I still been trying to keep up with my running. Last week, the hero in blue had to take some classes for some re-certification, and the power lifting champion had to rest up for his competition last week. So I had no training partners. I basically, just walked and took it easy. I found out that I can walk at a speed of 4.5 mph. I was really excited about that because I used to run at that speed a few months ago. I did run Friday, I really felt good for that run. But Monday, I ran again and once again I was disappointed with myself. I feel like I should be running a lot faster at this point. I started running in Feb. at a 4.5 mph speed and now I can run at between a 5.0 mph and 5.3 mph. I think I just am afraid of going any faster. I still have trouble with my breathing and around mile 2 I start feeling tired. The hero in blue and I have been trying to do some of our running outside. I really struggle with that. I think it is because I try to keep up with him, and he can run at a 6.0 speed. I still am determined to be a runner. I love reading running blogs and seeing all the races. It looks challenging but also like a lot of fun. I would like to be comfortable at a 6.0 speed before I try to do a race. Today, is another run day so I will let you know how it goes!!
WELCOME TO MY BLOG
You may be wondering why I decided on the title I chose. Well about 2 months ago I decided to become a runner. I am a very slow runner, otherwise known in the running world as a turtle. I am determined to become faster and maybe someday become a racer. Therefore, I chose breaks out of her shell. Join me on my journey. As this turtle breaks out of her shell.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
I hope everyone had a Happy Easter!! We had a pretty good Easter!! Here are some photos of the kids.
The computer genius doing his favorite thing!!
The champion muscle man in a rare photo op!!
My gorgeous diva in her Easter dress
My beautiful princess also in her Easter dress!!
The princess, the diva and Mr. Buddy Bigglesworth
Okay now I am done bragging :)!! Our Easter was pretty good. Actually, we celebrated our Easter early since my hard working hero in blue had to back at work on Easter. No rest for the men in blue. Anyway, our Easter weekend was full of exercise and over-indulging. Friday, since our gym was closed for the Easter weekend; we decided to go hiking. This is the place we chose:
This is a picture from the bottom
And a picture from the top!! (Not my pictures)
The name of this gorgeous place is Hanging Rock National Park. And we (the whole family) hiked all the way to the top. It is only about 3.5 miles, but this included a lot of steps. I told the hero in blue that I felt like I had done at least a
thousand, hundred squats going up. It was gorgeous though once we got to the top. We actually we went back down, and went back up with the kids. Since, the hero in blue was seeing how fast we could do it. On our real way back down, we passed a man and woman running the whole thing. I know 3.5 doesn't seem hard, but you should have seen the hills and steps. I was in awe and dumbstruck by their dedication.
Saturday, we decided to go to a park close by our house and play some softball and putt putt. This day I really started the indulging of the Easter treats!!:) Our first stop before the park was at Mickey D's (otherwise known as McDonalds). The computer genius wanted to share a 20 piece Mcnugget and fry. So, being the loving mother that I am, I quickly agreed. We didn't finish it, so we shared with the muscleman. We get to the park and my loving mother-in-law brought a coconut cream pie. Let me tell you I am a pie fanatic. I love it!! So, of course being the loving daughter-in-law that I am, I had to have a piece. I didn't play softball, but I knew the park had a walking trail that was a mile. So, the hero in blue and I did it twice. He wanted to do it one more time but my legs were killing me from the hike the day before.
Sunday, we had Lasagna and Chicken Alfredo. I ate the Chicken Alfredo for lunch and supper. I went on a short walk with the diva and princess. I really wanted to do a longer walk but we all got really sleepy, possibly from all the carbs?
Today, the hero in blue and I went on a run. More on the later since this is a really long blog.