Saturday, January 31, 2009

For Better or for Worse

Well it's official I'm registered for the San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon May 31st 2009, crap that's getting close! 

I wish I could be reporting on a week of great runs but unfortunately my last workout was last Saturday and it was a 30 minute lifting session.  After that I got the flu, oh yeah it was fun.  It's just now turned into a head cold so as that works it's way through my system I will get back into running.  

I'm hoping to be back running on Monday, I think Monday's will be my long run day.  I have to revise my training schedule then I'll post it up here.  Happy running!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things

Greetings all! Well I went for a great run yesterday, 5.8 miles! I didn't time myself but I would estimate that it was around 1 hr 15 mins. I had gone for a quick 2 mile run the week earlier and was so frustrated by my headphones. I've had problems with my iPod ear buds ever since I got them, they just don't stay on my ears. I think my ears are too small for them so they pop out. I have been looking for new headphones for awhile but with no luck. I finally found a pair that I love and took them out yesterday. It led me to think about my other favorite running items. I thought I'd post about them.

My new Nike Vapor Headphones, they stay in place and are very comfortable!

My Sporthill Running Shirt, this thing is the best! I found it on SteepandCheap, it has an arm pocket for my ipod with a slit in it for the headphone cord so the cord doesn't flop around on the outside. It also has a back pocket big enough for my cell phone, keys and a snack. The fleece lining and windproof fabric keep me really warm and the cut fits amazng and never rides up! Definatly look at Backcountry's Outlet to find the best deals on thier products.
My new Athleta Walkabout Tights, a late Xmas gift from my parents, they are pretty warm consisdering they're just spandex and the waistband doesn't dig in to my still soft tummy ;-) I love that they are a tight fight but the kind of tight that makes your body feel solid. Not to mention the cool reflective designs to keep me safe in low light runs. P.S. I LOVE Athleta's products, a bit $$ but I would have to argue that the products are worth it.
My Mizuno Wave Inspire Running shoes, they make pounding the pavement that much easier. I love how light they are and good my feet feel in them, thanks to Fleet Feet in Santa Rosa for getting me outfitted with these bad boys!
So these are just a fwe of my favorite things, I hope they either inspire you or help you find some of your own favorite things.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Why do you run in 2009?

So it is the new year and with a new year comes new goals. I thought I'd write about mine but more importantly about why I run and will run in 2009.

I run because I want to call myself a finisher
I run because one day I will do an Ironman
I run because it makes me feel good
I run because I make really good cookies and like to enjoy them!
I run because my dreams have changed
I run because I want to make my dreams come true
I run because someone broke my heart
I run because I know I can never run away from life instead I can run with it
I run because it's healing
I run because I know I deserve better
I run because I have something to prove to myself
I run because there's nothing like snowflakes falling on your face and watching your breath in front of you
I run because it makes skiing more fun
I run because I won't let life's happenings take me down
I run because I have two friends who are running with me
I run because I have great music to listen to 
I run because people believe in me
I run because I believe in me
I run because I have faith
And finally I run because I can.

So why do you run?

I'm still here!

Sorry folks I'm still here and still running. The holidays have been really crazy for me, between working and traveling I haven't had much time to think about blogging. My grad school applications are coming due too so most of my computer time has been spent doing those. But anyways I ran 7 miles the week of christmas, a 5 miler and a 2 miler in Denver. I've been skiing a lot and using that as my cross traing. I am hoping to get out for a run tomorrow during my break between shifts otherwise Wednesday morning the road is MINE!