First, let me share a new running blog with you. My friend Kelly started a new running blog! Check it out here and show her some support! You may remember Kelly from this post. Hope she didn't mind me posting that! Too late now! I met Kelly at the start of my marathon training group. We were both first time marathon runners. She's definitely not new to running. And it's been great getting to know and run with her. I've said it before, running friends are awesome!
Now for vacation talk. Have you ever been on a cruise? This was my first time being on a cruise. It's a strange feeling not having anywhere to go. You are stuck! It was fun though. It went out of Long Beach, CA and we sailed to Catalina and Ensenada. We didn't have my time on Catalina. My friend Wayne and I decided to spend it zip lining! I've always wanted to do this and now was the opportunity!
|Wayne and I|
|Me zip lining!!|
Ensenada could have been better. There wasn't much to do. We did a little sightseeing and more drinking (lol).
|The running track (around a mini golf course)|
|The view I had while running!!|
On Thursday I did manage to go to the gym. This is a picture of the view that you get on the treadmills.
Here are a few more random vacation pictures.
|The cruise ship|
|The entire group. We went for a wedding of my friends cousin.|
With that said, I really need to get back to the healthier eating! I've definitely gained some weight and I feel it! I can't use the marathon excuse anymore! So I've got to hit the bricks! It's just so hard to get back into it when you have fallen so far off the deep end! lol
I also ran a couple of runs since you saw me last. The first was the hot chocolate 5k. Due to an incident, the course was rerouted at the last minute. The results came in and my time was 29:49. I was NOT too thrilled but chalked it up to a few factors: it was very crowded and I hadn't run much since the marathon due to my ankle. Later, I came to find out the course turned out to be 3.25 miles instead of 3.1. So they estimated our 5k results and my estimated 5k time turned out to be 28:26. Better but not a PR.
Then I ran a 5k in my neighborhood. The Tinley Park 5k. This was a run that I PR'd in last year (which is my current PR of 27:55). I had my heart all set on earning a new PR! Well, they changed the course, it was super windy, etc. Needless to say, I did NOT PR. I was extremely upset. I gave that run all I had but only mustered a 28:19. Sigh!
So, my new goal is to PR at a 5k! lol. I'm going to sign up for a run in December although I'm unsure which one.
Hope you all have been having a fantastic November. I can't believe it's almost over and Thanksgiving is next week already!