at least my running is a little more consistent than my blogging

We.Are.So.Busy.This.Summer. It’s retarded, really. Weekends and even most week nights are chock full of activities and festivities. It’s all great fun, but makes it really hard to stick to any kind of diet and exercise schedule. So I’m doing my best! My weight has not budged in months, which is a good thing, I guess. At least I am not gaining. But I want to kick these last 15 or 20 pounds, dammit!!

The 1/2 marathon is in slightly over two months and we really have to get cracking. We’re doing okay, but not getting in as many LONG runs as we should be. Really need to start sticking to this beautiful 5-run-per-week schedule that Mark made up… will try (again) next week to actually follow it.

Tonight after work we are running a 9 KM hilly trail with a new running buddy from our softball team. It’s fun AND motivating to have someone new to run with… we ran this trail with him last Saturday and it was a good time AND good workout. Looking forward to that.

And that’s about it for now…

Getting back at it…

Went for another run last night! Only 5 KM – pretty slow for the first half and pretty fast for the second half. Average pace for me seems to be 6:00 min/km (10 KM/hr) so fast is <5:30/km and slow is >6:30/km.

My knee is really bothering me… it’s extremely musical (you should hear the clicking and grinding and cracking – ew) and stiff. Need to get back at those physio exercises.

After another hiatus…

…I am back.

I have a good excuse this time, at least! I won a trip to London! I spent a fabulous, exciting week in the beautiful city with my Mom. Ate delicious foods and drank delicious drinks (Pimms & lemonade… mmmmmmm!) and thankfully, walked enough to burn the extra calories and didn’t gain an ounce!

But now it is time to get down to business. The race is less than three months away and we have a long way to go. Went out for my first run last night after two weeks off and it wasn’t as hard as I expected, but I took it VERY easy. Over the next week, I’m planning to ease back into it and then it is time to start increasing my distances again. 21.2 KM is a lot….