GASPARILLA 1/2 Marathon

WORKOUT Easy 6 miles @ 8:35 on treadmill After watching my sister kill it this morning, I was excited to get in a run of my own. It went the same as usual and I felt my knee around 2 miles. I NEED those good vibes passed my way still, haha! ****** My alarm was set for 4:00AM. 3:30 came around and I was wide awake… as if I was running a race today or something. I ended up using my extra time this morning to prepare pancake batter for breakfast when I got home and an additional cup of coffee […]

Cigar City Brewery and a Surprise Visit

WORKOUT Rest/ Pilates DVD I woke up this morning just feeling like I needed to rest my knee today. It was feeling off. As much as I want to run, I know I need to pay close attention to what my body is telling me. Darn knee. I did whip out a pilates DVD that wasn’t too shabby. Still prefer going to the class though. ****** Last night was our friend Tom’s 30th Birthday! After dinner we headed over to Cigar City Brewery to celebrate with some local brews. I’m not really a beer drinker. I take that back, I’m […]

Fun Run Friday

WORKOUT 4 miles @ 8:00 w/ Marissa on trail Wow. This run was an eye opener. I had 6 miles planned since I was headed out to the trail, but ended up only doing 4 for a couple of reasons. 1- The heat and humidity knocked me on my a**. This is why it is important to run/train both inside and out. 2- While an 8:00 pace is by no means fast, I think it was a bit much for my first run outside considering the weather. It pains me to say that. 8:00 is usually my easy pace, lol. […]

V8 Confusion… or is it just me?

WORKOUT Easy 4 miles @ 8:35 on treadmill Same as yesterday. It’s not much fun to report (or read) about the same ole boring run. Sorry guys! I’ll mix it up tomorrow 😉 ****** The V8 commercial goes a little like this: Lady is eating a lettuce, veggie and meat salad. Guy is eating a taco meat salad in a tortilla bowl. Lady hits guy on head- Could’ve had a V8 Lady is eating a veggie and steak kabob. Guy is eating an all meat kabob. Lady hits guy on head- Could’ve had a V8 Guy says, “you can hit me […]

Back to Basics

WORKOUT Easy 4 miles @ 8:35 on Treadmill Let me tell you, it is getting harder and harder to stay at an “easy” pace during my runs. I REALLY wanted to bump the pace up, feel my stride lengthen and increase my turnover today. I know at this stage of the game that would be stupid, so I’m keeping it slow. I almost made it through 3 miles before I felt my knee. Progress. ****** Getting back into running has been like getting on a bike for the first time since I was a kid (not literally- I ride my […]

Green is Good!

WORKOUT Rest. Pilates at the YMCA. I’ve run 4 straight days since my healing hiatus and I thought today would be a good rest day. I got new hot pink capris for VDay AND my favorite Pilates class was today, so I figured it was the perfect time to rock them!  Class was packed and the instructor, Mary Anne, really killed our abs! I also did a lot of foam rolling. Ahh it hurts so good 🙂 Sorry for the crappy picture and don’t mind Riley’s Nilla Bone at my foot. ****** Green Smoothies are a staple in my diet. They […]

Crock Potting it up!

WORKOUT Easy 4 miles @ 8:35 on Treadmill Never thought I’d be sore from an easy 6 miler, but my quads were a little tight today. Aww who am I kidding? I love being sore! It means my legs are kicking again and ready to put in some work… in due time of course. Today’s run went the same as yesterdays. The first 2m were fine then the knee feeling made an appearance. Ugh. Still no pain though so I can’t complain! ****** Last night I knew I’d be getting home too late to make a full dinner, so I […]

BFF Debut and Let’s go Hornets!

WORKOUT Easy 6m @ 8:30 on Treadmill WOW. This run was even better than the last! The first 2 miles were virtually painless, and by painless I mean it didn’t feel weird at all. The “different” feeling did creep up a bit after that, but nothing like it was on my first run. It’s almost like running is flushing out whatever badness is in my knee. I’m trying not to get my hopes up too high but things sure are looking up 🙂 ****** And on that bright note, drum roll please……. My Best Friend Ashley…… Sunday certainly was a […]

My knee is leaking?!?

WORKOUT Easy 4 miles @ 8:35 on Treadmill Everything felt the same as yesterday… not 100% but still not normal. ****** Last night Todd was talking to his mom and of course she asked how my knee was doing. The last time he talked to her I didn’t have the results from my X-Rays or MRI. As a side note, my MIL is an optometrist (so she obviously went to med school), is super smart and always helps when we need “medical advice ” I found my films and results and had Todd read them to his mom. I have no clue what […]

Spirit of the Marathon News

Workout: Easy 3m @ 8:35 on treadmill This might sound silly, but this run gave me the runners high. I was on cloud nine from start to finish. SO happy to be running again! I just hope my knee lets me stick with it. I could still feel pressure in my knee, but nothing hurt. Ah, so excited! Did anyone see the first Spirit of the Marathon? It was only in theaters for a limited time and Todd and I weren’t able to go, so we bought the DVD 🙂 There is just something about watching other’s passion for running […]

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