Monday, January 23, 2012

Weekly Schedule

We had an awesome weekend! Lots of hanging out and catching up on stuff around the house! I did a good job running, but not so hot eating on Sunday. Sundays are hard for me...I need to figure out a strategy to not be so bad when I'm home all day...

Training schedule for the week...I've decided to move my Sunday runs to Monday. I really want a weekend day's what my week looks like:

Monday: 2.0 miles
Tuesday: 2.0 miles
Wednesday: Cross train
Thursday: 3.0 miles
Friday: Cross train
Saturday: 4.0 miles

We start weekend practices for cheer this weekend, it'll be busy, but at least I know I'll get up and run before I head to practice so I have the rest of my day!

Have a good week!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Accountability is Key

So now that I've told everyone I'm running this dang thing...I really have to do it. I really have to do the training and I really have to show up that day! My friends and family have been ridiculously supportive, even though they initially, and may still, think I'm crazy. I'm enjoying the physical challenge. Okay, that's only half true. I enjoy the physical challenge after I've completed it and lived to tell the tale. During, that's a whole different ballgame (or race) that involves some cursing (sorry, Mom) and lots of pain. After, I feel GREAT!

So, we're focusing on the GREAT right now! In an effort to stay super accountable, and not die a slow, painful death on April 14th, I'm going to write lots on here and post my weekly training schedule. I also have buddied up with the best running partner a girl could ever ask for, Melissa Chesnut, who if you recall, I've done LOTS of running with over the last year. We've been texting each other everyday with our distances and times. It's helped so much! Yay us, girl! She's running the 5K on the day I run the half and then we're going to run a 10K together in May, the same race we both ran the 5K in last year!

Ok, schedule for the week:

Monday: 2.0 miles I missed on Sunday
Tuesday: 2.0 miles
Wednesday: Cross train
Thursday: 2.5 miles
Friday: Cross train
Saturday: 3.0 miles
Sunday: 2.0 miles

Monday through Wednesday done and done, so now it's on to the rest of the week. So far, the distances have been comfortable for me, so I've been pushing to go a little faster...not so good at the fast, but I'm trying.

I have also re-read an awesome book that I got when I trained for a race before.

The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women: Get Off Your Butt and On with Your Training. It's by a lady named Dawn Dais that is HYSTERICAL!!!!! I so recommend it for the practicality of the advice and the extremely entertaining stories! I HIGHLY recommend it!

Alright, off to teach for the rest of the afternoon and then head to practice!


Friday, January 13, 2012

Wedded Bliss...and I've lost my mind...totally unrelated topics!

So, let's start with the wedded bliss part of the title. As you all know, Chris and I got married on a perfect December day! We couldn't have asked for better weather, better plans or better time with our families. It was the perfect day for us and we're so happy to be Mr. and Mrs. Robertson.

If you haven't had a chance to see pictures of the day, you can go to:

These are unedited, so there will be a few rogue extension cords and other things in the photos that won't be there in the finished products! We LOVED our photographers and couldn't be happier with how they captured our day!

The next morning, we left for Mexico! We had a great time just hanging out, laying on the beach and doing absolutely nothing but getting a tan for five days. We stayed at the El Dorado Royale in the Riviera Maya region. It was gorgeous and the staff was awesome. We really enjoyed our stay there.

Now we're home and back to the real world! We're adjusting back to work schedules and having a house to clean and dogs to chase around.

That brings me to the totally losing my mind part. A bunch of teachers that I work with have decided to run the Rock the Parkway half marathon on April 14th . So, like an idiot, I agreed to run with them! We are all training for the big day that's 13 weeks from Saturday! I'm a little concerned about a few of my Saturday long runs...the first, my 10 miler, is supposed to happen when I'm at Lake Tahoe for a wedding. And my second, the 11 miler, I'll be at the Lake for a convention. Those runs might have to be rearranged a little. Other than the few scary mileages at the end of the training time, I'm just taking it one day at a time and enjoying finding muscles that I didn't even know I had, even though I've run quite a bit before, I have NEVER run for speed...this is pushing me to do that, and I'm enjoying it, but it's definitely hurting a little!

Other than that, we're just enjoying the new year! Hope all is well!