Friday, November 9, 2012

Whoa...What Happened?!?

Dudes, it's been a while. My life has been crazysauce. And I wish I was kidding. So much has happened, and I'm sorry for not sharing a play-by-play. But most of it is boring. HA.

I've been working a lot trying to get into my new job to get some things going, and I'm feeling good about it (and a tad bit overwhelmed.) There's just so much to do, and it's hard to pick what is more important. AND Asher had surgery...she's doing well, too. So needless to say, my life has been turned upside down and inside out.

The good news?

I'm still running. I haven't lost focus on training. Just because I haven't posted in a while doesn't mean I've given up. This girl has been gettin' it. Long runs, speed work, hills, tempo runs. You name it, I've been running it.

After tomorrow, I enter into a blissful period called the taper. But more on that later. I have to show you some keep milestones....Well really just one key milestone.
Last Saturday, I ran 10 miles in two hours. Two major running milestones. It was my first double digit distance, and the first time I've ever ran for a two-hour time period. And let me just say...10 miles in 2 hours is no joke.

Here are my stats from my last long run:
Distance: 10 miles
Time: 2:06:16
Best Pace: 10:10
Average Pace: 12:37
Calories: 1101

I ate like a horse to two days after this run. And the sad part is I was hungry at mile 8.5. Long runs like this turn me into a ravenous wolf. And I don't suspect tomorrow's long run will be any different. 11 miles here I come.

I did a short bout of speed work on the treadmill Wednesday night, and then I ran a nice 5-miler last night. And no, I didn't run by myself in the dark. Remember the last time I tried to do that...Not cool. Never again. I was, and still am, serious.
Here are my stats from last night:
Distance: 5 miles
Time: 59:26
Best Pace: 10:01
Average Pace: 11:53
Calories: 590

It was an amazing night to run. Something about running in a long sleeve shirt and shorts is my favorite thing ever. And I was happy to see an 11:53 average pace and a 5 mile run under an hour. It reminds me of my running self from last winter...except I was a little bit faster.

I got my St. Jude's Hero singlet in the mail the other day.
It's my first piece of Brooks clothing, and I love it.

And in case you want to know, I found out my bib number for St. Jude's half marathon is 5060. So if you want to follow my progress on Race Day, you can sign up for texts based on my bib number. Don't ask me how to do that because I have no idea how to tell you do that. I just know you can do that. You can also look up other runners in the race to find their bib numbers, in case you want to follow them, too.

As of tomorrow, it's three Saturdays from Race Day. I'm so excited and can't wait to run my first half marathon. I hope you choose to follow along that day because I have a good feeling about it. It's going to be a big important day.

To my peeps running The Color Run in Little Rock, GOOD LUCK. Have too much fun. I'm totally jealous you get to run 3.1 miles and I have to run 11 miles. Wanna trade? HA. Just kidding...kinda. Take lots of pictures because The Color Run should be documented as the most fun run ever.


  1. So glad I didn't push myself to do the color run. As I'm not a runner, it wouldn't have boded well. However, I wish I was there to throw colors at people.

  2. I'm pretty bummed I didn't run the Color Run. Everyone I know had a great time! Next year it will happen!

  3. Congrats on your double digit! Happy Thanksgiving:) I’ve a great giveaway going on now. Come link up:)