Friday, May 29, 2009

another use for the GPS....

I wouldn't say we have a huge yard. But it sure seems like it takes my hubby F-O-R-E-V-E-R to mow the lawn. So I got this brilliant idea that he should wear my GPS and see just how far he walks when he mows. He mowed last night. First you should know that my hubby mows it twice. First one direction then the other. He is a little obsessed with having the grass look perfect. In fact, we have True Green the lawn company come and spray (fertilizer or something) about 7-8 times a year to keep it just right. Well, last week they came and sprayed ours and the next door neighbors. Well, they mixed it to hot or something because it killed our grass. Now, you should also know that it is not completely brown, in fact it is still pretty green, but the hubby is not so happy with what has happened and neither are the neighbors. Greg is calling today to find out what kind of a plan they have in the works to fix their mistake.
he mowed last night and after mowing two directions... front and back. He walked a grand total of 2.2 miles. I wasn't real surprised. I thought that going over the lawn once would be about a mile. Greg wanted/thought it would be a lot further then that.

Well I ran my 20 mile run last Saturday, and it was awesome. I felt so dag gum good. I really think that if it hadn't been in the 80's by the time I finished up my 20 ,that I could have and would have been able to go a full 26.2. That is how good I felt. I always find it so strange how one week you have an amazing run and then the next week you can suck rocks. Let's hope that tomorrows 13-15 miles is another great run and not a rock sucker.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

happy long weekend every one.

Well my 18 miler last week turned into a 13 miler. I totally hit the wall. I wanted to die. It was a really tough run for me. The only thing I can think of is that the P90X and the eating schedule messed me up. So this week I have changed a few things and I am hoping my 20 miler will be much better. Last Saturday was super humid too, and I was drenched in sweat by mile 3. I hope this Saturday isn't so bad. I will have to leave much earlier and get it done... and then.... I can play and relax for the long holiday weekend. We are taking our kids to see the new "Night at the Museum" movie, and maybe for a family outing at the golf course.

Have a fun and safe weekend!!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

MIA.... and p90x

Yes, I have been missing in action the last couple of weeks. I guess I can't call it action, because I haven't been doing anything. I haven't spent much time on the computer and I have alot of reading of other blogs to catch up on. I have checked email and checked my facebook but as far as blogs go.... nada. I finally posted on my family blog and thought I would let you all know about the new challenge I have committed to.

P90X baby!

My husband and I started Monday morning and these workouts are definitely not for a beginner, and that is just what my hubby is right now. He has not exercises since November and he is struggling with the workouts. Who am I kidding, I am too. They are tough but I am determined to get through the 90 day program and have lost 15 pounds and toned up a alot. We are following their eating schedule and it isn't bad, their recipes are yummy and I have not felt hungry once. But..... when I run (which is extra for this program, but I have another marathon June 13Th) I feel totally famished. I just don't have the energy I need to get through my runs like I want. I have 18 miles tomorrow and I have adjusted my eating a little yesterday and today to help me get through the miles.

Also.... I have booked my tickets for my two girls and I to fly to Utah for most of June, and I am SO SUPER excited. This week has been the week for Season finales of lots of shows I watch and I am so happy I have my trip to look forward to. Don't hate me cause I am a TV watcher.. I don't have much of a life since moving to Ky...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Flying Pig race report

My feet just after the race... oh man do they hate me today.
Me and my medal.... the bottom picture is of me with the Reds stadium behind me. My hubby thought I needed a shot like that.

Good things about this race....

* I was able to start with a friend and her husband. They ran the half, but we walked to the start together.
*Water stations at every mile.
*Lots of people wearing pig hats with wings, or dressed in lots of pink. Saw alot of spectators dressed in Pig outfits, it was fun.
*My hubby and girls were both going to be at the finish line.
*We ran across two different bridges that went over the Ohio River. The feeling while running over the bridge is so strange, I felt dizzy.
*The temp was at least 20 degrees cooler then last week at the Kentucky Derby Marathon. (it was perfect)
*Cincinnati is an awesome city. There were so many people out cheering on the streets, I mean alot, the support there is amazing.

Bad things or thing I would have changed....

*it was raining at the start and rained till about mile 6 or 7, so we were pretty wet from the beginning.
*I thought it was only going to be hilly till mile 8.. nope... after we turned of from the halfers, we still had plenty of hills. I am so sick of running hills... UGH
*I wont ever run marathons on back to back weekends.... especially while being sick (yep still sick) It killed me, and now my toes are even more hammered.
*when I stopped to pee at mile 16, I found the my "aunt flow" came to visit.... I had nothing and didn't think to ask for one at the aid station, so yep... by the time I finished.... down my legs. Nice.....and disgusting.
This really was a great race. I liked everything about it. I think if I hadn't just run a marathon 8 days ago and if I wasn't still so sick -*cough* sniff*Cough*- then I think the hills wouldn't have bothered me so much. I would recommend this marathon.
So get this.. I really really wanted to beat my time from last week, and I thought I would. Well I didn't... but.... my GPS time is exactly the same (to the sec) as my time last week. Crazy....