Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I don't know what you're talking about.

Another short, solo run today. Carol is off for the rest of the week, and I had a 7am training with our UK team. So, I did the same route as yesterday but in reverse. For the first few steps, I could feel the weight lifting from yesterday in my chest in the form of sore pecs! After that, I just wanted to keep the same pace as yesterday. Upon returning, I weighed myself, and I'm UP a pound. &$#@. I'm blaming that one on water gain and PMS because I'm too moody to take responsibility for that pound on my own based on my actions last night (a bowl of popcorn, lightly salted, and late-night fresh-from-the-oven cookies with milk). What? No, I don't know what my problem is! Fuuuuh....
Stats: 3.15 miles in 33:25 for a 10:37mpm pace

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Issues, people.

I did a quick run around SoSaLa today because I wanted to be back in time for weight class. (It's been two weeks since my last official ass kickin', and I'm going to feel those weights in my upper body later on!) For my run, I only had 40 minutes maximum so I just ran from work to Liberty and back to work with an extra block added in so that I wasn't running less than three miles. It was a good run, but I'm tired or lugging this weight (that I gained back) around. WHY do I have these issues? It's not that I'm stupid - I know exactly what I need to do. It's just the doing that is hard.
Stats: 3.15 miles in 33:46 for a 10:44mpm pace

Monday, August 29, 2011

I have issues...

This was a good run, but it would have been better if I wasn't so damn fat! I lost some weight a few weeks ago, but I've gained half of it back, and I can tell. My relationship with food is so destructive, and there are some serious self image issues along with some mental crap, for sure. I really need to get my shit together.

Anyway, this was a good run for a few reasons. It was in the mid-60s (yay)! Great company (of course). Not an entirely regular route (nice change).
Stats: 6.63 miles in 1:14:31 for a 11:15mpm pace

Friday, August 26, 2011

Holy heat!

Man! It's been a week since I have gone for a run, and I could certainly feel it! But, I spent that week off doing so much fun stuff (swimming, camping, beet bottling, etc.) that I don't really care that I haven't run. Well, I DO care that it puts me that much further from my goal of 1000 miles this year, but whatever. I'm still going to make it. Probably.

Anyway, Carol and I did the downtown loop today in 80* weather at 7am. Grief! Who turned on the furnace? We walked a LOT, so I would have expected out pace to fully SUCK, but it didn't! Yay! AND, we got a LOT of talking in. It was great to get caught up since I had been out on vacation for a week.

Stats: 5.46 miles in 1:00:45 for a 11:08mpm pace.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Tooele run, for a change!

This was a nice run with minimal walk breaks (four, actually). I rarely run in Tooele anymore, so this was a good change. I got up plenty early and ran before anyone was awake. I made it home before the sun came up, and Bub was just sitting down to her coffee. Now, time for a bath and getting ready for the boys' first soccer game. Based on their first practice, this should be very interesting!
Stats: 4.58 miles in 51:15 for a 11:12mpm pace

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Really, I have been running

I've just not been posting! Here's a catch-up:

I ran around the Cottonwood Heights area where the in-laws live. We had spent the night at their house because Granny was having surgery, and Bub was going with her. We didn't want to get the boys up at 5:15 to get into town in time for the pre-op, so we just slept over. It was a good run, and I followed it with strength training (lunges, crunches, push-ups, curls) in Granny's basement.
She is doing well, but could be a bit better. Her tremors have pretty much stopped in her right hand/arm for the first time in 70 years. She has a follow-up surgery next week to hook up the pacemaker-type thing. I don't understand why the surgeon only did one of her extremities. She has one steady hand and one shaky hand and two shaky legs. It makes no sense to me. She, however, is happy that she did it.
stats: 3.4 miles in 36:05 for a 10:37mpm pace

Nice and easy before yoga.
Stats: 3 miles in 33 minutes for an 11mpm pace

My intention was to run before coming in to work since I was coming in a bit later than usual. Instead, I slept in. Then, I got up, ate, showered, got dressed, got the boys in the car, and realized that I would still be getting to work at 6:30am - enough time to run. Yay - sort of. I really didn't want to. It was nice to sleep in and be lazy! But, I grabbed my running clothes anyway. I changed as soon as I got to work and got on the roads as quickly as possible so that I couldn't change my mind. 6 miles later, I'm very happy that I did it. It was 63*-65* the whole time, and I felt really good. I pushed the hills, avoided walk breaks, and had a great pace to show for it!
Stats: 6 miles in 1:03:29 for a 10:35mpm pace

This was not a difficult run. It was short because I had to do a training with the UK folks at 7am, so we had to be back and cleaned up quickly. We just did a short loop in SoSaLa. The time went by quickly because of the good conversation. Nothing too exciting by way of running, though!
Stats: 3.63 miles in 40:13 for a 11:05mpm pace

Carol was off work today, so I had a solo run. With a training session for UK employees scheduled at 7am, I had only 50 minutes to run and 15 to get ready. Let's just say that right now, I'm only 1/2 ready for the day. My hair is a mess! Anyway, I decided to only do the Liberty loop. When I got there, I started thinking ahead to the 10k that I plan to do in September. It's half dirt/road and half paved, so I thought that I should run the wood chip path at the park. Well, it's obviously been a long time since I did that! It was harder than it should have been. Shows what I need to work on, right?
Stats: 4.5 miles in 47:06 for a 10:28mpm pace

Monday, August 8, 2011

Seriously, I'm lucky that she tolerates me

This run started out faster than we expected or should have. After we got our wits about us, we slowed down a bit and settled into a conversational pace. It was a good run with a walk break every couple of blocks. We don't usually do that, but today it felt right. Even with all of the walk breaks, we had a very respectable pace.
All of that said, it's amazing that Carol is willing to run with me. When I went to get cleaned up and change my clothes in the restroom, I noticed for the first time what I was actually wearing. It wasn't pretty.
Very faded lime green visor with salty sweat marks
Red baggy and long singlet with navy at the neck and arms
Black shorts
Blue/Turquoise socks with yellow saxophones
White shoes with red trim
I'm of the firm belief that black goes with everything and ties things together. However, it's not MAGIC! I looked like I had just climbed out of the donation bin at the local DI. Carol is a saint.
Stats: 5.46 miles in 58:50 for a 10:47mpm pace

Friday, August 5, 2011


Well, that was a better run than I thought it would be! I ran solo today, and it was like being the most codependent person in the world just getting out the door! Waaaaa, waaaaa, waaaaa - I wish Carol was here - I don't want to run, waaaaa, waaaaa. I just didn't want to get out the door. But, I did it anyway, and it was fine. I ran Sugarhouse Park for the first time in a while, and didn't do too badly. Then, on the way down I decided not to walk or stop unless the lights forced me to. Well, they didn't. So I ran the entire section PLUS a little addition so that I could get to six miles. I am happy with everything overall.
Stats: 6 miles in 1:05:09 for a 10:52mpm pace

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

nice run - lots of talk time

73% humidity, but it didn't feel like it! The temps were in the mid-60s, and it was a nice change. Carol and I just did a big SoSaLa loop with a long sustained hill (on 13th east) and a quick down (on 8th south). We were just concerned about getting the miles in so that we can do a fall 1/2 without barfing or bonking. It was a good run where we were able to talk a lot. We probably could have pushed the pace a bit, but I don't think that either of us really wanted to.
Stats: 7.23 miles in 1:21:49 for a 11:19mpm pace

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Boring! I need new routes.

Ah, ONLY 73% humidity! I ran solo before weight class this morning. I didn't have much time, so I just did what I could. The run was basically just up 21st south and back down. I was hoping to get up to 13th east, but I ran out of minutes. I had to turn around at 11th east. It was boring, but at least it was only 65* and the humidity had dropped considerably from yesterday.
Stats: 3.12 miles in 34:42 for a 11:08mpm pace