Monday, December 26, 2011

Treadmill Pace Conversions.

I was looking around the web and I found this handy dandy site:

This site tells you how fast or the saw I go, slow in terms of your incline and speed on the treadmill.

I have never seen this before and thought it was super cool and a very handy tip!!!

Enjoy Guys:)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Running Goals for 2012

Some of you may know that I have had a rough few months but slowly they are getting better.

2011 had a lot of ups and down.  Many great memories and many memories I wish I didn't have to have.

I am determined to make 2012 a better year.  A year about me and making myself happy.  A year to reach goals.

A few weeks back when I was getting back on my feet from heartache, I made a set of goals I wanted to reach in 2012.  They are really life goals.

I state them for everyone to see.  As I think about them, I am not sure how attainable they are, they may need to be adjusted as time goes on but it is a starting off point.

So, for all my "loyal readers" a.k.a myself here they are:

I would love to be 123 pounds...which isn't too far off :) Finally!!

I want to run a 5k in 28 minutes

I want to run a Half Marathon in 2:17

I want to run a Full in 4:30  (I will happily settle for a 5 hours marathon though)

I will certainly go into more detail of these goals and if they are attainable and how I may possible reach them this year, or the years in the future.

What goals do you have for 2012?  How are you going to reach them?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Year in Review

Year In Review

So, I have never done a year in review but was looking at a few blogs and I likes what B.O.B had to say so I may have borrowed her format :)

F.Y.I. I just started running in 2010 so my years have run together.  I sometimes forget what happened when.  That is probably not a good thing for a 20 something year old..

Best race experience?
I didn't do much racing in 2011 but I think my best race was Rock N Roll Savannah.  I may have been disappointed and hated it, but the experience was great.  I worked so hard to complete my first marathon so this is a race I will never forget.  I raised money for Team in Training, my cousin came up to cheer me on and support me and I watched my friend, Nicole complete her first Team in Training journey.

Best run?
I think my best run was a 14 miler I did over at flatwoods park with the Team.  I ran part of it with Jessica who was training for San Fransisco.  It was my longest run to date and I beat my Half marathon time, or the time It would have been for my half.  I also felt amazing after that accomplishment. :) Woohoo

Best new piece of gear?
My brooks Ravenna 2 sneakers!! I have the worlds most sensitive feet so they were a life saver!  I got them on sale at the Gasparilla expo!!! WIN!! I even asked for another pair for hanukkah:)

Best piece of running advice you received? 
That may have been from 2010, Woops, but I am going to state is anyway.
"You're not in it to win it, go out there and enjoy yourself"- Coach Pete

Most inspirational runner? 
There are so many people I have met in the last year I do not know who I can choose.  
There are a handful of bloggers that I follow who I am completely amazed by! So my mot inspirational runner; you, my reader and my fellow bloggers and teammates because you inspire me to get out there and keep on going.

If you could sum up your year in a couple of words, what would they be? 
This has been a great year with completing my first marathon and being a captain for Team in Training.  I hope to inspire.  I have shaves a minute or so off my 5k time, and as of my last half, 30 seconds off my Half time!!
Only more goals to come :)
Things are going to be hard, time is going to bog you down, but do what you love.  It is the only way you are going to come out on top.  Make time for yourself (Something I need to remember

What's your year looked like? Feel free to leave your responses in the comments too if you don't want to blog them.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Maybe this will help

i have been going back and forth deciding if I want an iPad or not. I finally broke down and purchased one. with this purchase, I hope this will help with my frequency of blogging.

happy blogging everyone and once I am back in town my training WILL be kicked up a notch!!

I have already made pretty unrealistic but hopefully attainable goals for 2012 which I will share with you all soon.

keep on running,


Monday, December 5, 2011

Another Happy Teacher Moment

So.  I am not really sure how to describe my teaching experience thus far.
There have been MANY ups and downs this year as it is my first year and this is a learning experience.
I could write a book with the amount of referrals I wrote this week alone.  E-mail me for details :) as I would not (most likely) post that for others to see!

But today I had a happy teacher moment.

I have a bunch of students who sit there with this look on their face.  They do not want to do anything.  It doesn't matter what I try, or how many times I ask them to do something they do not do it.
but today...I had a student who volunteered to read...TWICE!!!

I was so excited!