Sunday, February 28, 2010

Rodeo Run 10k

Does anyone out there need spring break like teachers do? Good grief I'm tired. Running has been on the back burner due to the weather lately but I still did the Rodeo Run 10k yesterday. My legs were still sore from a Cardio Camp class at the gym this past week but I made itto the finish line without stopping. Running out and back over the Pierce Elevated is not cool with sore legs but I always love running with others. Although it was my slowest 10k race (1:04:07), I still ran a negative split which is always good! Our running/walking group at school is growing and it's great to see! Here's a picture of the Wilder ladies (minus Kim who we got separated from)!


YTD: 83.5

Left: 436.5

Thursday, February 11, 2010


No, I'm not eating any of them. Dang it! I've been a good girl with no sweets or sodas all week. (I've also had some sort of upper respiratory/sinus infection all week. No bueno for sure. I'm super peeved about not being able to run for the past week!) Anyway, I made cookies! These sugar cookies are AMAZING! My mom and I made several batches and ended up making some for my student's Valentine party tomorrow. It took lots of will power not to eat one, or ten, when I was packing them up for the kiddos tonight. :)

Extras for my teacher buddies. You know you wish you were on my team!

Lots of 'boy' cookies...

Not so many 'girl' cookies.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Making the Cut... Sort of

So in my lunchtime boredom (I was at a curriculum writing session and had an hour for lunch in Alvin) I went to Walmart. I found a book by Jillian Michaels, Making the Cut. It's a 30 day program that should have me 'cut' in no time. It's very hardcore and although I may want to go full force with it sometime, now is not it. The timing isn't right and I think it would freak out my mom to say the least. She's worried about me not eating enough and exercising too much as it is. (She's not at my apartment watching me scarf down everything not nailed down.) I'm going to start a modified version this week. I'm planning on cooking from the book but not as often as it advises. I just don't have the time to cook for both lunch and dinner EVERY day. No thanks. The same thing goes for the workouts. I want to keep up with my running which isn't possible on this plan. I'll have to mesh the two together. I think the strength training will be good for me though. I won't start the workouts until I'm over this cold/sinus mess that I've got going on right now. I was so mad that it kept me from running in the awesome weather yesterday. But, not being able to breathe and coughing up goop is not conducive for a run.
Oh, yeah - I'm starting my Lent early. No sweets or soda. I'm giving myself two exceptions: if Nathan and I go somewhere fancy for Valentine's and get dessert AND my brother's birthday. Bring on the sugar and caffine withdrawls.

Monday, February 1, 2010

"Me" Time

I need a little "me" time. Yes, yes, laugh it up. The girl who lives alone and who's boyfriend has been offshore for two months needs some "me" time. Let me clarify my situation for you and you might understand me. . . if you are a runner. It's been two weeks since the half marathon. When I was training for it I ran with Krissy on three of my days (full of gossip and venting- which I needed) and did my long run all by myself. I also enjoyed running alone and being alone with my thoughts. I took a week off basically and have since spent all of my runs with my running buddies or on the treadmill at the gym surrounded more people. All I want right now is a run with sunny weather ALL BY MYSELF. I enjoy running for it's selfishness. I don't need/rely on a team. It's all about me, and even though I love my running buddies and enjoy having a gym to go to when the weather is crappy, I need a good run - all alone. :)
Oh, yeah - I went to the gym to meet a trainer today for a free "yay you are a part of our gym now pay us even more money to train you" session. Anyway, I found out my body fat %. Always interesting, right. I've been working hard at eating well (especially before the half) and obviously running. I'm down to 19%. I was 25% last summer. Sweet. Now, if I can add in strength training to my workouts, I should be all set by swim suit season. :)
I am thinking about giving up sweets again for Lent even though I'm not Catholic. I think is good for me to give something up that I LOVE so much. If I could do it last year I can do it again. Thoughts?