Month: March 2013

Easter Throwback

WORKOUT 20 miles @ 7:53 pace on trail I was happy with this run. Considering the 60 degree start and super sunny skies, I can’t complain about my pace. My knee felt surprisingly fine, but my quads were sore about half way through. I’ll do a more in depth recap later, today is about Easter 🙂 ****** I hope everyone had a HAPPY EASTER! It has been a busy day for us, as I’m sure it has for a lot of you 🙂 I’ll recap my long run and Easter Festivities this week, but for now I’ll keep it light […]

Sweet Dreams and Number Problems

WORKOUT 6 miles @ 8:28 pace on treadmill/ weights This was the lamest treadmill run to date. I felt like I needed to crack my back the entire time and every freakin channel was full of commercials (we don’t have a DVR on this TV.) I was more than happy for this run to end, which isn’t typical of me. I felt my knee at the end, but it was fine during the run. I feel like I’ve been slacking on the weights lately but I did a quick bi/tri/back/abs workout at home. ****** Boy did I sleep in this […]

Butternut Squash-alicious!

WORKOUT 8 miles @ 8:14 pace on trail The weather is just too nice to pass up an outside run! What made this run even better was turning a corner and seeing my parents walking the dog… on a FRIDAY. Totally unexpected! I forgot that it was a teacher planning day and they had it off. It was such a great surprise! I stopped taking ibuprofen (I was taking 2 a day) and I think it has made a difference. My knee is definitely more sore than it was last week. It doesn’t hurt, but it makes itself known at […]

Doritos Locos Tacos

WORKOUT 6 miles @ 8:24 pace on treadmill I guess my plan to run slower outside and faster on the treadmill was a failure, haha. I wanted to keep my run today on the easier side, as I’m going to take advantage of the cooler weather while it lasts and run outside again tomorrow. I know I said I was going to keep it to 2 days outside, but the heat and humidity are going to rise soon and the 50-60 degree temps are calling my name! I could feel my knee a bit in the beginning and then again […]

Burrrr!

WORKOUT 8 miles @ 7:57 pace on trail My run went great! I think I even got a bit of a farmers tan from the cloudless, sunny skies! I only checked my watch once at my turn around point. I was very happy to have run under an 8 min mile without checking my watch because this means that’s my “comfortable pace” again. Yay! ****** Can we please talk about the crazy weather we are having here in Florida?! I’m not quite sure if it’s the end of March or January. It was in the 80’s with high humidity like 3 […]

Pro-Tec to the Rescue!

WORKOUT Easy 6 miles @ 8:00 pace on treadmill/ Pilates The weather outside is ALMOST perfect for running- low humidity, temperatures in the low 60’s. The crazy wind, however, is not my cup of tea! I was tempted to run outside today, but decided it’s best to stick with my 2 days outside, 4-5 days on the tready to keep my knee from hating me. Not sure if this is actually helping, but it can’t be hurting so I’ll keep at it. My treadmill run today went pretty good. The knee is less sore than it was yesterday. Pilates was […]

Nutmeg and Celery ???’s

WORKOUT 6 miles @ 8:05 pace on treadmill I think my knee is having DOKS- Delayed Onset Knee Soreness, haha. It was more sore today than yesterday (the day after my 18 miler). I decided to still run, as it didn’t hurt, I jut felt it more than normal. Fingers crossed the soreness dwindles by tomorrow 🙂 ****** I have a few questions for all you foodies out there… Question #1: Does nutmeg go rancid/bad? I bought some nutmeg about a month ago and there were 4 little nuggets in the bag. I cook with and put nutmeg in my […]

# 7570

WORKOUT Rest/ Gym- weights My knee was a little sore this morning. To be expected, nothing to be worried about. Surprisingly though, my muscles aren’t really sore. I went to the gym to pump some iron. OK, not really, but I did get sweaty! ****** SO glad I ran Saturday! I woke up this morning at 7AM (this is sleeping in for me, haha) and the temp was already 73 degrees with 92 % humidity. Speaking of yesterday… Look at what came in the mail! This was the perfect ending to my day yesterday. Great 18 miler, followed by yummy […]

Bagel, 18 miles, SUSHI!

WORKOUT 18 miles @ 7:52 pace on trail 68 degrees, 95% humidity. Enough said. Recap below. ****** After watching the weather on the news last night, Todd and I decided it would be smart to switch our long runs to today. The low was lower (64 vs 69) and there was less chance of rain (30% vs 50%). Since the temps and humidity are arisin’ I decided to head out before the sun rose. I set my alarm super early so I could wake up with enough time to make my usual pre-race meal… the bagel. Of course I could just […]

My Running Log

WORKOUT 4 miles @ 8:04 on treadmill/ Weights at home I know I was going to take the day off after runs outside, but I just had the urge to run today! I wasn’t any more sore than normal, so I went with my gut and ran 🙂 I lifted at home, doing a combo of biceps, triceps, back and ab exercises. ****** I touched on the topic of my running log in Wednesday’s post and I’m sure you are just DYING to know more! It is actually a really useful and informative log. You saw a screen shot of […]

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