Monday, April 6, 2009


Whew! Finally! I got back on here. I was having a meltdown. I couldn't remember my password or sign on and and to jump thru hoops to get it all straight. But I'm back! ha ha.
Got 4 inches cut off my hair today, not sure yet if I like it. I'll have to wash and dry it to get the full effect, but right now it seems kind of choppy and doesn't look very "finished". Hopefully it'll be better tomorrow. Even in a ponytail when I was in class or running it would whip around and hit me in the face. When its covered in sweat its like a mini whip, so I didn't like that aspect and decided to shorten it. Although when I wasn't working out, I really did like it longer. so we'll see how it goes. It'll always grow back so either way its not the end of the world.

Got up this morning and did my morning treadmill. My goal right now is do run 2-3 miles everyday and then on Saturday to do a "long run" in order to be ready for the half marathon in May. So I got on it and planned on doing 3 today and I did. But as I reached the 3 mile mark, the CMA's came on my DVR player so I started watching them and figured I had a few more minutes available before I needed to hop in the shower and get the girls ready, so I just figured I'd keep running (but at a slower pace). So I did, for another mile. So I clocked in 4 today. Which is really nice (however on Mondays this is my ONLY workout for the whole day because on Mondays I head over to my husband's office to do the bookwork). I used to stay home all day on Mondays, which usually meant that in the afternoon when my youngest was napping and my oldest was at school and Dan was still at work, I'd get on the treadmill again and run for another hour or two. But now with this new change, I'm just getting a short workout on Mondays. So anyway this was it for today. Now my point about this 4 mile run, just emphasizes the same thing I said yesterday. During the first 3 miles (when I was feeling like I HAD to do it, because that was my goal, it was kinda of dreadful and I was just counting down the miles and minutes.) But AFTER I REACHED my goal, and no longer had this thing hanging over my head, then I felt free and just ran because I had energy and still wanted to run. Isn't that funny. I was about to die at 2.80 miles, but once I reached 3, I slowed it down to 5mph, caught my breath, then just kept running. Then because I FELT better, I sped up the pace again and if I hadn't needed to stop because of schedules, I could have just kept running. I'm telling ya, ALL my issues are in my head!!!! its all mental!!!!! Its like the goal gives me pressure so then I don't enjoy it, its like I'm being forced to do it so I don't like it. But when I don't have the pressure, then its fun and I just do it and surprise myself with the results. Crazy. Anyway, tomorrow is our first Bootcamp class with Shelley at the gym, it'll be after our core class. I am really looking forward to it. Should be a great day (except I already know I'm eating pizza for dinner tomorrow, because its my daughter's gymnastics night and we always p/u takeout since there isn't time to cook after practice) Hopefully I can refrain and not eat the whole thing. I just need to remember to fill up on ice water, and eat ssslllloooooowwwwwlllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, so I'll feel full faster. I keep forgetting these tricks even though I know they are wise, its a matter of changing my habits. I want to though. If you see me gobble through something-tell me to SLOW DOWN! :) see ya!


  1. Hi Rene! I found you through Jenni's blog. I'm also training for a half-marathon in May. I have a great "training routine" created by Hal Higdon. Of course you don't have 12 weeks to follow the whole thing, but if you're interested in it, you can find it here.

    Good Luck! Can't wait to hear how it goes.
    (P.S. I'm so jealous that you get to work out with Jen! We used to work together, and work out together....ah, those were the days. We had so much fun...I miss her terribly. She is such an inspiration.)

  2. thanks for the link, and thanks for checking out the my first "stranger" ha ha. although you're not really, since you know Jen :) Yes, she is awesome to workout with and since we live in the same town we are getting to know each other better too, which is fun :) thanks again!