Friday, December 9, 2011

New Shoes- Altra Intiution

A few weeks back I won free shoes from The Fine Ladies of Run Like A Mother. The new shoes are the Altra Intuition. "Designed specifically for women, this shoe isn't another shrink it and pink it strategy. From the amount of cushioning to shape of the shoe, this shoe is female-specific. Plus, with the Zero Drop™ platform and innovative foot-shaped design this shoe delivers many of the benefits of barefoot running with the comfort, cushioning and support that distance runners love. Follow your intuition and experience the world's first fully cushioned, foot-shaped, Zero Drop™ running shoe!"
So the instructions say to break them in slowly so I figured 2 miles today would be perfect.  I LOVED the wide toe area. It was very comfy. At the start I did notice some discomfort in my calves, but i was pushing the jogger up hill. I wonder how they will feel tomorrow
They came in on Wednesday and I was so excited to try them out, but it was pouring and who wants to ruin new shoes in the rain. Yesterday the Little Lady was not sleeping then she was sleeping a ton and the day got away from me and in the evening I had a family thing to go to and running just didn't happen. I was so happy to get out today.
I hope to get a 5 miler in this weekend. I am unofficially training for the NYC half. I have not even entered the lottery yet. I need to get on that.  But who knows I might get in and then I will be well into my training!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

21 random things

Tall mom Mel tagged me to share 21 things about myself.  So here goes

1- My daughter is 15 months old and I love her more then I thought possible
2- I think I suffered from postpartum depression after she was born. I had a very had time adjusting to motherhood and the sacrifices that came with it. I am not sure when things got better but I think it was around the second month after I went back to work and began to lose the guilt of working and get into the swing of being a mom. The Little Lady was 5 months old
3- I really enjoy being a stay at home mom. And I thought I was going to hate it. Right as I was getting the hang of the working mom thing I was laid off. I was terrified I was going to hate being home. But I don't.
4- That being said I think I will go back to work one day.
5- I just started referring to myself as a runner. I always felt like I was a faker even as I was training for my first half marathon. I run and then I walk some times I just jog.  My friend introduced me as a runner and I have since embraced it. Finishing my half marathon also helped because not everyone does that.
6- I love pilates and yoga but don't do it as often as I'd like. Currently not belonging to a gym and not having daycare, getting to a class is hard
7-I love to read. And am always up for new recommendations. I am currently in a bit of a reading funky. I have a bunch of books here that I want to read. Two from the library that I was on the wait list for and two that friends gave me. But I just finished The Night Circus, and I am still involved with those characters.
8- I have a hard time juggling reading and running. I normally only get a few mins of me time a day and have trouble picking which I want to do. When Handsome finally gets home from work and the baby is asleep it is nice to talk to him. Like a grown up.
9- I am the oldest. My brother is 20 months younger then me and my sister is almost 5 years younger then me
10-I don't watch a lot of TV, so neither does my daughter.
11- I am addicted to General Hospital.
12- I choice nail polishes by the names. I consider the color, but the final choice is always by the name
12-I love chocolate, who doesn't?
13-  I ran my first 5k because I was bored and needed something to do. My cousin trained for the same race for the same reason
14- My cat's name is Theo. He has OCD and will lick himself bald if he is stressed
15- We used to have a 100lb Bulldog named Buddy. he died of cancer
16- Theo's OCD started when Buddy died.
17- My father has an obsession with toy trains. It was the mortifying family fact of my high school career.
18- Now I think it is cool to have trains around the Christmas tree. But I do draw the line there
19- (almost done) I used to live in Brooklyn. I didn't run then but I loved walking every to get everything. Some of my happiest memories are from my single girl apartment just being me.
20- I love my crock pot. I welcome all recipes. My husband is a picky eater but I will try anything one
21- i secretly like the color pink. I never did till I was pregnant and found out I was having a girl, then everything became pink and I was ok with it.

that took alot longer then I thought it would.
Now it's your turn!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Rest Day, without the rest.

Can I count Holiday shopping as cross training? Seriously it was exhausting! But we are half way done with the exception of buying for Handsome, but That is fun.
I ran three days straight I think it is a record! AND I am excited to go out again tomorrow. 65 degree Novemeber days don't hurt my current love of running. I'll take crazy global warming while I can get it!
I earned a PR yesterday! Not sure of my exact time but it is 34 something. My personal best so far was 36:02. So I am happy! The course is quite hilly so I am thing about running a flatter one soon ton see how I do!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

As I sit in a pause between courses, I figured I leave a little note.
I had an awesome 4 mile run. As in so awesome it is what all run should be. It was great. Made me happy. Then I yoga-ishec after. It was good.

I'd like to take a moment to mention a few things I am thankful for.
My fabulous husband, with out him I would surely go crazy. And he puts up with me and my running, most of the time
Mt beautiful daughter.
Turkey soup left overs
Great family

And finally dessert.
With I am off for pie and cheesecake

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Giveaways in Blog land

Today is Handsome's 30th bday. I am thinking about being a good little house wife and baking. I saw this sugar free brownie and other recipes on Run to the Finish today and I feel a little inspired. Although I know Handsome would prefer sugar for a birthday celebration. So I might just get coldstone cupcakes or go to the Wicked Twist.

But back to the title and important things at hand:

Adam is celebrating his 1000 post with free Brooks! here

Amanda at Run to the finish has an entry to the Shamrock Marathon here

Racing with Babes has a marthon give away (but I didn't enter this one because it scares me alot) here

I feel like I am forgetting one so I may update this later

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

HBBC two days in

Well two days in and I have had one good day and one bD day. Yesterday, I ran three and a half miles and then did twenty mins of yoga. So four points, four and a half? I got six fruits and veggies, I was so close to 7. Maybe tomorrow.
Then we went out for Handsome's bday. Beer and fried food and fun. The Little Lady spent the night at her aunt's house so today we pick her up and headed to a friends baptism. Babies in dresses and suits so cute.
Here is to some more running this week and the Turkey Trot next weekend and the brunch that follows

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Giveaway alerT

Check out The Hungry Runner Girl for a great giveaway!…….html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheHungryRunnerGirl+%28The+Hungry+Runner+Girl%29