Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2 Mile Run

Yesterday was a 2 mile run day, it is quite handy that from my work's driveway to the gas station on the corner is exactly one mile. Super helpful when this lady still has no iPod to use her Nike+ awesomeness with :( I must say I don't know how much longer I can handle running without music, some people love it, but it is not for me. My thoughts are just insane, or I start to think, what should I be thinking about on my runs? I focus on my breathing mostly but yesterday the focus was also, when in the hell are you going to get Bella's bedroom finished and get your longie pant orders done???

Ok, ok, back to the run. It was AWESOME, yes even without the music and with my crazy thoughts. It was 49 degrees, can you believe it, 49 degrees in Iowa in January! I was grateful for the glorious day to run in running tights, shorts, dry fit t-shirt, and a long sleeved shirt and it was perfect :)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Today was my first "official" training run for the St. Louis half marathon on April 15th.

Not too bad other than the fact that I had NO MUSIC! My music is what gets me going and keeps me going. But since this lady has lost her engraved iPod Nano (I was HEARTBROKEN when I realized it is truly gone) and washed her iPod Shuffle, I have no music :(

Thankfully I have a hubby who knows how desperately I need my music and my Nike+ software, that software just makes the runs better knowing exactly how far I've run, how fast and the upbeat woman's voice telling me how great I'm doing helps too :)

Today was just a 2 mile run, so I ran 25 minutes. My pace when I first start running is about 10 minute miles, so hopefully I ran a bit over 2 miles today.

It was a FANTASTIC run! It was 30 degrees with 17mph hour winds, that made it feel like 18 degrees. But honestly it wasn't bad at all, very refreshing, even with the only thoughts in my head being about my breathing and wondering how my lungs would feel afterwards ;)