Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The trip of a lifetime!

Ok, seriously, I'm working on a race report, but, I have even bigger news to share with you all...

Last weekend, I went to NYC. This was supposed to be a belated 4th anniversary for the bf and I. Well, while we were there, the bf proposed! Yep, the bf is now the fiancé, and soon to be the hubby!

Even though this is a running/healthy life style blog, I have shared some personal information with you, so I figured I just HAD to share this!

Anyways, I'm on cloud 9 these days! :)

COMING SOON: full race report for the Austin HM (aka, my PR race!)

So February...a PR, NYC, and a Proposal...not too shabby!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

LoveAustin, RunAustin

I did it! Short and sweet...I PRed by 1 min and 7 seconds!

My official chip time: 2:56:15...I'm a happy camper!

Full race report to follow!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Less than 2 weeks away...

...redemption!

My next half marathon is less than 2 weeks away. Honestly, I haven't even thought about it much. I've been so busy with work this time of year, that it's kind of snuck up on me. Good, right? I think so at least.

Anyway, I have a few thoughts leading up to this race...

  1. I seriously hope I PR. I know it's not all about the time, but this is my 4th half marathon and I'm expecting a PR. My second hm I was expecting a PR, and I finished about 10 minutes slower thanks to the 7.5 miles of pouring rain and 40 degree weather in OCTOBER (seriously? WTF Austin!). My third hm was a sure thing PR -- flat course (in Arizona), great weather (in Arizona) -- um but then the stupid little piggies got me and the tail end of my training (damn swine flu!) and I finished yet another 5 minutes slower than my 2nd. Needless to say, my running ego needs this PR!
  2. How tired am I going to be after the race? Usually I'm pretty beat, but my long run last week (10 miles) I was rambunctious and ready to party after my run. Hoping I feel the same way after the race, seeing how it's on Valentine's Day (which happens to be my favorite day of the year!). It's ok, just in case, the bf and I are celebrating the day before. Last year when I did this race we went to the Expo together and hit up a new (to us) Irish Pub downtown, which is now one of our favorite hangouts. We'll be doing that again this year!
  3. Seriously hoping it doesn't rain. It's been nasty weather all week, and I will not be a happy camper if it rains for yet another half marathon!
Yeah, so that's what's going on in this brain of mine!

Thanks for all the comments on Chicago! I'm so looking forward to this, and I'm loving all your support!

Also - thanks to all the new followers, you guys rock! Since life is crazy for me right now, and my google reader is overflowing, I'm trying to comment on all your blogs as you comment on mine...I'll get better come April! :)

Cheers to tomorrow being FRIDAY! W00T!

PS - working on a 300 calorie mini meal post. I've had some great feedback from you guys and some very good questions. I'll clarify and give you ideas. Up next...300 calorie mini meals that are vegetarian friendly! I will also be updating my Photo Journal in the next week or so to reflect more progress, I'll keep you posted...


Monday, February 1, 2010

Chicago bound!


Yeah, I said it, this chick is heading to Chicago!

Today I signed up for my very first full marathon. I figure, go big or go home, right?

10/10/10 - ready or not, here I come!



The plan: running it with my bff and my dad.

Who else is doing it?



Not to overshadow the 3 races before Chicago: Austin Half Marathon, Capitol 10k, and San Francisco Half Marathon.