Archive for November, 2010

November 16, 2010

Half Marathon Honey!

This right peeps, I did my first half marathon Sunday November 14th. I did the Big Sur Half Marathon, which was actually located in Monterey. The  course was mostly the course I did for my Triathlon. I guess my fitness cherry liked this location for its popping.

We Started off the trip going down to Monterey to pick up our race packet. We were famished by the time we finished the Race Expo. We wandered around Monterey looking for somewhere to eat. We ended up stopping at a Brittish style Pub because the CAL game was on. My girlfriend Emily is a CAL junkie so we had to appease her needs.

I look happy but the food was not that great 😦

After eating we went to our hostel where we were staying  for the night. Mind you this was my first ever experience in a hostel. I am used to going to Hotels and staying in rooms that have bathrooms. It was a little strange sharing a room with 8 other people. Technically we were sharing a room with 16 people because there was a sheet dividing the room. Apparently sound travels through sheets easily because we were told to hush up at 9PM, even though quite hours are not until 1o. Sleeping did not go too well, I was too juiced for the race and I felt really hot in the little bunk bed I was in. We woke up at 5am to get an early start on breakfast and gear up for our race!

We finished our breakfast and headed down for the 1mile walk to the race. It was a beautiful morning and it was great to get a little warm-up in before the race. We even stopped and enjoyed the view a little before the run.

The course was beautiful! We had a great time. A huge congrats to all my friends who did this race, even if I didn’t see you you were in my thoughts! (Margo and Christina) Bonnie did so great on her first Half Marathon! It was great to see everyone doing their best. The Emilies and I all ran the race together. We did it on a 9:1 run walk pace. I finished the race in 2:40:04! Pretty good for a first timer! 😉

I am happy to say that this weekend was a complete success! I loved every minute of it and I can not wait to do another race! I plan to do the Turkey trot Thanksgiving morning. I am so thankful for running and fitness in my life. Why not celebrate it on thanksgiving? Anyone interested in running a 10k with me???

 

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November 8, 2010

MIA anyone?

Hey there friends! I know I have been MIA for a while and not like the awesome band ( bad joke?). I can give you so many excuses but I am not going to sink that low. The main reason I have not been blogging is time, I have not had much time in the evenings, well I guess I just have to steal Jay’s laptop and make time! If not for me then for the poor kitty. I also have not had a whole lot of amazing things going on lately as far as food, fitness or fashion is concerned. I know you all are ding to hear about my super fun life, but lately it was a little stagnant. I hurt my back after doing a 10 mile run in the rain. I then proceeded to get sick. Finally, I have been working with a nutritionist and eating like a rabbit. A skinny rabbit, that still eats meat but a rabbit nonetheless. I wanted to update you guys on what has been going on with me!

  • I have had no new pictures taken because my camera broke 😦 insert ultimate sad face here this is a major downer as far as the blog goes, I really want my blog to thrive on awesomeness and I feel that pictures are necessary.
  • Dealing with sickness is not the business, I hate being sick or in any kind of pain. It makes me want to crawl up into a little ball and eat bon bons. (MMMMmmm Bon Bon’s I don’t even know if they makes these anymore.) As I was dealing with pains in all different parts of my body it is hard to focus on my bloggedy blog.
  • This new food plan is a lot of work. It is not exciting  food that I want to take pictures of, I hate to say it but I had to kind of remove myself from the food addiction. I honestly am having a hard time even reading the food blogs I used to love because I know it will be a long time before I can eat any of the yummy foods they post on there. I know this is for a good cause, my own body, so I am pushing through it and living vicariously through the food blogs when I can handle drooling at my desk.
  • Marathon training has come to an end because my race is here this Sunday! Hooray….Well kind of. I have had a hard time getting my runs in these past few weeks but we are implementing an awesome run/walk schedule so we will be more than fine. ( Hey! I just did my first triathlon ever September 11th, so give me a break 😉
  • Triathlon training! What is up with that goodness?? We had an awesome mixer on Friday, with all the Tri peeps, and I am soo juiced for this season! We have a great dedicated staff I can not wait to kick it with…. New homies for sure! I start my training today, officially our first day was yesterday, but I was not feeling so hot and needed to chill a little more. I plan to get a good run in this evening for both my marathon and triathlon training.
  • Food Love! I love food so much, I have been able to cope with the no oatmeal for breakfast and eating mainly veggies and eggs for breakfast, somewhat ok but I do have to say I miss breads and the such. I know that it is better for me, but Dang it! I love food. I am allowed one cheat meal a week, I am sure that will soon be the highlight of my blog.

I miss you guys! Even though I only had 1 or 2 people comment on this blog, I had a few readers and that means so much to me. Apparently enough for my to think I am not good enough to keep going if I can’t find the time to make it super awesome! I am going to make an effort to get back into doing this regularly. Especially with training officially starting I want to chat about all this stuff.

Peace and Chicken grease my loves!!

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