Saturday, May 30, 2009

Running ... feeling better

Race for Red
Well I am feeling a little better about the running thing this week. My race today was much better than last weeks. I did shave off a few minutes and had a much better run over all. It was a fun race (good job cardiac unit of UVRMC) and lots of fun to be doing it with a group of friends. I would still like to improve my time but am just going to accept that it is going to be a slow process. What's that word again ... patience?

Big thumbs up to Peter and Jennie who had a great run. They just keep getting faster and faster! I am very impressed.
This was a great race for a great cause. I will definitely do it again next year. So should you! Thanks to everyone who posted, emailed, or offered advice after my last post. It obviously helped!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Running ... it's a love/hate thing!

Right around the time I ran my first 5K I found myself ... well lets just say, with some unexpected "free time". (most of you know what I am talking about). Even though I am not a natural runner and don't particularly love running, I decided to keep it up. I like pushing myself and enjoy a challenge .. and that running is to me! Plus I needed something productive to fill in that free time. I have been pretty diligent in my training. But progress is slow! Unlike swimming ... for me, within a couple weeks of getting in the pool I see great progress. Not so with running. I ran my second 5K yesterday and my time was almost exactly the same as my first one. After 2 more months of running I am not showing any signs of progress. That is so frustrating (and kinda embarrassing)! I shouldn't say that I am not progressing at all ... my distance is progressing (I did run 5 miles last Saturday) I am just talking about speed. On the flip side ... I do enjoy the outlet that running is. There is something about putting on your headphones and hitting the pavement. Just you and your thoughts. Ok, and I do like that my legs are toning up. I will admit that it is more the hate part of it that is keeping me going. Oh I WILL get better at this whole running thing .. I will run a 5K faster and might even do a 10K! Take that running gods!
Any advise you runners might have, I would love to hear it. I have another 5K next Saturday and I am pretty much dreading it. Lets hope for a better time! Please!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The best line from the Bachelorette ...
"I don't know, maybe she just doesn't like AWESOME guys!"
ha, so funny!
yes I am admitting that I watched the bachelorette!

Monday, May 18, 2009

I need a new hobby ...

Look what I just got! I am so excited.
Felt Road Bike

Friday, May 15, 2009

Remember when I had really short hair!
fall 2006/spring 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

America's Next Top Model?

I don't think so!!!
My sister, Cass, is taking a camera class to learn how to use her fancy new camera. I just happen to be walking by the other day when she was outside doing her 'homework' assignment. So she started taking pictures of me. "Just look natural" she said. When she sent me these pictures I laughed my guts out! (I obviously have no pride posting these pictures on my blog) I guess my next career is not going to be a model! My "looking natural" sorta looks like I am trying not laugh (which most the time I am) or like I am angry or like I am about to throw up! (very attractive!) I have a new admiration for models and am very aware that I am not meant to be one!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Race For Red 5K

Come on everyone ... let's go run for a good cause and for a healthy heart!