Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thursday already!

Thursday mornings I attend LifeLight Bible Study then run errands before I go home. This morning when I left the house it was cold and windy. After class I stopped to buy the cats some food and toys,  by the time I arrived back home it was 36 degrees and sunny.  For the  rest of the day, I planned on cleaning the house and maybe take a nap. Then Erin called:

E: What are you going to do for the rest of the day?
Me: Oh I don't know, probably clean.
E:  It's nice outside you should take a run.
Me: Yes, it's sunny, but it's still a little chilly.
E: Yes, It is chilly but the sun is shinning. Once you get going , you will warm up.
Me: Yeah..I guess I should (but thinking * I really need to clean*).

After we talked for a few more minutes, about our weekend plans, we said our goodbyes.

I played with the cats for a while then dragged the vacuum out to start cleaning.

This is when the guilt started creeping in my head:

*You really should go on a run, if not you will regret it later*.

Hubby always says; Catholics invented Guilt but Lutheran's perfected it.  I am the proof of that!

I tried to ignore it and started straightening up the kitchen:


I put a load of clothes in the washer:


*OK, OK*

I am back from my run,  still have time to clean and I feel great!

I hope you have a great day,



Monday, February 21, 2011


Happy President's Day!

I have the day off, but only because I have every Monday off!  When I woke up this morning it was 18 degrees ( I know some of you have much colder weather but remember I am a Desert Rat) and I could not face the thought of going out for a run. So what did I do..two cups of coffee and a cinnamon roll that I made last night!  Yummy!
At nine, Hubby was putting his shoes on and said he was going to East Lake for a walk! OK, now I had to go on a excuses. I bundled up, but not enough, because I froze my @#$ off!

Last Saturday, I watched another Jeff Galloway video and am reading one of his books.  I am trying his Marathon plan and his philosophy is to slow down during the training runs. I put pencil to paper and  to follow his plan I should run about 17 min miles for training..HA HA I think I could crawl faster than that! I will not follow the plan completely but will try to slow down and put in the minute walk breaks.

The running felt great but I noticed my HR was climbing and I think it was because I was so cold. Maybe the cinnamon roll and two cups of coffee did not help!
Anyway, my leg felt good while running but I still have some discomfort when I walk. I wonder if I twisted something on the treadmill.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Not much to tell

I just wanted to write a quick note and give this blog a little love. I went to the gym Saturday morning and again after work tonight. I used the treadmill both times and did a much better job Saturday.
First and foremost, I can not stand the treadmill and I know why so many people call it the dreadmill! It is complete torture but because the trail was still icy Saturday and I needed to do something today, off to the gym I went.
Saturday I was able to do three miles before my head started spinning and I wanted to shoot myself from boredom. Tonight not so good, I only made it 2 miles. I guess the only way I can look at it is..a short workout is better than nothing.
So that is it friends..


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


There is no turning back!  Yep, I did the big deed!!!

 I turned on the computer..googled Chicago Marathon..clicked on Registration..typed in MY NAME..signed the waiver (promising that when I have a heart attack I will not sue)...and WA LAAAAAAAA  I am in Like Flynn!

OH MY GOSH...................................

So, I will get my booty in gear...train like $#@&..and......