On the road again..

So ww have been on the road since 3:30 and it’s now 11:00. Ug! Good news we are a couple hours from Disney and two days till the race! The weather is still not cooperating… 40% chance rain and high of 42! This will be a good test of my mental toughness!
Sorry this is a short post but I am on my iPhone!

Almost that time…

well, tomorrow is the day we leave (well, kinda today) We head to my parents today, then drive the rest of the way to Orlando tomorrow morning at 3:30, yes, 3:30 am! I am starting to get nervous. As I was standing out in the cold this morning, I thought to myself… “it will be colder than this the morning of the race.” BBRR!!!

My hip is giving me a little trouble this morning, so hopefully that isn’t a bad sign for the race.

For breakfast I had some almonds, a glass of milk with some protein powder, and a granola bar. I need to start taking pics, I am still new at this thing!

On a happy note, I think some of my Christmas weight is slowly coming off….I was hovering right at a certain weight for like…3 weeks because of all the junk I had been eating, and I have been trying to avoid all that junk and so I am starting to go back to what I was before Thanksgiving…slowly…

by the way, in case anyone cares, I am a HUGE chocolate fan, sweets fan, oh yes. i cannot live without sugar. So do not be alarmed when and if I list any foods I had if I list some not so healthy things. I try to have a balance, but I must have sugar in my life!!!

What Have You Done Today?

Confession time: One of my favorite TV shows is the Biggest Loser. A new season starts tonight and I am stoked. I love seeing people get healthy, learn how to eat right and exercise, and love themselves again. I would LOVE to have Jillian scream at me! I learned in High School I am best motivated when I am angry. Once my basketball coach figured that out…well, you get the idea! Some people thought he was being mean to me, but I loved it. He knew just how to light a fire under this girl!
I understand not everyone does well this way but man, I just get all excited watching Jillian tell someone she is going to rip their arm off and beat them over their head with it!!
This brings me to my point, motivation. I really struggle with it. A lot of the BL contestants go home, have no one motivating them, and gain their weight back. One of the reasons I wanted to do this blog was accountability. I need something, someone, to keep me going, scream at me in a sense, and keep me inspired.
So, I encourage you to find out what motivates you, and go for it! Use it to your advantage!! What have you done today to make YOU feel proud?!

I ran for 25 minutes, how bout you?!?

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Baby it’s….still FREEZING outside!

So the temp for the half has gone DOWN not up, yikes! I am so cold natured as it is, I fear I will freeze!!! My husband of course is hot natured and he freezes me out at home!

So my new favorite thing is yoplait smoothies from the freezer section. there are 3 greats flavors (strawberry banana is my fav) all you do is add a cup of milk and they make two smoothies. LOVE THEM! I add a scoop of protein powder and it’s a great breakfast!

they also don’t cost a lot, and it’s just so simple to do. Try them now!!!

for lunch i am having turkey, pretzels, a piece of chocolate, and some cheese puffs from the “organic” section of the store. I will let you know how they taste…

Running Outfit

so if you follow my blog, you will quickly learn that I LOVE running skirts! they are so comfy and I love feeling girly but still sporty running. I will be wearing my minnie dot skirt for the half Saturday. But I will defiantely be wearing black tights underneath! Still deciding on what to wear up top and my head gear. It will be so cold!

I have 4 running skirts, and I can’t WAIT till the Disney expo where I can go to the running skirts booth and meet the twins!

Baby it’s cold outside

So the weather for the half is still quite dismal looking…low of 30…high of 55….not so fun. I am still planning my “outift” for the race. I did buy some hot hands today at Wal Mart, hopefully they will at least help keep my hands warm!

today I just did some strength exercises and tomorrow I will run at the gym, then that’s it tilla fter the race woo hoo!

Feelin Good!

Yesterday Bobby and I went on a 4 mile run. It was quite cold for Mississippi (30 when we ran!)

I wanted to wear the clothes I am going to race in on Saturday. So yes, I ran around my neighborhood in my minnie mouse skirt. Don’t judge me.

we had smoothies with protein in them for breakfast and then off we went! Surprisingly, despite the cold, it felt really good! Tons of energy, no cramps, etc. I ran the whole time without stopping and even had enough energy to chat whith Bobby (ok so I wasn’t sprinting or anything!) We ran at a steady good pace for us but didn’t push too hard. It felt great and I felt great after for the rest of the day. Aren’t those the best runs?

A week from today the race will be over and we will be heading back from Disneyworld. I am already sad! Can’t wait to have that medal around my neck!

One week countdown

Happy New Year! Welcome 2010!

One week from today I will be flipping out about the half I will be running the following moring. we will have to wake up at 3 to run the race for 5:40. we have to be on the monorail by 4 am to make it to the start in time to run. they were calling for rain and now they aren’t so let’s hope it stays that way!!!

As a running New Year’s resolution I would like to keep better track of my runs. Right now, I have a calendar on my refrigerator and I mar down how many miles I run on a given day, or if I cross train how many minutes etc. but thats about it. I want to start keeping a journal with more details like pace, where I ran, weather, how it affected my run, if it felt like a good run or a bad run, etc. so maybe I can see some patterns that will help me train better. we will see if it lasts! haha.

tomorrow I am tapering to 5-6 miles and I will run 3 on monday and 3 on tuesday and that will be it before the race!

oh, also, I got this awesome hydration belt for Christmas, can’t wait to try it out! I won’t wear it to race in since they have water stops but for long training runs it will be great to run hands free!