Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Hello all you happy people!

I know that if you are on a health journey in any way, shape, or form then you should be happy because you are doing something wonderful for yourself.

I've had a few hiccups the past few days with my own health journey. Only on the eating end of things. I just can not have 1700-2000 calorie days more than once a week! Get a hold of yourself woman!

I didn't run after my 5K until Tuesday. I realize that time off wasn't really necessary after a race of that distance but my legs were stiff and sore and I really wanted the break. Tuesday I did an easy 2 miles on the husband's granny's treadmill (more on that in a sec) and came home, popped in The Shred and proceeded to endure Jillian's tyrannical self for 20 minutes. This morning I managed to complete 2.5 miles outside before having to race home and get my middle child to vacation bible school.

I feel like I am behind on running after taking Monday off even though I made up for it on Tuesday. And I also feel kind of....lost. The 5K is over, what now? I've been viewing the Arkansas race calendar and am pondering doing the Dam Night Run at DeGray Lake in July. Also on my mind has been a 10K in Ft. Smith in November. Am I crazy to want to run a 10K? Nah. It would just be a prelude to the Little Rock Half Marathon that I am also considering. I need to just sign up for a few races so I can start following a training schedule again.

You know what? Training is about to get a whole lot easier. Instead of using Granny's treadmill or missing a run, I'll be running on my very own! The husband let me order a new one from Sears and it should be here next week. I am so excited!!!! I'm hoping to run at least 5 days a week now.

Today I am going to control my eating, ice my knee, and play outside with the kiddos.

What are you doing on this happy hump day?


  1. congrats on the new treadmill!

  2. coming out of "stalker" mode to comment, you should TOTALLY do the half-marathon! i did my very first on sunday and it is one of the most fulfilling things i've ever done....and i really like your blog cause i feel like we're kind of on the same "page" fitness-wise, i am a rather recent runner, since january of '09. a year and a half-ago if you had told me i'd run a half-marathon i'd have thought you were *crazy*....and now here i am itching to sign up for my next one! great blog....and keep running, girl!

  3. Just sign up for it! I registered for a marathon today!!! I'm totally freakin' crazy!

    Congrats on the treadmill. I have one but don't ever use it. I just knew I would. Hope you get more out of yours.

    I've had issues with my eating. I started doing my food log again to keep up with my calories. I'm staying on track now.

  4. I'm predicting you do a marathon within the next couple of years!

  5. Might I suggest you consider the Disney Marathon or the Disney Princess in the future. It would be a great trip for your family and both are supposed to be a fun run. I haven't either it (...yet...thanks to work obligations) but have had a number of friends that have multiple times and they love it. Think about it...I'll run it with you.... ;)