A blog about my journey of training to run a 1/2 marathon with Team In Training and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and beyond.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Austin or Bust!

I am doing my first race of the year and I am soooooo  excited. I'm already waaaaayyyyy behind schedule, but this trip is going to be Legend....wait for it.... dary! Me and my drill sargeants/accomplices are heading down to Austin to race in the Livestrong Half and 5K. I am doing the 5k for many reasons, the most obvious being that I am not prepared for a half and you should never do a race unprepare. But I will work my way back. So until then I have to reside myself to the fact that I am only doing 5k. I will be nice to watch and cheer K and A across the finish line. They are both faster than me, so this will be the first time that I get to see them cross. I have made a killer playlist to celebrate.

Sexy and I Know It - LMFAO
First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes
Mercy - Duffy
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics
Cosmic Love - Florence + the Machine
Gone Tomorrow - The Gossip
The Beat Goes On - Beady Eye
Lose Control (Featuring Ciara & Fat Man Scoop) - Missy Elliott
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
Take Off Your Shirt - Bibio
Firestarter - The Prodigy
Get Up and Go Out -SeƱor Happy
Leaving On the 5th - Voxhaul Broadcast
Excuse Me Mr. - No Doubt
Cherry Bomb - The Runaways
Born Alone - Wilco
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Bang a Gong (Get It On) -T. Rex
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Tik Tok - Ke$ha
Faith - George Michael
Keep Your Head Up - Andy Grammer
Black or White - Michael Jackson
Fluorescent Adolescent -Arctic Monkeys
Jellylegs - Children Collide Triple
Firework - Katy Perry

This will probably be one of the last races I do with K until we do a full in Dublin in a few years. So it is a little bittersweet for me. But I'll still have A!
Playlist: check, ProteinBars: check, good running bra: check, two great friends: check
Driving all the way to Austin, Texas to pay someone to let us run in the street: Priceless, freaking crazy, but priceless! 

Friday, February 3, 2012

From Crap to Worse

My NYR went from crap to worse. It's like the stars are against me. I was sick, the baby was sick, then I had a foot issue, stuff at work, early night fall. Nothing was working for me. But I had an awesome short 2 mile the other day and it wa so what I needed. I have been running, doing P90x, and am starting yoga tomorrow. I will back on track in no time. Not to mention that my dear friend Drea is bound and determined to torture me in as many way possible now that we have started the 2nd Annual Big Ass Challenge. Wall pushups and sit-ups have started us off. I have so much going on right now, but I am going to try my best to keep everything updated. I have some really exciting stuff planned for this year. Stay tuned!