Friday, July 1, 2011

Blog Addict

Call in the 12 step program people, I have a serious blog reading addiction. Now that I have one of those Smart Phones I have been able to read every one's blogs via my Google Reader. I swear, I refresh the Google Reader more then I do my Gmail - which is another major addiction. I went out "shopping" for more blogs to read last night - I found some good ones by checking out the comments section on the blogs I read most faithfully. I found some good ones! I am going to see if I can find some more today. I am learning so much and it is so cool to see real people who are able to incorporate running and nutrition into their daily lives.

If only I could read or comment on my Google Reader from my phone, my life would be utterly perfect.

I have another 5K to run on Monday morning, my goal is under 32 minutes, which seems ambitious knowing that just a couple weeks ago I did a 5K in 36 minutes - on a 20 gram of carbs a day diet. Remember how I said I was president of the bad idea club? Racing and Atkins do not mix for me. I am hoping that since I have added carbs back to my diet (watching calories), that it will make a difference in my time. I have 1 more 5K scheduled in August, if I don't make my 27 minute goal by then, there will be more 5K's.

My training has been moving right along, I have been using the treadmill most of the time now, I think because it is new and I have been liking it more and more, plus I can run while Jesse is taking a nap. My longest run is 4 miles, so it is not like I am spending a ton of time on it. My weight lifting has dropped off though. I need to pick that up again - I'll make it a priority next week. Speaking of next week, I have a 5 mile run on the schedule! It has been a long time since I have run 5 miles, to me 5 miles is a big turning point in my running; once I get there, I feel like a runner.

My schedule is going to change soon, I have been interviewing for a full time role where I will no longer be working out of my house (with my own hours). While contracting has been great for me as a mom and keeping up with my industry, it offers no stability or benefits. Jesse started Pre-school 3 days a week and I think it is time, to be honest, I really miss working with a team and going in the office. It gets pretty lonely on my own.

When I finally get something, I am going to have to figure out a new running schedule. I will have to make it work since I am signed up for the LB 1/2 in October! I will not be running another 2:50 half, I would like to be close to 2 hours, but I will take anything under 2:30...I guess we shall see when we get there.

Alright, it is time to publish this post and get my fix from other blogs!

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