Saturday, May 1, 2010

2.01 miles; 32:06 minutes

This week has been a banner week! Chevonne and I power walked/jogged 2 miles today and Ryan and Maestro came along again for a walk at Trashmore. It made for a strong finish to the week for me; 8.42 miles total with some of my best times to date! Whoo hoo!

Friday, April 30, 2010

1.38 miles; 18:09 minutes

I was trying to do 1.5 miles again today but I accidentally hit the wrong button on the running program on my cell and stopped the recording. Drats! Oh well; I got most of it in.

Today I warmed up before I started the time and my mileage is much better. I did the first mile in 12 minutes, 33 seconds. I've been averaging 15 minutes a mile BUT I've been including my warm up in my data. I might not should do dat anymore. Course, if I had done 3 or 4 miles instead of just over 1 I'd likely still average closer to 15 minutes/mile then 12 but, eh, I'll take it.

Right now I'm at 6.41 miles this week and I'll likely do another 1.5 or 2 tomorrow. Doin' good and seeing improvement. Just gotta keep doin' it.

Love.Love.Love to who ever is reading. :O)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

1.52 miles; 21:53 minutes

I have always hated any type of competition. I still do, really. However, I'm liking this being in competition with myself stuff. It's kinda cool. There's no worrying about what anyone else is doing. It's all about bettering myself, pushing my own limits. Even if I don't beat my prior time, I still win cause I'm still the reining champ. Ha Ha. (Nevermind that no one else is in the running. I love it!)

So, you probably guessed it. Today was my best time to date. :) 1.52 miles in 21:53 minutes. That's 14:17 minutes a mile. I've been averaging about 15 minutes a mile. Guess my time is improving some; albeit slowly. If I didn't have the running program on my phone I wouldn't even notice the difference. Ain't technology grand?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Rest Day

Today was a rest day. Most Tuesdays and Thursdays are going to be rest days. No running today; I know my body needs the rest but I'd almost rather run everyday.

In other news, my hair has made it back to that inbetween stage where it's too short to pull back but long enough to be annoying and in the face. It will be a struggle to not cut it again, especially if it begins to look too stupid. I predict an increased use of ball caps. LOL

Monday, April 26, 2010

1.5 miles; 22:23 minutes

This makes two days in a row that I not only ran, but I posted about it! Go me! lol I keep this up and maybe my pace will improve.

Ryan & Maestro went with me to Oak Grove Lake Park today; I ran, they walked. :o)

Oak Grove is a cute little park with a well cared for trail around a lake. It doesn't seem to be very busy and it offers more shade than Mt. Trashmore does. I think I like it, especially for sunny days when I can't make it out early to run. There's not much to it though so it wouldn't be a good one for hiking.

I'm enjoying checking out local parks I've not been to before. Ryan and I started a hiking group and we're also exploring on our own as well. Just looking for fun ways to be more active. And cheap ways to get out of the house!

Next week is York River State Park. I can't wait!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

2.01 miles; 32:09 minutes

I need to tweak my plan to be a tad more accountable so I'm using my blog to track my runs now. I'm still running but I'm not where I want to be in pace or miles per week yet so time to tweak somethin'. Chevonne and I basically power walked Mt. Trashmore this morning. We went 1/4 mile further than we normally do and did it in less time then we ever have before. We rule!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Today's run

It was drizzly and chilly-ish but I FINALLY made it out to Trashmore to walk/jog this afternoon. I made it 2.01 miles in 29:49 minutes. (I love the program on my crackberry that tracks that for me!)

Tomorrow's a big day; I have my first volunteer day with a hospice patient in the morning and then 3 hours to put in at the Cancer Treatment Center and then my sister Bir is in town!!! I can't wait to see her sweet face! *jumping up and down*

With my sister being in town the rest of the week, my running schedule may or may not be shot. Depends on how late I stay up and how well I do getting up early to run. After volunteering tomorrow my schedule is completely free all for her. Life is good.