Sunday, January 24, 2010

Try Before You Cry!

Sup, everyone?! How was your weekend??

Mine started pretty fantastic on Friday. Check it:

HOLLA!!! I suprised myself!! Here are my splits:
Mile 1: 9:26
Mile 2: 8:55
Mile 3: 8:56
Mile 4: 8:45
I had no idea I could run that fast on a normal day! Sure, race day is always a little different (and a SHORT race day, like a 5k), but not a plain old training day. The whole time I was running I had to push myself like crazy because I just wasn't feeling it, but maybe that helped me run faster? Who knows, I'm just glad I did it!

I also tried out my new Bondi Band I bought last week:
It worked pretty good. Stayed put, and even covered my ears to keep my lame headphones in (another post coming shortly about that). But does it make me look like a ninja? Honestly, I really don't think I'm cool enough to be a ninja. Anyways, today I wanted to try something different and I wore it casually:

Not sure which way I like it better. What do you think?

Saturday was C's first basketball game. Sadly, I had already committed to teaching at the gym for the next few Saturdays so I couldn't go. Luckily, my hubby took some pictures - and C even made a basket!! Not too bad for his first game, and only 2 practices.....
He's #92. So, take a good look. Can you notice the difference between the 2 pics?

His t-shirt is off in the 2nd picture. If you know him, you know he gets hot REAL fast and is always taking his shirts off (especially if he has 2 shirts on, one has to come off as soon as we're home, and the same with his socks!). I swear to you, the kid is always stripping - it's pretty funny actually.

Last night I set my alarm for 7:00 knowing that the weatherman called for rain today. So, when I woke up there was no rain, but it looked like it was on its way so I hurried up to get ready and, I'm not kidding you, as soon as I took the dogs out it started pouring. *heavy sigh* Anyways, I thought about postponing my run, but just decided to get it done. I headed to the gym and ran 6 miles on the treadmill. I wanted to quit so bad after mile 3 but I knew I'd be mad at myself for quitting later on so I gritted my teeth, dug in, and finished. Sometimes those are the runs I'm most proud of. Like I always tell my son, and my classes at the gym, "TRY BEFORE YOU CRY!" :) So true today.

Hope you had a nice weekend!! Did you try before you cried??


  1. Looks like your training is going great! I think I would rather cry! LOL I like your bondi band. You can wear it both waysand it looks great.
    Love your blog :)

  2. LOVE that bondi thing - I think it's totally adorable, where did you get it?? also - girlfriend - uhhhhh, we can never run together - you are INSANE fast! :)

    ps - thanks for the text friday night, I totally wanted to come to your class, but I do all my long runs on Saturdays, and I don't think it's a good idea to over do it after my runs, you know? (maybe I'm just a baby!)

  3. LOL! love the kid pickin his wedge in the picture!! awesome job workin through the pain should feel really good too about that lady and how u made her cry tears of joy!! what's her name? oh well. she's really nice though!! this is really cool heatha!! I've already bookmarked it....that's kind of a big deal!

    --big d fo sheez