Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Happy Running Day!

Happy National Running Day!

I started the day with the running group tackling our first GSTs of the season. Sprint repeats is definitely not a bad way to celebrate!

Did you know that National Running Day coincides with Houston Marathon Lottery Signup Day? Well, it does! So you can guess where my credit card info went today. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can toe the line at Marathon #3 come January!

Saturday, June 2, 2012


I keep forgetting to post these pictures!

Hubby and I participated in the MS150 bike ride back in April and the photographers snapped some great photos of me on the bike. Sadly, they missed the part where Hubby and I fist bumped across the finish line :(

Day 1

Day 2
I think I look pretty good on the bike! We loved the experience and have even already signed up for another 2 day race in the fall. Now I just need to get back on the bike - I haven't ridden since the MS150! (But that's all about to change)

Failed already.

I think I jinxed myself yesterday. I was so proud of myself for being 3 (almost 4) days into my running streak and then I failed. I had planned on getting a run in before my social commitments last night, but then work got crazy and I had to rush from the office to the meeting spot just in time to take off. I never got my run in. :( At least now I've learned a very good lesson in getting up early and getting my run out of the way. No more putting it off till the end of the day when I know I have plans. So now I'm back to day 1 of my streak: 10 mile long run with the group. Great morning for a run around Houston!

And I came home to a green smoothie! Ok, so it's not that green, but that's because the mocha protein powder brown color really took over. It was definitely much yummier than yesterdays smoothie with apple. Apple does not belong in smoothies! It does funky things to the texture and makes it all gritty.

I even enjoyed it in my running pint glass (and matching straw!)
Run Streak Day 1, Green Smoothie Streak Day 2

Let's see how long I can keep this up!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Happy Friday!

You'd think that for a 4 day work week that I would have gotten a little slack. Not so much. Between stressful meetings and our server going caput on us, it's been quite a hectic week. Finding time for my runs has been hard, but I've squeezed it in. So far my run streak is holding strong.

Tuesday - 2.25 miles with the dog
Wednesday - 2.1 miles solo (felt like crap, but managed to get out there even after my running buddy bailed on me)
Thursday - 3 miles solo

I've got another 3-4 miles planned for later today and then a 12 mile long run tomorrow morning. I'm starting to get the itch to race again. These long runs are getting up in mileage and I'm not even in training for anything. Maybe what I need is a good summer half marathon...Any suggestions?