Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Two New Marathons for Minn-eh-soh-tah!

Yesterday I FINALLY got a run in. I was kind of disappointed with it though. I only made it 3 miles and then had to hop on the eliptical. I can't explain why, but it was just really a struggle to keep running. I was hoping to get a 6 miler in. Maybe by the end of this week or next week when the holidays die down.

Oh...and it turns out that I missed some really big news. Minnesota is gaining 2 new marathons! For those of you who don't know--we currently host 2 major ones right now--Grandma's in Duluth and the Twin Cities Marathon. We will be adding on one more in Stillwater (a beautiful tourist city where I ran my half marathon in August) and another one in Minneapolis. Read here.

I think I still will be running only the Twin Cities Marathon but it might be nice to partake in the half marathon or 5k of one of these races.

Monday, December 29, 2008

2009 GOALS!

Okay so I still have little to report about on the running front. Before announcing my 2009 goals...I have to point out one strange thing that happened last week. I went for a run on the treadmill after doing a killer eliptical workout. I was expecting a bit of a struggle since I haven't gotten alot of running in lately. Instead...I found that I was going pretty steady at a 10 min/mile pace. Not a rocket or anything...but still alright...about the same pace I was at with knee pain. SWEET!

Anyways...here is my big goal for 2009:

To participate in the Twin Cities Marathon. Ideally...I will be running the full and not the 10 miler. But I'm going to test out the old knee in the next few weeks and attempt to predict the future before registration start in January!!!

I hope to see as many of you as I can for this one! Sue, I hope you will be running it?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Miss Busy Bee

That would be me. I have had little time to run and thus I've had absouletly nothing to blog about. And you could argue that today would be the same but I decided that perhaps blogging will somehow kickstart further motivation to run.

When most people say, "I don't have the time to run." Theoretically they do have the time somewhere- albeit getting rid of their favorite shows, they have time. But honestly, I have no time. I do watch one show on Tuesday nights yet I am always completing some sort of other task at the same time-homework and visiting with the boyfriend. For instance, look at one of my day's this week:

6 am- wake up
6:45 am- Leave for full time job
7:30 am-Arrive at full time job
4:00 pm-Leave full time job
4-5 pm- Eat, drive, prepare for 2nd job
5 pm-10 pm- work seasonal 2nd job
10 pm- Drive home
10:40 pm- Sleep

Theoretically, I could somehow wake up at 4 am and run. Or maybe run from 11 pm-12 midnight. But I assure you, I am not superwoman.

BUT...the good news. Class is done with, at least for a few weeks. And the seasonal job will be done when all of the jingle bells stop ringing.

So yay. I am now preparing for a "Get fit January". And this is not because it is January. I really do hate the popularness of getting fit in January. It creates an awfully stuff gym full of people with no commitment. I merely have no time until that point. And I will be mainly pre-training for the next marathon, if I decide to go that route. Which I no doubt probably will.

Anyways, I hope all of you are having a jolly holiday season.