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February 2010

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Location:

Herriman,UT,

Member Since:

Oct 02, 2009

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Half Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

Maybe someday I'll have something noteworthy to post in this section. I have only completed three 5ks and a 5 miler; all at an average pace somewhere in the 9:00-9:30min/mile range

Painter's Half 2010 - 2:03:54 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Painter's Half Marathon - would like to keep an average pace of 9:00min/mile. 

Painter's Half - Went over my goal and finished in 2:03:54 :( It was my first half though.  I had a great time and learned what I need to work on.  

Salt Lake Half Marathon - would like to finish in under 2 hours. 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Would like to complete a full marathon in the fall of 2010 and finally conquer the Herriman Hill...to be honest, there are several hills in Herriman I'd love to conquer, but that one for sure!

Personal:

I am a stay-at-home mother, married and have two young boys.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Asics Gel - Green Lifetime Miles: 124.50
Adidas Supernova Lifetime Miles: 257.45
Nike Lunarglide Lifetime Miles: 57.25
Total Distance
40.00
Adidas Supernova Miles: 33.00
Night Sleep Time: 66.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 66.50
Total Distance
3.00

P90X "Chest & Back" and "Ab Ripper" workouts. I learned pretty quickly into each workout that I am not as strong as I once was. For many of the push up exercises I had to drop down to my knees half way through and I needed a chair for the pull-up/bar exercises. I guess that's what happens when you take over a month off from any strength training! 

3.0 TM miles. 1/2 mile warm-up at 9:30. I alternated between 7:30min/mile for 1 minute and 9:00min/mile for 2 minutes until I reached 3 miles. 

I've got to go take care of my baby...poor kid has an ear infection. I'm am SO ready for summer! 

Adidas Supernova Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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P90X "Plyometrics". Does that workout get any easier?! I love the challenge, but man alive I am TIRED! Whew! 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
5.00

P90X "Shoulders & Arms" and "Ab Ripper" workouts.

5 TM miles. First mile warmup at 9:30. Miles 2-4 8:35 pace. Mile 5 cooldown at 9:30.

Took my 2 year old to Insta Care tonight with a high fever, thinking he had an ear infection like my 1 year old, but the doctor told me he was no ear infection but just a bad virus. Having sick kids is really exhausting! I thought of just about every excuse to not work out tonight, but I'm glad I did! Now off to bed!

Adidas Supernova Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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P90X "Yoga" tonight. It was a nice break away from running, jumping, and lifting this week. I needed a good full body stretch!

On a more random note, after taking our car into get fixed from my car accident, they found some underlying damage and ended up totaling the car/determined the value was less than the total damages. So, after shopping for a new car for several days, I am now the proud owner of a 2004 Honda Pilot! Even better news? With the $ we got from the insurance company + our tax return, we were able to pay cash for it!!! Hooray for no car payment and a new car!!! 

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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P90X "Legs & Back" and "Ab Ripper" workouts.  I can already feel a difference in my core from doing the ab workout three times this week.  I only worry about going out for a run tomorrow morning after working my legs so hard.  It may be painful!

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
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Total Distance
7.00

My husband let me sleep in this morning (he woke up with the kids) AND watched the boys while I ran outside! Hooray for no treadmill today! 

7.0 miles around Herriman this morning. It was surprisingly warm and sunny today. I was definitely dressed too warmly. I found out that I still struggle with hills, not only while climbing the hill, but after. It's like my legs are too tired to keep my average pace. I need to start sprinting up the hills in my neighborhood at least once a week so that my legs can get used to them.  Maybe I will try and attempt that next week. 

Off to an early Valentine's dinner.  Stinks that he has to work next weekend but at least we won't have to fight the crowds! 

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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0.00

Cody has croup (sp?) and I now have the cold that my kids have had for the last week and a half. So now it sounds like we have a barking seal in our house and I just opened our 10th box of tissues for the week! I'm sorry, but I must not be as tough as Kelli b/c there is not any part of me that wanted to get on the TM this morning. I wish I were! Maybe tomorrow. 

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What a week it has been! I'm afraid I am going to have to take a big fat 0 for my miles this week. I hate putting 0 down for one day, let alone one whole week!

I've been running a low fever since Wednesday and have a bad head cold.  Aside from that, after putting Cody (my 14 month old) on a steroid b/c of croup and associated breathing problems on Monday, he broke out in hives on Wednesday.  We're not entirely sure if he had an allergic reaction to the steroid (supposedly not common) or if it was caused by something else. Poor thing had red itched hives all over his body.  Then this morning he woke up and I got him dressed only to discover that his hives had turned purple! He literally looked like he had a million little splotchy hickeys all over his body.  So back to the doctor again this afternoon (3rd time this week)!!! He had some blood work done and was able to rule out a few things the doctor thought could be causing it (all of which I can't remember/pronounce). He said sometimes after having a virus for a while, some kids will break out in hives, but that he had never seen anything like this. That's always nice to hear! So he sent us home and told me to just give him Benadryl. He also sad if it didn't clear up in a week or if he started to have trouble breathing, to bring him back in. 

And that's just him. I'm not even sure what's wrong with me. I haven't had time to think about going to the doctor for myself, so if my fever gets any higher/doesn't go away, looks like I'll be taking a trip to the doctor too.  

I feel like we've been sick SO much since we've moved here.  I really hope we have all built up enough antibodies so that we can actually enjoy next winter!  

I hope you are all putting in some extra miles for me this week!!! I hope to be back on Monday!

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Total Distance
3.00

3.0 easy TM miles tonight. First mile at 10:00 pace, mile 2 at 9:30, mile 3 at 9:05.  

P90X "Chest & Back" and "Ab Ripper" workouts.  

I'm still not feeling 100%, but at least my fever is gone. I'm really hoping our family gets a break for a while and will be healthy for at least a month!

I was happy to see that I lost 4 lbs while being sick. I'm sure once I'm able to taste food again, it will all come right back though :)  

Adidas Supernova Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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0.00

P90X "Plyometrics". I am now officially a leap frog! 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
5.00

5.0 TM miles tonight.

1 mile warmup at 10:00; 2 x 1 mile at 8:00min/mile w/.5 mile recovery jogs; cooldown at 9:30 for 1 mile.

Tis the season for taxes! Now is the time of year when every accountant, including myself, is ondering why they chose a degree in accounting. And I don't even work full time!  

Adidas Supernova Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Total Distance
4.00

4.0 miles this morning with some girls in my neighborhood that I'm running Wasatch Back with. AP 9:04. SO much better than the treadmill! 

I'm really glad we got out before the snow! It sure is coming down out there! 

Adidas Supernova Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Total Distance
8.00

8.0 miles around Herriman this morning - out to the new high school and back.

AP 9:22. Mile 1-8:51, Mile 2-9:13, Mile 3-9:12, Mile 4-8:35, Mile 5-9:42, Mile 6-10:10, Mile 7-10:15, Mile 8-10:20 (uphill to my house).

Unfortunately, I woke up in the middle of the night last night feeling quite ill, but after throwing up I felt much better and told myself that if I felt fine in the morning, I would run.

6:00am came and I felt fine. I continued to feel great until about mile 5 and then my stomach started hurting again. It slowed me down a bit, but I finished with only one potty break at an LDS church.

I came home and ate breakfast, but I didn't keep that down. I am now starting to feel better though so hopefully it was just a 24 hour thing. I better not be prego!

Adidas Supernova Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Total Distance
5.00

5.0 TM miles this afternoon. 

1 - 10:00 min/mile

2 - 9:15 min/mile

3 & 4 - 8:00min/mile

5 - 9:15 min/mile

Off to complete some more tax returns! 

Adidas Supernova Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Total Distance
0.00

After finally going to the doctor this morning, I was told I have a sinus infection...again! After a few days of antibiotics, I should be back at it on Monday.  

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
40.00
Adidas Supernova Miles: 33.00
Night Sleep Time: 66.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 66.50
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