Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Day, ummm. What day is it?

Right, so it's still June. At least I think it still is.

I think I've kind of missed the ball on the whole Junathon thing - again. Though in my defense I managed to go longer and for more miles than last time. But then I'm petering out instead of being taken out by injury, so... I guess we'll call it a draw then shall we?  I'm not saying I'm really going to bail on the whole thing, just you know gonna scale it back to normal proportions. Or say, any other month that doesn't end in "athon".

So, the plan for the rest of the month? I think I'll for sure do some more yoga cuz that's always fun, in a ridiculously hot, sweaty way. Then I think I'll throw a couple 10ks in just for fun - cuz that too is always fun.

Not to worry, I'm not giving up, I'm just giving into the laziness...

Current Music: Theme from Star Wars (but not because I'm a geek and actually have it in my itunes, but because Family Guy is on and their doing yet another Star Wars episode).

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Day Two

I could have sworn it was supposed to be day three by now...

The good news is that I actually ran today, almost 3 and a half miles. Not too shabby! Though the stitch in my side that lasted over a mile. Is it good or sad that I still did it in my normal time?

Current Music: Feeling Good - Nina Simone

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

A Sad Start

Right, so Juneathon is off to more of a whimper than a bang. I only managed a pitiful walk around the block with the pup. And I figured an equally pitiful blog post is totally appropriate.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Look, it's June!

Right, so... that whole Janathon thing...

I gotta say, it was a great idea. And I really did hit the ground running - well I hit it right after I pulled myself up off the bathroom floor (since starting a running challenge on New Year's day after a very long and alcohol filled New Year's Eve isn't the easiest thing ever). I really was trying super hard (I mean I did run with a big hangover) and then... I dislocated my knee on day 5.

Needless to say, my hopes of a fabulously fit New Year kinda went down the toilet. On the upside, it was just my patella and I was up and around in no time, and back to wogging with in a couple of weeks.

So that brings us to June (I know, it's not like I couldn't blog about other stuff in the mean time, but I was busy and ...well, just scroll down to see all the other lame ass excuses I've used in past when I haven't been blogging). And what makes June so special? Why Juneathon of course!

So Juneathon is the same idea - only better weather and (theoretically) fewer hangovers. We run (or exercise in some way shape or form) every day and then blog about it. All good. Can't wait. Totally stoked for it. Only, I'm totally booked for the week and, oh yeah - I might die on Sunday. Perhaps I'm being overly dramatic, I may not actually die, but I may no longer have use of my feet or legs after Sunday.

See, I'm running my first half marathon on Sunday and I'm just not sure I'm going to make it. On the plus side there will be champagne and chocolate at the finish line and that's a helluva motivator. But really 13.1 miles?! What was I thinking?! I can barely run a 13 minute mile let alone stack up 13 of those in a row. And yet I have friends that do it frequently and swear that I can manage it. And I can totally walk it, there's no shame in walking right?

All right, enough whining. It'll be a cake walk right? 13.1 miles - no big deal. A month of running - easy peasy.  So now I can just stress out about remembering to blog.

Current Music: London Bridges - Fergie

Monday, January 03, 2011

Three in a Row

Really? Snow and hills?! Can I pick 'em or what?

Next time I think to do any "A-Thon" I need to remember not to do it in a city called Canyon Country. For the obvious reasons...

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Sunday, January 02, 2011

I Double Dog Dare Me

Nothing like a good dare to get me to blog a bit! So what if it took a running and blogging challenge to get me doing it, I'm blogging. Though I wonder, do I have to blog every day? 'Cause I'm managing to run every day but not blogging every day. Well I guess it's not that big a concern at this point, given the fact that it's only the 2nd day of January. So here we are on day two, and miraculously I have run both days!

Last January I logged 40.84 miles (both running and walking) so I'm kinda hoping that I can get somewhere around there. But I'm trying not to kid myself since this time last year I wasn't working and all I really had to do was get up take mom to what ever doctors appointment/clinic visit/errand was on the schedule for the day. But still if I can keep it up I'll have another good mileage month.

Anyway, onto to the running. Yesterday was lovely, sunny, warmish and
I got to drag my friend's kid with me. Today was a different story, cold, windy rainy and the wind was forever head on when ever I was going up a hill (which is kinda odd given the fact that
I went up three different hills that were pointing in three different
directions). But the good news about today's run is that I managed to get it out of the way before this happened...

Yeah, it actually SNOWED in LA today. And that's saying something, since the last time it really snowed in LA was 1989. Oddly enough it's actually sticking and staying put for now (which could be a problem since I really need to drive over the Grapevine tomorrow). At this point I'm really hoping that it's gone by tomorrow morning so I can run before I hit the road back up north.

But I guess you'll have to tune back in to find out about that tomorrow :)

Current Music: No tunes, just a House marathon on tv

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Janathon Anyone?

I know I'm supposed to do a post everyday for Janathon, but I'm totally out of time today (and you know, I'm kinda lazy). But know that I dragged my hungover ass out into the So. Cal sunshine and ran/walked/crawled my way through the first workout of the year!

So, consider this the post and I promise to do better tomorrow...

Current Music: Candy Shop - 50 cent

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