Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
I think I will call my short runs, my dog run. It is when I make sure I take Max out on his run. Now he is a high energy fast runner and could certainly do more than 4K but I am a big chicken about running in the bush with all the bear and cougars we have around here so 2K in and back is about all I can handle. So I do it for him, he loves it, my dog run. Now I had planned on doing my dog runs on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays with my 8K runs on the street on Tuesday and Thursday and my long (working towards 20K) run on Sunday. Well this week I did my long run on Monday and I was so happy that
I had and excuse, I mean couldn't go for a run as I had to take Jaimee to Parksville. The day after my long run I have quite stiff legs so I think I am going to have to knock out one run during the week too. So I think my schedule will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday dog runs, Thursday 8K and Sunday 20K. Monday and Saturday will be my rest days.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Haven't done a lot of running this week, the two times I tried I wasn't feeling well so I took a couple of days off. Today I did my short run through the bush so I could take Max and it was a great run. Feeling good, knees not sore and I increased my speed a titch. All in all a good one!
Monday, July 25, 2011
Today is Monday, which means taking Max for a short run to the creek (about a 4K run). He likes it so I try to do it a few times a week. I think though, that I may have a touch of the flu or something because like yesterday it is just not going well. Feeling kinda clammy and not well while running. Perhaps I'll take it easy today and take tomorrow off.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
So I have more time on my hands now that it is summer and I am forgetting to do all of my blogging! Go figure. Last week I ran on Monday with the dog and on Thursday I did and 8K. Today I was going to do my 16K but it just wasn't working for me, sore knees and all so I cut it short and came home. I did 9K so not too bad.
Monday, July 11, 2011
I did a great long run (16K) on Saturday and it felt great. I was sore though on Sunday and a little better today. Tonight we had a cool night so I decided to do a short (5K) run, and it was tough. My legs were still tired/sore from Saturday. Oh well at least I ran.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Finally able to fit in a run albeit a short one. I wanted to run about 8K today and took the dog with me. I just wasn't able to do it, too hard running with him on a leash now that it is warm out so I cut it short and did 5 instead. I will try and do a short 4K run through the bushes Monday, Wednesday and Fridays so I can take him. Then on Tuesday and Thursdays I will try and do a 10K when I can and Sundays in July I will go for 17K, August 19K and September 21K all to get ready for the half marathon in October. Saturday will be my 'lazy' day.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Last weekend while camping I ran 13K to our track meet and the next day I biked it. Not much time for running during this past week, not even with the Running Club at school. Yesterday I ran about 4K with the dog and today I did just over 15K.. This long run was good. I don't get winded, I could keep on going, except that my legs start to get tight and tired. Working my way up to 21K in October.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
I had absolutely no motivation to run today, so much to do, so little time and so little sunshine. But I went out and it ended up being a 9K run so I am happy about that. I have gone on a couple of short runs during the week but if I want to do a half marathon, I better get out on more long ones.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
I ventured out on a run today, hoping to do another long one as it was such a beautiful day and no wind! I was in shorts even. However my legs were kind of crampy and tight so I only went 8K, instead of the 10 or 12 I was going to try to do. That is ok with me though, it was a good run.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
The weather cooperated today, it was sunny (but cool for this time of year) and no rain. I didn't have the dog so I went on a longer run. I ran just over 9K and it felt good. I have a 10K race coming up in a couple of weeks so still trying to be good and ready for that.
Monday, April 11, 2011
I ran. That is about all I can say. Warmer weather finally (yay) but the dog kept wanting to stop and drink out of the puddles (boo). Quite windy (boo) and the dog tripped me 2 times - should have just stayed home! Rain called for the rest of the week though so I am glad I went.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
I wait for the clouds, wind and sprinkles of rain before I decide to head out for my run! Well I was tied up for the better part of the day but I should have gone out an hour earlier. However, a short run is better than no run at all. And I did a faster pace than I usually do so I am happy about that.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Not the best time for me to run, after a long day (week actually) at work but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. It was sunny (I ran in shorts, yay!) but still a little cool so I had to go. It was kind of windy, either that or I have finally increased my speed, ;) so not the best run but I'm glad I went.
Friday, March 25, 2011
When ever I do on a shorter run I try to run it faster. I keep thinking I am going faster and feel good about that. When I get home I check my pace and see that I am pretty much the same speed that I usually am. I guess I am just one speed Joe... not even the threat of rain got me speedier, LOL!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Well there was a bit of a break in the rain and the sun poked out so I tried to get a run in today. However, the knee wasn't cooperating and I had to cut it short. I went to the specialist last week and he says that I have had this problem since a kid (did have knee problems then) and basically my cartlidge is slowly breaking down, there is nothing really that I can do about it and it may perhaps eventually be arthritic. Sucks but some days are better than others with it and that is why I didn't push it today, hopefully can do a long run tomorrow.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Finally out for a run and this was a good one. I decided to take it a bit slower and go longer. I did 10.3K and apart from a couple of sniffs, a pee and a drink - the dog not me ;) - it was good, I felt like I could just keep on going. Hope this is how most of the runs are going to be from now on. Didn't hurt that it was nice and sunny again.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
I got out on a run today but it was a push the whole time. It didn't feel good, I was tired right from the start not sure what was going on. So rather than do my 5.5 route, I just did my 4.5 route. I am tired of running in the cold weather though, so looking forward to spring.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
So last week I ran on Monday and Thursday and now I headed out again today with Jason and some friends. I think I am not the norm here. I like to do my runs on the streets, not sure I like going up the mountain, through creeks, over logs and through bushes! but it was sort of fun. Glad I went.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Well being really sick and absolutely no energy for one week and then this week recouping I have not done a lot of exercise. Today Jason and I went for a run through the trails. He left his truck at a friends so we had to run over to get it. It was raining slightly but it was ok. Was still a little hard for me, had a hard time breathing. But I got out that is the main thing. Funny thing is... he left his truck at his friends house, who happens to have gotten a ride here so he can catch a cab after the superbowl. I said, "Why didn't you just leave him your keys and he could have just driven your truck here today rather than having (his wife) drop him off?" Friend says, "That's what my wife said too" I guess some men have a hard time thinking of common sense things, hehehe!