Wednesday, August 31, 2011

3 Tready

I did three treadmill. Good inclines, blah blah blah. I will say that I ran my fastest treadmill mile ever, I did mile three at no incline at at a 10:56 mile. It was all good. Total time was 36:15.

Monday, August 29, 2011

2 for the road

I did 2 on tready today at lunch. It was difficult. I ran the first one and walked most of second. Ugh. Consistency is key. I know this. Its almost September.

Rebellion and cold both lessening

Ran three very slow treadmill miles, time was 40:15, but did all three at 1 percent incline.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Swam a mile today. It was refreshing if not tiring.

Still not a hundred percent

But feeling much better. I did 2.5 miles today, time was 31:33, 12:38/mile. My chest was pretty tight on the nemesis hill (the cold has now moved to my chest, huzzah), but even with that it was an enjoyable run, which is the first time I can say that this week. I enjoyed my music and my rebellion must be close to being over, because I didn't start out until close to 9:00, which last week was considered to be "too hot". I forgot my hat, which made the thing more miserable than it needed to be, but it was still a good run.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

This cold is slaying me y'all

Another three miles outside, still taking it nice and easy. Time was 38:58, 13:00/mile, and I am just so wiped, you would think I had just done double that mileage.

Friday, August 26, 2011

7 days of torture, 7 days of bitter

Its been a really really messed up week!! - Hot Chelle Rae.

Hit the gym today at lunch and got in 2 on the tready. It mostly sucked.

I did get a cold

And despite my defiant tone at the end of the last post, I really have been taking it easy. I'll get four runs in this week, which is okay for a week that I am sick. Today I did three miles outside, and I went really really slow, since I have a cold and I am still not sure about the dog, but I did take him, hopefully I didn't hurt him. Time was 40:05, 13:22/mile.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


I ran durning Js football practice again. Was hot and miserable. Good news is I had a sweet man to run woith. We did 3 moiles. Oit was 113 oin phoenoix today. Probably 105 when we ran at 730. These typos you see are from my phone malfunctoionoiong due to saturatoion woith boob sweat. Oi took a page outta Marois playbook and stuffed my phone in my bra while I ran. GOL!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I went to the gym this evening after work and did 3 miles at my normal inclines and faster pace, but with some walking on 2nd and 3rd miles. It was good, a decent workout given its been a week since I ran. I have a good reason for not going yesterday though. I was in the right place at the right time and got recruited to get a free haircut and style by a trainee at my salon. Couldn't waste great hair by getting it all sweaty now could I?

I'm pretty sure I am getting a cold

Which would explain my recent slacker-ish behavior. I was telling Chris a few days ago that felt like something was wrong with me. I was all achy, that bum hip I have was just giving me fits, and I was having other weird aches and pains, not to even mention not having the gumption to get out and run as often as I usually do. Anyways, so this morning I woke up with a sore throat and I'm pretty sure I am getting a cold. So, obviously my recent lack of motivation was my body telling me to slow the hell down so it could try and fight off whatever this is. So naturally, I went out and did three miles this morning, because fuck that shit.

Time was 37:00, 12:20/mile.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Every time Mari rebels I seem to have permission to do same!! I finally got my ass out there today for the first time since Mon. But today, I swam instead and it was a really nice change. I was able to go at 430pm when the sun was off the lap pool and I did 2/3 mile. When I was swimming regularly I was doing a mile but I was pretty beat today trying to get back into it. Is so low impact too, and full body workout. Good stuff. Then J and I made the worlds best tacos and I pigged out.


5 Miles on the elliptical this morning, a pretty good workout! Total time was 52:00. Yet again, I could not bring myself to run outside until it was too hot.

Anyways, more pathetic stats for the week!

Outside Running: 3 miles
Treadmill Running: 4.5 miles
Elliptical: 5 miles
Walking: 1.3 Miles
Total Miles: 13.8
Total Time: 2 Hours, 45 minutes

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Finally managed to get outside

It's Saturday, and apparently I ran out of excuses. I did three miles, total time was 37:11, 12:25/mile. Totally fine.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Treadmill Blues

Honestly, I don't know what is the matter with me these days. Just the usual rebellion, I guess. I did two miles on treadmill on Monday and another two and a half just now. I just cannot bring myself to get up in the morning and go running, even though I know it makes me feel better to just have it done and over with in the morning and I know I am going to regret so much treadmill running when it is mid-winter and too cold to go outside. It is totally gorgeous here right now, no excuses for not getting it done outside! But I just keep sleeping in, missing the opportunity, and then going on the treadmill at lunch. Oh well. At least I'm going.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

an angry heat

Is anyone tired of me complaining about the heat?  Hell, I’m sick of me.  But that’s all there is right now, just hot hot effing heat.  I went running at J’s football practice again last night, got 3 miles in.  Walked most of the last one.  It was just so goddamned oppressively hot, and the air was so still that a soggy cloud of heat surrounded my head the whole time, I couldn’t outrun it.  Its an angry hot.  Probaby 103 after sundown.  I stumbled onto the field and went to J’s cooler to chug down his water and use his iced towel.  He’s young and healthy and can handle this shit. 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

4 Tready

At the gym. I woke up late, and missed the opportunity to go outside before it got too hot. I did good inclines, and had a good run.

Stats for the Week:

Treadmill Miles: 11.5
Elliptical Miles: 4
Total Miles: 15.5

Overall, not a bad week at all, especially considering that I was traveling for most of it.

Got 2 in

At gym. Wasn't pretty. Ugly in fact

Friday, August 12, 2011

3 tready

time was 38 minutes, and it was a good pace for today, i enjoyed the run, despite the large puddles of sweat.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

This is the story of how we begin to remember

This is the powerful pulsing of love in the vein. After the dream of falling and calling your name out. These are the roots of rhythm and the roots of rhythm remain. - Paul Simon, Under African Skies

Tonight's run felt an awful lot like that. It was HOT, although not as hot as prior nights. There was the most faint of breezes blowing, keeping the soggy cloud of heat behind my head as I ran. It was sunset when I took off, and after dark when I finished, under Arizona skies. But the rhythmic pounding of my feet, the smoothness of my breath, the pounding of my heart, is always a comfort. Its a place I know well. One where other cares fall away, are drowned out by the rise and fall of my breath, the pulse of music in my ears. Its a place where I am in control, where I alone determine my fate, whether I'm gentle with myself or demanding and hard. Pushing my body always brings a certain joy, along with pain. Because it proves that I am strong, vibrant. Alive.

2.5 Treadmill

Awful. Just awful. But I'm glad I did it.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A nasty sweaty hot 2 mi

I decided to try getting my run in while J is at football practice, because I have to be there the whole two hours anyway. And let me tell you it was not fun. It was still over 100 degrees at 8:00 at night. I feel so bad for those boys running around in all that equipment. He sure does it better than I do. Bf suggested I run in a football helmet tomorrow in symmpathy. That's not going to happen.

2 Tready

At the stupid hotel. What is it with hotel "fitness" rooms, anyway? No matter how nice the hotel, they are consistently as hot as the fucking steam room. The one I am in has these really nice treadmills, touch screens, ipod chargers built right in, etc. and they are standing right next to a thermostat that seriously looks like it is from 1890 and does not appear to have EVER been used. They also univerally eschew that other fantastic 19th century invention, THE FAN.

Anyways, it got done.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Everybody gets high, everybody gets low

These are the days that anything goes – Sheryl Crow

And by that I mean these HOT FREAKIN SUMMER DAYS.  It is so hot here it is almost impossible to get motivated to go do anything.  So I’m just doing what I can.  Even the gym is nasty hot and treadmill workouts are extraordinarily hot and sweaty.  I did 2.5 today at my usual inclines and I will say it wasn’t easy!!!  

Sunday, August 7, 2011

As if you have a choice

That's what my body said to me this evening. After I had deliberately taken the weekend off, just too tired and too damn hot around here. But at 830 I just had to get out there. I did 2 miles and felt better than I expected.

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I'll be right beside you dear
- Snow Patrol

3 Tready

I took a page out of Sandy's book and did 13:20 at 2% incline for the first mile, 12:00/mile at 1% incline for the second mile, and zero incline and 11:20/mile for the last mile. It was funny, because the total time was the same 37:00 it always is for three miles on the treadmill, but it was a MUCH harder work out! I was sweating like crazy and I did notice that I burned off a few more calories than I usually do as well. I am going to be in Dallas all next week and from where I am sitting not one of those days will be appropriate for running outside, so it will be a treadmill kind of week for me. But I'll do the treadmill work outs this way, and that will make it more challenging, I think. Thank you, Sandy! I would never have thought about doing it that way.

Also, I have to tell you guys, my weight is down to 191.6! Isn't that crazy? WOOT! Although, I was told by some co-workers yesterday that I had to stop wearing the pants I was wearing, so I guess I am going through THAT again.... I just ordered some new pants from the Gap, though, so it's all good.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

2.27 Outside

I would have gone further, but the dog is recovering from an injury, so I didn't want to push him too much. Also, we went really slow for the same reason. Time was 28:50, 12:41/mile. But he sure seemed glad to be out there again. Poor pup.

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Rebellion Cometh

And that right soon. It's long overdue, so I shouldn't be surprised. I have only gone the one time so far this week. Lord. I just keep reminding myself that I have been through similar rebellions, and I always come around again.

I fully plan on going today at work, but I have fully planned on going every single day this week, my gym bag being deposited in the corner of my office each morning, and each evening being taken home, unopened. So, we'll see. I can still get four in this week if I go today and both weekend days.

Update: I did get it done. Three miles on tready, 38 minutes.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

One is the loneliest number

And that's how many miles I did today!! Har har


did my usual route and went really slow, although i don't know time since garmin wasn't charged. it is imperative that i go in the mornings this week since work is insane. it's my last week there and i have a ton of shit to do. next week i have to be in texas all week for training in the new job, so not sure how things will go there as far as running. but i'll bring all my stuff and do my best.

Monday, August 1, 2011

A hard one

Today I was back on the treadmill in a more disciplined fashion than the last week. I did my first mile at 11 min pace and it was tough. Tried the 2nd mile at my 10 min pace but just couldn't hold it, so I ran/walked at intervals. I'm convinced that the consistency and repetition makes me stronger. "That that don't kill me can only make me stronger" - Kanye