Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Lazy lazy lazy

I saw this quote yesterday and it hit me in the gut like a ton of bricks.
I have been super lazy lately. I haven't run since the Color Run and only worked out twice last week and haven't worked out at all this week. I could probably throw out a few excuses but basically it just comes down to pure laziness. *Fat girl habits die hard*
So it looks like I'll be starting the Shred over and I've got to figure out a good time for me to run.
 Because I can't run at 5:00am anymore (check out that story HERE) I'm having a hard time finding a good time to go. I just do better when I start my day with my run, its easier to go when everybody is still asleep and no one is upset that I'm leaving. Nothing makes it harder to leave than your 5 year old hanging on your leg screaming "Please, don't leave me Mommy!" She even hid all my running shoes once so I wouldn't leave. 
I've noticed I've been really grumpy since I stopped working out and that should be reason enough to get me back at it. Running is really my therapy, my time to be alone and just be me. I need that back and I have to find a designated time to do it each day. 

So all you Ladies out there: How do you do it? How do you make time for your workout and not feel guilty about leaving your family? I really struggle with that because I feel like my husband walks in the door from work and I'm running out to do my workout and taking away from our "Family Time" 
So lets hear it ladies, what's your perfect workout time? 


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Let's Talk Tattoos Link Up


I can't believe I'm doing this post. Most of my newer friends (meaning I didn't go to high-school with) don't even know I have a tattoo.....
I've been reading everyones stories about their tattoos, about how much they love their tattoo(s) and how much thought went into them and all that......yea, that's not my story....

I was 18, freshly 18 at that. My at the time boyfriend decided to get a tattoo and somehow talked me into it as well. I went with him to Alien Ink not having any idea what I wanted but knew I wanted it on my lower back. This was before it was given the name "Tramp Stamp" or at least no one told me thats what it was called (I'm leaning towards the latter) What can I say? I was very naive.
So I went in and looked through the books and on the walls and decided on a basic tribal design with a rose in the middle and wanted it all black because I wanted it to match everything I wore or something like that (weirdo)
I don't hate the fact I have a tattoo but I do hate where it is and what it is. I wish I had put more thought into it and I really wish it wasn't a "Tramp Stamp". I keep saying I'm going to get it re-done but I really don't think I'll ever do it.
I might one day get a new tattoo though. I'd like to have something done on my ring finger for when I don't wear my wedding band and I'd like to get something that has to do with my kids. Maybe one day...

Anyway I know y'all are dying to see the tattoo pic so here ya go

Being all black it has no definition and I get asked a lot if it's a spider which is really ironic because I am deathly afraid of spiders.

Make sure you go check out Mel @ 4 Kottez Runs It


Monday, October 15, 2012

{The Happiest 5K On the Planet}

The Color Run was exactly what they said it would be
{The Happiest 5K On The Planet}
What's kind of funny though is that is wasn't actually a 5K. It ended up being like 2.67. I don't know who dropped the ball on that one.....
But it was definitely focused around fun and people of all different ages, shapes, sizes, and athletic abilities showed up for this colorful race. I use the word race lightly because nothing was timed and most people would come to dead stop in the color sections, some even got down and rolled on the ground.
 Some of the people working the color stations were pretty hard core. My friend Ashley took some pink paint in the mouth and I got nailed in the forehead with orange.
 It was super fun though and I got to hang out with some of my best friends. I even ran into my best friend from high-school!

Enough talk enjoy the pictures!

Some of the {Color Me Fab} Team

Waiting to Start

Headed towards the Orange Cloud
After I took some orange to the face
So Colorful
Best friend from high-school
 Such a fun race
    Allie and me rocking our shirts
Look how white our teeth look!

getting doughnuts
aren't we cute?
Pre-shower Lovely-ness
pre-shower praying it would all come off

If you want to check out some other blogs about the Color Run you can check out.....

Allie @ In Stride
Candace @ The Jerkins

Not all of them have updated about the Color Run yet but I know they will (No pressure ladies) : )
I'm still waiting on a few pictures from some friends so I'll post them on another post after I get them.

Have a great Monday!!


Friday, October 12, 2012

Post of Randomness

Yesterday my normal morning workout did not happen. Eli woke up at 5:30 to eat and did not want to go back to sleep after.  Normally I would be able to sit him on the floor with some toys or something and he'd be content but yesterday he was really fussy so I texted my Aunt and told her we were going to have to try for later.

I spent the day doing laundry, going through the kids clothes that didn't fit and organizing everybody's drawers. I saw this pin a while back
(Her drawers not mine)

And decided to try it for ours. I really wish I had gotten a before and after pic of ours because it made a huge difference. Becca is really bad about looking for a certain shirt and pulling everything out of her drawer to find it. Now when she opens her drawer she can see every shirt she owns. This is one of those things that you think "Why didn't I think of that?"

I went to Sports Authority to pick up my race packet for the Color Run. I am so excited about this race!

After I got the kids in the bed I decided to do Day 4 of the Shred. Only 4 days and I am so sick of doing the same thing. I'm thinking about Monday starting level 2 because Level 1 is feeling too easy in most of it. I will admit there are a few things that I'm not able to do the full 30 seconds without a break but it's not enough for me to want to continue with Level 1. I really want a challenge and to see results fast.
Even with it feeling easy I'm still getting a good workout
My view after finishing Day 4

After I finished Day 4 I decided to jump on the 'mil for a bit. I set my timer for 10 minutes and covered everything on the screen but the arrows to control the speed. I set the speed a little bit faster than what felt comfortable and was just going to run until the timer went off. I had to bump the speed down a few times but I don't know what I had it set on. The last few minutes all I wanted to do was stop but I wouldn't let myself and waited for the 10 minutes to be up.

.87 in 10:00
Not as fast as I felt like I was going. But it was still faster than my normal pace. I walked the rest of the mile for my cool down.

I just finished Day 5 of the Shred and found it to be much more enjoyable like this...

Sorry Jillian :)

I can't wait to update about the Color Run! Have great weekend everyone!


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Shred

Well I started the Shred this week and let me just say "uuuugh"
It's not so much the workout, it's actually not bad but the repetitiveness of it and the fact that I'm stuck doing the same workout for 10 days (x3) really annoys me. BUT I know it's working because I am sore so I'm just going to suck it up and power through it.
So I took before pictures and had intentions of posting those pics today but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. The more I look at them the more ashamed I got. I hope at the end of the 30 days when my body looks different I will have the courage to post the pics. I will however as a small consolation post my stats 

Day 1
Weight: 165.8 
(yes I've gained weight sense my last weigh-in which proves that just running isn't working for me in the weight loss department)
Waist: 38 1/2''
Chest: 39''
Hips: 41''
Thighs: 23''
Arms: 12''

Very yucky stats there. It just makes me sick.
Come on Jillian don't let me down.....

In other news: I ran tonight with Ashley and Marie again at the Germantown Greenway. Ashley totally tricked me in to running 4.25 tonight too (she's sneaky)! I love running with them. It pushes me farther and faster than my head is telling me I can do.
 I have got to do a better job of running during the week without them though because they are about to bump their "short" runs to 5 miles and if I'm going to continue running with them once a week I'm going to have to up my game.

The Color Run is this Saturday and I am super pumped! Allie and I got together Saturday to make our shirts and I was so excited about how they turned out. I had my shirt sitting on the counter drying and one of the kids knocked over a cup of water on the shirt and the marker I used to trace the letters started to bleed. I freaked out at first and then decided I should just spray the entire shirt with water.

It's not exactly what I was going for but I think it turned out pretty cool. 

Tomorrow is Day 3 of the Shred and I hope to get in a short run Thursday before the Color Run Saturday. 


Friday, October 5, 2012

Link Up Vlog


Well this is my first ever Vlog and possibly my last lol! I'm linking up with Holly and Emily so go check them out.
Feel free to laugh, Becca decided to join me and it's very amusing. Hope you enjoy!

The picture Becca was talking about in the video. My Sister and Me back in the cheer days


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

First and Milestones

First I want to say "Thank You" to everyone that commented, texted, messaged, emailed, and called about the incident yesterday. It means a lot to me to know you all care. You can click HERE to see the post if you missed it.

One of the text I got was from my good friend Ashley and she wanted me to come run with her and Marie at the Germantown Greenway. After making sure they wouldn't be leaving me in their dust I accepted the invitation. I had never run on the Greenway and was super excited to try it out. I was also excited to be running with friends.
The Greenway was BEAUTIFUL and the run was so enjoyable with all the great scenery

Ashley and Marie are training for the St. Jude half marathon and they run in splits. 8 Minutes Running/ 2 Minutes walking and were going to do 4 miles. Ashley told me before hand that they normally run at an 11:30 minute pace so even though it was at a faster pace than I normally do and half a mile longer than I'd ever gone I felt because they were doing splits I'd be able to keep up.
Ashley has a Garmin watch so she was keeping up with our time, distance, and pace and I never looked at my phone. We started off and I could tell I was going at a faster pace than I normally do and was glad we were going to get a two minute walk break. Ashley did a great job of coaching me through and keeping me encouraged.
We made it to the half way point of two miles and turned around and Ashley reminded me that I had to go four miles now. So it was up to me to decided if I'd be walking back by myself or if I'd continue at their pace. I'm not going to lie, a lot of my motivation was from not wanting to be left alone on the Greenway.
A small portion of the route we were on had some pretty intense hills and on the way back we hit them right around the time we should have started a walk break but decided to power through them so we could enjoy our walk on the other side of the hills. It wasn't easy but we dominated those hills...

Some time on the way back Ashley informed Marie and I that we had been running well under the 11:30 pace and even had one under 11:00. I was shocked that I had been able to stick with them. I was so excited when we finished! 4 miles completed and at my fastest running pace!

Here is what our splits looked like...

So all in all a great run! First time on the Greenway, Great friends, Furthest distance, and Fastest pace. Great end to a day that started off so bad


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

It'll never happen to me....

"It'll never happen to me" Isn't that what everyone thinks when it comes to bad things? The stories you hear about people being abducted, raped, killed everyone always says it'll never happen to me. I've always thought that, and as of right now it still hasn't...
But I had a scary encounter just now. I should be out on my run right now but I made a quick return home. Let me go back a few weeks to tell you about something that happened during one of my early morning runs before I tell you this story

A few weeks ago I was running at 5:00am in my neighborhood. I normally don't see many cars at that time but this morning there was this car driving around the neighborhood. The first time he went by me I didn't really give it a second thought at the time but looking back I realize now he was going pretty slow. A couple minutes later he was driving by again coming the opposite direction. Again slow and this time I noticed he had his windows down. I believe he drove by me three or four more times that morning. Luckily I was on the end of my run and close to home.
I didn't give it too much thought that day. It freaked me out a little but I tried to blow it off...

Today I headed out for my run I hadn't been walking for 2 minutes (still in my warm up) when I saw the same car. My street is a very small circle that has maybe 20-25 houses on it. I was coming out one end of the circle when I saw him speed into the other end of the circle. I crossed the main street and went down a street that is a dead end to finish my warm up. The street is clearly marked "NO OUTLET" and it has no sidewalks.
God is good because about that time my husband called to ask what time Eli should be eating so I was on my phone when he came flying up behind me. I had to scoot over he was so close and he had the entire street to himself. Because it was a dead end he had to turn around and come back he flew by me again. After he went by me that time I turned around to get off the dead end street and back onto the main street. I was curious to see if he'd come by again after seeing me on my phone and sure enough he had turned around at another street and came by me again. I was freaked out before but now I was in a complete panic. After he had gone by me and was out of sight I ran as fast as I could back home. Praise the Lord all this happened while I was still near the house. I made sure he wasn't around before going to my house because the last thing I wanted was for him to know where I lived.
The first thing Josh asked when I walked in the door was probably what all of you are thinking "Did you get the license plate number?" and unfortunately I did not.

So obviously I don't know what this guys intentions were but I wasn't going to stick around to find out. But it does look like I will no longer be running alone in the mornings.

So ladies, be safe out there!


Monday, October 1, 2012

Goodbye funk

Well I did it :) I got up and ran yesterday morning and ran 3.5 miles. It wasn't easy and I went at my old slow pace of 12:30 but I did it.
At 2.70 miles I got this weird pain in my chest. The only way I know how to describe it is growing pains. Anybody remember getting growing pains?? I do and they hurt. It was right behind my (sorry if there are any gentleman reading this) right breast. Goodness, could you imagine me getting growing pains at 26. And in my breast of all places. Not that I think it was growing pains but if it was I hope my left breast decides to play along too so I'm not lopsided :)
Anywho I've gotten off topic. I walked for about 2 minutes until the pain went away and the finished the run and stopped at 3.5 miles and walked the rest of the way home.
It felt good to get back at it and with the Color Run less than two weeks away its a good thing I'm back at it.
Me with some yummy chocolate milk after my run.

And because I feel like I only post yucky pictures of myself after a run I thought I post some from yesterday before church