May 5, 2010

For the Love of Running

After making my come-back to running last Thursday. I ran again Saturday morning at like 7:45am because I had a busy day with the kids and I needed to get it in.

I bet my 16 yr old sister that she could not run the 5K non-stop (she could jog as slow as she wanted as long as she didn't walk). Needless to say I wiped the floor with her! ha ha She didn't quite make it half way before she through in the towel. BOW DOWN TO THE QUEEN YOUNGIN! WOOT!

I didn't run on Sunday or Monday but got in a run at 10:45 last night. I was quite proud of myself for at least getting it in before Wednesday.

I want to start 2-a-days next week. A run in the morning and one in the evening. That will give me 6.2 miles a day. I have to be at work by 7:30 and it is hard enough to get out of bed sometimes. I get off at 3:00 so I have plenty of time to run in the afternoon. I just really need to figure out how to make myself get up early enough to get that morning run in. Any suggestions from my fellow runners?

I'm also looking for a 5K for this month so I can finally get a real one under my belt. If you know of any please let me know. I'm going to hit the Run-On site to see if anything sparks my interest. Ow! Wish me luck!


  1. I get up at 6:30 to run in the summer. I have to do it to beat the heat. I just make myself go to bed by 10:30 (which is admittedly the hardest part) but I find that once I get myself in to the routine I can manage it just fine! It feels so good to have the run done by breakfast, too. You can do it! Oh, and we are running a 5K at the Arlington Highlands (Matlock and 20) this Saturday and one in Mansfield on 5/22. I think there is a Katy Trail 5K this month, too. Google "friends of Katy Trail." Good luck!

  2. THX Mel-
    I saw that one on Run-On and said I'd do that b/c it right by my parent's house. Going to sign up this Friday after I chk with the hubs and see if he wants to run too. So I guess I will see you there!!!! Woot!

    6:30 huh-ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. You are so right-I felt great Saturday getting it done b/f we started our day. I think in order to make it to work I need to be in the gym by 6:00. I can do it though. Plus after Sept. 30th I can go later since I will not be working. Sweet! Thanks for the advice.

  3. Good for you for working in your runs. With the heat approaching you may have to give up some sleep and go early! I'm going to start running at 5:30AM.

    I am doing the red nose run on may 22. Also on the Runon site if you want to do it. Should be a fun one!

    Proud of you!!!

  4. Awwwwwwwwww thx Sherry! I saw the red nose one but the other is near my mom's house so I'm going to spend the night out there and then hit it!! Pray for me! lol Good luck on your run sweetie!

    When I get to your level we will have to do one together :-)