Friday, December 30, 2011

First Group Run

Well, I am going to venture into the world of group walk/runs tomorrow morning...which means that I should be in bed trying to sleep...let me tell you why I am not....
Eddie had a headache this afternoon & ended up falling asleep on the couch this evening....so, he just woke up about 45 minutes ago....got him to eat something...he's watching one of his shows....about to get his pjs on him and have him head to bed....guessing that he will come and visit tonight...
This does not make for very good rest for the morning as I had to play a lot with Liam all evening in order to keep him from waking Eddie up....as I was fixing dinner for he and I, he "brought" Eddie several toys (placed them by his head)....just trying to make brother feel better....
Well, I will be taking both boys with me on this first group walk because the hubby is working and won't be home until after 8 in the morning....the walk/run starts at 7:30...so, we will see if I can get the boys up, dressed, breakfast, something to take with them and to Cedar Park by 7:30....I am hopeful....I'll probably need a HUGE Dr Pepper right after!  LOL!
Night night!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

I Must Really Be CRAZY!!!!

So, I totally stopped blogging and am so upset that I did....I would have liked to see my progress to the 13.1 miles this past November.....

Needless to say, I finished, but I was so exhausted after that I did not enjoy my finish or the few days after...I got so sick, I went to the doctor and was on meds for almost 2 weeks....between allergies and a throat infection...

That week after, I vowed that I would NEVER do another 13.1 miles...then I started thinking....wouldn't it be nice to do it and NOT be sick after???  Then a friend in town shared an opportunity to train, have a mentor & be part of a group to complete a 5K or 1/2 marathon.  Well, a 5K is nothing....I could do that in my sleep....another 13.1 miles...hmmmmm...

So I applied for the Zooma Girlfriend's Program....never thinking that they would actually choose me because I had done a half already....I finished, but did not feel very good about the finish and felt horrible after....in fact, I have not walked a single mile or gone to boot camp since the day I crossed the finish line.  I need some motivation....

WELL....I got the motivation, I was picked as one of 15 people to participate in the program....I went to the first meeting this past Thursday night (totally different story, but I am so glad that I don't have to drive in that Austin traffic all the time....especially when it's drizzling....took 1 1/2 hours to get there...TomTom promised around 30 minutes).  I am so excited about this new adventure & I have a lovely lady named Lisa who is going to help me along my journey.  I'm not sure how much training we will get to do together, but I will be checking in with her and letting her know what I am doing each week.  I have someone to be accountable to, something that I did not have this past time (I know I probably skipped some important miles in the training).

I have a few goals this time:
1.  Finish (I know I can since I have already done the mileage before....just flat, not hills, so this will be an added challenge)
2.  Beat 3 hours and 23 minutes....thinking I can if I start the Galloway run/walk method
3.  Not get sick the day after if finish 13.1...don't know how to accomplish this one
4.  Eat healthy and try to lose a few pounds as I am exercising this time....not sure what method I will use for this

So here I come, Zooma....13.1 miles on Saturday, March 31!!!