Monday, March 31, 2008

Where Did the Weekend go!

Here it is Monday already!! This weekend FLEW by!! It all started Friday when I left work at noon! It was non-stop until Sunday!! Friday we had company come to town for Kelsey's birthday and they were here all weekend! It was a great weekend for the most part! Saturday morning I did the run as most of you know! Well I ended up finishing 244 out of 448 runners so that is pretty good! My time was 30 minutes and 25 seconds. That isn't great but okay for my first race. I learned some things about running. Don't wear a fleece! It was cold but I got pretty hot with that on. Then I had to stop two different times to tie my shoes! Next time I will go with the double knots!! So the next race is in April and it is a 6.2 mile race! So I will keep working on that running!!

On top of the training I am having a lot more stress added to my plate! This is in my front yard . . . .

Yeah it is a sold sign!! Our house sold!! It is going to be nice to be on the buying side of this nasty market!! We are very excited at the idea of a new house but it is going to be a stressful time until this deal is wrapped up! Yikes! I can't believe this is happening!

Kelsey's birthday was wonderful!! It was nice having everyone here and she certainly enjoyed the attention! Aside from them not being able to find her princess cake the party was a success! She got a lot of nice gifts!

So I better sign off and start house hunting! I said I wouldn't start looking until our house sold! Well the sign is up and it is official!!! Let the search begin! At least there are plent to choose from!!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

One Race Down, Two to go!

Well I finished the 5K! This race just confirmed a little more that I don't like running! I would much rather be doing something else to exercise!! I did it in around 30 minutes. Official time will be in later but I am okay with my time! I just need to realize that I am not a runner and as long as I finish that I am okay with it! I will check in later! I have a lot of company and need to get ready for the princess party . . . and find time for a nap!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Remind Me Why I Am Doing This Again??

Now that I am over half way into the training and only three days away from doing a five mile race . . . I wish it was all over! I don't know why I ever got this crazy idea that I would run the half-marathon! Once again let me tell you that I HATE running! I am doing it but I would rather be on the eliptical! I am hoping I can make it through all three of the races I am signed up for! In thinking about the 5K on Saturday I have two goals. First, I want to finish! Second I want to finish in 40 minutes or less!! To accomplish that I will have to be running an 8 minute mile! That is a little faster then I have been doing the treadmill. I just hope all the people running make me want to run faster. There are 1,252 people signed up for this week! It will be good for me to run with a bunch of people! So to finish and run it in 40 minutes . . . that is what I am shooting for! Yikes! Either way when it is all over on Saturday I have Kelsey's birthday party to look forward to! The little princess is 3 now and it is time to celebrate!!!!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Yay to Nice Weather!!

The first day of Spring proved to be REALLY nice!!!! It wasn't very windy and it was almost 70 degrees. I had no excuses not to run outside!! So I set out on a nice little run outside! It was great! If the half-marathon was today I would of made it! I just kept running and running! It felt like I went a lot further then I did but I managed to run 4.5 miles.

So next Saturday I have to run a 5K! I think I can handle that! Let's just hope for nice weather because I am kind of fair weather fan! I don't mind running outside when it is nice but if it is cold I will not do well!!

Training this week has went well!! Hopefully it continues!! The half-marathon will be here soon!!!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Well it has been awhile since I put up a post! Things have been really busy!! Work has been crazy! And then last week I had the flu AGAIN!!! Hopefully it will continue to be nice out and we can get rid of this nasty weather and all the nasty germs!!

Yesterday we reached 70 degrees! It was great! I took Kelsey on a run with me! We were set to go about 6 miles. However, the tire went flat on my stroller and we only made it 3.4 miles! I will have to save that long run for another day this week! I didn't realize what workout it would be to run and push the stroller at the same time!!

I am excited for the 5K race that is rapidly approaching! It will be nice to get out and do that run! I have not ran much outside because it has been so cold. I know it will be a lot different then the treadmill! That race is on the same day as Kelsey's Birthday party, March 29th! She is going to be 3 on Easter!! She is growing up so fast!!!

My husband is out of town this week for work but we have managed to keep busy! We are looking forward to tomorrow night and going out to dinner with some high school friends!

Monday, March 03, 2008

GRRRRR . . .

I can't even wait to get to the gym! Who ever thought I would say that! I need it as stress relief these days!! Work is driving me crazy and so are some people! I just have a lot of things on my mind and bothering me. I was fine when I woke up and then things through out the day are just getting to me!

Today is just a strength and stretch day after running 5 miles yesterday but I still might do a couple of miles or do some time on the eliptical just to ease the stress!

At least at the end of the week I get to go see the Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood concert!!!! Something to look forward too!!! Yeah!

Here are a couple pictures of Kelsey. We each made individual pizzas last night for dinner. We had so much fun!