Tuesday, December 14, 2010

winning and losing

With temps in the low teens at noon, and -4 when I wake up.... I have been hitting the treadmill for the last week. I have to admit, I really don't mind the treadmill. The first few runs kind of mess with my head, but after a week.... I am settling into a routine and only missed half of my long run on Saturday, due to needing to be a mommy. ;)

After my 7 miler today, I had a gentlemen next to me ask if I had won my race. I laughed, because I guess I did. I felt great today and really felt as though I could have run forever. I sweat like a pig on the treadmill and it makes for some gnarly chaffing. yuck. I like that I can play with my speed, and the incline to make for a more entertaining workout. I don't own a treadmill, so I hit the YMCA. I am such a people watcher. Running for over an hour on the mill, at the YMCA makes for some great people watching. I am scheduled for 14 miles this weekend. I pray it warms up enough for my wimpy butt.

As for the Sporty Girl Giveaway I posted about last week... guess what?!?! I won. Wahoo. Time to shop for some bling to showcase my passion. I love winning. As for losing, the only thing I like to lose is weight... which I have been doing well at. YAY ME! Double yay to The Biggest Loser Finale on tonight. Go Aida. I will be tuning in after my 5 year old's Christmas program at school. Did y'all watch the Biggest Loser Marathon last week? I love that episode. Even though I have run 13 marathons, it is still so motivating to watch them cross the finish line.

The hubby is still doing well in his half marathon training. He ran 6 miles last week, his longest run ever. I am so proud of him. Also, my twin sister started her marathon training to run her first full in April.... which I will be able to run with her. So exciting.



RunToTheFinish said...

I so agree about the mill, it takes me a few runs and then suddenly I'm ok with it. Unfortunately I just stare at buildings, but in my old gym it was over the workout area and oh man I loved running and watching people

Kandice said...

Aww! I couldn't be happier for you about everything you just posted!
Hooray for winning some bling!
I haven't watched one episode of Biggest Loser this time :(
Maybe next time, I love it!, and I loves you!

Marlene said...

I am definitely learning to embrace the treadmill and except to see a lot of it this winter. I'll bundle up and face the elements when running with my group (Wednesday, Sunday plus THursday startgin in January) and squeeze in a lunch run or two (can't beat the sun) - other than that, I'm hitting the 'mill if it's miserable!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

AWESOME that you won a Giveaway!! People watching is pretty fun, we got a treadmill at home, even people watching my Little guys is fun..


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Jamie said...

It's too cold for me too. Hitting up the mill is hard at first but luckily I have TV shows to catch up on for some distraction. Hope it warms up enough for You to get outside for the 14!