How do I put this gently? …………….
I AM PREGNANT! just kidding Mom dont worry! look below and then see for yourself!
You read that image correctly. I am running the Chicago Marathon 2013. I am crazy. However I have the Soldier Field 10 mile race and the Chicago Womens Half Marathon coming up soon. I am raising money for team bright pink. I have to fund raise a minimum of $750. So if you want you can start donating maybe 5,10, or even 20 to my registration page! I have been really busy with school.
The reason why I joined team bright pink is because breast cancer affects almost every woman in their life. Luckliy no one in my family has had breast cancer but a neighbor of ours lost her life to breast cancer a while back. I hope that by raising money through team bright pink it will help find a cure faster!
How am I going to train?
Well part of team bright pink every saturday starting in June there will be long runs. To say that I am nervous is an understatement.
Right now my goal is to raise 250 by the end of June! Anything will help. I know that I have some amazing running friends who have ran marathons and my family to support me along this journey! Once school is over I will make my own training plan.
Have a great night everyone!
PS Mom don’t freak out!
Hey Everyone! Happy Mothers Day!
So my friend and I have this inside joke of funny memes from Kim Jong Un here is one that cracked us both up!
So this Week’s Workouts were pretty good!
Monday: I did a 1.5 mile HIIT workout (daily mile likes to round things up which sort of irks me but what can you do?) then I did 5 weight machines at the gym. Shoulder Press, Tricep Dips, Arm Extension, Row/Deltoid Machine, and Chest Press. I also did 3 planks that I held for 90 seconds and a variety of ab exercises.
Tuesday: I ran at Swallow Cliff out in Palos Park. It was a perfect day to run on the trails. They were hilly. I managed to run 3.2 miles in 30:50. I had to run another 1.3 to make it 4.5 and that took 13:00 minutes. So I ran 4.5 miles in 43:50 not to shabby especially when its rolling hills and 80 degrees out! 9:44 min/mile
Wednesday: I did this really cool workout from a blog called pbfingers It involved 5 minutes of running in between sets of various shoulder, bicep and tricep exercises. I managed to run 3.5 miles in 33:00 minutes which was a 9:25 min/mile.
Thursday: Was an off day
Friday: I did my full body workout that I posted earlier this week. I warmed up with 14 minutes of running on the treadmill. It was about 1.5 miles in 14 minutes. 9:20 min/mile
Sunday: I ran 8.14 miles in 1:16:00 which was 9:30 min/mile! WOHOO! I was on cloud nine! However I had to stop a lot because my hips were hurting a lot.
Here’s whats on the agenda for this week
How was your weekend?
Do you stop sometimes during a run when you feel some sort of pain?
Hey Everyone! Happy Friday! I am taking a study break for a workout session. Checkout this neat workout that I created from some pinterest workouts that I pinned. My choice for cardio is running for 15 minutes. You can choose whatever cardio your heart desires. Ellipitcal,Bike,Stairmaster, Rowing Machine, or Arc Trainer! Anything that gets your heart going!
This is part of my strength and run day so I figured I could share this with you guys!
I have been really busy with school and work so I am going to post this weeks workout. My longest run for this week will be 7 miles. Last week I completed a 4 mile tempo run in 32:00 minutes! Which was a 8:00 min/mile! It was my first time doing speed work on the track.
Have a great week everyone!
First and foremost HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICOLEE! I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU ARE TURNING 16 AND YOU ARE DRIVING! ILU SO MUCH! I know you dont read my blog but I put this awesome collage together of us!
Here are some of my pics from Waterfall Glen that I ran on Sunday
Waterfall glen is a 9 mile trail with hills. There are lots of hills but its on a paved path. Its only 25 minutes away from Chicago (without traffic)
Have a great Tuesday
So Week 5 of Half Marathon Training was not the best of training weeks. I didn’t do my tempo runs like I wanted to. I know tempo runs make me a stronger runner but I was not feeling up to it when it was time to grind out those miles. Oh well, this week is a new week!
This week I did a lot of biking!
Monday: 1.5 mile HIIT Workout ( I did 1 minute at 6.0 mph 1 minute at 8.0 mph)+ Weights and Arms
Tuesday: 4 miles in 39:00 9:50 min/mile
Wednesday: A really intense spin class. It was only 45 minutes but I was averaging a 30 mph bike pace. I dont know how accurate that is but my gym had a fancy bike mileage calculator. I also ran 2 miles after my spinning class and boy it hurt. I ran 2 miles in 10:00 minutes
Thursday: 4 mile run 38:20 9:30 min/mile +Abs I was going to do legs but lets face it my legs were screaming and my behind hurt.
Friday: A much needed rest day.
Saturday: I took a 60 minute Spin Class at SPINClub in Mokena! I averaged about 16 miles.
Sunday: 6 miles at WaterFall Glen! I love waterfall glen its such a gorgeous preserve! Unfortunately my phone has died and I am too lazy to charge it to show you pictures of the trail and my run today! I will post them tomorrow. The best part about this run was that I maintained a pace that was under 10 minutes! WOHOO
6 miles 59:00 minutes 9:50 min/mile
Running Miles: 17.5
Biking Miles: 38
I am running The Human Race in Downers Grove this Saturday as part of my 5k race thats on my training plan.
I am hoping I can PR in this race. My current 5k PR is 28:50 (Bucktown 5k)
Here is what my training looks like for the week
Have a Great Week everyone!
How was your weekend?
It has taken me a while to write a post about my feelings towards the Boston Marathon Bombing on April 15 2013 at 2:40pm (EST). I remember I was at my internship when I got a text from my mom telling me that there was a bombing at the marathon. I immediately felt panicked and scared. I knew that some bloggers were running Boston and I was praying that they were ok. They are all fine.
The incident in Boston is very tragic for everyone in this country. Not only has it affected our morale as a country but it has targeted specific community called runners. We runners always get knocked down but we get up again *no pun intended*. The people in Boston will rise up from the ashes and they will unite together again.
In the past few days however I have read so really horrific racist tweets on twitter here is an article that I found.
Reading these tweets made me sick to my stomach. I have middle eastern friends, I know people who are “brown” and I know people who practice the Islamic faith. The Boston Marathon Bombing was a horrible tragedy but this, this is not making us better as a country.