Monday, December 30, 2013

Hill Repeats

Yup, did those today.  Too bad it takes 2.6something miles to get to the hill that I like to repeat.  Got it done though...with other smaller hills.  I did 2 repeats of the entire hill!  Up to the top, rest, and down the back, rest, up the back, rest, down the front, rest.  Up the front for the 2nd repeat, rest, down the back, rest, up the back, rest, down the front.  So really 4x the hills.  So friken hard!  I'm gonna keep doing these at least 1x a week.  I need to get back to my speed, and if this is how I get it all back, then hill repeats are where it's at!  I am a happy girl.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Goals for 2014

My Coach told me write them down & tell someone, so I'm telling you all.

1. To pass both licensing exams for my LCSW.
2. Drop 10 - 15 lbs.
3. Sub 2 @ my goal half marathon
4. PR @ the Oakland Marathon, I'm Legacy btw.
5. Run a 50k.
6. Stay injury free. 

There, now it's written. Let's see what 2014 will bring me. 

Hope you all are well. 




Friday, December 27, 2013

Merry Christmas!

The years almost over & it flew by fast. Didn't PR this year, but I do better in even years than next year it's on! I'm working with a Coach now, so we'll see what the new year will bring.

I signed up to take the 1st LCSW Exam again, so this next month I'll be practice exam testing & studying my butt off. In fact, I have this week off & will be working out & studying. Well, and reflecting on the past 10 years...

I'm going to be 40, FOURTY!! The last 10 years went by crazy fast. But I set out to make something of myself & even if I'm still working on that, I've gotten pretty far. I mean, I now have a Masters Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey. I'm working in my field & I'm trying to get Licensed. I have a most wonderful boyfriend & the best puppies a girl can have. 

I'm healthy, I quit smoking in 2007 & took up running. I've ran 18 marathons & 41 or more half marathons. Still focusing on speed because I want to sub 2 a half so bad & I want it to be my time, not someone else's...kinda upset that happened. 

They say your 40's are the new 30's & life doesn't really begin till then. We shall see. I'm excited to see what the new year will bring. 

That's it for now. 

Hope you all are well!


Thursday, December 12, 2013

It's been 5 months...

Time flies when you're having fun.  I know, I've neglected my little blog.  Who knows who's still reading this.

So here's what's been happening.

I'm working with a fabulous Coach, and even if I didn't PR this year, I'm way stronger than I was in July.  I stopped doing Runners Yoga & Yogalosophy in July, but I incorporated it back into my routine 2 weeks ago.  My legs are already feeling the extra strength.

I'm waiting to re-take my expensive Practice Exam.  Do you see the re-framing I did there?

Still working at the same place that I transferred to at the beginning of the year, and I can honestly say I am a stronger Social Worker because of this move.

I'm signed up for my goal races, and a few before.  March, it will be on and cracking.

That's all for now.  Hope everyone is having a wonderful Holiday Season!