Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

I just wrote this entire blog and then accidentally deleted it, so we are going to try it again.

Marathon training began again a couple of weeks ago, I have a new mantra for this season.  "Get comfortable with being uncomfortable"!! I would like to take credit for this inspirational thought, but I actually heard Jillian Michaels say it while doing one of her yoga workouts.  As I type this, I realize that doesn't fit for running but for life in general.   I recently started a new job that I have no experience in and am definitely not "comfortable", but it is fun and exciting to try something new and am enjoying it.

 Enough of that,  let see a few pictures from this weeks runs.
This is from a 25k progression run with Hillary on Sunday morning. It's about 7:15 here,  I don't care what anyone says about Oklahoma, you can not beat the sunrises and sunsets.
8 Miles Monday morning with Brigitte.  It was much too early for a sunrise.
I went crazy on fruit cutting and bagging for our lunches this week.
Apparently,  if you carry you iPhone in your pocket with you while you run or walk it tracks you steps.   During a 25k you take approximately 27,156 steps!!

Getting up super early for a 7 mile tempo run, so I must get ready for bed.   Gotta rest up for " Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable".

I promise I'll stop saying that now!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Back to Blogging

So, I just pulled up my blog to see how long it had been since I posted and it has been almost a year!! A YEAR!! One of my goals for the New Years is to get back to the blog world-- so here we go:)
Nothing much to keep up on- I"ve ran a few marathon's, one ultra, and changed careers-not much at all!  S0.. Let's get to it.

  I started an Advanced Marathon Training this last year- this is my second season, it is super great but also pretty intense.  Two weeks ago I was not in training and ran 12 miles all week, last week was the first week of AMT-- I ran 41 miles!! It is crazy but really fun.

This is mi amiga Hillary and me today on a 14 miles run in 67 degree weather.
I'm not going to lie- I am feeling really sore right now.  14 miles felt really good at the time, but not so great right now.
   Feeling kind of random tonight since I haven't posted in a while. Here's is picture of my big brother and me during Thanksgiving or something at my folks house.  All the kids think we look just alike-- I'm not sure I see it!  Ha

 One more great photo of a super early morning run with my girls-  You can't see Cindy because she is taking the photo( she takes incredible photos), but it is seriously one of my favorites.

All right- going to keep this one short and sweet, just a little practice to get back in the swing of thing and I'll see you all tomorrow!