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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

An Introduction to 5K Speed Workouts | Active.com

An Introduction to 5K Speed Workouts | Active.com

Check out the above link. Great information on increasing your speed. Since I am a pretty slow runner, I am going to try this out this week and see if I see any improvements this saturday.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Update 5/27/2012

I haven't updated the blog in almost a month. It's been crazy busy around here with finals, then a two week summer class, tball is starting up, and Jason's business expanding. Who knew that I would be even more busy without a "full time job"?So where does that leave time for running?
I will admit, during my two week class, I took a major break from running. I ran maybe four or five times during the entire two week period. That class was intense, so much so that I had a 3 day headache at the end of it. But, it's over, and I am one more step being finished with my Bachelor's degree.
But after class was over, I got straight back into running. I ran a total of seven miles yesterday. Five miles in the morning with a group of girls from my church, and two miles in the evening. Then this evening, I ran a mile after I put the kids to bed.
Dad and I are running a 5k next weekend, its in Murray, running for the Humane Society. I love a good cause, and this is, without a doubt an excellent cause to run for. With the weather being so hot and humid already this year, I think I am going to have to start running in the mornings. This is a problem for me because I am not a morning person at all. But when I run in the evenings, I can't seem to do more than a mile or two without being exhausted and covered in sweat. So here's to trying to get up earlier! I've always admired those who can get up without an alarm clock and start their day. I'm usually in bed until the first baby cries and wakes me up. Well, hopefully that can be a habit I kick for good this summer!
I've also invested in a home workout plan. Charlene Johnson Chalean Extreme. Its from beachbody, and I feel like its something do-able. Plus, the only equipment you need are hand weights and some resistance bands. My goal is after I finish this, to be able to do Insanity. I love going to kickboxing at the gym, but it's seems like because of our busy schedule I can never make it on the days and times they offer it. My goal is to do the Chalean Extreme in the mornings that I don't run.
So that's an update on how the exercising is going. I'll update this blog after the race, and to give my feedback on Chalean Extreme. Thanks for reading!
Emilee
Phil 4:13

Thursday, May 10, 2012

10 Steps to a Successful 10K | Active.com

10 Steps to a Successful 10K | Active.com


Check this article out. There's a 10k at the end of the month that I REALLY want to do. My first 10k was back in March, and I wish I had know then what I know now

10 Steps to a Successful 10K | Active.com

10 Steps to a Successful 10K | Active.com


Check this article out. There's a 10k at the end of the month that I REALLY want to do. My first 10k was back in March, and I wish I had know then what I know now

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dad and I finished the Sedalia Day 5k. He ran it in 31:3?, beating his time the week before by almost an entire minute. So proud of him! This was the first race that I didn't beat my time, I actually ran it in 34:12. I wasn't that upset about it, just using it as a learning experience.

In other exciting news, I registered for the St. Jude's Half Marathon! It's not until December, so I have some time to train. It's amazing at how much motivation I have to increase my distance, just knowing that in a little over six months I am going to be running 13.1 miles for such an amazing cause.

I'm still trying to run at least one 5k a month. May is technically behind me, even though I found a 10k at the end of the month in Paducah. I really want to run it, but I can't afford to run every race I find. Maybe that could be my mother's day present from my husband...sounds like a good idea to me!

If you find any good races for June, let me know, and I will post them to the blog. Thanks for reading!
Emilee
Phil 4:13