Late Training

So today was the first day I have ran since the Mother’s Day 5k. I have to say I was little worried. Why? Maybe its because I have a race in 13 DAYS!!!!

Yes that is right. I have a race in two weeks and I have not taken the first step to train until today. The American 4 Miler is creeping up fast and I still feel not so prepared as I have in my previous races.

So this afternoon, I grabbed my gym clothes out of my bag and headed to the gym at my office and hopped on the treadmill for what I feared was going to be the longest 4 miles of my life.

One thing I have learned is that it is not how many times you  are active, it is the fact that you ARE active. That is the most important thing. I am not a patient person and I would give anything to get rid of my gut and show some type of definition in my abs but I know with clean eating and hard training, I will get there someday.

As for my run, I never felt more alive after a run. I ate some spicy honey chicken I made during my meal prep on Sunday that was not a good idea. I felt sorry for the people running beside me as I was passing some serious gas. I feel confident that this race will not be a problem as long as I stick to training hard.

That is all for this week

T.

Its Back To The Races!

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 Well I am happy to say that I am finally back to my workout routine. Its been a long two weeks but I have finally made it back to the track.

Yesterday I headed back to the gym with every intent to take it easy. After dealing with gout, I wanted to make sure my foot was well taken care of. As the sun was on the rise, I pulled into the parking lot around five in the morning. I like going to the gym that early cause there is no one there. After locking my gym bag in my locker, I headed to the track.

There was no one there and it was calm and peaceful. Just the way I like it. I turned on my running playlist and my Nike+Running app and took off. I went slow at first just to get my pace then after mile one decided to pick it up a little bit. I was so nice to just run without having to worry about beating my time. My races are done and I am currently not training for anything. This was what running for fun felt like. I had forgotten.

Soon one mile turned into two then three and finally four miles. My foot felt great and I was in a state of “runner’s high”. There really is no better feeling. This month my goal is to run long distance. Why you ask? I have decided to leave the 5K race circuit and start working my towards 10k. This is huge for me cause now my runs are going to be longer and more intense. My next race is….

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So there you have it folks! I am heading to Charleston! My training starts on October 13, 2014. I am excited and can’t wait to get started. This is going to be a fun weekend.

Wish me luck!

The Nervous Confessions Of A Runner

Now I am starting to get a little nervous.

I remember my last race and that whole week leading up to it. I was a nervous wreck. I was also excited and scared. I also knew that I was prepared. I had trained well and I was ready.

Today, as I sit here at my computer, I have mixed feelings about the race on Saturday. I know that I can do and I have nothing left to prove. Its only three miles and that is an everyday run for me. Have I trained enough? Will I fall flat on my face? Will I finish at a great time? Will I finish? Ok! I need to calm down.

Continued post after a trip to the bathroom and to get some water…

I feel much better. Sorry readers for my little breakdown. I am good now.I at least hope so.

I have my last session of race training tonight. I am supposed to take it easy and just run a comfortable three miles. I know I can do it. Then it is three days off to rest up for the race.

Its going to be a lot of fun. My whole family is coming to watch me and then I plan on soaking in some vitamin D at the water park afterwards.

I got this! 

Bring it!

Back To The Track And To Domestic Life

Well after coming off my big accomplishment this past weekend and from the pain of falling down the stairs on Monday, I have decided that I need to start getting ready for my next race which is in four weeks. So Wednesday night I decided to hit the track.

This week has not one, not two, but three days of race training back to back. Each day are 5k race training simulations. I am going to die before these next three days are over. It has to be done so that I can run this next race at a good time.

Along with my race training this week, I have spent a lot of time trying to get the house back in order from when my family and I were gone. This includes a crap load of laundry, fighting the never-ending battle of vacuuming the dog hair off the carpet, and cleaning up the kitchen. I guess you can say the last two are never-ending battles.

I am very thankful that my wife is always there to help me. She hates laundry and I love to do it so that job is always mine. She helps me clean the kitchen if she sees me playing with K-Dub in the living room. You have to keep her distracted or she will be at your heels trying to get you to pick her up, or playing in the dishwasher, or having a make out session with the fridge. Yea, kids are very strange. I guess we will keep her.

Once I get my house straight, I guess it will be time for Easter and that means that by the time this coming weekend is over, I will have to start cleaning the house all over. It’s fine cause I love my family and they are worth it.

I hope you all have a great Easter and I will talk to you next week!

Ready For Race Day

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We are almost to the big day! I am more than ready to run my first 5K. Tonight I finished my last day of race training for the Oak island Lighthouse 5K. This is more of a practice race but I still want to do my best.

I ran to ought to see if I could get my time down to 29 minutes. I ran my 5K tonight in 28:54 minutes! I did way better then I thought I would. Now it’s time to pack the bags and head down to Oak Island!

So excited!

To Run On The Track Or Run To Make A Bottle?

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Mondays are rough for cause now that I am training for my upcoming race I have to work in my exercise routine everyday. The problem with this is that I also have my daughter on Mondays. Now I love Daddy and Daughter Mondays but this past week I fell short of being a parent.

Yesterday I told you about my first experience at yoga class but like most things in this world, there is more to the story. After dropping K-Dub off at the gym daycare and completing my first class, I decided to go ahead and do some weight and race training.

So there I was running my scheduled two miles. I finished my weight and race training when I happen to look at the time on my phone and saw that K-Dub had been in the daycare for almost three hours. There is a two hour limit. So I rushed downstairs to get her and was reminded by the worker that there is a two hour limit. I apologized. K-Dub looked at me with tears in her eyes and she looked so sleepy.

Although we missed her first nap, I got her home and fed her some lunch and then gave her a bottle to help calm her down and put her to bed. I was completely upset with myself for being so selfish. I forgot that when you are a parent you can’t be that way. Yes, I want to do well at this race and prove to myself and others that I can do it but not at the cost of my child.

So I fell short on being a parent and the only thing I can do about it is be a better parent the next day and that was just what I did!

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I think she forgave me!