Monday, November 21, 2011

Muggy Monday

So I got in an easy 4 miler today, but MAN it was a sweaty one.
The temps were in the low 70s (in November?! not ok) and it was humid as mess out there.
But my legs surprised me.
I started out kinda sore, but they loosened up in the end.

I'm planning on getting in one more easy run tomorrow.
Then I'm all rest and carbs until Thursday.

Today has been extremely uneventful because while the college is officially on break, the high school is not.
They get out tomorrow.
So until then I'm just lazing around watching How I Met Your Mother and trying not to O.D. on cornbread.

I hope everyone else is having a great Monday!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Taper Time

So my Thanksgiving break has officially begun!
And it's time for me to relax for a bit before the big 13.1 on Thursday.
I'm pretty darn excited.
So how do I plan on relaxing?
Laying around, browsing Tumblr for countless hours, and watching movies.

This semester has been tiring, so I'm fully planning on investing in some R&R.
I hope everyone else has a great start of Thanksgiving break!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


So I know I've been slacking on my blog.
Sorry guys!
Thankfully, my semester should be over soon.
I start my Thanksgiving break this weekend.

I HAVEN'T, however, been slacking on the running front.
I got in another good, long run this weekend.
I'm pretty excited.

And tonight is my last night of lab, so I'm definitely pumped about THAT.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Cranking It Out

So I worked the State Meet on Saturday!
It's sad to see the season come to an end, but I enjoyed spending the day with friends.
I ended up working concessions with two other runners and that kept up plenty busy!
Our best senior runner, Kate, set a PR of 21:47. I was so happy to see her end the season so well.

Sunday I knocked out 13 miles!
I set out intending to do 10 or 11 miles, but I decided to go the full 13.
I needed to prove to myself that I was able to do it.
It gave me much needed reassurance for the upcoming Half Marathon.

Anyways, the Cross Country banquet is this Thursday. I hope I don't cry when Coach starts making speeches.
I am so thankful to have found Cross Country.
It changed my life around and is easily the highlight of my high school career.

I hope everyone else had lovely weekends filled with great runs!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

State Meet

This time of year is when I start getting overwhelmed, but I'm trying to keep up my blog as well!
(I swear!)
But anyways...

Last Chance Invitational went alright. Still didn't put in a stupendous time, but I think my body is trying to catch up to all my demands lately.
The State Meet is this Saturday. I won't be running it, but since my team hosts it, I'll be working it all day.
But onto more exciting news...

I'm officially registered for the Atlanta Thanksgiving Half Marathon!
If anyone has any advice, feel free to share it.
I'm having trouble hitting 13 miles, even though I've hit that distance before.
It's been a while.

Happy Humpday everyone!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Last Chance Invitational, Region, and the End

So I haven't posted in a while.
My apologies! Life has been getting a bit hectic with job-searching, homework doing, college applicationing and what not.

But anyways. Last Saturday was our "Last Chance Invitational" Meet. It was on our course.
I didn't pull any great times, but I did all right. Lately that's all I can ask of  myself.
I'm not entirely sure why I've been so slow for the past month or so, but I can only hope my body will sort itself out.

But this Wednesday was region. While I started my race feeling thoroughly exhausted, my energy picked up after the first mile. And while I, once again, didn't post a time I'm particularly proud of, I enjoyed my run. And considering it was my last meet of my Senior Cross Country season, that's really all I can ask.

So other than helping with the State Meet next Saturday, my season is done. It's sad to think about it, but I have no regrets. Running has changed my life. I can't even imagine where I would be without it.

So with the season wrapping up, I'm setting my sights on longer distances. So far I've only run 5k and 10k races. But I've talked things out with my family, and I'm going to be running the Thanksgiving Half Marathon in Atlanta. I'm really excited.

Since I'm so new to this new distance, please give me any advice you feel like offering up! I'll take all the help I can get! Hope everyone else is having an amazing week!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sometimes Life Just Works

Life is looking up friends!
Guess who has a date tomorrow?
This kid, that's who.
I'm super excited (he's really cute!).

On the running front, things are always going well.
The temperature drop makes it a lot easier to run and run hard!
We had hill workouts today so my thighs are a little shot, but it felt good to run out some stress.
Our "Last Chance Invitational" is this Saturday. Hopefully with the weather I can pull out some better times.

I hope everyone else is having a lovely week!