Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Twlight - Breaking Dawn

10 Days left. Can't wait!!!!!!!! Unfortunately I won't be able to see it until that Sunday but maybe that's all for the best. I distinctly remember watching New Moon the day after it came out with a theater full of screaming 16 year old girls and thinking "God I'm too old for this" 

Either way I'm super excited! Hey Summit Entertainment. I'm sure millions of people agree with me when I say that we've been waiting a long time for this...there better be some EPIC Edward/Bella sex in this movie!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Road to the Half Marathon Episode II - Kick off!

Today was my first run for my training program for the Tinkerbell Half Marathon which is only a few months away now! It's going to be a even better experience this time around because since this is my second race I kind of have a good idea of how my body responds to training. Even better still I know I can freaking do it! haha.

My last 13.1 I ran in 2:26:41 and it is currently my personal (and only) record lol. My goal this time around is to run it in 2:20:00. Which would require running a sub 10 minute mile for most of the race (eek!) So what I CAN DO IT!!!!

My first run was today, 3 miles. I have been trying to keep up with running at least a few times a week for the last few months to keep my legs limber so 3 miles wasn't going to be that big of a deal. Even so I really wanted to have a little challenge for my first run, to make it a little more special. I have been working on improving my pace using PodRunner (such an important asset to my running, post to follow) and utilizing their interval training mixes to improve my speed so I was wondering if I could run my entire three miles at 170 BPM which was my latest speed drill from the week before. Of course last week I only ran at 170 BPM for 8 minute intervals twice.

Guess what! I DID IT!

3 miles @ 170 BPM = 28:30 run! which (you guessed it) is a SUB 10 MINUTE MILE FOR THREE MILES!!! WOOOOOOOO

I have my nutrition plan in place, my training plan in Google calendar, and a fresh set of sneakers.

BRING     IT     ON!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Back Again

Just when you were about to write me off (who I am kidding you probably already had haha) I'M BAAAACCCCKKKK! Sorry for such a long break. I think all bloggers at some point just run out of things to say. Around August that happened to me I guess; I had a major case of writers block and I then I guess I just got busy doing other things. Anyway last week I thought about the blog and I wanted to start writing again. I certainly have a lot of things going on that I want to talk about:

-My husband is FINALLY home from his deployment. It's certainly been a transition but I am really enjoying having him in the house again. 

- I have started playing Clarinet again. I played clarinet all though High School and most of College but after I moved to San Diego I stopped playing for two years. In late August I picked it up again and I have really enjoyed playing again. I joined a local community band and I just got a referral for a private clarinet teacher.

- I signed up for the Run Disney Tinkerbell 1/2 Marathon which is at the end of January. My first training run is next week!

- I have still been taking pictures but I haven't been working with the Wedding Photographer anymore. That kinda fell by the wayside. I'm ok with it though.

- I am currently saving up for a cooking class I plan to take as a present to myself after finishing the 1/2 marathon in January!!

Well. It feels good to be back. If you guys are still out there, thanks for sticking it out, and maybe some of you who gave out on me will come back. Either way I hope to be around for the long haul now. 

Until next time America,