Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!! (and First Marathons)

I wanted to first say thanks to all of you that commented and gave me suggestions on my Speedwork post.  I think besides that fact that I'm just not a "fast" runner, I also don't want to injure myself and I get nervous running faster.  Any little ache or pain afterwards and I'm wondering if it's a beginning of a stress fracture and maybe I should stop speedwork. lol.  I did attempt another round of the 400 meter repeats the other day and they went well, although very inconsistent.  Practice.

Next, I want to apologize for not keeping up on all of your blogs as of late.  When there was a few new employees at my work (including a new boss for me), on top of some major deadline strings, as well as no computer at home...well...blogs were the first thing to go.  I love reading them though so will try to incorporate them back into my life a little bit.

Third, my friend Reen completed her first marathon and I wanted to direct you all over to her blog to show some support!  I've "known" Reen a long time on these blogs because we are both Weight Watcher alums...which is how our two blogs met.  Reen has done both an amazing job on her weight loss journey, keeping it off, starting to run, and now completing a full marathon!  So proud of her!  Please head over to her blog and read her race recap of her first marathon!

Lastly, I would like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving Day and weekend.  I will be spending Thanksgiving with my parents.  My Aunt, Uncle and cousins will be over.  My cousin Angel and Brent just adopted a 3 year old boy (after a long hard road of disappointments and struggles), so I'm happy to spend some time with the new family!!  And there will be pumpkin pie...which I LOVE!!!  I will be turkey trotting Thanksgiving morning.  I also have a 9 mile run at Waterfall Glen planned with my run friends on Friday.  After this, I will head over to Columbus, Ohio to see my nephew and spend some time out there.  It appears to be a busy (but nice and relaxing) weekend for me.  Enjoy your weekend. 

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  1. I think i will see you at waterfall glen! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Yay! I keep going back on forth on going Friday b/c of driving to OH and it's will delay me probably an hour (I wish it started at 7:00 and I NEVER say that because I like my sleep)...but I think I will go b/c I will feel SO GOOD and SO HAPPY afterwards! See you Friday!

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  2. If you feel that speedwork is not your thing and you are nervous about injury, you could add a few extra miles to your weekly schedule. The added endurance will mean you can hold a faster pace for longer. Anyway, I love the speed I develop at the track, but try to constantly tell myself that I shouldn't kill myself there, because I don't want to sit out with an injury. Have fun at your Turkey Trot. Happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. Well, I want to get faster (especially shorter distances). I will try it and see how it goes. :)

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  3. Thanks, Amanda! You are an inspiration to me! Keep up the great work, and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Now, I'm off to make a pie. :)

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  4. I think a great thing with speedwork is to start short... go quick for 2 or 3 400m workouts... That way, when you feel better going faster, you can increase the interval. Baby steps can lead to longer and faster times :) at least.... it worked for me :)

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