Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Mondays - I'm always exhausted from the weekend and starting the work week, so I'm going to use this as my "rest day"
Tuesdays - Run
Wednesday- Trail Run
Thursdays - Hot Yoga
Fridays - Run
Saturday - Beach Run or Hot Yoga
Sunday - Hiking, bike ride or whatever the beautiful summer weather allows, but no sitting around watching Jerseylicious!
I think that plan will work for me and I know I can do it I just need to get it going! I do blame my partial laziness on having the flu the past few weeks, but I'm better now so no more excuses!! So thats my plan! Wish me luck!!
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Every morning my dad would take me to Hanks Coffee shop for breakfast, which so happen to be right next door to the salon my mom worked at. We always stopped at my moms work so she could comb my long hair before he took me out in public He did try the hair thing a few times but If you ever see pictures of me from ages 3-5, I had some pretty epic outfits and hairstyles. My mom would always tell him "That outift doesn't match", but he tried and he did conquer the two ponytail bit so I had those quite often.
My dad was also the dad that went to all my feild trips with me. I remember one time we went to Marine Land and all us kids got drenched at the dolphin pool, he bought us all new t-shirts so we wouldn't get sick. I think he was more worried that the other parents would be upset after seeing his group soppy and cold. HAHA! There was always a fight with the kids on who was going to be part of our group during trips. I was always proud to have my daddy there!
My dad has been through so much the past couple of years. He cared for my mom while she was going through her chemo treatments, he cooked, cleaned and always made sure she was ok. He kept our family together and stayed strong for her. My dad is amazing and I know the day I have children of my own my dad is going to be a very "Cool Grandpa"!!
Monday, June 6, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
We ran through a few main streets then at about mile 7 we were put on the Aliso and Wood Canyon Park trail. There were no spectators in this section so it sort of made it a boring run. The volunteers were doing the best they could cheering us on, but it with no spectators the last half of the race seemed like it took forever.
Just running along chatting!
It started to get warm so we were making sure to stop at every water station to get in some hydration. With the heat and lack of spectators we had to start to entertain ourselves. I serenaded Danica a few times with Lady Gaga songs, which I know she loved! HAHA!! We also attempted to get some fun jumping photos around mile 9. I have to say I think I did pretty well!
Up, Up and Away!
Danica really wanted me PR so she suggested we really push starting at mile 10. I took a look at my watch and thought it was somewhat doable even if it was a minute PR. I was willing to try and was going to talk myself into it as much as I could. My legs really started to get heavy with the up and down hills and the time was ticking away. I was really hoping the end would have a giant downhill so I could have a little help to the finish. That was wishful thinking because instead of a downhill we were graced with a up hill to the finish. Danica just kept saying “your almost there” I was telling myself the same thing, but that darn up hill was a surprise and my stumpy legs were not having it at all!
Coming into the finish!
I was starting to see more spectators coming up to the finish and I could hear them announcing people coming in I knew I was close. I just wanted to get there out of the heat and to the finish! Danica ran up ahead of me to hit the finish first, then I finally crossed at 2:35!! WAHHH WAHHH WAHHHH no PR for me =( We walked around the finishers area searching for food because that was topic of conversation during the race several times HAHA!, we were a little disappointed when we didn't find anything but oranges, and water. That's when Danica said the most amazing thing I have every heard. "We should go eat at In-N-Out, there's one where our cars are parked"...see photo below...delicious!!
Our Finishers Meal!!
I didn’t PR which I’m a little bummed about, but what I did accomplish was running 3 half marathons in a row that a year ago I don't think I could've done. I also officially became a Half Fanatic this week for the 3 races...#1118 YAY!! So out of my 3 races I ran the one race I thought was going to be my worst was actually my best Pasadena Half Marathon. I accomplished becoming a Fanatic, and I’m super proud of myself for it. I won’t be training for anything again till about July, so I think its time to get in some swimming and actually jump on the bike I got. Anyone up to teaching this girl gears? =)
Laguna Hills Half..Complete!
I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to Danica for running this with me. She usually runs a sub 2 and she stayed with me the whole way. She was a great cheerleader and pacer, I had a great time running with her! Thank you to Emil for the race photos..I didn't take any pictures, what is wrong with me!! HAHA!
Hope everyone had a great race weekend this week! Thanks for reading friends!!
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Monday I ran the Laguna Hills Half Marthon with Danica..still working on the race recap, coming soon!
It was also Mark's birthday (Robert's nephew). I wasn't sure if I was going to make it to Disneyland that day because of my morning race. I was really tired and knew if I went home to shower I was going to look at the bed and not think twice about laying it. I didn't want to miss his birthday, so I headed over in the clothes I was in after the race....a LA Marathon tech shirt, and Nike runnign shorts! HAHA! I'm not going to lie I was a walking zombie! The weather was beautiful and the cold water from the rides actually made my numb feet feel better! You wouldn't have caught me on a water ride in my "girlie" clothes, so going in my running stuff was a great idea!! We had a blast and from what I was told Mark had a great birthday!!
Us crazy kids on Splash Mountain!
So that was my weekend of fun in the sun. I think I'm still exhausted but it was all worth it!!
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Happy National Running Day!!