Sunday, July 11, 2010

Way too long

It has certainly been way too long since I have posted, and sort of have a good reason? My sister was in town two weeks ago, and last week i was sick so I didn't get much of running in anyway.

After being on a 2 week hiatus, I tied up my shoelaces and went for a 6:15 run around Davis Island with the team. I ran 5.5 miles, in a little over 1 hour, then chit chatted and was a social butterfly. The full marathoners were doing 12 miles, and when they came for water, they still had 3 more miles to go so I decided to go for another mile. 6.5 miles done, I have NEVER ran that much ever in my life, as far as I am aware.

After that, the pain really started to occur. I managed to hurt the outside of my foot which I ices 2x yesterday, and my black toenail is beginning to hurt again and I am patiently waiting for the nail to just fall off already. It has been over a month already!!

This week, I was also told I "had a bun in the oven", so after I told the coach that, he teased me and that's really why I decided to run (Thanks, Pete!) The last mile wasn't too bad because an Alum, Jessica, was running and she doesn't shut up! Which is really good because even though I can't talk while running, it is always nice to run with someone!

I have two more weeks of school and will hopefully be able to log all my miles, and get some training done. After that, I head to Cape May for a well needed vacation for everything here in Tampa. it's certainly going to be a very stressful 2 weeks, and most of the assignments are due the 18th, so I am very nervous to complete everything!! Send me your good luck's and motivation!!

Later today, I start a cake decorating class, which I couldn't be more excited for!!!

That's it for now, Off to go prepare food for the week and do homework, I have a real exciting day planned, and week!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

5 miles

I did it, a Whole 5 Miles!!! OMG is all I have to say!!!!

Saturday was team training at Gadsden park at 6:30 am! let's just say I got lost going there so I made it JUST in time for stretching!! I love my team! It is such a great experience and I don't want it to end, even though I have 3 1/2 months left!!!

It was most definitely in the 80's when we started and I have never ran even 3 miles without stopping, or more than 30 minutes and guess what I did!!
I ran 5 miles/an hour and only stopped for 2 minutes, and my water breaks!! i could not believe how far I came!! A month and a half ago I couldn't even fun 2 miles!!!!!

Sorry, I am just so excited!

Well, lets just say after that I went for a pedicure and the nail lady told my my feet were dehydrated ( I almost said, "No kidding my whole body is dehydrated", but decided to keep my mouth shut. Also, she decided to tell me that my two is swollen, again...NO KIDDING!!

Now my knees still hurt and it's time for the week to begin, but i'm so ready for 6 miles next weekend!! I even got a compliment for a few people!! I love my team!! I also gave myself an award for most improved!! Yes, I am a little cocky, but whatever

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

crazyy week catch up

So, I am so bad with posting on here but I would be more than happy to give you recap of my last week!!

So, Last week I was sick so I was unfortunately unable to get any running in. I was sick enough that I had to call into work, which we know I Never do. With that being said, it truly limited what I was able to do. As you remember, I am sure you heard about my black toe, which is getting blacker but not as painful. Although, it only seems to hurt while I have sneakers on..what a shame!

O.K. Well this weekend I met one of my pledge sisters, Stephannie in Orlando for the Disney's Expedition Everest Challenge. It was so much fun, and I want to do it every year. I was very proud of myself. For coughing and not being able to breathe, and not putting a sneaker on for over a week, I ran almost the whole thing, then again for the scavenger hunt part! We finished it in 40 minutes, and that included the obstacle courses, so if we take all that out, definitely under 37 minutes at the most! After the race, we got our medals and food (Yummy) and they closed the park down so it was a pleasure!! Ride after ride and no lines, that's my type of Disney.

Now that it's the week, I am back to work, school, and training which is kicking my ass to say the least!!! I skipped Monday because I met one of my girlfriends for dinner and didn't make it home early enough, Tuesday was class. On Tuesday though I did make it to my training session with my new sexy trainer!! More on him later!!!
As today is Wednesday, I Will be hitting the gym after work, then a night filled with homework because I feel like every assignment is due at the same time! I am not looking forward to this weekend due to the fact I will be confined to my apartment doing homework! Hopefully I will get the time to leave for a few minutes.
OK, as I digress, tomorrow is my first Hill workout, Wish me luck! I'm sure my legs will be dying later. But I do love my team and want to do another Team in Training event again!! It's so wonderful

Thanks for reading this,

Running G

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hello Back toe

After 3 days of running, I think I can say I have a running injury! Although that is never good, It is pretty funny to look !
I have a black toe nail! Gross!!!
After the second day of running I was in pain, but decided to run again on Saturday with the team! BOY was that painful!! I couldn't even walk Sat. and Sunday. Sunday I got sick, and my foot is finally starting to feel better!
This is going to be a short post because we are going an online class!

I will repost again soon!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Hello Weekend

Hello Everyone reading, I hope your weekend is off to a great start!!
Yesterday was my first track workout. Overall it was about a 3 mile run. Today I might go for a little 5K this evening, and another 4-5 miler tomorrow!!! WOW for me!! Who ever thought I would be doing all this running, certainly not me!

The weekend is finally here and it will consist of running and homework. I have to get so much done this week it's a little ridiculous. With all the homework I need to get done I also have events I must attend.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Alex's story

Each morning before practice we do a mission moment. This allows us to reflect on WHY we are training and raising money.
This is this weeks mission moment
"Hello, my name is Alex. When I was twelve years old I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I went through numerous tests and scans, and after a biopsy I was diagnosed with stage 2B. I had to undergo chemotherapy for one to two years and radiation for 6 months.
Going through that is very hard at any age. But if you hold on, and don’t give up you will make it through. There were many times during my treatment where I didn't think I could do it anymore, but I didn't give up because I thought about what would happen if I did, and what it would be like when it was all over. Let me just say that thinking of what it will be like when it’s over, is a lot better than thinking about giving up. With my family by my side, my friends, and stories from other successful victims of this terrible disease, I made it through.
I am 15 now and I have been in remission for 3 years. I am glad I didn't give up, because now I can act and most importantly feel like a normal child. I also have bright hopes for my future. After going through something like this you feel like you can accomplish anything, and if you put your mind to it and want it bad enough, you can.
When I am older I hope to be an Anesthesiologist. Also when I turn 16, I would like to race my jet-ski to raise money that can be donated to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Just remember that if you think of the outcome and don’t give up, you will make it through. Also, think of all the people like me that HAVE made it through and were successful in fighting off this terrible disease. "

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

disappointed in myself

I have not been running like I should have been. My legs were in so much pain till monday because my trainer kicked my butt. It hurt so bad that I woke up every time I had to move in my sleep. On that note, I went running and did cardio at the gym on Monday. Tuesday I had class and Wednesday, today I had meeting after work. But as I write this now, i am getting ready for bed! I will be up at 6am do do some running then meeting with my trainer. This weekend is an optional run, but you bet my ass I will be there! and I have lots to do this weekend, but am making time ti get my cardio/running every day!! I am finally getting my school schedule and training and work on track!

For the month of June, if you donate over $5.00 you can get to pick a song I can run to during my race!! Please people, do not make it anything ridiculous!!! Anything over $15.00, you can chose at what mile I listen to that song!!

Sleepy thoughts and happy running tomorrow,