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Two Things

Two things – 
My cat will not sleep at night. This whole week I’ve been woken up countless times and today I’m really feeling it. That and I was up at 5:40am for a 6 1/2 mile run with my friend from the Flyers. Both combined means I’ll be drinking lots and lots of coffee today.
I tried playing with her last night before bed to get her tired… Didn’t work. I guess she needs more play time?
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What I’m reading:
photoI started this book last night. I’m only about 20 pages in so I don’t know yet if I like it or not. But I do like how he writes. Just free flowing thoughts – like he’s in conversation with you. I thought this would be a good pick since I’m one month away from the Eugene Marathon. (!!!!!)

Volunteering tonight, Pure Barre tomorrow, run Friday morning than partying it up this weekend. (more about this weekend later)

 

 

 

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Oh and my addiction to coffee is at an all time high…

Why is it that some weeks you have so much energy and others you feel tired all the time??? 

Last week I was running up a storm, never felt too tired and got so much done. This week is a whole other story. It’s Wednesday, I haven’t run, my room is a disaster and all i want to do is sleep.

I went to bed at 8:30 last night and still couldn’t get out of bed at 6 to go to the gym…

I guess my body is trying to tell me to relax and get some rest before the race? I’m hoping to get a 3 mile run in tonight. Oh and my addiction to coffee is at an all time high… three to four cups a day… oops!

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3-Miler and my walk to work

It’s taper time!!! Woke up bright and early (5:30am came a little too early this morning) and hit the gym for a three-mile run. I felt pretty good but was craving some coffee… This marathon excitement is not helping me get the sleep I want and need!

This morning I decided to take you all along for my morning walk to work. I try to take different streets to mix it up and really get to know my neighborhood. Today I came to the conclusion that New York might have more dogs than children.

Ah Park Avenue… Where the cost to live on this beloved street is about 3 million dollars…(probably more)

Madison Avenue – Fashion boutiques galore. Great people watching. 

Two of my favorites in one shot. Bergdorf Goodman AND The Plaza Hotel. Love and love.

Can you see why walking to work is so much fun!? Great people watching, window shopping and I just love all the old architecture. Sometimes I really do love New York. (Oregon is still my favorite)

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No sleep for the marathon bound

I didn’t run last night. Or this morning. Yesterday I was just too tired. Also, all this excitement surrounding the marathon has left me all antsy. And when I want to sleep I can’t! My brain won’t turn off. So last night’s sleep… I don’t even know if I slept at all. So that meant no 5:45am run. No way.

I’ve been trying to read for about an hour before bed to calm my excitement and get a little sleepy. It works but once the lights are off my brain does not want to go to sleep. I’m hoping from the lack of sleep last night and a run tonight I’ll be able to sleep. That would be nice.

I’m so tired… and my hair is kind of greasy…

I just want to take a nap… but I need to run

Portland here I come!!!!

“Running a marathon is like living life. It’s a long distance and a long journey. And you’ve got a lot of different things that can happen along the journey.” Clive Davies

PS- It totally feels like fall today!!!! My walk to work this morning was just perfect!! I see a pumpkin spiced latte in the very near future 🙂

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4 miler and being a happy person

It was tough to get up and out of bed this morning. When my alarm went off at 5:30am I was very tempted to just go back to sleep and get up at 7. 

But I didn’t. I got up, put on my running stuff, crammed a handful of cereal in my mouth and hit the gym. 4 miles complete before 7am. I’m tired but I’m happy that I did it.

One reason for my tiredness… Watching Hart of Dixie last night on the CW. I love Rachel Bilson and I think this show is going to be one of my favorites. Anyone else watch last night???

As I mentioned in a post a few days ago, I’m listening to Gabrielle Bernstein lectures. I’ve ordered her books but I’m just waiting for them to arrive in the mail. Well, one of her focuses is finding your happiness. You are the only person that can make you happy. Get rid of the stuff that makes you sad, mad, or angry. So I’m trying to follow this.

One thing that makes me cranky is the subway during rush hour. The subway at rush hour makes me hate the human race. I know… that’s a really strong statement… But I truly feel like that sometimes. SO. In order to rid myself of this feeling I’ve been walking to and from work more often. And I love it. The walk from my apartment to work and vice versa is wonderful. I walk by Central Park, all the beautiful buildings, stores while listening to her lectures. I love it. I am then a happier person. See how easy it is to be a happier person? One small change can make you happier. 

Totally off the subject of running, I know… Anyway. Happy Wednesday, keep running, working out, and striving to be better.

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Always Stay Positive

Yesterday after work I picked up my bib number and goody bag for the 18 mile Tune up. In the goody bag there was a cook book, shampoo, and men’s deodorant… (Ryan, I got you a present!) Instead of a shirt we got a towel which I thought was nice change from the usual race tee shirt. I have way too many race shirts already!

Though I had planned to run last night the cleaning bug hit me and I cleaned my room like crazy. No run but a clean room. I think it’s a good trade-off.

Since I didn’t get my miles in last night I woke up nice and early today.

It’s super dark at 5:40 in the morning! Mom – Dad, Don’t worry the gym is right around the corner.

I had a great four mile run and listened to a lecture by Gabrielle Bernstein. She’s great and I just bought her two books. I can’t wait to get them in the mail! If you need some inspiration or just more love (I know this sounds super corny) in your life check her out.

It was pretty difficult to get up this morning but I what made me haul myself out of bed was how great I was going to feel afterwards. Right now as I write this! 🙂

I find the quote below to be so true. Marathon training and the race is really about your mental toughness.

I know I will finish the Portland Marathon. It might not be fun and I might want to cry at times but when I cross that finish line I will be so happy and proud. 

Always stay positive~ It makes life more fun and rewarding. I’m telling you, it works.

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Last Long Run and Winner Announced!!!

Today I’m feeling back to normal. After a very busy weekend all I wanted and needed yesterday was sleep. So last night I went to bed at 9pm and now I’m feeling 100%. Ready to run some miles after work! I’m also loving this fall weather. Though it is raining today, I don’t mind and I’m just happy to be rid of the humidity!

This Sunday is the New York Road Runner’s 18 mile tune-up run. This will be my last long run before the Portland Marathon!!! Can you believe it’s so close! WOW.

After completing this race I will also be done with my 9 + 1 which means I’ll be running the New York City Marathon next year!!! Very exciting stuff you guys!!!

The Nuu-Muu winner is….

Kristen!!!

Random.org picked you!! Please e-mail me your address 🙂

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Hello Monday…

Friday after work I was on puppy duty so Bailey and I went to the dog park to see her friends. It’s really crazy how she’s like a little celebrity! After the fun at the dog park it was time for my 14 MILE RUN. This farthest I have ever run in my life! And I did it! At times it was pretty miserable but I finished and never walked.

I also used NUUN for the first time and I am a fan! Before, during, and after races I have been drinking Vitamin Water. I love the energy flavor. But, it’s loaded with sugar… NUUN replaces your lost electrolytes without any sugar. And they have a ton of great flavors. I tried the berry one 🙂

When I got back to Ryan’s apartment I had a glorious dinner (a huge sandwich and bbq chips) and lots of water. I did stretch and ice my knees and shins. Ice really does help with muscle fatigue. Oh, and I had to be ready for my 4 mile race the next morning… Great planning on my part…

Living in New York you are never know what you will see. These two lovely ladies were on the train with me at 7am… It looks like they had a wonderful Friday night.

There were tons of people at the race! The weather was beautiful but a tad hot… What also made this race great was my friend Ashley had also signed up for the race so I was able to see and catch up with her! We also got a photo together which I will hopefully get sometime this week!

I really did not have any goals for this race except to finish and get one step closer to my 9 + 1 NYC Marathon goal. Running 14 miles the night before can make your legs pretty darn tried. Though I was nervous at the start I surprised myself and finished the race in 32:05, which is a 8:02 pace. Not bad for sore, tired legs!

After the race it was time for some relaxation and fun with Bailey and Ryan. There’s nothing wrong with watching TV for three+ hours, going to the dog park, and then going to sushi (date night!!). I say that’s a perfect Saturday.

Sunday we enjoyed a lovely brunch at my favorite Belgium/French restaurant. We also got to see some friends from college which was a nice reunion. I forgot how wonderful those people are!

Once we got back into the city Ryan and I took Bailey to the dog park late night (9:30pm) for some fun – we needed her tired so she’d sleep through the night!

As you can guess I’m exhausted from this weekend! And tonight I have a Core Fusion class at Exhale

Sleep? What’s that???

 

 

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It Finally Caught Up With Me.

I AM EXHAUSTED.

This week has been incredibly busy and my lack of sleep has finally caught up with me.

I did get my 7 miler in last night. It was a relaxing run but it’s really difficult to get used to the humid weather. I know I talk about the humidity in almost every post, but I’m not used to it. For 18 years I lived on the West Coast (the best coast!!!) where we have dry heat – no humidity. My body just can’t handle it… So I ran the seven miles at a 9:30 pace and was just happy to finish and get in some mileage.

I ran along the East River, by where Ryan lives (he bought me dinner after my run! Score!) and had lots to look at. I didn’t need any music. People watching is entertainment enough.

It seemed as though it was going to rain the entire run but it never did which was nice since I had my phone and the last thing I need is my phone to get soaked and not work. My computer not working is enough, thank you very much.

I ran under a bunch of bridges including the Brooklyn Bridge! I’ll definitely be running this again.

I’m suppose to run tonight… I can’t remember how many miles. I think 4 or 5? And then ten on Sunday.

I hope you all have a great weekend. Good luck to those people running in the Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon/Half-Marathon!

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Trail Running From Hell

The humidity has come back. With vengeance. Yesterday I had a six-mile run planned with some co-workers. My boss used to be an elite runner so he said he would take me and another girl we work with out for a run. Cool, great.

before running

We’ll do the six-mile loop around Central Park I like. NOPE. Wrong. He took us on these running trails all throughout the park. LET ME TELL YOU. It was one of the most difficult runs I’ve done in a very long time.

after… not happy at all

Afterwards I felt like I had run a half marathon. It was the most miserable thing ever. The humidity plus the trails made for not a fun time. My legs actually woke me up in the middle of the night hurting. Oh, and my cat chose last night to run around like a crazy person… I love getting four hours of sleep.

I’ve decided not to run today (thanks to yesterday) and run Thursday and Friday and push my long run to Sunday.

I am happy that I can say I survived the six-mile trail run from hell but I won’t be doing that again for a long time.

Resolution Update: I’ve been cooking more and trying new recipes. Cooking rather than ordering out food or grabbing sushi every other day is waaayy cheaper!

Look Mom, I’m cooking!!! And no, Ryan I didn’t burn anything…

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