Sunday, December 26, 2010

The year is nearly over!

The year is nearly over and I'm still here! I finished the Indy mini in 2:39 and found the last 3.1 miles really tough! Lots of walking but was so glad to finish!!
I recently moved to San Diego and finding good running weather has been so easy ; )
I have joined an informal running group that meets up twice a week and have made friends with some great people! Really loving running at the moment but finding it difficult to fit everything in: crossfit, running, yoga and spinning! No time left for golf!!
I also ran the Silver Strand half but started having a minor asthma attack at mile 4 and had to sit down for 10 minutes at mile 7! The time was 2:42 which was a surprise but I have no intention of running that course again!! The next one is Carlsbad on the 23rd January then another in Miami on the 30th! That one will be just for fun as it's so soon after Carlsbad! I'll be meeting up with friends in Miami and we'll be staying on the Keys for most of the trip! Looking forward to getting away!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mini Marathon here I come!!

Wow it has been forever since I wrote on my blog and the mini is here already!! I ran 10 miles on the 29th Nov - started cross fit in December and now 5 months later the mini is upon us and it's time to run 13.1 miles.
My stamina has improved no end and I'm feeling good although about nervous about the big day. The most important thing is to enjoy the race and I'm ready to have some fun!!! Wish me luck !!

COUNTDOWN: 5 Days to OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini Marathon

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Feeling the vibe with my Vibram 5s

So I finally received my Vibram 5 Fingers in the post in the new year after a too long wait. I've already worn them to crossfit, walked the dogs in them and been out for two runs and they'e fab!! I thought it would take a while to get used to them but it hasn't taken very long at all! In fact it feels a lot less stressful on my knees running in them especially when I hit uneven ground. SOOOO they look kind of odd but they feel great. I have started to notice my calves are geting a good work out!!! so will need to keep more relaxed but other than that all is great.

Was out with the GODDESSes today running the Monon around Broadripple and it felt good to be out albeit cold. I think in about a month I shall be back in my stride with my new footwear and able to start pushing myself a bit further - I wish I'd started running in these months ago!!!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Day 1 - 2010

Back again having survived 2009 and ready to face 2010 with some vigour - today started very slowly but finished "energetically". As CrossFit has become a new part of my exercise regime I decided that a 'quick' session tonight would be "just the ticket" or maybe just a moment of sheer, unadulterated madness. Let's just say it all started with some new gizmo fondly know as an iPod touch that has useful downloadable software called Apps (applications)! Well today I discovered a CrossFit App that gives you a WOD each day!! Today was a routine from the one of "girls" aka "byatches" - Cindy: complete as many reps of 5 pull ups, 10 push ups and 15 squats in 20 mins!!! Hmmm I managed 15 assisted including stopping part way to check the timer was still working - absolutely killer - and Cindy is one of the kinder ones!!!! There are about 15 old "byatches" and 5 new wannabe "byatches" but I have to say Angie is the queen "byatch". Let's just say I'll be "otherwise engaged" when Chris posts that one as the WOD!! In the mean time if anyone has any spare triceps, biceps, lats or quads going spare I could do with some that work!
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