“The Miracle isn’t that I Finished, The Miracle is that I had the Courage to Start”

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Someone who is...

Busier then you is Running right now!

Did you know this was a NIKE advertisment from a few years ago? I didn't... But I sure do Love it!  Makes me want to drop everything and head out the door.

I personally do not wear NIKE shoes, they fit my feet weird, maybe its because I have Barney Rubble fat feet.  I think the NIKE+ is pretty cool, Mr. Incredible has one, but I will stick with my Garmin.  And NIKE clothes really run kind of small for my comfort level and I will not size up... Don't Judge.  Come to think of it I don't think I own anything running from NIKE... Oh wait, My favorite hat to run in is NIKE! 

Although I could not be a running advertisment for NIKE, I do think they have Awesome Quotes to keep us runners motivated and inspired.

Do you run in NIKE?

If you are going to Run, Run Half Crazy!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Who has the Blues

I have been avoiding blogging and feeling a bit BLAH! I know I have a touch of the BLUES!  Lately, I have been feeling heavy, literally I mean FAT and unmotivated.  It has been 2 weeks since I was put in the dreaded boot for a torn tendon, and 9 weeks total since the doc said you need to take time off.  I am not enjoying the REST as much as I probably should.  I have a lot of Running on my mind. 

Today I Swam for 30 minutes.  It did feel great to be in the pool, especially since we have been having a Heat Wave and even the mornings are pretty miserable.  But I just don’t get the same rush I do from Running or Spinning.  I am the girl that sweats buckets and then heads to the grocery store.  I know gross!  But I love that feeling.  Don’t get me wrong I do like to swim. Just don’t feel like I get the same workout.  I keep telling myself This is good for me, I need to work on my Cross Training.  And hey maybe a Triathalon is in my future…

I feel so out of the Loop and and disconnected.  I keep missing things.  I miss playing golf with the girls on Tuesday evenings.  I miss all the great conversations and laughter during a long run with JL.  I miss training for the 3 races I have at the end of the year. I miss my i-pod and my garmin. I miss all the food I could eat because I RUN!  I just don’t even feel like a runner anymore.

 And yes I will take some cheese with my whine!

The one thing that is keeping me sane, is reading all your blogs! Even though I have not been posting, I have been reading.  You all are amazing and so inspirational.  Congrats to all the R&R Runners, and anyone that was able to just get out and run.  Bravo!!!    Next time could you strap a camera to your head or body so I can virtually run with you?  I promise to be good company... Now that would be so cool!

If you are going to Run, Run Half Crazy!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

3 things

1.      I am  Sorry I have been MIA from the Blogging World.  My big girl job that helps pay for all the races I want to run  for the bills around the house has taken over my life. Job security I guess.  I have a lot of reading to catch up on.  But I promise I will catch up!  And leave you some witty comment.  Please forgive me…

2.    Remember when I wrote that I was able to start running again?  Well on my second run my foot started hurting again.  Headed back to the Doc.  Had an MRI on Tuesday.  Back to Doc yesterday…. Torn Tendon in foot.  L  I am now in a cast and on crutches for the next 3 weeks.  But don’t feel sorry for me, I have already cried enough for all of us.  I am going to put a smile on my face and keep a good attitude, I hear that helps the healing process.  And there is a bonus, I know who would of thought… Killer Arms! 

3.    Running, walking, anything you do on 2 legs is out.  Swimming is in. I will be in the pool a lot over the next 3 weeks.  I can also keep up with my strength training and ab workouts. But, I am in need of some advice as to what to do in the pool, so I don’t get bored.  I usually just swim laps.

What workouts do you do in the Pool?

If you are going to Run, Run Half Crazy!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Day Without....

Please fill in the blank

A Day Without Running is                       .

If you are going to Run, Run Half Crazy!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday Motivation #10

Top of the Morning or Afternoon to all you fantastic Runner’s.  I had a Wonderful Weekend! 

I was able to get several closets cleaned out, mainly because Mr. Incredible was on a father/son trip to Vegas.  Love to clean and purge. 

I ran my second run on Sunday… Woo Hoo for me!  I ran for 25 minutes for a total of 2.5 miles.  Remember I am starting out slow and easy folks.  I did the 4:1 method and it seems to be working so far.  I warmed up with a 1 mile walk and good stretching before I started running.  And, ended with a .5 cool down walk and of course more stretching.   And to liven things up I did 5 push-ups and 25 squats.

I cannot tell you how great it feels to run again.  Oh, yes I can because you so get it.  Just after a couple of runs I feel myself coming back.  Stress and tension are disappearing.  And I am not ashamed to say that I am Happier when I run!

Motivation Monday

When I finish a run, every part of me is smiling.  
Jeff Galloway

I like running because it's a challenge.  If you run hard, there's the pain - and you've got to work your way through the pain.  You know, lately it seems all you hear is? Don't overdo it' and? Don't push yourself.' Well, I think that's a lot of bull.  If you push the human body, it will respond."
          - Bob Clarke, Philadelphia Flyers general manager, NHL Hall of Fame.

Are you happier when you Run?
If your going to run, Run Half Crazy

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Three Things

1.       I ran 20 minutes yesterday for the first time in 6 weeks.  It felt FANTASTIC.   And my foot seemed to hold up pretty good.  I walked for 1 mile then stretched and then headed out running.  I am taking it really easy and slow so I opted to run 4 minutes and walk 1 minute.  I am so glad that the run felt great, I knew it would.  Man how I have missed running.  And it is good to be back.  I have a long way to go but I am up for the Challenge.

2.     Mr. Incredible left today to meet our Firstborn, who turned 21, in Las Vegas.  What a great father/son trip.  He will be home Sunday.  HMMM what is a girl to do!  Well I think a GNO is definitely in order.   I also plan on finishing the book I started reading, Born to Run, while he is gone. 

Have you read Born to Run?

3.     I have entered a 90 day Weight Loss Challenge.  If you have been reading my blog you know I have huge issues with accountability.  I entered the Challenge to hold myself accountable.  Mr. Incredible entered the Challenge also, so I think we are on the right track. I have tried every diet out there from WW, Adkins, and South Beach to popping pills to control my appetite.  This Challenge I read about from a fellow blogger, GISrunner.  She has had great success, and I am up for the Challenge to drop these 20 pounds that won’t seem to budge.  I will keep you all posted.

What helps you stick to a diet program?

If your going to Run, Run Half Crazy!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

National Running Day!

Today is the day that we all must run, like it or not!

Why you Ask??  Well Duh it's

National Running Day!

I will be hitting the pavement today after a 6 week break due to injury.  I have mixed emotions but know that I will be feeling awesome when I am done. 

I am starting from scratch,  I had really good intentions of cross training through this injury but it did not happen.  What can I say  I love to RUN!   And a little bit of feeling sorry for myself.  I have 3 half marathons planned, starting in September and ending in December. Training has officially started.  Slow and Steady!

I am going to leave you with a little bit of Why I Run:

I RUN...for the love of it, for sanity, for ice cream, to keep up with my kids, to be fast, for my health, to eat, to hurt, to find myself, to be happy, to be fit, to look darn good in my jeans, for wine, to stay young, because I can, for chocolate, to be outdoors, to sweat, for inspiration, so my butt does not grow, to rant, to get places, to feel the wind on my face, to feel skinny, to be a role model, to appreciate life...FOR MYSELF!

Why Do you Run?

If your going to Run, Run Half Crazy?