Friday, January 21, 2011

Five Things Friday

Wow- is it really Friday !!!

1)  Marathon training so far going good.  I have gotten 3 runs in this week, 3,4,3 with a 5 mile run lined up for later this weekend.  I am not braving the cold / icy weather so indoors on the treadmill it has been.  But for me that is great-  I can stare out the window at the subzero cold temperatures and enjoy the nice warmth of my house.

2)  Today's run was supposed to be 3 miles, but I added a .1 to it so that I could participate in the SUCK IT UP, BUTTERCUP virtual 5K race.  It was a perfect day for the race today, as I had no motivation going on.   I just repeatedly had to tell myself - SUCK IT UP and run!!!  3.1 miles in 28:12,  not my fastest but not my slowest by a long shot.

3)  I am a music listener while I run and I swear that there are underlying song tracks underneath the actual music.  There are few songs that I listen to and every time I hear them, I always think I can hear "Mom"  ,  or the kids calling me.  It is the craziest thing.  Or maybe it is just because I have mom radar going on.  I will figure out what songs they are and put them on here- to see if you can hear them or if I am just losing my mind. 

4) So it was a year ago this week that I met with a personal trainer at the gym.  After running solid for 2 years my body was getting used to running and I actually was starting to gain weight (did not want that).  When I went to the gym last year my goal was to lose 20 lbs with cross training and proper diet, while still training for a marathon.   Guess what ,  I DID IT!!!  I reached my 20 lb goal in June and have held it off ever since then!!!!  So very excited!!!! 

5) I should post this next week but I am thinking about right now, Feb 1st of 2008 was the first time I laced up shoes and started running.  At that time I couldn't even run 1/8 mile without dying.  Crazy  to see how far I have come.   I just ran a virtual 5K in 28:12-  long cry from my 1st 5K which took me almost 36 minutes.    In 3 years, I have come from no running to now having run 4 half marathons and 2 full marathons-  who would have thought.    All I know is if I can do it, so can you !!!!  Believe in yourself!!!!

Have a fantastic Friday!!!!!



  1. great job! it is cold here too. i love to look out the window while i am on my TM in shorts and tshirt:)

  2. envious of your number 4! every since I started training for my first marathon I gained weight. I know it sounds weird but it's true. the body naturally craves carbs. That's why it's important to cross-train as well =)

    happy Friday, Christa!

  3. You are amazing. Can't wait to see where I'm at after doing this for another year or give me lots to look forward to (although I'm not sure I'll ever be as speedy as you are!).

  4. You have come so far! congrats on your 20lbs weight loss. I want to lose 20lbs but haven't committed to it.

  5. All I can are AWESOME!! Keep it up! Went to Gazelle last night and bought a new pair of running shoes...Brooks this time. Hope you have a great week!