Archive | October, 2008

Holy Cow Busy Week Update!

30 Oct

It has been quite a political week for me. Tour stops with both John McCain and Joe Biden have been right smack in the middle of my 5k loop in the neighborhood. Tuesday, I set out for my run, and there’s motorcycle police everywhere. About a quarter mile in, I see Joe Biden’s motorcade heading down Wickham Road. What a rush! It gave me such an amazing boost. I ran a 10:50 mile for my first mile and powered through the rest of my run. It felt fantastic. The weather was in the 50s, so I wore capris and a longsleeve shirt. It was heaven in the form of a run.

Last night I went to the Barack Obama and Bill Clinton rally in Kissimmee with my boss. It was unreal. The sheriff’s deputy we spoke to said the line was over 2.5 miles long. There were at least 40,000 people there. Phenomenal. I’ll have to post pictures later. Clinton went on-stage a little after 11, and Obama finished up a little after midnight. We didn’t even leave the parking lot until 1 am. I got home a little after 2. And now, I can’t wait to go to sleep.

Looks Like Somebody Has A Case of the Mondays….

28 Oct

After dinner, we walked up to the gym… and it was CLOSED. Boo. Apparently, it’s being painted and will re-open tomorrow at 9 am. Needless to say, we walked our happy asses back to the apartment. I proceeded to use my 5-lb dumbbells and did a little routine from this month’s Self. Then I did a few push-ups.

I’m also eating like a horse today. Mmm. Food.

Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho Off To Wickham Park I Go…

26 Oct

I drug Bran out to Wickham Park for a little cross country running this afternoon. I ran probably 2 1/2ish miles. Not sure exactly how far… But I ran 25 minutes, then stopped, then ran like 5 more in my attempt to find Brandon. I struggled at first, but hit a groove around 8 minutes. It was nice. I definitely feel like I could’ve kept going. It was nice running on grass. The Space Coast Jazz Festival was going on, so I could smell quite a few Black n Mild’s burning away. It was quite an interesting backdrop for my run.

This week my plan is:
Monday – Strength training
Tuesday – 2 mi run on treadmill
Wednesday – Strength training
Thursday – 3 mi loop
Friday – Off
Saturday – 4/5 miles
Sunday – Cross training

We’ll see if I stick to that schedule!

Wow It’s Been A Few…

24 Oct

…And I’ve been a lazy bum! I did a little strength training Tuesday night, then last night I ran my 3 mi loop. Brandon came with me actually! Well sorta… He was way ahead of me.

I updated my iPhone software, and it deleted all of my playlists! Boo! I didn’t realize that until I started off for my run and was stuck listening to my entire iPhone on shuffle. Ick. So now maybe I can waste some of my day re-creating my playlists 🙂 I also added the iMapMyRun iPhone application. Unfortunately, it was really cloudly, so I was unable to get a good GPS signal. I can’t wait to try it on my next run.

It was one of those runs that I struggled through. I kept hoping the stoplights would give me a little rest time, but I caught them at the right time and just had to keep running. I was determined not to stop.

Now I feel 3 miles stronger, and it’s nice to know I can do it even when I’m not feeling it 100%! Makes me a lot more confident for the race.

The McCain Circus Comes To Town…

18 Oct

… and lands right in the middle of my 5k route from the apartment.

Awesome. My usually loop around Brevard Community College was a mad house with fire trucks and police and way too much red, white and blue. As I set off for my 5k run last night, I wished I would’ve worn an Obama Biden t-shirt instead of my dri-fit.

Needless to say, it was a decent run. I stopped my stopwatch at the stoplights this time. When I hit my end point, my time was 34:17. I have improved so much its unbelievable! Can’t wait for the next race. I’m so excited about adding more miles and getting stronger, more endurance, etc.

And then the shit hits the fan. I go to get my key out of my iPhone armband and DAMNIT ITS GONE. It fell out, and I’m locked out of the apartment. Brandon’s 45 minutes away at a training class, and the front office is closed for the weekend. I decide to re-trace my steps. I remember my brother called me about 6 minutes into my run, and I answered and told him I’d call him back (and kept running through the mini-conversation). So I head back out on my loop, and thank goodness, I found it exactly at the spot where Scott called. Whew! Big relief.

My mom, brother, sister-in-law, and niece are coming for a day visit today. It’s absolutely beautiful here today, so it’s a fantastic day for them to be here. I can’t wait to show them the beautiful Melbourne beaches.

Breakthru!

16 Oct

Tonight, I started off through the elementary school, down Post, and I knew it was going to be a good one. The wind made it a little breezy, but it was a nice change from the typical humidity. I ran my butt off…. 40 minutes straight (okay okay, I had to “stop” and jog in place at a few stoplights, but still). It was quite an accomplishment. I went about 3.3 miles. I feel like I’ve made so much progress in the past month! I feel like I’m really starting to “get” this running thing. A little more than a month away from the 6k, and I am very confident that I’ll perform well.

After I got home, I did some push ups, sit ups, etc. Then I rearranged some of the furniture and did the dishes. Next up? Ironing. I’m on a roll tonight.

Social Statements of the Morning

15 Oct

This is completely unrelated to running, the wedding or anything else in which I usually discuss in this blog. Today I woke up very bitter and cynical, therefore I’ll be taking it out on everyone else via my social statements…

Statement 1: Casey Anthony Deserves to Fry.
Yes, you heard me. Any person who could do that to their child deserves to fry. And yes, I know that one is innocent until proven guilty, but that girl is a sociopath.

Statement 2: Joe Six-Pack has an IQ of 6.
Along with Sarah Palin. I believe if someone is in the Presidential or Vice Presidential seat, he/she should be smarter than I. I also believe that I am smarter than Sarah Palin. Do the simple math.

Statement 3: Jon & Kate Plus 8 makes me want to sew my vagina shut.
I’ve said it once before, and I’ll say it again: that show makes me seriously reconsider procreation. TOO MANY. Humans were not meant to give birth to litters.

Statement 4: The Spears Family needs their vaginas sewn shut.
First Britney, now Jamie Lynn.. Ladies, it’s called contraceptives. Try them.

Statement 5: The Hills lowers my IQ every time I watch it.
Therefore, if I keep watching, I will soon be Joe Six-Pack… But seriously, Heidi.. GROW A PAIR! Spencer is a condescending, fame-whore. And Spencer, if the only coat tails you manage to hang on to are Heidi’s, then you aren’t a very good fame-whore after all.