Thursday, January 17, 2013

No Excessive Amount of Begging or Pleading Will Save You

Yesterday's Run

2.05 Miles Quick Pace - Tredmill

Today's Run

Just scheduled for 2 again on the training plan but might go further if I hear distance calling...

This is what me preping for a run looks like.

1.) Hold inhaler between thumb and forefinger. 2.) Insert into mouth. 3.) Suck in the sweet nectar of the asthmatic life.
Now you are ready to beat this run into submission!

Had a Gosh Damn IT! moment yesterday during my run. I think I am getting close to chucking out my shoes as a bad fit and moving on to something else. This ticks me off. Majorly.

I have never bought a pair of running shoes that cost me $100 before. EVER. I am way to poor to be doing crap like that. I have been running, up until Christmas, in a 3 year old pair of New Balance shoes that I purchased at Ross for like $40.  Agast as you may be right now, they worked fantastically! I was never sore, my form felt pretty good, and I never felt focused on how weird my feet felt when I ran.

Well now that is definitely NOT the case. I waited 6 frickin months to get a fancy high dollar pair of bad ass running shoes and now all I want to do is switch back to my old NBs and throw these into a deep dark abyss where I never have to look at them again. Damn it. I keep having pain on the inside of my right ankle, tweaking in my knees, and a weird feeling in my toes every time I my foot falls.  All of which have never been a problem until now.

I have decided, because I just can't justify not using a pair of shoes that I waiting so long and paid so much for, that I will give them 10 more miles before they become a really nice pair of walking shoes.

"Please NO!! We'll do better!"

I don't blame Mizuno at all. I just, unfortunately, got a bad fit for my running style/form/whatever. Maybe the running gods will smile down upon me and my shoes will magically start working for me in the next 10miles. Otherwise it's sayonara jerkfaces and no excessive amount of begging or pleading will save you from your one way ticket to garbage town.

How long does it usually take you to feel "right" in a new pair of running shoes?? I need insights!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Yesterday's Projected Workout

TMT Cardio/Abs

Yesterday's Actual Workout

Yard maintenance while fending off my three lovey dogs. (Believe me it was a workout!)

Today's Workout

Run 3 miles easy pace - Tredmill
(If I'm feeling good though and am good on time I might go for more. Just have to feel it out.)

Well, this morning the Mister and I were enjoying the spooning a hair too much because we got up WAY later that we normaly do to get ready for work.  Well I guess I am the only one who gets ready for work.  He starts our vehicles, makes a cup of coffee, dresses and leaves. I on the other hand take a lot more work to look even remotely presentable to the public.

This morning though I didn't even have time to wash my hair let alone have any coffee. So I did what any working girl with skank nasty hair would do in a time crunch. Sockbun!!

BAM! Buntastic.

Impressive. I know. Looks like I'm smuggling in a bagel under that mess. Anyway.....

Lunch for yesterday was delicious, relatively healthy, and super southern.  If you were thinking fried chicken... please .... if you are considering that relatively healthy, you are kidding yourself! No I was talkin about GREENS!

Bowl of green with a side of grilled cheeseiness.
 It was heavenly. So heavenly that here is a picture of the greens all by their beautiful and delectible selves.


Raise your hands if you like you some greens!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Running for Stir Fry

Yesterday's Run:

3.05 Miles Easy Pace

Today's Workouts:

TMT Cardio/Abs 30 Minutes

Well yesterday's run went great. FINALY! My runs have been ablsolute crap for the past two weeks. So after all my reevaluating yesterday I got on the tredmill with a crazy determination to enjoy my run, and I friggin did!

What my hair looks like after a shirt change...fugly.

Much better. Ready for tredmill domination in my sexy sweat pants.

When I finished my run it was already 6:15pm so I mad a mad dash, sweaty as all get out, to the grocery store for some stir fry essentials before I made the 30 mile trek to our house in the sticks.

I came home and received a swift slap in the face from the amount of dishes I had left myself over the last two days. So I quickly washed a metic butt ton of dirty dishes before I got dinner going. (We don't have a dishwasher, because our house was build in the dark ages, so all dishes get hand scrubbed.)

My full to the max dish drainer. Geesh.

Finaly, I was able to throw together some righteous stir fry for me and the mister. We scarfed it down in record time and it's already 8:15pm. I hate eating that late but when I have to run after work, add in the 30 minute commute home, that is just what has to happen sometimes.

Chicken Stir Fry. Fan-freakin-tastic if I do say so myself.

Me and the Mister were way to hungry for me to take the time to change out of my running biz. Oh well, who doesn't appreciate a good pair of sexy cookin' sweats??

Anyone else appreciate a sexy sweat pant?

What is your favorite stir fry combo?

Thinking about trying a pair of Brooks next ... Yay or Ney??

Monday, January 14, 2013

Brought to You by the Letter T ...

Anyone who has kids or ever was one should get the title reference of today's post.  So without further ado here is what is happening in life as brought to you by the letter T.

In a word... Sucking.... I did not keep to my half marathon training plan at all last week. No long run period and only two of the shorter runs. So now I have to accept the fact that regardless of the any excuses I make I am basically a week behind.

Silverlining, It has made me super motivated to really hit it hard from now on to make sure that I don't hate every second of my first Half.  So my projected 4 miles for today will happen with no excuses!

Taking Inventory
Due to the lame-o week I had last week I had to really take inventory of my dedication to this Half. I had to decide if I was going to make it a priority or keep making lame excuses not to have to run every other day.

I. Am. Dedicated. I have decided that even if I have to get up at 4:30 in the morning to run before work, I will.  If I have to be a lamesauce wife a couple days a week and make the Mister fend for himself for dinner, I will. And if I have to hate every-single-minute of a run from time to time and complete it anyway, I will.
I want to do this and I want to do it right. So now it is up to me to make it happen.

Task Oriented 
To get this dedication to stick, I have decided to be more task oriented.  I will just look at the training one day at a time. I think the whole, fixating-on-actually-having-to-run-13-miles-in-one-go thing is really screwing with me (in a makes me want to wet myself kind of way).  

So no more looking ahead.  I will just dominate one run at a time until the day is here and then own that Half on race day.

I can tell that I am going to start having some major boob issues the longer the runs get.  I could definitely use some advice from any seasoned runners who have figured out how to tame their business in the front. So if you have found the Bra to End all Bra Shopping please let me know. The ladies would really appreciate some extra support!

Tah Tah!

Any suggestions on taming the Ta Ta's ??

Did you follow a strict training plan for your first half or just wing it?

Anyone else in love with Belvita Bars??!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

!!! My First Half !!!

Good Mornin' Ladies!

I have some exciting news to share with you all. I am going to be running my first Half Marathon in April! Holy Crap right?! I think I might throw up I'm so excited! It is the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon.

My brother convinced me that running a Half would be "awesome!" That's about all it takes with me.  Tell me something is going to be awesome and consider my ass on the band wagon and bitching when its less awesome than promised!

I am actually getting super stoked about the whole thing.  I will be running it with my brother's main squeeze Darc whom I love muchly and her sister Misty who is super funtastic as well! Brother is going to run the full because he is a badass and eats Marathons for breakfast. I wouldn't be surprised if he wrestles bears and takes out the garbage in his spare time..... show off.


Bub made us all training plans, because that's what personal trainers do, and I am on my way to 13.1 miles!
If you want a copy of the training plan just email me at and I will email you a copy.  I have two different versions. 1.) the original, which is a 23 week plan (that is how many weeks we had till the race when he made it) 2.) a 16 week version of the same plan.
Let me know if you're interested.

I will let you know how training is going along the way.
I am hoping to get in a 10k along the way as a training run just so that I can get the feel for a race since I haven't been in one since high school...yikes.

Is anyone else about to do there first Half this year???

What training plan, if any, did you follow for your first Half?

Wow...What a hiatus.

So......a 3 month hiatus... yah that happened.
Why you might ask?
I will tell you why..

On October 8th my son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes after his blood sugar spiked to over 740.  He was Medi Flighted from his mom's in Oklahoma to OU Med in OKC.
She called Hubs and I, he was at work and I was at home, and we were out of town in under 40 minutes.  This is impressive since we were 30 minutes apart.  Complete panic for your child can make you move incredibly fast.
The drive from our house to OKC was the longest drive I think I will ever make in my life.
When we got there he was talking out of his head due to his exponentially high blood sugar.  They had to bring it down very slowly so it took a full day before he was coherent.
He was in the hospital for 5 days.
And let me tell you, I have never seen a kid be more brave. Bud was poked, proded, given shots and woke up every 2-4 hours for days and hardly complained at all.
He now knows just about everything there is to know about his diabetes and isn't one bit ashamed of being different.
The second weekend he was at our house I asked him if he thought he would like to give himself a shot. I told him "if you aren't ready that's ok, but I really think you can do this." He thought for maybe 30 seconds and said "Ok, I'll do it."
So, three weeks out of the hospital and he is giving himself insulin shots.....with me hovering over his shoulder :)
Now he gives himself nearly all of his shots (at least 4 each day) and hardly ever complaining about any of it.
I don't know if you would have guessed from all of that but he is only 7 years old. Like I said, never seen a kid be more brave. He's my inspiration no doubt.
I would also like to give a huge shout out to the staff or nurses, doctors, diabetes educators and endocrinologists at OU Med Children's Hospital.  We could not have been more blessed.  We left that hospital knowing everything there was to know about Bud's Diabetes and were completely confident that there would be no surprises because we had be thoroughly educated on everything we needed to know to keep him safe and healthy. THANK YOU!!

So, that ladies, is why I have been out of pocket for a while.  I needed to switch my focus for a while.

If any of you have a child with Type 1 Diabetes and have any questions, need advice, have advice to give, or would just like to share your story please add a comment, message me, or email me.\

I will be posting again this morning to tell you guys about a HUGE race that I will be doing for the first time!! Check back later this morning for the deets!