Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Week One Training

Here is a synopsis of week 1 of training
The week started off fantastic with a intense yoga session to stretch me out for the week ahead.  Tuesday morning I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to run 3 miles.  At this time of the morning or I call it night (because it's pitch black outside) I am still half asleep even though I had just woken up at 2 a.m. to feed Olive. Running half asleep is never a good idea because you aren't paying attention to your feet moving and might end up like I did kissing the concrete where my feet should have been running!  I stood up with a growl of "that hurt" and finished in 28 minutes. I woke up every morning before 6 a.m. to run before the sun came up and every day presented either a hill challenge or head games I had to play with myself  just to finish running, like my 4 mile run on Sunday. 
I had to take two days off because the torn ligament in my left ankle was screaming at me but that ended up being a wise decision so that I could do my long run on Sunday. 
These days I am LOVING my Born Fit running skirt.
It has this amazing pocket on the shorts that holds my car key and my phone and I can't even feel it!
Even though it does have shorts underneath, my legs still rub against each other, so I need an extra pair of biking shorts to nip that chaffing before it starts. 
13 miles down for this week and not feeling energized at all BUT every week I will get stronger/perform better and look better.

Side Note: I went down a size after running this week! I'd rather be a 14 than a 16 any day and say good bye baby belly!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Half Marathon

Wine Sponsor for Zoom Women's 10k/Half  (July 17) This weekend I worked a half marathon called Zooma Women's Half Marathon. The wine that I represent, sponsored the event.  After seeing hundreds of women of all ages successfully completing the race, I was inspired to get motivated and train once again for a running event.  Since 2002 I've done 5k and 10k races but the last time that I ran anything over 6 miles was in 2003 when I competed in an Iron man.  Now 32 and since then popped out a couple of kids,I know my training may be a little different for me but this will be so good for me.
Today I started my training with a morning session of yoga to get my muscles stretched for the week ahead.
Over the next 11 weeks I will add a mile each week to eventually complete 13.1 miles in the Denver Rock n Roll Half on October 9th.
I'll be following a training guide to get me to my running goals and I've posted it below "just in case" any of you would like to train with me!
I welcome all cheerleaders for motivation as I stretch myself mentally and physically.
Also, I met two incredible women at this race who not only are accomplished runners but mother's and they wrote a hysterical book that I picked up called "Run Like A Mother", if you're a mom you've got to pick this up.  I LOVE raw honesty and these women have it going on. Check them out at runlikeamother.com.
 Training schedule below: