Saturday, December 27, 2008

What day is it??

Where to begin?

Well I have been on vacation for a week and I don't really know what day it is anymore. I just wake up, work out, eat my three meals, read a book/watch some tv and sleep!

After taking off Christmas Day, I headed out yesterday afternoonish for a nice long warm up jogaroo and then 5 hills. I did 2.4 miles slowly in the snow and slush and was careful to get out of the way of the cars speeding blindly to the mall. My run was an out and back, and when I reached my driveway I pushed on to the hill that is literally just 50 feet further on. I ran 5 hills starting at the bottom (where telephone pole #1 was) and sprinting until I passed telephone pole #3. I focused myself and worked on pumping my arms and picking up my legs faster. One of my new years resolutions will be to work on my speed - I have decent endurance now I need to be fast!

The hills felt great, in fact the whole workout felt good. I just tried to be positive and enjoy being outside. I wore one of my new pair of spandex I got for Christmas as well as my new reflective vest that is super bright orange so that people can see me!

After that workout I headed to the mall quick with my mom - I am an avid scrapbooker and I have been trying to organize all the pictures in my house. I took all my baby pictures out of an acid filled book and now I am redoing it, so I needed new acid free pages! As I was looking at things I got a call from B-rabbit. He invited my family and I over to his house for dinner! I was over-joyed when my mom and dad agreed to go and we had a great time! I am so glad that our families get along!

This morning I woke up and headed to my college because there was a Winter Track meet (at the indoor track!) and I was helping out as well as possibly competing! I didn't really feel like running the 800m and we didn't have enough girls for the 4x4 relay so this afternoon (while the meet was still going on) I walked into the gym and warmed up on the bike fr 15 minutes then ran hard on the treadmill for 3 miles. Then I lifted - bench press and leg press. When I got back to the track, I found out that we had enough girls and were going to run the 4x400m relay!! I was second leg again and could feel my legs were tight but I just went with it! My legs hurt when I finished but I think I held my form well throughout the race (although I wasn't able to stay up on my toes and sprint that way for the whole 400m, I only lasted for about 275m). I was delighted to find out that my split was 67.25 seconds and we won the relay!!

I am glad that I ran it because it just helps me to become mentally stronger for future meets! One step at a time, one day at a time - if we keep a positive attitude and train hard we can achieve our goals!! I hope everyone had a great Christmas! Keep up with those workouts!! After this long post, I don't really have anything else to say! Thanks for reading!


Marlene said...

Wow, congrats on the relay win - especially since you didn't even know you'd be running it!

Awesome job on your Boxing Day run too.

Unknown said...

I was able to get out and run in the slushy stuff also. It felt great. I wasn't as all out as you were with doing hills also though.

Marci said...

Great job on your relay. I hope you had a great Christmas.

N.D. said...

Sounds like you are enjoying!! I was into scrapbooking all in college and right after and now I can't get back into it! hopefully with the new baby I will make a nice book! Keep enjoying!

raulgonemobile said...

I love it when I'm off of work long enough to lose track of the days. I'm there now. (I guess I can't wait for retirement.. Hah!)

Nicole said...

Great job! Sounds like your having a great break! I really need to get back into the swing of running again! AH.

Meg said...

Congrats on winning the relay! And that your families got along so well, that is great!

The Laminator said...

Totally congrats on your relay win. Happy holidays and enjoy the rest of your vacation