Showing posts from November, 2012

Mother nature's sense of humor

Yesterday, being Monday and all, I could not drag myself out of bed early enough for a run. I was up to use the bathroom actually and decided to lay back down and soak in an extra half our of sleep. To make up for it I did do a 45 minute TURBO kickbox DVD that was given to me by my instructor at a class I am no longer able to attend due to switching jobs. Needless to say about an hour or so after I was finished, I could already feel the sore muscles- SWEET!! I have noticed some not so good changes in muscle tone that I worked so hard to build in the past year and didn't like it one bit. Now this may sound ridiculous as I am not a larger person, nor do I feel like I have really put on weight (ahem, my clothes still fit just fine) but its one of those things you notice when you are my height and size. If I dont consistently (at least once per week) work the middle regions of my body, things lose tone quickly and its time to get to serious work. I seem to keep going in spurts of bein

Wonderful weekend run

It has been a little bit since I posted last. I have been so busy that some mornings I just don't make it up in time to run because I really need to let my body rest that extra 30 minutes to an hour. I know this sounds lame, but I have fought myself on this some weeks and I don't end up on top. As much as I love running and excercise, this time of year I have so many other projects going on and on my to-make lsit for gifts. This year has been so much worse for some reason and I am not complaining because I LOVE IT! Just cutting into my running and sleeping time (see and you will see what I mean!) Anyway- yesterday was absolutely gorgeous and I headed out on an almost 3 mile run, with .75mi of it being up hills! I figured since I have been a bit of a slacker I would as least kick my own butt with some hill mileage. Sometimes I run through this park that has this ridiculous hike-type climb that I discovered one day when I saw another runner run up

Finally a good run!

My apologies for a huge lapse in writing. I haven't been running much - well really at all since my 5k. I think I ran maybe a day or two after that then once on the treadmill while we were away for our anniversary and that was it!! Last week was insane between switched up work hours and other busy life things and this week, RAIN RAIN and more RAIN thanks to little Miss Hurricane Sandy. I have to say I was pretty mad with each passing day that I couldn't go on a morning run. Monday and Tuesday I was definitely in rest mode after working 7-3 all weekend but Wednesday and Thursday I was so ready to go and it was just too cold and rainy. On another note, I have gotten back into doing my turbo kick DVD my instructor gave me when I told her I wouldn't be there every week anymore. There were at least two or three weeks I did not do it and I really started to notice a backward slide in my body. Believe me when I tell you this was not something that made me happy. Sadly, it is not