Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Vacation Run

Nothing helps resetting your getting back into the running thing like a good vacation.

I know that getting back into a routine is difficult but I am determined to do it. I feel better when I run and I know that I will be better off physically and mentally. I have started gaining some weight while on this running hiatus and it is time to set it right again.

It is a little tough right now as I am starting back at square one. I know it will be worth it in the end. I am looking forward to getting to the point of running longer and looking forward to doing the Vancouver Rock and Roll Half Marathon. My goal for this raced is to do it in less than 3 hours. Training right is going to help me accomplish that.

Did you get a good run in today?

Monday, June 27, 2016

Time To Start Taking It Seriously

It has felt like forever since I last posted and to tell you the truth I was going through a whole lot emotionally and have not felt like I had anything to contribute. Things however are starting to look up for me emotionally and mentally. So I am back.

We have had quite a few changes in the last few months including our beloved Tia dog passing away. Around that same time a friend of D's is breeding Border Collies and offered for us to take one. I was a little nervous about that idea at first but once I met him I was completely in love.

Katie wanted to name him Sweeney Todd as the tip of tip tail is white. It suits him well. He has been chewing and trying to take everything apart as he is about 2.5 months old. I think I have said No about umpteen million times but he is so cute so it is worth it.

I'm on vacation this week so I took advantage of the beautiful weather we are having and went for a run this morning. My running has been kind of sparadic but I intend to correct that and as Sweeney gets older I will be able to train him to run with me. That will also help keep my motivation in check. I only did 1:1's today but felt pretty good being out there.

Until next time...

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Why Does Friday Seem So Far

I don't know what it is with the week before a long weekend but it always seems to move slower than a normal week. It feels like forever since my Tuesday run (which was beautiful).

So I headed out today after I got home from work with a hope that today's run would feel as good as Tuesday's. It was fairly good but nothing compared to how good it was on Tuesday. I guess I learned my lesson with hoping that the run would be just as good. 

Oh well, lesson learned. I will from now on look at each run as if it is my first and not have any expectations other than to finish what I had planned (as long as my body behaves cooperates). So I am now ready to eat dinner and spend the night relaxing before my last day of work for this week.

Do you expect your runs to be good or go in with no expectations?

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Run I Needed

I know I haven't been posting very much lately but things are still at a crazy pace in my life right now and I feel like I am scrambling to get any time to myself at all; let alone time to blog. Rest assured though I am still running. 

I got my 10 miles done on Sunday and was feeling pretty good except for the fact that the top part of my calves felt really tight. I tried some foam rolling yesterday and it seemed to help quite a bit. So I headed out this evening to get my run in with the realization that if my legs hurt I might just end up doing a walk.

Once I started though my legs just seemed to relax. I didn't have any trouble at all finding a groove and staying there was even easier. I don't know if it was the distance that I went on Sunday or if I just really needed the run but it just all clicked together tonight and felt great. I love runs like this because it makes all of the runs that seem difficult to be just the price of admission to these awesome runs.

Don't you just love the awesome runs that feel super easy?

Thursday, September 24, 2015

6am Morning Run

So far this is my second time since Sunday that I have headed out for a run nice and early. I guess Sunday sparked something in me because Tuesday and this morning I headed out the door at 6am to get my run in.

Same as on Tuesday I felt pretty good. My legs were screaming (protesting) at me a bit as I started out this morning but pretty quickly they loosened up and it felt like my legs were happy.  I then get the joy of coming home and setting up Darcy's IV. I must admit it makes me want to go back to school to get my nursing degree. I have run his IV daily and get no air bubbles in the IV line so I don't have to work at getting the air bubbles gone before I attach it to his PICC line.

Now to wipe down and get ready to head out to work for the day. Really glad tomorrow is Friday.

Do you prefer to run in the morning or evening?

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Early Start Sunday

Not sure why but I have been up since 3am. After puttering around and having my morning coffee I decided at 5am that it was the best time for me to head out for my run. I decided I need a break from treadmill running so out the door I went.

It was a little windy out and it rained just a tad but other than those two minor things I felt great. This morning I just felt easy I plugged my mp3 player into my ears and off I went. I felt light on my feet and was able to complete my goal of 10k today as I am starting to get ready for the Vancouver Rock and Roll Half Marathon at the end of October.

This is the exact type of run that I needed to have when hitting the streets again after a while of only treadmill running. My life had prompted me to treadmill run as Darcy has been seizuring a lot lately and has had about 3 hospital stays in the last 2 months. Along with the infection in his teeth that has gone into his jaw is keeping him attached to an IV cord quite a bit of the time.

He has not been able to run with me so at least he has been keeping me company while I have been running on the treadmill. So happy that I decided to head outdoors to get my run in today and am looking forward to getting more outside running done in the near future.

Did you get a good run in today?