My goal is to finish the SF half in 2:10 for a PR. My back-up goal is to finish in 2:15 which would still beat my time from last year. 2:10 is a lofty, but still realistic goal. My current half PR is only 2:11 and some seconds, but this course is crazy hilly and hard. Last year I was kicking ass until the last mile or two in which my legs started to lock up like crazy, even walking hurt at that point. It feels good to have a concrete goal, I don’t do so well when I’m just working out for health’s sake. I need a finish line, literally and figuratively. Right now beast mode is on and that feels damn good!
Student: Miss Hill, do you know what a thigh gap is?
Me: Yes, it’s something that some people are biologically incapable of achieving. Like me.
Student: Well, I think that if Beyonce doesn’t have one, I don’t need one either.
Me: That’s right! She’s Sasha Fierce!
My students may not test well, but they are freaking wise!
Ran 3 miles in the park and hit spin class later on with a nap in between. Great freaking day!
Tomorrow’s plan: spin, session with my trainer, and then yoga.
Friday: rest or maybe a few slow miles.
Sat.: the Great Race, a 10K!
Sun.: long run (gotta get ready for the Hollywood Half)
Monday is back to school, but only 2 months until summer break!!
If you are an avid runner and have a LOT of race medals like I do, you should consider contributing to this cause. They take peoples donated race medals and give them to sick kids who need a little courage in the face of illness. The website is http://www.medals4mettle.org/
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So this week I start marathon training. The goal being the San Francisco full marathon in June. I’ve done both halves of the course, two consecutive years and I really want to do the full! This weekend calls for a 3 miler and a 6 miler (Saturday and Sunday). I just so happen to be signed up for a 5k and a 10k this same weekend. Kinda perfect, huh?? Color Run at Dodger Stadium and Redondo Beach 10k. Gonna be epic!!
Why is it so hard to get your ass out the door when you are tired and stressed even though you know a hard workout is the one thing that will help?? Not sure, but I forced myself to the gym and did 10 min. elliptical, 3 miles on the treadmill and then did an unbelievably hard bootcamp class! Feeling like a little badass right now, which is my very favorite way to feel. Rock on, bitches!
This is my trainer!! And she isn’t just hot, she is bad ass in every way. She helped me lose over a hundred pounds and has done multiple races with me. She even ran the last 3 miles of the LA marathon with me. She’s worked with me for over 4 years and the word LOVE doesn’t even begin to cover how I feel about this girl! I’m so freaking proud of her right now and always!!
This where I went running today! Be jealous! And I finally figured out how to hit negative splits…uphill for 2 miles, then downhill for 2 miles! It was cold, but sunny..so basically amazing. And there were even benches perfect for some post run step ups and stairs to run up and down. So, yeah, it was pretty fucking perfect!
For some reason, it always scares me, but then I do it and I remember how good it feels. The feeling that you have outrun all your troubles. The feeling that you can do anything. That exquisite moment when you start to think you can’t really do it at all and then you just keep going. And you remember who you are when you run, which is so much better than who you are in real life! if only I could always be running. Seriously, how do people function without running long?? Maybe they aren’t as crazy as I am, maybe they don’t need it as desperately as I do. But for me, it is the only thing that quiets the crazy in my head. So for that reason, I love running. And yeah, sometimes I hate it too. But running may turn out to be the one true love of my life, and I’m more than okay with that.
I’m in love!!!!!!!!!