Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I forgot to mention that this last week was my first week of running with no Ipod or music.  I am trying to transition over to not having to depend on music to get me through a run.  I am really happy to say that other than my zone 2 run, I felt like it really didn't bother me to not having music playing.  I will try and continue this trend.  Based on when I get off today, I will either do sprints or my 45 minute zone 1 flat run.

Breakfast-before strength training I had a granola bar and a few sips of diet coke.  After work out, I had two eggs scrambled, two pieces of bacon and a cup of coffee with peppermint mocha in it.



Today was very hectic.  I had my last session of classes to get done and a 50% chance of rain.  YIKES!  I think i looked at the weather channel 1000 times yesterday and sent out 100 emails!  Needless to say I didn't get much proper eating.  Stress and then no time really got me last night,

Breakfast-two eggs scrambled, 2 pieces of bacon

Lunch-Chick Fil A chicken nuggets, waffle fries, and honey mustard.  Yep was super stressing

Dinner-a power bar and then at 11 when I finally got home, some tortilla chips and salsa with a cup of decaf coffee with some of that peppermint mocha stuff.

Didn't get to run at all.  Guess this will be my day off.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Back feels okay right now.  Am planning on running later today.  Am teaching some private lessons today so we will see how it feels afterwards.  Am going to call one of the local chiros that does ART tomorrow and see if they can get me in soon. I have one more week on my current schedule and then we will start a new schedule.  I have a vacation coming up the 28th-nov 4th so not sure if I want to run that week at all because we will be in new orleans.  May just take some of that time off:)

Breakfast-didn't have enough eggs and had 0 bacon so had to eat a granola bar and of course went back to my old ways and had a coke zero:)

Lunch-again had no time.  had a protein bar (power bar i think)

Snack- a hand full of trail mix

Dinner-beef ribs, beans that were baked, french fries, a beer

ran my 55 min flat with 8 accels today.  It went surprisingly well.  No issues except I ran too far out and had to walk back for about 30 minutes.  Was worried my hubby would be worried but football had him glued to the tv so he didn't even notice how long i had been gone:(

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Got to sleep in a little this morning.  Cat still woke me up at 3 but managed to get everyone back to bed and sleeping.  Slept till 8 am on and off thanks to my hubby not keeping the dogs down stairs while  I tried to sleep.  They played king of the mountain using me as the mountain several times.  Am going to try and run today, back feels okay.

Breakfast-2 eggs scrambled, two pieces of bacon, coffee with some creamer that taste like peppermint mocha (notice no diet coke;)

Lunch-diet pepsi;) a roast beef on sourdough with swiss cheese.  Three pretzles(the bigger chunky kind) with some hot mustard.  1 pumpkin pie doughnut from the new doughnut shop in aggieville.  It had cream cheese icing.  Delicious!!!!!

Dinner-diet sprite a very small pork chop and some asparagus.  Hubby tried cooking the asparagus with just water and sea salt and it tasted really, really good.  Had a coffee with some of that peppermint mocha after dinner to warm up.  Am freezing right now for no reason.  Did have a banana for desert to get that sweet tooth happy.

Ran today and totally bonked.  Ate at 12:30ish and tried to run at 4ish.  Apparently food wasn't digested enough or something as 1.75 miles in had a horrible stitch and had to walk a quarter of a mile.  Started again and my back starting hurting so called it quits.  Really hate zone 2 runs, never been successful with them.  Thought by running on the track, I could get a good sense of where i was time wise with my miles.  My warm up mile took me 11 minutes and my first mile of my zone 2 run had one quarter at 2.28, one quarter at 2.30, one quarter at 2.28 and then had to walk a quarter which took 4.15.  Tried to get started up again and ran a 2.14 and then my back started hurting.  As I was cooling out, my quad, which hasn't bothered me in FOREVER also started hurting.  I think I need to stay off the track.  I see this on surfaces that have more give, like alot of turf places we run with the dogs.  My body doesn't like that much give and apparently my body does not like cork tracks.  I am very disappointed as this doesn't help my mental game with zone 2 runs.  I only technically got 15 minutes of hard running in and that is about 25 minutes short of what I wanted:(

Friday, October 14, 2011


Up early this morning and a little grumpy.  We have an indoor/outdoor cat that starts transitioning to indoor during the winter.  Well, she has decided the past couple of mornings to get up around 3:30-4 am and play.  That wakes all the dogs up and of course that is when the accidents happen.  Got them all out to potty but I guess stella had to poop and when we came back up to the bedroom, she pooped twice while I was trying to get some more sleep.  Plus they play the in the bed out of the bed, in the bed out of the bed game.  URGH!  Was determined NOT to get out of bed till the alarm went off and stuck to my guns, even though i had to clean two piles of poop up.

Breakfast-two eggs scrambled, two pieces of bacon and gulp coke zero with vanilla:)
Lunch-a chicken bacon panini with some swiss cheese. I did eat a few chips.  Diet pepsi
Dinner-a few bites of pulled pork, one chicken wing and one chicken leg.  Some sort of mac and cheese.  A little tiny candy bar that tony bought for halloween candy.  I had a beer but only drank a few sips.  Just not feeling it tonight, think it is more habit.

Today's run is the zone two run.  I really struggle with this run and think maybe the most i have ever been able to really stay in zone 2 is 25 minutes.  Today i have to do 40 minutes of zone 2 running.  I think this is a mental issue that i just need to get over.

Update-did not run tonight.  Back started spasms this morning.  Iced all day when I was sitting.  Got home thinking it was better and as soon as I did stuff in the backyard, it started again.  Iced and advil tonight.  If it is still bothering me tomorrow, will go to my chiro and get it worked on. I am sure it is due to stress, had to deal with a very stressful situation last night.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Strength training class this morning was awesome as usual!  Very sore from tuesday, pecs were burning yesterday as I was running.  I LOVE class though!

Breakfast-a granola bar before working out and eggs and bacon post work out, coke zero with vanilla

Lunch-a small bowl of mushroom stroganoff with beef mixed in and a small bowl of tomato bisque soup, diet coke with lemon

Dinner-half of a lettuce salad that had maybe a sprinkling of cheese.  Dipped my fork in salad dressing (ranch) maybe a couple of times for taste.  Ate half of a rib eye (12 oz), lean but did have quite a few steak fries and dipped them in the leftover ranch:(  Habits are hard to break!!!!!  Did have a beer but only one.

Did 55 minutes of hills tonight and felt GREAT!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Need to get the long run in today that I switched out for sprints yesterday.  Going to be cutting it close, have alot to do today at work and have puppy class tonight.  Felt really bad this morning when I got up so i didn't eat eggs and bacon.  Stomach was not happy and I just felt overall like I was trying to come down with something.

Breakfast-granola bar

Lunch-Panda Express-steamed rice and an order of the sweet and fire chicken.  I think there were a total of  5 small pieces of chicken so it wasn't much but my stomach wanted the rice anyway so that is what I ate.  Fortune cookie and a diet mountain dew.

Just got done with my 55 minute easy run and it was probably the best run I have ever had.  Not sure why, just was in the zone despite the very stiff cross wind that sometimes had me running in place.  Felt like I could have kept going and going and going.

Dinner-Not good.  Tony was late getting home and we had to go straight to puppy class.  Strangely enough, I wasn't dying of hunger at 8 pm at night.  Took some trail mix and had maybe a quarter of a cup.  Afterwards we went to noodles where I was going to get some tomato soup.  It was closed:(  The only other option there was long john silvers.  ICK!  Fried, fried, fried.  Not something I wanted at 9:00 pm but guess what, I ate it anyway.  One piece of fried fish, one piece of fried chicken and then some fries. I felt disgusting afterwards.