Friday, June 17, 2011

Getting ready for Charlevoix

I have tons of ideas for this blog, but yah, not seeming to find the time to do them. I promise (to myself) anyhow that when I get back I am really going to put some effort into making this blog something motivational. I find motivating others often helps keep me motivated. Anyhow, for the moment this will just have to be boring. We leave for our vacation tomorrow (or maybe tonight if I can track down my husband). Charlevoix is next weekend! Wow! That just kind of snuck up on me. I really wish I had started running again sooner after Natalie was born, but not much point in dwelling on that. What's done is done. I still am undecided on pacing. I really would like to PR (personal record for my non running friends). Not feeling real confident that is going to happen, but I don't know. I'm feeling ready to kick some butt on this one so you just never know. Should be able to get in a few good runs over our vacation and then when I come back home hopefully can dedicate more time to blogging. Stay tuned for Charlevoix Half Marathon race report.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Slower than molasses

Well, as I launch my newest attempt at blogging I was sitting here thinking I should name this blog "Slower Than Molasses" instead of Wanna Be Running Mama. Hahaha... okay yes I do still know that I am slow, but I also know I am stubborn and I truly believe that you can do anything (within reason) that you put your mind to. No, I don't think I will be an Olympic medal winner, but I certainly believe I have lots of room to improve and I am 100% sure that I haven't found *my best* yet.

I ran today and my one and only goal was keeping my darn heart rate down. I am new to heart rate training and finding it a little tiny bit frustrating. I like to believe I'm not in horrible shape, but unfortunately my heart rate monitor is telling me otherwise. I keep running slower and slower to get my heart rate down. I accomplished my goal for today and kept it below 150. My husband is the awesome-est (made that word up). I was whining about how nobody's heart rate is as bad as mine and that I'm running 12 1/2 minute miles and still beating in the 150s (to 160s). Well, he says to me "No you're not and there are people who can't even run a mile at all." I think that's what I needed to hear at the moment. I forget that sometimes. Everybody has to start somewhere and the trick is to keep trying and not quit.