Sunday, January 31, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Somewhere around mile 4.
Around mile 9. Mom didn't have her camera out yet because I showed up faster than they expected. I was jumping up and down to get their attention and told her to take a picture of me! I felt great!
GET IT! Coming across the finish line! 2:14:16
Krissy and I after the finish. I'm so proud of us. I can't wait to do it again!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Oh, do any of my other running friends get as annoyed as I do when a non-runner calls every freakin' race a marathon?! "I'm watching _____ run her marathon today! Go _____!" Um, no. She's not running a marathon. She running a 5k, 10k, or half-marathon! And trust me a half-marathon is a very different beast than a marathon!
I thought I would share a few pictures from going out with the Wilder girls on Friday night for Mindy's birthday! We went to Christian's Tailgate for Karaoke. Tons of fun! :)
My eyes look a little crazy. Oh well! My running buddy, Krissy looks cute though!
The birthday girl, Mindy!
Monday, January 4, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Her favorite spot over the break has been my basket of blankets in between my couch and chair.
6. FORGET TIME. Shane Bogan, who coaches distance runners in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore area, advises leaving your watch at home once in a while. "It's liberating not to be worried about pace," Bogan says.
7. SIGN UP NOW for a winter marathon in a warm state. Every training mile you log takes you closer to that winter getaway in toasty Phoenix, Florida, or Las Vegas.
8. THINK FAST. The runners Christy Coughlin coaches in Wilmette, Illinois, always get a boost from this simple negative-splits workout: Run for 20 minutes as slowly as you want, then turn around and run home faster. "The long warmup helps you feel great and run faster on the way back," says Coughlin.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
5. LOOK TO THE PAST Emil Zatopek, who won four Olympic golds in his career, was a tough-as-nails athlete known for his intense training methods, such as running in work boots. Competing with a gland infection and against his doctor's orders, the Czech won three distance events--including the marathon--at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. That stuffy nose doesn't seem quite so bad now, does it?
I think I hate New Year's Eve more than any other holiday. Everywhere in Houston thought they were special and were charging people a fortune to get in. No thank you. I also hate that Nathan was gone... again.