Monday, October 27, 2008

I can run again!!!!!!!

Yay! I got the clearance from the doctor and it's official your favorite anal-running friend is baaaaack! Manda and I went for our first run on Saturday morning with my little sister, Ashley. We only went 3 miles and my toe was pretty weak and sad by the end, but I loved every second of it. It was a great start to my weekend.

Today officially marks the start of my new resolve to the diabetic diet-no soda-limited sugar-more protein and hopefully less weight on my hips! (and arms, and legs, and waist...) From now on I'm going to keep my food journal on Fit Day (I'll get the link up soon). I figure I'll try and combat my emotional over-eating with my anal-retentiveness........ I'm hoping the analness/determination will win out over grazing and crazy eating habits.

So, get excited friends (I know Manda is SOO excited to have her crazy workout partner back...wuahahahahahaha). Manda and I have our first speed training together tomorrow. She's gonna LOVE me. Hee hee hee.

Friday, October 24, 2008

My favorite runs

Oh the joys of cold season! Of course the cold bug came to vacation in my head this Wednesday- and lucky me he was kind of enough to interrupt midterms, so as I sit here today in my sex therapy class snuffling, and sneezing. Day dreaming about how now that my tests are done and done well :) I just want to go for a long hard run...and since that won't be happening for several reasons. I wanted to take the moment to reminisce

1. The snowball fight run through WSU campus last winter
2. The fall run were we found the kitten and the moon had that cool ring around it
3. The run the day before the Ogden Half 07
4. Summer running when its light at 5:30 in the morning (I couldn't narrow those down)
5. The, "lets start running at the light pole" but then we end up walking the majority of the run
6. The run in the fall of 06 where it rained the entire time and we were soaked but still found the spirit to run up Marlyn
7. ALL THE TRAIL RUNS- but specially the run this summer with Sue Ann. P.S Manda I think that was my only run with you this summer
8. The first 20 mile run this last spring
9. Any run that has ends with hot chocolate
10. Any run along Washington with all the really great smells

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Our Poor Neglected Blog

Lori breaking her foot.

Amanda's baby having surgery.

Erin being plastered with her Masters.

EQUALS= Bad Exercise Bloggers!!!!

Be Back Soon!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Proof That I'm not ALWAYS a morning person (and slight insight into Mandori)

5:48 am (we're supposed to meet at 6am)
Our text conversation:
Amanda: You up friend?
Lori: I accidentally turned my alarm off, just waking up.
Amanda: Oh good
Lori: Just trying to convince my body to roll out of bed
Amanda: I am too
Lori: That's not good =D
Amanda: What time did you finally fall asleep?
Lori: 130ish
Amanda: That sucks. I'm sorry
Lori: Ehhh
Lori: How was max?
Amanda: He's still asleep

[banter about Amanda's cute boy for roughly 4 minutes... stalling... stalling...]

Lori: Okay, we need to get out of bed friend, I'm starting to fall back asleep
Amanda: Ehh ;)
Lori: Ok,
Lori: 1
Amanda: 2
Lori: 2.5
Amanda: Hey, You cheated
Lori: 2.7
Amanda: 2.75
Lori: 2.8
Amanda: 2.9
Lori: 2.91
Amanda: ZZZZZZ
Lori: Mmmmm
Lori: Ok ok ok, 3
Amanda: Did you get up?
Lori: Yup, Standing
Amanda: Good job!

We ended up making it to the gym for speed training at 6:23.. only 23 minutes late. Oye. (read Manda's account below)

Speed Will Kill You

I can always tell when I'm really getting into training again because speed training starts. Not only is it hard to get out of bed in the morning, but on days that I'm doing speed training my body tries to revolt and trick me into staying in bed. It's scared of what crazy workout I'll put it through. ;) However, if I'm ever going to reach my goal of a 1:45 1/2 marathon speed training is a must. Lori has been awesome in making me do it thus far, and I feel like I've been getting a good workout in. This morning, because of her broken foot, we went to the gym so that she could bike and I could speed train on the treadmill. I remembered the treadmill speed workout kicking my butt, yet today I think the treadmill actually cut it off and handed it to me. It was a great workout, but I'm pretty sure I looked like this when I was finished.
I could actually wring sweat out of my hair. Ewwwww. I know it's good for me and even though I'm tired I do feel like I got a great workout in. I just wish I could convince myself to be able to do these types of workouts on my own. I'm going to have to find the motivation. Afterall, I will be alone soon.....