Training Tuesday – 7/26

12 days to go.

Wait, 12?!

[PS – I’m $35 short of my goal. If any one could throw in even $5, I’d appreciate it!]

I feel like I’m not prepared for this, but I know I’m going to do my best. And even if I’m not feeling prepared, I know I’m better off than I was two weeks ago. I’ve gotten up every other morning [following with the C25K plan] to run. I may not always like it, because who actually enjoys getting up at 5 am? [Dear MIL, I love you; don’t answer that. ;)]

Okay, fine. By the time I drag myself to the basement and on to the treadmill, it’s closer to 6. I have learned a few valuable lessons, though. I need to eat before I run, or I feel ill. Cheerios suck when you’re eating them without sugar. I feel better on the days I drink a lot of water. I feel almost like I could be a rock star and start running every day, or at least close to every day.

Assuming I get my DIY5K in this week – which I need to do because it’s almost the end of July – I’ll have put in 70 miles this year. I know some people run that much in a month, but I’m really proud of myself. I’m thinking I’ll be able to set goals in terms of how many miles I’d like to run in a month soon.

It’s exciting.

Linking up to three pugs & a baby for Training Tuesday.

Training Tuesday – 19 days to go

Linking up with three pugs & a baby today for Training Tuesday.

In 19 days, I will walk into Yankee Stadium for the first time ever, and it won’t be for a baseball game. [They’ll actually be playing the Red Sox on Sunday Night Baseball that night.]

I’m running a 5k there. It’s the Damon Runyon 5k for Cancer Research. This is the race that inspired me to start C25K in the first place. When I heard about it, I thought, ‘Wow, that sounds really cool! I want to do that!’ So I started the C25K. And then I got pregnant with Little Bear and things kind of a took a tanker from there. I was totally cleared to continue running, but I was so zapped from exhaustion that not only did Butter watch an absurd amount of television, but I couldn’t find the motivation to get on the treadmill.

I was completely determined to be read this year, and I asked two of my best friends to run with me. In the spirit of fun, our team is called Team 33. Hey, I couldn’t help it. We’re also planning to run in Cliff Lee t-shirts. I expect boos, but hey, I’m a Phillies fan. We’re used to those, even though we’re usually on the giving end. 😉

I haven’t been exactly consistent with my training, and I know that’s going to cause some trouble when I actually get to race day, but I’m determined to keep up and have a good time. And it’s my first race, so I can’t do anything but improve, right?





Right now, I stink.


I just got off of the treadmill. [Totally writing this post on Tuesday night, by the way.]

According to my Nike+ chip, I ran 2.12 miles in 31:31. Right now, I feel like I could run another three miles. We’ll see if I still feel that way when I get up in the morning. [I’m thinking no.]

I have a 5k in 37 days.

And then I have the Damon Runyon 5k at Yankee Stadium on August 7. Team 33 has a total fundraising goal of $400. When I heard about this race, it was the one that finally inspired me to get off my duff and start running. This is the race I’m most excited about. Two of my best friends are joining me. I could not be more thrilled, and I know we’re going to have a great time.