tell??!!

I have that runner's high right now though and can't see myself going to bed anytime soon. That might be a problem since it is my first day back to work tomorrow! :-)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Fun Run Before Sole2Soul Sisters Group Run!

Kat and Laura wanted to do a fun run before CrossFit and the Sole2Soul Sisters run tonight. I have been super busy all day and wasn't sure if I would be able to fit it in but I did! And I am so glad! We had an easy and slightly hilly run! Felt amazing! We ran 3.01 miles in 32:28 at an average pace of 10:47!

After the run, we did CrossFit! We did our normal warm up up jogging in place, high knees, heisman's, vertical jumps, and some other stuff lol! I then attempted wheelbarrows...which I unfortunately could not do because a week ago I pulled a muscle in my abs (from showing my aunt the vertical broad jumps we had done the week before...guess I wasn't warmed up and I pulled the right ab muscle! It brought me to my knees in pain and I almost fainted twice! Kind of embarrassing but it is feeling MUCH better. Luckily it didn't affect my running but I felt it tonight when I got in that plank position so I did not want to risk further injuring it). I did do the frog jumps and sprints with them though!

After CrossFit, me and Andrea headed to Fairhope to help with the Sole2Soul Sisters run. I normally work with the group in Daphne but Paige couldn't be there tonight and asked me if I would go to Fairhope in her place. They had a great turnout tonight! I ran week 5 of the C25K with them. I really enjoyed getting to know these ladies and sharing my passion of running with them! I was so proud of them tonight...they did awesome! I remember how I felt when I was doing C25K and what a great feeling it was! GOD is awesome and this ministry is awesome!!! So thankful to be a part of it!!!



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