Thursday, January 29, 2009

Kentucky Mini-Marathon

I might be stupid, but I just registered for the Kentucky Derby Mini-Marathon. Aside from the fact that it's crazy stupid to run 13.1 miles, this is the weekend after the Go! St. Louis half marathon. But, I think I can do it. I remember I wasn't really that sore last fall after running 13 miles so I think I can do it.

Amazingly enough I'm more excited about the Kentucky one now. I get to go and run with my aunt (actually, I don't really think she's an aunt, but a distant cousin, maybe). Either way, I'm stoked to get to run with her. And, I'll get to drive down with my good friend Betsy. She's way awesome and I don't get to spend much time with her at all. I CAN'T WAIT!

This week I've once again taken it easy. It snowed a good 7 inches this week. I did go do my 2 miles on Monday (in the sleet). It was really funny cause I thought my pony tail was smacking me in the head, but come to find out it was freezing ran. And, if you didn't know, freezing rain feels like tiny pieces of glass hitting your face. Hopefully I'll get my 5 miles in on Saturday.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Week 3 = week off

confession... I haven't run AT ALL this week. Not unless you count Monday night as I ran to the printer and back (seriously, why is my work station the absolute farthest away from the printer... probably for some interval training!).

Do I feel bad about not running? Kind of. But, I've determined that this time I'm going to have to give myself a bit more grace. Let me tell you about my week and you'll understand.

Tuesday we held our Acts 29 Quarterly which I was in charge of. Which meant TONS of preparation on my part. So, I opened Monday morning (at work at 4:30 a.m.), went straight to the office, then to set up, then to a meeting at 7 p.m., back to the office until 11 p.m. Tuesday I got up around 5:30 to run some last minute errands before getting to the event. I spent the entire day at the quarterly until late afternoon and by then I had to go back and get caught up the e-mails I'd been ignoring for a week. Wednesday I was back at sbux at 6:30 a.m., came home worked on Journey stuff till it was time to go to community group. Thursday I went to the office to unload my car so they could actually have a church service on Sunday. Then I went back to sbux for the evening. Yesterday I opened again. I could have snuck in a run that afternoon, but if I didn't nap I think I would have lost my marbles. Now there's today. I opened once again. Realistically I could go for a run now, but I won't. Why? I don't really have an excuse other than I'm tired and need to do laundry and pack for Chicago.

As I look back on my week there really wasn't a time to get a run in at all. I knew this going into training and accepted it. I have to have grace for myself and realize I built in some extra time for this. So, I'm not freaking out. I'll start back up next week.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


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I'll be back to blog about the running adventures...

Sunday, January 4, 2009

week one... check

I've officially finished the first week of training. Overall it wasn't bad. I'm getting back in the groove and am enjoying it thus far. I think there will be several of my friends running it with me (and by with I really mean ahead of me). The day I registered one of my co-workers commented on my facebook status that she was thinking about doing it. That night she came to work saying she registered for it. I laughed and then we proceeded to say everything we did that night was actually strength training.

I made a good decision to start training during my "vacation." I only worked at Starbucks last week so I had time to burn. Who knew that working 40 hours a week would feel like a vacation to me. Our vacation week is over so we'll see how this week goes. I've got the whole schedule down in my calendar... that's the first step.

Run on friends!