Friday, March 25, 2011

3 Miles...

I completed a 3 mile run yesterday afternoon in 28:08. That is a 9:22 pace.

Mile 1: 9:16
Mile 2: 9:14
Mile 3: 9:35

I felt great afterwards, totally had that runners high. It was still a really hard run though. Then again, when I first started running a year and a half ago, it took me 15 minutes to do 1 mile. I think next week I will start following a 10k schedule and then a half, like I did the first go around. All to prep me for a marathon hopefully in December, we'll see. I slept through my alarm this morning and did not do the "30 Day Shred". Thankfully, I am off work tonight and so I will fit it in before I go to bed :)

I weighed myself on Monday and was 131.8...NOOOOOO! Then, this morning I was 128.2.....YESSSS!! I just need to continue losing. Summer is coming and I want to be the fittest I ever have been for this bikini season!

Thanks for all your suggestions on getting my running groove back! I think just running outside is going to help with a lot of that. Well that and hopefully my running buddy will start behaving and run a little slower so I can keep up with him..
If I could, he would run 7:00 miles for days, but I can't. Obviously, I am good at taking pictures of him after I dress him up. We all have our talents!

She just felt left out from the blog and wanted me to show you her talent! It's called sleep champion of the world! She is good. Pregnancy is making her even better! Lucky!

Today, I would like to know: 

Do you have any pets? What kind would you like to have, if you don't?

I obviously have 2 dogs. They are actually the first dogs I have ever had. I always wanted dogs, but my parents didn't have the time nor patience for a dog.

What is the fastest you have ever run a mile?

8:37...a few weeks ago at the gym. Speed work, baby, speed work!

Gotta go, the pregnant dog is EXTRA whiny today and needs some cuddling....STAT!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

How Stella...Er...Tiff Can Get Her Groove Back?

I fell completely off the face of the earth...


It's been a crazy March, I haven't been to this corner in 2 weeks. Instead of boring you with what I have been up to, I am going to talk about my running struggle, and maybe you can help a girl get her mojo back.

Over on my old blog, I used to always talk about how much I love running and how my first half marathon was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Like, ABSOLUTELY THE BEST DAY EVER!

Now, I really just am NOT feeling it and it is making me so sad. I think because the winter months had me stuck on the treadmill so much that my want to run on it crashed and burned...Fast and Hard(That's What She Said, Right?)! I have run outside a couple of times this year and it makes my lungs feel like they are splitting open...OUCH! My legs...wait, don't get me started on that pain!

I wish I had my zest for running right now(or working out in general), but I am just not feeling it! 

And...I don't understand. How could I go from being essentially addicted to running/working out to not wanting to do it at all? I need to get my running mojo back STAT!

How do you get your running/exercise mojo back? Help a girl out, please and thank you!

Goal of the Day: Go Running! Oh, and blog about it, Darn Slacker!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Well, Well, Well! Here I am again....

I have been doing a TON of thinking about my journey and how it plays into my life. The truth is, I am super busy right now. I haven't been tracking daily on SparkPeople. I still weigh about the same as I have for the past year. Would I like to get out of the 120's? Yes! Do I still feel I HAVE to weigh 109? No! My body is pretty small right now. Well, everywhere but the abs/love handles. The number is messing with my head a little, but that has to stop.

All of this weight thinking HAS. TO. STOP. NOW!

I am currently a size 4(27). I would like to get into a size 2(26). I am really close, but my tummy region needs some help!

Enter this gorgeous woman!
I am going to let Miss Michaels help a girl out! I did the 30 day shred for about 10 days or so a while back and then quit, but a few days after I quit, I noticed that my arms looked great...and so did my legs, butt and abs. Damn! Why did I quit? I stopped making it my priority to get it done. I got bored.


I caught "The Shred" fever again and this time I decided to combat the boredom with some Pandora and used the power of the "MUTE" button.

Tonight, I am going to have my lovely man take measurements and "before" photos! I will start the DVD tonight. We'll see what the next 30 days bring.

In other news.....

Today's food & workout looks great so far!

Workout: 10 Minute Elliptical warm up. 8x400 at 5k pace speed work.
Breakfast: Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin with Protein Smoothie(1/2 banana, 1/2 cup blueberries, 2 handfuls spinach, 1 scoop low carb protein powder and water)
Snack: 1/2 of banana leftover from smoothie.
Lunch: Turkey Sandwich(Low Sodium Turkey, Light Mayo, Honey Mustard, Arnold Sandwich Thin, Cheese), Pirate's Booty BARRRRRRBecue
Snack: Honey Crisp Apple with PB
Dinner: TBD

Goal of the Day: Take photos and start "The Shred"!

How are y'all doing?
Have you ever done the "30 Day Shred" before? Results?
How do you keep calm when you have a hectic schedule?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Still Alive!

I promise, I am still here. I will be back to update y'all tomorrow :)