Confession:  I’ve run more in the past nine days than I have in past two months.  I’ve had the baby and things haven’t seemed to be working right since then.  It’s been a struggle for me and I know it’s the culmination of a lot of different things, but I know my running form definitely has something to do with it.

Before I always said I didn’t have time to run so it went on the back burner. There’s some truth in that so that’s why I wanted to do this #streakingwiththeCoolKids thing. Basically, I have to run or walk one mile a day for the month of June. It’s meant to get you active. I thought this would be the best thing to get me out there to run and just to start loving it again. Plus, I’m getting some extra cardio in my life which I definitely do need.

Today was day nine and it’s been working. I’ve been excited to get out there and I’m committed to running or walking a mile a day. One of my running friends said this was a good opportunity to rebuild my base of running and I’m hoping it rebuilds my base of enthusiasm for something I do love so much.

I’m also hoping to improve on my running form which has deteriorated but I’m pretty sure a lot of things happened during my pregnancy that caused this to happen. It’s just something I will have to work against. But I have been excited to run and I’ve been wanting to run more than a mile. It’s just been so stinking hot which makes it less enjoyable.

The most important thing is that I’m getting it done. It’s been nice to be out there and I’m hoping to continue. I’m optimistic about the future.

A non running week

A non running week

I have declared this a non-running week and it sucks.  I’m already having a really awesome week so this just tops it off. I have a perfectly valid reason for not running this week, but it doesn’t make it any better.  My hip flexor is pretty torn up and I need it to heal.  I haven’t really run without pain since having the baby but it’s something that is manageable.  I thought I was hitting my running stride in December and then this happened. A couple of weeks ago I ran the Louisiana half marathon and the quarter marathon the day… View Post

Race Recap: Rock n Roll San Antonio Half …

Race Recap:  Rock n Roll San Antonio Half Marathon

I just wanted to start the blog off by telling you I am a Rock n Roll and Team Chocolate Milk ambassador.  My race entries were paid for by these groups but the opinions expressed on my blog are completely my own.  Dont’ forget to check out my Rock n Roll San Antonio 5k recap first. I didn’t have a chance to run Rock n Roll San Antonio last year because I was very pregnant so running this year wasn’t up for discussion.  It’s something I had to do.  There have been a lot of changes to the race since… View Post

Race recap: Rock n Roll San Antonio 5k

Race recap: Rock n Roll San Antonio 5k

It’s so sad the weekend has come and gone because the last Rock n Roll Marathon series race is over.  It’s kind of hard for me to handle right now.  I’ve had a wonderful year representing Rock n Roll and Team Chocolate Milk.  I had a slow start to the year, but I’m glad about the way it finished. This weekend I traveled to San Antonio to run the last race of the series.  I had high hopes of being able to run the marathon in this race, but things didn’t work out the way I planned.  I don’t plan… View Post

Race Recap: Rock n Roll Las Vegas Half …

Race Recap: Rock n Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon

Did you catch my Rock n Roll Las Vegas 5k recap? The Rock n Roll Las Vegas half marathon is one of the best races I’ve ever run. I don’t want to bury the lead. It may not have been my fastest race but I had the best time running down the Las Vegas strip. Remembering the lives that were lost in the tragic events in Las Vegas was the theme of the weekend. This was really a moving experience for me. I was hesitant about coming to the race but ultimately decided I should run. Half marathon day started… View Post