Monday, February 25, 2008

Diet Pop

15 days, can you believe it? I have been meaning to cut down on diet pop, mainly my addiction to diet Mt. Dew and I've done it! When we got home from vacation, I was out of diet Mt. Dew so I decided that would be it. In the past 15 days I have only had one can of diet pop and it has been a Diet Coke. I don't even really like Diet Coke, well excpet if it's mixed with Captain Morgan and this wasn't so why did I even drink it? I should be proud of this accomplishment, it is getting much easier, the first few days were awful. I should add that I am not giving up caffeine, I'm not that crazy and that lead to me locking myslef in a room for about a week and no one wanting to go near me.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Spirit of the Marathon

"When You Cross The Finish Line It Will Change Your Life Forever"

I got Matt to go see this movie with me last night, I know a movie about marathon runner, pretty crazy. I was a theater full of crazy runners, so the pre-show conversation was pretty interesting. This was the encore showing since the first showing sold out completely. The movie was awesome and very inspirational. I would recommend it to anyone, not just runners. I just hope it comes out on DVD, this is one movie I will have in my collection.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Warm Thoughts...

This winter has been brutal and it has to end soon, they're saying it should be in the 30s by the weekend. I am really looking forward to a nice run outside. I am so sick of the cold weather, I even had to change the picture on my computer at work today. I just couldn't look at snow anymore, I needed to think warm thoughts.
Our Christmas Picture (my old pic)
Diamond Head & Waikiki Beach (my new pic)

Friday, February 15, 2008

Back to Reality

I'm back, I won't bore you with the details of everything that has happened since my last post, but things have been going pretty good. I just got back from the gym and spent 1 hour on the bike, I ran into a TNT teammate who is now a trainer at the gym.
On the running side of things the leg is still getting better. I am actually running continuously now, no walking anymore. I am up to 45 mins of running, I never thought I would be excitied about being able to do that, but that means I can get in almost 6 miles! Training for Grandma's starts on Monday, so I'm glad that things are still good with the leg and I am up to almost 6 mile runs. This isn't quite where I wanted to be and I'm rethinking the training plan I will use since my original plan (Pfitz 18/70) would have me running 12 miles next weekend, I think that might be a little much.
I am just excited because it is supposed to be almost 30 this weekend! I can't wait to get outside and run again.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Getting Better

Okay so this will be a quick recap of the week's workouts, both inside on the treadmill since the heat wave is gone and we're back to negatives with wind chills at -30. No way I was venturing outside for a run, or anything if I could help it. The weather is going to get better, high in the 20s today. I can't wait for this winter to be over. Spending this next week in Jamaica will help my attitude some!

Warm up 3 min
Run 15 min
Walk 3 min
Run 16 min
Cool down 3 min
Total distance 4.51 miles at 8:56 average pace

Warm up 3 min
Run 12 min
Walk 2 min
Run 12 min
Walk 2 min
Run 12 min
Cool down 3 min
Total distance 5.27 miles at 8:47 average pace