Monday, November 24, 2014

Walt Disney World...

Man...I can tell you I'm getting excited about running in February at Walt Disney World. I have already talked my hubby into letting me get a few extra things but I'm still trying to talk him into letting us get annual passes since we plan on going down at least two more times next year. This would be so beneficial for our family because not only are we going to take a family vacation but we also want to run in the Wine and Dine as a family too. Well at least for the Jingle Jungle 5k that is because it goes through Animal Kingdom and well what can I say...Olivia loves that park!! It's her favorite by far!!!

I am hoping to talk him into them since I didn't convince him when we went in September because then I still wasn't sure if I was going to run the race or not because I hadn't started to train. But since I have started to train and I love to run I am ready to run it and I'm ready for the challenge! What are you most excited about running the race for? Is it to see the characters or just for the overall experience?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

You Know You're A Runner When....

You know you're a runner can go into a big store like Dick's Sporting Goods looking for something to use to help shield your nose and mouth from the cold and you try on new shoes instead. I tried on the Brooks Adrenaline GTX 14 first and loved them, they felt like heaven compared to my "new" shoes I just got, but the soles of the shoes were very stiff, hard to move in and walk in. Hmm..I decided to look down at the shoe and sure enough they had been worn outside for a while you could tell and returned to the store. Nope not gonna buy the shoes so I put them back. I decided to head over to the other store in town and found them there and tried them on and another pair. Wides of course. Well I still wasn't in love with Adrenaline but the Brooks Ghost 7's now that was another story!! I was originally fitted for the Brooks Ghost 6 in June and they fit but they didn't have any that were wide enough without having to special order them. Soon after the 7's were released but I didn't want to pay the high prices. I tried on the 7's and Oh My!!! I have found my shoes!!! These shoes have the support in the arch that I need, they feel like heaven to my feet and when I walk and run they follow my feet through. It's so nice to have a show to do that! So now comes the fun part of ordering the shoe offline. I will be ordering them from Dicks Sporting Goods Online unless I find them online cheaper but I can't wait to take them for a run when I get them!!!!

I'm also ordering a neck gator and some kinesiology tape to help with my shin splints but I'm hoping that with the right shoes they will soon go away too!

What did you do this weekend?


This title kind of describes this week. Bleck. This week has been kind of a rough week. Not feeling that great and I feel like I'm trying to get a cold or something and having a ton of meetings at schools and what not so this is something that is not able to get around. But it's not an excuse as of why I haven't been able to go out and run. It's been cold. Very cold and I'm afraid to run in the cold. I will admit it! After having an attack last week and so it's just been one of those weeks. I am going to get out of my funk because I have a lot of training to do and so very little time to do it!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Met Goal 1!

Today I met one of my first goals that I had set for me! I wanted to run/walk at least 1 mile and today was the day I met that! I did on Saturday .90 miles but I still felt like I could have gone farther along but didn't push it. Today I pushed it a little more and I did make it to 1 mile and added another .11 miles to the total. So yes I did 1.11 miles in under 22 minutes which is a goal for me. I want to work on getting that down but I'm sure I will pretty soon. Tomorrow is rest day and actually I'm going to be spending time with my husband and daughter instead. I am going to still do my core workout and kill it and know that working out on my rest days are still good enough for me. I also plan on doing day 3 on Wednesday...hopefully I will have some of my winter clothes to be able to wear since come this weekend it will be cold with a chance of snow and wintery mix.'s coming and we know it is.

I am still kind of shocked that I did 1 mile and I know that with time I will get better! Wednesday going to try and go further than today! My legs are still killing me but it's a good feeling and not a bad one.

What kind of workout did you do today? Did you go to the gym, workout at home or just take a rest day?

Yurbuds Headphones Review

I have been looking for headphones lately that wouldn't fall out of my ears or didn't hurt them for a while. I came across Yurbuds when I was shopping at our local Target and seeing that they were only $20 I decided to get them. I chose the Women's Inspire 100 and went on about my business. I tried them out on my first run on Saturday and I have to say they worked awesome! I didn't have an issue getting them in and they didn't hurt my ears! This is a big plus for them not hurting because many of the headphone or earbuds hurt because I have small ears. 

So what do I think about them? They are awesome and amazing and I can't wait to continue to use them while I train for the Princess Half Marathon! I would eventually like to get the pair that have the microphone on them but that's just something I want and don't need. Now what I really need are running clothes and we'd be all set. 

I was not paid or compensated for this review. This is my honest opinion on them and I purchased them myself! 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Day 1 of C25k completed

Today was day 1 of my couch 2 5k training to get me started with the half marathon. After I complete this training I will start on the half training and so forth! Come February I WILL be ready for the race. Or if I set it in my mind that for every mile I complete then that's done and my final end result will be the medal at the end of the race! I need to work on my pace as well so along with this training I will be able to do so! 

Anyways I did my first day and let me say I can't believe I ran almost 1 mile. That's a big improvement from last week! I will continue with my goal of running 13.1 miles and so this is something that won't be easy but it's worth the big challenge. 

What are your plans for this weekend? Are you running a race or are you just taking it easy this weekend? 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Ran longer..Wine & Dine Half Marathon

The other day I decided to head out and try another run buy wearing the calf compression sleeves. Well I still got the shin splints but I didn't get them nearly as bad as before. Come to find out my mom suffered and still suffers from them so maybe it's in my genes. Who knows at this point. Tomorrow I am starting up with the couch 2 5k program again and will work my way up to running a half marathon. I am still planning on running in February and want to run in the Wine & Dine in November of next year. Those are little goals i have set for myself and I will get them done! 

Above is my new favorite snack which is the Pumpkin Spice greek yogurt and oh my is it good!!! I highly recommend trying it out! It tastes like your eating the pumpkin pie filling!