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Birthday run

Today I celebrated my 36th birthday.  To start the day right I woke up both boys early to go for a 3.6 mile run.

Yup you are reading that right we started our run at 6:23 am.  It was worth it to see the sun rising over the Mississippi.

It was beautiful.  What made it even better was seeing it with 2 of my 3 children while doing something that all 3 of us love to do.

So here we are getting ready to make the walk home from our run.

We did a ton of other walking/hiking today.  It was 2 miles to get home from our run.  Then after showers D and Z joined us for another 2 miles.  After lunch we took another mile long walk.  To end the madness G and I went for another 2.25 mile walk just the two of us.  I am exhausted but had a blast being active with my family on my birthday.

Weight: 121.0 (+0.2)

Calories: 2,390

Run streak: 86 days

Next race: Bounce and not Break 5k 9/16/17

August 18th training run

Today I took the day off of work so I could take the kids to the eye doctor this afternoon.  What did I do with the whole morning free?  I dropped Z off at daycare and G rode his bike while I ran.

I ran 3.5 miles to celebrate my last day being 35.  Yup tomorrow is my 36th birthday and I plan to run 3.6 miles to celebrate.  This also makes 1 year of running for me.

After we got home G and I started painting his model.

We never did get any building done but we did get some of the parts painted so we will be ready to build next time.

We also had eye doctor appointments today.  K and G both still need glasses but their prescriptions didn’t change much and Z so far still doesn’t need glasses.

Then it was back to school haircuts but I will make you wait to see those until our run selfie tomorrow.

Weight: 120.8 (+0.4)

Calories: 1,970

Run streak: 85 days

Next race: Bounce and not Break 5k 9/16/17

August 17th training run

Today G and I decided to try week 8 day 1 of the couch to 10k trainer.  This one was a 10 minute run and a 1 minute walk repeated 4 times.  What is even better is that we did it!

We had a total of 4.56 miles in 54:12.  G is on a super runners high because he did it lol.  Tomorrow I have the day off so G and I hope to get out for an early run when it is much cooler out.

Weight: 120.4 (-0.9)

Calories: 1,710

Run streak: 84 days

Next race: Bounce and not Break 5k 9/16/17

August 16th training run

Today’s run was awesome!  I figured out how to set a virtual pacer on my Garmin.  I set that pacer for a 9:30 mile because lately I have been closer to a 9:45 mile but, I beat the pacer!

I actually got a personal best mile of 8:46!  My previous best mile was 9:11 so I didn’t just beat it I crushed it.  I had to cut my run short at 20 minutes to make it on time to the cross country parents meeting but I went 2.18 miles in that 20:02.

Unfortunatly with a 5:30 meeting at the school we got McDonald’s drive thru for dinner.  I try to eat healthy but sometimes there just isn’t time to do so.  Tomorrow is back to eating at home and attempting to be healthy.

Weight: 121.3 (-0.6)

Calories: 1,654

Run streak: 83 days

Next race: Bounce and not Break 5k 9/16/17

August 15th training run

Today G and I tried week 8 day 1 of the couch to 10k trainer.  I think that we need to try it again tomorrow because G didn’t make it.  He made it 3 of the 10 minute runs but not the 4th.  I made all of it for a total of 4.73 miles on 54:13.

It was tons of fun running in circles around the park but so worth it.

Weight: 121.9

Calories: 1,730

Run streak: 82 days

Next race: Bounce and not Break 5k 9/16/17

July 31st Month Review

Today the boys and I set out to try a 16 minute run because G felt that he wasn’t ready to do the scheduled 20 minute run.  We started the app anyway so we would know when to start running after our 5 minute walk and he actually decided mid run to go for the full 20 minutes and made it!

D had to work late today so poor K had to push Z on the stroller.  Ok K and Z left G and I in the dust but its all good we all had fun and that’s what matters.

So we did week 5 day 3 of the couch to 5k program today.  We went 2.63 miles in 30:06.  Tomorrow is a rest day for G and he plans to go for 25 minutes on Wednesday.  We will see how that goes when we get to it.

Today is the last day of the month of July so here is my month in review.

Days ran: 31

July Mileage: 108.51

Year to date Mileage: 742.94

On to August and my birthday month.  G and I have 2 races in August and hope to make his personal best down to less than 30 minutes.

Weight: 123.2 (-0.5)

Calories: 1,290

Run streak: 67 days

Next race: 15’s 5k 8/6/17

July 29th training run

Because today was the last day before a race we played the run a block walk a block game.  We actually went for 5 miles in 1:06:59.

It was a great run and because we got out early in the morning we did well at beating the heat of the day.

We also had packet pick up for our Bubble Run today.  I can tell you that I have 3 very excited kids ready to run tomorrow.

We are in the 8:00am group so we are up first.  There is also a 9:00 and 11:00 group.  Because this is a fun run it doesn’t have a time chip so we are going to clock with my Garmin.

Weight: 121.9 (-0.2)

Calories: 1,575

Run streak: 65 days

Next race: Bubble Run 5k 7/30/17

July 26th training run

K, G, and I did week 5 day 2 of the couch to 5k trainer.  G struggled with it but he did make it so he is very excited.

We made it 2.41 miles in 31:08.  We plan to repeat this day one more time because we are not quite ready to move on to a 20 minute run.  I am going to try and talk him into doing it tomorrow so we can stay on track for our race.

We are starting to get super busy around our house.  The boys are going back to school soon and Z is starting preschool this year.  G is also registered for football which starts in August.  K wants to sign up for cross country and I believe that starts in August as well.  We hope to keep up with our training with everything going on but make no promises.

Weight: 122.1 (-1.6)

Calories: 1,760

Run streak: 62 days

Next race: Bubble Run 5k 7/30/17

July 24th training run

I got out with both boys today to do week 5 day 1 of the couch to 5k trainer.

This one G struggled with a little bit.  His problem is that he lacks confidence.  We all believe that he can do it but he has his doubts.

Anyway today we walked 5 minutes, ran 5, walked 3, ran 5, walked 3, ran 5, walked 5.  We finished in 31:09 and went 2.35 miles.  G runs with us again on Wednesday.  

Tomorrow it is supposed to me 90°F so I may just do a see how far I go before I give up lol.  I hope to get 5k or so but we will have to see how my body does in the heat.

Weight: 123.1 (+2.3)

Calories: 1,700

Run streak: 60 days

Next race: Bubble Run 7/30/17

July 23rd training run

I only went for a 2 mile run today because I am still on recovery from my 10k yesterday.  I did my 2 miles in 19:15 so not too bad of a time.

After my run I walked for another 3.25 miles to shake out my muscles.  My next 4 races are 5k so I need to start working on speed not distance in the coming weeks.

Tomorrow I start week 5 of the couch to 5k trainer with G.  Hopefully he did some running at his dads this weekend.  

Weight: 120.8 (+2.9)

Calories: 1,730

Run streak: 59 days

Next race: Bubble Run 5k 7/30/17