Sunday, December 16, 2012

"Easy" run in the rain...

Today’s run was a good one. Went out for about 45 minutes. It was pouring down rain. I’m so soggy. But, I am proud of myself and the other 3 runners I saw out there. I had to walk a few times but I feel great. Time to use my tiger tail roller and stretch!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Physical Therapy

I am so glad that I got into see Dr. Laura at Sports Reaction Center twice this week.  She truly has magical hands.  My back seems so much looser.  She has been doing ASTYM and I am a huge believer!!!!! She has loosened my upper back so much.  It has increased my mobility during swimming and helped me open up my stride because I’m not wasting energy guarding my shoulder muscles.  Also, since she is a runner, I get great running advice. Special Bonus! :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Off Day...

Good thing today was a rest day. I was not feeling like going to the gym today.  In early November, I went to the doctor to see why  I was feeling so fatigued and unmotivated to get out of bed to start the day, even though I was getting around 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night.  And, I know I am not depressed. So what was wrong with me???  I found out that I am lacking Iron in my blood.  This can cause fatigue. About a week ago, I started taking Iron, vitamin D, vitamin C, and fish oil.  Overall, I feel a lot more energetic.  I am still quite fatigued. 

Today, I woke up feeling down about my fitness.  I feel soft. So very soft. I know that I have relaxed a bit on my training so now is the time to kick my butt into action.  Time to get me going so that I don't go lazy bones all through the holiday season.  I need to keep motivated about my goals.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

YAY! Training buddies!!!

I am so excited! My best friend, Foghorn Doozer, will be running the Portland Marathon with my father and me in October 2013!!!

Marathon Training

I'm starting this blog a week later than my dad. ( We are going to be running the Portland Marathon together.  I am very excited for this adventure.  A few years ago, we ran a half marathon together.  We both didn't do too well on our training plans and boy were we sore after.  Plus, our goals were not met. 

This time around, we have a solid training plan, blogs, and more dedication.  There is no way we can run a full marathon without the dedication.  We are both getting back into running after some break.  I feel sluggish, lazy and soft... Boo for softness..

This blog is to help me and my father stay on track. Please feel free to follow and call me out on sticking to the plan. Check out my training plan at