I really love food. Apparently, too much food can be a bad thing. I hear exercise can counteract that problem. I run so I can eat. Thus, I love to run.
Ouch!!!!!! That is all I have to say about that.
Well, of course I have to say more….
I got home from the game and went directly to my room and hid under the covers. It felt so good to just close my eyes. Not sure why I was so tired; I guess today has just been long in one way or another.
Two minutes later my phone rang. It was my dad. Peyten wanted to talk to me. She talked for about five minutes and then Aydan got on for a minute. It was so good to hear their little voices :)
And then I was back to face smashed in to the pillow, eyes closed, ready to pass out. But then as I was laying there thinking about how I am crapping out on DAY ONE of my new challenge, I remembered Melissa’s comment “A little over 3 miles per day, on a schedule? You can totally do that in your sleep. ;)” So, yeah…her voice stuck in my head (among all you other Tumblrs!) and 10 seconds later, I was on my feet putting my running clothes on. So, thank you all for that ;)
As soon as I started running, I knew it was going to be a slow one. My legs felt like lead. Frankenstein legs. Hammer feet. Whatever you want to call it, my legs were not having it. And it was mainly my calves giving me trouble today. When your calves are that sore…it is impossible to have good running form, but I did the best I could.
And look at those perfect positive splits!! Oh wait…we are supposed to shoot for negatives…ah well.
Garage selfie because it was too dark outside. Makes for interesting lighting :P
Oh, and ice….necessary. When I stopped running, I had flashbacks to high school track when my shin splits were at their peak. Oh, the pain! Both my calves and my shins screamed at me so much worse than while I was running. I walked them out, rolled them out, and then iced.
I am assuming most of the pain is coming from a combination of squats and jump ropes. We will see how this goes…;) I definitely won’t be running tomorrow morning, but I will see how I feel after work or later that night.
With the kids missing the last day of school (no make up), it kind of messed things up. They announced on facebook that the high school kids could come up Mon/Tues and clean out their locker.
But, no word was gotten out about the elementary school. Mark went up today and got Charly’s stuff. Who knows if it was all of it. And we never got word about Charly and summer school…which apparently starts Friday, but we only heard that fact through the grapevine. Mark went up and talked to the office and they knew nothing of it because they don’t deal with summer school.
So, he went to go talk to someone at the high school regarding elementary summer school (yeah), but they had closed already. So, we will try again tomorrow. We have no idea if she is properly signed up or not. She can’t make it Friday anyway because we made plans because we didn’t know when summer school started.
And the dentist. Nate and Charly went to their cleaning appointments last week, which was done when the power was out. The dentist had a generator. They both need to go back for more work. So, I had a nice conversation about that.
Nate has to have more x-rays done. And at least four cavities filled. And Charly has two cavities that need to be filled, plus she made need a spacer.
So, with the cleanings it put the bill at $322.00. And Charly’s next appointment, if she does need the spacer will be around $430.00. And Nate’s appointment should cost around $570.00 dollars….but that # will probably go up once they see more on the x-rays.
And then Nate will need two more appointments after that for who knows what.
Let’s not even think about Aydan and Peyten yet…they are going to have to wait a little bit!
Work is almost done. I am going to go home, change, and head up to Nate’s baseball game. Where I am going to sit and not move for quite a long time. It will be nice to just be able to focus on his game and that is it without the little kids running around.
I plan to run later after the game ;)
Day 18 of Kari’s June Fitness Challenge, done!
152 crunches - actually easier than last night’s 140. But, they still hurt.
29 push ups - 3 sets: 10,10, and 9.
90 squats - always ouch
425 jump ropes - getting better at these! 4 sets: 100,100,100,125
The jump ropes are my favorite right now. I think I will continue to do them past June. Probably for a pre run warm up.
Yeah, at least Effinhill’s blog is still up. Not sure if he will ever get back on the bandwagon or not. Or he is just secretly stalking us all..;)
But, Wildkarrde is completely gone. Not sure if he posted anything before he deleted it. Hopefully he is a-ok and just out enjoying life. And hopefully he comes back some day! ;)
And if I ever decide to leave this blogging community, I will try and say good bye before I do ;) Yeah right…like I would ever leave. More than likely Tumblr would leave me first, lol.
My 2013 race calendar (updated):
May 4th - Indy Mini - I am looking forward to seeing lots of Tumblr folk! DONE! May 5th - Kalamazoo Borgess Half - I get to run with family, friends, and also Tumblr folk!! DONE! June 8th - Hartford Strawberry 5k - My hometown race. I didn’t get to run this last year due to a scheduled conference, so I am glad I don’t have the same conflict this year. DONE!
July 6th- Watervliet Cherry 5k - This one is a good PR gauge for me. ($18)
August 3rd - Coloma Peach 10k - Last year was a beast. Dehydrated, hot, no energy. I better PR this year! ($22)
August 10th - South Haven Blueberry 5k - This will be my fourth year anniversary of my first ever race! ($25)
August 17th - Rockford Mitchell’s 5k - If my cousin is running this year, I will try and run with him. If not, then I won’t make the trip up. CAN’T DO
September 7th - Paw Paw Grape 5k - The last of the “fruit belt series” runs. If I do all five, I get a commemorative coin. Fun way to support the farming community around here. ($25)
October 13th - Chicago Marathon - SPECTATING!! :)
October 20th - Grand Rapids
Marathon Half Marathon- This is still an IF. I may just go spectate some people running that I know. It will probably just boil down to if the money is there or not. ($94)
(newly added) September 28th - Columbus, IN Mill Race Half Marathon ($47)
November 9th - Battle Creek Road Hawg Classic 10k - I just really like this race…the course, the people, everything. It is a great end of the year race. ($20)
And as always, if anyone ever wants to come run any of these with me, let me know! I love company :)
It’s doable? I would try to keep 24 hours between runs: so if you run after work don’t run the next morning. But I think it’s worth trying!
I did think about this and I will definitely try not to. But, there are times when I think that will be unavoidable.
And another factor is that with my June Challenge I am going to be putting even more pressure on my legs.
My legs are going to hate me by the end of June. But, I will pull back if I think it is just too much. I really don’t want to injure myself. Fine line to walk :)
A little over 3 miles per day, on a schedule? You can totally do that in your sleep. ;)
Ha ha…I love your confidence! That will give me even more reason to stick with it ;)
You can totally do this! ;)
Thanks, Tink :)
The big thing is to have a plan, so you can totally do it now!
Leave all excuses at the door, right?! :)
It is 13 days…I mean, it isn’t like I am starting a marathon training plan or running straight for 365 days!! lol :)
So, I was doing some math….
And I figured out that if I run slightly over 3 miles for each day of the rest of June, I will be at 50% of my goal for my 500 miles for the year. If I hit 50% at 50% of the year…it will set me up decently for the last half of the year.
I am not sure if that is attainable for me….BUT, I would be crazy not to even try. Especially since I figured out that there is enough light at the high school track to run in the dark. So, here I am trying.
When I can run:
18 - after Nate’s baseball double header
19 - before or after work
20 - before work or after Nate’s baseball game or after coffee date if we still have it
21 - early morning before we get kids and Charly and I leave for girls scout trip
22 - after kids go to bed
23 - after Youth group
24 - before work or after we get home from cook out/after kids go to bed
25 - before work or after church meeting
26 - before work or after kids go to bed
27 - before work or after Nate’s baseball game or after coffee date if we still have it
28 - early morning before we leave for camping trip
29 - early morning - maybe get some of the Youth to run with me
30 - early morning or after kids go to bed
So, it is possible. I mean, I CAN find some time during the day each day to sneak a run in. But, it will take a lot of dedication. A LOT. But, can I do that for 13 days PLUS my June Challenge?
I don’t know. It is a feat that I am willing to have a go at. If it doesn’t work…no big deal. At least I can say I tried. :P
After Euchre, I decided to sneak in a Miler Monday:
The first mile, I wish I could say I ran it in 6:54. My GPS thinks I did. But, I was running around the high school track and I ran four times around back to my starting place and it clocked me at 7:28. So, whatever.
And since my legs were cramping up something fierce after that, I ran a recovery mile around the track in 8:42.
It was dark out and the lightening was lighting up the sky. But, the rain held out for me. So, very nice of it.
I came home and did my jump ropes outside. Again, the rain held off, but the wind was picking up. And then I did the rest of my June Challenge inside.
350 jump ropes (4 sets: 100,100,75,75)
85 squats (1 set)
27 push ups (2 sets: 15 and 12)
140 crunches (1 set)
I was confused for a minute because we are driving to Holland and I didn’t include that bit of info in the post, lol. But, then I realized the whole Oma and Opa part. Ha ha…yeah, I’m ok ;)
My stepmom is from Germany, so our kids call her and my dad Oma and Opa.
Aydan seems to have a high sense of what is right and wrong. He is going to be hard to argue with. But wait, all your kids are like that, aren’t they?
Well….Aydan you can reason with and convince what is right and wrong. Charly is adamant she Is right no matter what, lol. ;) Peyten is yet to be determined.
- As we are driving down the road:
- Charly: Are you sure this the way we take to Oma and Opa's house?
- Mark: It is the way we always take. Would you like me to take another way?
- Aydan: I want to go the RIGHT way!
- The logical one...lol
Oh yum. I wish. A few July 4ths ago, in CA, I made a mixed berry cake and served it with blueberry compote, strawberry compote and fresh whipped cream. God. Can you just come down here and make all that FOR me please? :)
I will come to Texas. I will bring Mark. He and Steve can spin records and talk music. Me and you will be in the kitchen whipping up a feast and loving every minute of it. Maybe we will even go for a run together. I am sure we would spam Tumblr the whole time.
Some day…..*big sigh* :)