Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday ramblings

Today I ran.  well, i ran and walked for 2 miles.  the plan was originally to run/walk the first mile then run all the second mile.  that didnt happen.  but i haven't really "ran" since the half, so i really can't complain.   I got to 1.8 miles and decided that I would run fast the last .2!  i stayed under a 10min/mile pace for those .2 miles. woo hoo! 

I tried a bondi band again today and I just dont think i'm a fan of it.  I had it down farther on my head this time so it didnt slip off. however, bc i had to have it so far down on my forehead i got hot!  :(  i like that the air can hit my forehead with the sweaty bands and cool me off some!  j suggested they be part of my cold weather gear.

starting today i am going to start getting in more miles through running and/or biking and start eating better.  i love biking but it has slipped to the wayside here lately.  i also need to pick back up my swimming which also has fallen to the wayside since the tri.  i coach my former hs team and one of my swimmers had the genius idea that we should have an "alumni" meet and let us old fogeys swim against each other!  It is scheduled for Dec. 11th!!  so i need to get in semi shape so i  dont embarrass myself in front of my current swimmers! also, another reason to really hit it hard this month is that in December my husband and i are going on a cruise to the caribbean!  i'd love to lose weight this month and tone up some more before then!   one of the excursions we have planned is a bike tour of Grand Turk! i can't wait!

j and i are thinking about going down to see his brother and sister in law for new years in tennessee.  we found a 5k race an hour from where they live that is in alabama (j has ran a race in alabama already, i have not).  the race is on new years eve and starts at 11:45pm.  you "run" in the new year!  i think it would be really neat to do this one together with jeremy since running has sort of taken over our free time this past year. 

well, that's about all i've got for now... have a great Monday everyone!


  1. JEALOUS of the new years eve race. I would be all over that. Miss running with you : (

  2. I love the New Years race idea! I now am going to see if I can find one near me. This would be perfect b/c I am not a big fan of the New Years craziness. :)

  3. Jealous of your cruise!!! And that New Year's race sounds like so much fun!! :)

  4. That 5K in January sounds awesome!! I love that idea!! :0) I'm not a Bondi Band fan either! They don't fit me right and look very silly on my head! lol