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How YOU Doin’?

10 Jan

how you doin

In the interest of full disclosure, I feel the need to share an update on one of my resolutions. Made such a short time ago…

Specifically I’m talking about this little gem:  “I will also work as hard as I can to be less road rage-y and angry when I’m driving!”

One work week later… Well. There’s a lot of work to be done on this one!! I’m getting better though, since I have accepted that all those other drivers have somewhere super important to be 😀


Seriously dude in my rear view…if I *could* move faster, or around, you know I would…

Frankly though,  there is a lot of work to be done on 99% of my resolutions … I’ve had a slow start to the year!! I could insert the list of excuses here but I won’t. 🙂

excuses everywhere

On the plus side, my bed is being made every morning!!


Yes, I am in fact a grown woman with stuffed items on my bed…

This gloomy morning in New England, I’m watching social media closely tracking my friends who are running the runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon – a LOT of them for the first time. So proud and wishing I could be there with them instead of chEARing from my couch!!

Plenty of excitement heading my way this week though – The new Skirt Sports line comes out. Which means I should probably jump on that whole Powerball bandwagon!!  New prints and some other fun stuff that I can’t wait to share with you!!

I also head back down to Houston for the Aramco Half Marathon – I dropped down from the full after my disastrous Marine Corps Marathon performance. Looking forward to setting my baseline for the year next Sunday. And hanging with my Dad. Who went back into the hospital this week to get a broken hip repaired. He fell off of his exercise bike – it was a short fall but …. repair has been done and he started physical therapy the morning after surgery. Predicted recovery time is 3 months which makes me wish I was able to work from his house, at least a bit. But I can’t so…we’ll see how things go from a distance. Luckily my siblings are close by!

I hope you’ve gotten the year off on the right foot and if not, join me in “Resolution 2016, ReBoot” 🙂



Dirty Dozen!

21 Sep


And, I’m ending week 12 on a low note 😦 So let’s make this fast, short and sweet (ish)

This week’s Higdon plan was:
Tuesday – 3 mile run
Wednesday – 5 mile run
Thursday – 3 mile run
Saturday – 7 mile run
Sunday – cross-train

And let me tell you, things started out pretty darn good!  Well, except for my runs got pushed back a day unexpectedly. No biggie! I had plans to go to NYC on Saturday so would still get my rest day in with no problem!   (3.12, 5.75, 3.02)

So what ended up happening was:
Wednesday – 3.12
Thursday – 5.75 – hah! I thought I was shortening last week’s 5.5 but I did not. And, actually had a pretty decent pace!
Friday – 3.02

Then the rails came off — I went to NYC on Saturday! and had fun just wandering around! Came home and  watched some Breaking Bad, since I’m a late adopter and all that I am now having mini-BB Binges 🙂 I went to bed early, planning to get up and get in my 7 and then get to Bikram. I had a little low blood sugar problem in the middle of the night and was also feeling…well, not so great otherwise. This led to me over sleeping and still feeling crappy when I got up. I dressed to run and then went out and trimmed trees – didn’t realize we were also going to have thunderstorms today…

So, long story short,


And I’m kind of pissed off at myself about it…I’d like to get through ONE week where I don’t miss any of my runs. And, it’s all up to me really. I wish I didn’t know that I could finish the distance with inadequate training – but I want to finish a lot stronger than I usually do! I think the real test will be next Saturday’s Hogsback Half Marathon — I’m hoping to see some improvement (even with my missed runs) and have a new time to submit to runDisney for #Dopey15. I’m definitely feeling and seeing improvements in my mid-week runs so we shall see!!

Next week’s Higdon plan is:
Tuesday – 3 miles
Wednesday – 5 miles
Thursday – 3 miles
Saturday – 4 miles
Sunday – 14 miles
My plan is to, obviously, do 13 on Saturday and then 5 on Sunday to get the mileage covered. And I will reward myself with a massage on Sunday afternoon.

Feel free to provide any motivation you can think of!! It’s probably much better than me beating myself up about things – Right??


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