He works hard for his money...

I am still desperately trying to get used to Andrew's new work schedule. Nights. He could get home anywhere between the hours of 3:15 AM to 6:15 AM. I wish it were more of a set schedule, because honestly, sometimes I get a little frantic if I wake up at 5 AM and he's not home!!

I guess I should just feel blessed he has a job, right? I do, in all actuality.... just hard to make the adjustments.

Pointless entry... but I feel better after typing that. LOL

Who knows!!


Rough spot

So, I finally hit my rough spot. I guess it couldn't ALWAYS be easy and fun, right?? Yup.

I hit a few days (5) where I didn't run and I preferred it that way. I had spent so much time and effort running, planning my runs, thinking about it, preparing for it that it became more of a chore than something I was enjoying. Yuck.

So, I took the days off. I tried not to make myself feel bad about it. Some days it worked, some days it didn't.

I had a few fun, carefree days.

Then today hit.

I wanted to run again. So what did I do? I got home from work, turned on the sprinklers and took off. I didn't wear my iPod shuffle... I felt like I just needed some time to pound the pavement with my own thoughts and the sounds of nature.

It was nice. Actually, I ran for 30 minutes today. Sure, my pace slowed waaaayyyy down, but it didn't matter. What matters is that I was out there because I wanted to be.

I'm not gonna lie... I felt pretty awesome running for 30 minutes, though. LOL!!

I dunno what I will feel like tomorrow, but today was nice.



Silly shows

There are some silly shows that can keep me up. For example, Andrew and I are still up watching Purina's Incredible Dog Challenge. Haha! Oh well, tomorrow is Friday, right? :)

Well, I got home and honestly, after my bad run on Tuesday, which I didn't blog about, running was the last thing I wanted to do. But you know what I did? I put on all my gear and got out the door and that was the hardest part. My horrible Tuesday run was followed by an awesome run this evening. I ran 29 full minutes (30 seconds longer than my longest to date) and ran a 9:30 min/mile pace the whole time. I like this. That means I am definitely increasing my stamina since I didn't slow down at the end. Hooray!!

I feel bad, it's late and I really don't want to shower right now and I am STINKY. Do you think Andrew will mind?? ;) Poor future hubby!!

In other news, Ang held a auction today to benefit the Canadian Cancer society and she raised an incredible amount of money. Go Ang!!! Everyone wish her well in her first 10k this weekend.... I know she'll do great! Did I mention I won one of the bids? ;) Hooray!!

Well, I really should try to get some rest.

Night everyone!!


Lazy Sunday

Well, it's almost time for bed... I have the hardest time sleeping on Sunday nights and don't get tired until late. It's weird because I don't stay up late and sleep in really on the weekends. Odd.

Anyhoo, I ran both Friday and today. Friday's run was actually a Personal Best for me. I ran a 5k (3.1 miles) in 28 and a 1/2 minutes. Hooray. I was DRENCHED. :)

Saturday we went to Kingwood to a pampered chef party and then hung out with Andrew's parents and had dinner and left for home around 8. I can't wait to get my pampered chef stuff in...most of all, my pizza stone and pizza cutter!! I have been dieing to make my own HEALTHY(er) pizza's! :)

Today we returned some running headphones I had bought for my new shuffle. They just didn't fit my ears and I found a pair that works. YAY!! Then we went to Macy's to start our Registry for our wedding. Also, for all who care to know, (Which better be all of you!! hehe) today marks 5 months until our wedding day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) We did pretty good starting out registry. We didn't bicker too much about who liked what and who didn't. LOL

Then we came home, I ran and came home tirrrreed. I also ran too soon after we had a late lunch. It was a ROUGH run. But I made it through. I ate some leftovers and then we watched "Bride Wars."

I need to get tired soon!!! Boo for Monday!!!


Awesome Possum

Upwards and onwards, my friends.

Guess who ran a full 28 and a 1/2 minutes tonight!!! :) Boo yah!

I know, loser. LOL

I felt good. For some odd reason my left groin was hurting during, but oh well. I pushed through and ran. I could have still run at the end, but I am doing the whole 10% increase a week thing. No reason to push it and injure myself, right???

Dinner is in the oven and on the stove. I think Thursday I will do my "speed" interval thingy. Maybe. Or maybe I will just run another 28.5 :) Only time will tell.

Later Gators!