Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Enjoying some outdoor runs again..

It is finally fall here in Florida, and I could not be happier! Last night, we had temps in the mid 40's, and tonight we're going down to the low 40's. Highs for today and tomorrow are in the 60's, which to me is just perfect for this time of year!

On Sunday morning, I went for my first outdoor run in quite a while, and it was spectacular. The temp was in the upper 50's, which is pretty much perfect for running, in my book. It felt great to be able to run off the treadmill for a change, and I look forward to many outdoor runs in the coming months. Today after I dropped Ava off at school, I decided to go for a run, even though it was about 48 degrees, but they said it felt about 44 with the wind chill (it was pretty windy out there). It was good, but not quite as great as Sunday's run. Only got in about 3 miles, but I came home and mowed the lawn, so I figure, that was still sort of exercising, right?

I have decided to do a 10K race in a couple of weeks. It's a really nice course, and the $25 cost is right up my alley. This will be my first race since the half marathon I did last December, that's a long time between races! I don't have many goals, I really never have goals going into races. If I finish under an hour, I'll be happy. I don't see why I shouldn't finish in that time, but you never know.

I'm starting to consider getting a Garmin. I have always been interested in getting one, but lately I feel like I really want one. Just starting the search, as I don't know a lot about them. I have heard that the 305 is good, any Garmin users out there have any suggestions?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Not a lot to write about

It's been a few weeks since my last post, and there isn't all that much to write about (can I be more boring?!).

Been plugging away at the gym, at 5:30 each weekday morning. I have been slacking in my running big time, I have been running only 2-3 times a week lately, all of it on the treadmill, and usually only around 5 miles. The weather here in FL still isn't good enough for me to run outside, I do look forward to the cooler mornings ahead, when I can go out for a nice long run on a weekend.

Been doing Spin class 2-3 times a week, which has cut into my running. I love the class though, such a good, challenging workout!

Husband and I spent the weekend at Disney last week, just the two of us. We live about 45 minutes from there, so while we are there quite a lot, it felt so nice to be there without Ava. We missed her, of course, but we needed the time away. Going back again this weekend, as we have family coming down from NY, Ava is so excited to get some play time with her cousins.

I'm not running the Race for the Taste 10K. It was something like $50, and I just don't feel like paying that to run 6 miles right now. As fun as that race is, I know I will be sad on Sunday morning, but I can always do it next year. Plus, we're spending the day at Disney on Sunday, and I wasn't going to drive 45 minutes back home after the race to shower, then drive back, so I guess it all works out for the best. Now I don't have to walk around the parks all sweaty for most of the day.

There is a 10K I will do next month that's right down the road from Disney. In a town I used to live in, a really pretty place, so running a race there will surely be fun. And, I like the $25 cost a bit better, that'll be a little easier on my wallet.

In a bad place with workouts this week actually. I was too tired from our weekend to workout on both Monday and Tuesday. I then did a spin class yesterday, and I was up half the night with a cold last night, so I opted out of the gym this morning. Assuming I make it there tomorrow, and try to squeeze in a run on Saturday, it'll be a 3 day workout week, so I guess it's not the worst thing. Why is it though, that I feel guilty if I don't get to the gym at least 4-5 times a week?!