Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lets get this started

I have slacked so bad on training but I am getting ready to jump back in. I decided to cancel my gym membership and work out at home.. We have most of the equipment needed set up in our garage and for Christmas Braden got my a few workout items for me. I got weights, resistant bands a slimming belt and a yoga ball. We are also in the process of getting the Insanity workout DVD and we already have P90x (hard but love it, you can really feel your workout the next day). I am excited to get back in full motion and workout at home where I am more comfortable and not have to worry about Easton since he will be there with me. Braden will be training me at home too which will be nice to have him pushing me. I have my next race in a week on 1/7 Arizona Run Walk and Roll. I am running it with my friend Ali and Easton will join me in this race too. I am excited to get back into shape and tone up. and get these 30 races completed before Oct 10 2013.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Well I did it. I ran my first race out of my 30 race goal. I got up at 530am and headed out the door with my little family in tow and picked up my friend Melissa and headed to north Scottsdale. I drank a 5 hour energy drink and was pumped up and ready to go. Maybe it was my nerves but I was still excited. I had a goal of completing the 5k in under 45minutes and thanks to my friend Melissa I completed it in 37:59 my PR (personal Record) 8 minutes faster than I had planned. I didn't train much at all for this race, so much came up and I wasnt able to so I was very proud of my self knowing I maybe trained a total of 5 days for this race.  I was feeling great starting out the race, I was pumped, then came our first hill I wanted to scream, but I ran up the whole hill. Melissa trains like I do, we do a 4 minute run then 1 minute walk, my old roommate Lety trained me like that when I was living with her and doing races and it really works for me.  During our first 4min interval I asked Melissa what time we were at and it was only 2 minutes and I told her I forgot how long 4 minutes was, she laughed. Well I made the first mile I was a little tired. Then came our turn around mark and we headed down hill, going down hill you really have to control your pace, we managed, then we made it to 2 miles and then 2.5 and we were headed back up hill and at this point i believe we walked for almost 5 minutes I was really tired, we get to the bridge we crossed in the beginning and we decided to run start without stopping to the finish line, I really thought I was going to finish before Melissa because I was taller and had longer legs but no we crossed together and they called my name and it was the most exciting event ever, I got my very first medal ever for a running event. I kept telling Melissa as we were running to the finish line I thought I was going to throw up, but I never did, thank goodness. I look forward to completing my next race. I love running and running in races, they maybe early in the morning but everyone is soo pumped up that you get a burst of energy and you have people cheering you on the sidelines the whole race and just when you feel like giving up a fellow runner tells you "you can do it, keep pushing your almost there "and you feel like you get your motivation back and you get going again. I love running down the corral to the finish line so many people are cheering for you and ur family/friends are there cheering you on, its an amazing feeling. I look forward to many more races,
I will be training more and hitting the gym alot more. My only time to train is at 5am because my sweet husband gets up with the baby and he works out at night so we spilt it up. I like morning workouts because it gets me energized for the day.

(Melissa and I)

(prerace snuggles)

(start of the race)

(racing to the finish line)

(baby and I after the race)

( we are iron girls )
(oh yea thats right I had a baby 4 months ago)


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Run Run Run

Training has officially started 2 weeks before Thanksgiving.  During Thanksgiving weekend I walked with my mother in law up in Holbrook, I was going to try and run but it was way to cold for me. It was a good long hilly walk though I was a little sore the next day so that was good.  before the holiday I ran/walked 2 1/2 miles with my friend Tabitha and we finished it in about 35 minutes which is great. my Goal is to be up to 3 miles by this wee, mind you I have a cold so hopefully that doesn't get in the way. Tabitha and I try to run/walk as often as we can. My training as slacked so much and TOMORROW I have my very first race. The Iron Girl 5k (plus i get a nifty medal). I am so nervous its been so long since a ran a race and yet ran all together. I have a goal of running 30 races before I turn 30, which let me remind you is in 2 years. I am excited to see if I can achieve my goal and I feel by blogging about it will hold me accountable more and get my lazy butt off the couch and training and accomplish my goal.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Training started this week bright and early at 5am. I meet up with my friend Tabitha and we only ran 1/4 mile and we were tired. Its been about 1 1/2 yrs since I ran, but during that time I was pregnant and recovering from gallbladder surgery. Later that night I ran a mile, a full mile without stopping, I ran it 14 mins 58 secs. pretty high for me, I use to be a 12 min mile, but I will get there soon. Then I wasn't feeling good and slacked on running and haven't ran this week since. I am a slacker, thats no way to train.

Well starting this Monday my training schedule will be: Monday Wednesday Friday run at 5am and Tuesday and Thursday hit the gym at 5am for strengthening and core building. NO longer will I be taking the elevator to the 3rd floor at work, I will be taking the stairs from now on and walking on my breaks, no more sitting on my butt.

Until next week....

Turning 30 SUCKS!!! So here is my goal....

So as you can tell I DO NOT want to turn 30. Now I have 2 years till my 30th birthday, but I have created a goal to help me feel better about turning 30. I am not sure yet how running 30 races/30 finisher awards by my 30th birthday will make me feel better about it all but we shall see.  Possibly the fact I will be healthy and in great shape.

Now I do have about 5 races under belt over the last 3 years but I am not counting those towards my goal. So far I have 29 races lined up with about 17 finisher awards

This blog is my journey thru training and my experience in achieving my goal. Please follow along and feel free to post words of encouragement as I am sure I will need them.