Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Getting Ready for Some More

Oh its almost over.  This is the last chance to get in on the Bondi Band Giveaway.  I will have a winner for you sometime tomorrow morning.  I am so excited.  Its been fun getting to read all of your comments...I'm amazed at how many people think their eyeballs sweat.  Common comment, but not the point.  I am pretty sure the headband will help with your eyeball sweat.

This morning we went for a run again.  I don't normally run 2 days in a row.  It makes me sore for one, but also my knee doc said I should rest between runs so I don't over do it on the knee and cause any injury.  Well after our super fast run this morning I am understanding a little better what he was talking about.  I'm not sure I can blame it all on 2 days in a row.  This morning we went back to running steps.  My running buddy and I both agree that it is one of the best workouts we do to become stronger faster runners.  And today I could tell it has been months since I ran those steps.  At one point I was pretty sure I had developed asthma. 

My late night buddy came too....and she was not happy about it.  She somehow missed the memo on Tuesday's run that we were meeting at the steps.  She said if she had known that she would have skipped today.  But she was able to do it too but she did develop asthma halfway through as well. 

Then we went out for our run.  The idea was to get 5 miles total.  We already had one from the steps so 4 to go.  I decided that since we already did steps then we might as well make this a hill run day.  Ohhhhhh.  My legs and butt can tell I climbed up too many hills.  I normally don't run hill but now that I am on this become a faster runner thing I decided to give them a shot.  I would run as far as I could and then walk the rest and I did a little better than I expected I would do.  It still hurt like HELL but I did it.  The other 2 run the hills like they are nothing, crazy girls. 

So the morning run was a success.  We ended up getting around 6 miles.  My watch was not cooperating properly so I don't have an exact mileage but I was somewhere in the 5.5-6 miles, and parts of the run were at the 10:30 pace (My watch told me I was running a 16 minute mile the entire run) that I must keep to make my goal.  They were short parts but I need to know what that pace feels like so I can start adjusting for it. 

I wanted to go home and ice a little bit and get a little rest on my already sore legs but that just wasn't in the cards today.  I went to go pick up my borrowed bike after my run.  I got it all the way home and just couldn't stand not to ride it so I took one loop around the neighborhood.  I really have no opinion on biking one way or the other yet but it was a little bit easier than trying to ride a mountain bike on the road so hopefully I can get the hang of this.  And I didn't wreck which is an absolute miracle.  I'm a little bit scared of riding on the road.  I know it sounds crazy to some but I feel totally fine running on the road but taking that bike out there makes me freak a little bit.  I'm going to stick to back roads for a while till I'm a little more comfortable. 

For the rest of the day I have taken it a little bit easy.  I worked and rested because tonight I have to get my weights in.  It is already Wednesday and I have not lifted yet this week.  Then tomorrow my late night buddy and I are starting back up with the Making the Cut workout.  We are 30 days out from "the Wedding" that we have been working so hard to look good for and its time to start the final transformation.  This workout is so good for me but I dread it just a little bit.  Every time I think about it I have flashbacks of laying on the floor exhausted and knowing that there are 2 more circuits to go!  Tears!!!!!

But we must do it so we will look good in strapless dresses on wedding day....btw I am not in the wedding and I do not have to wear anything special but I have had fun training for this wedding like I did. 

So come back tomorrow and see how the first bike ride goes, if I survive it, and see who will be the lucky winner of the Bondi Band. 

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