Tuesday, July 22, 2008

PR for pizza....Who knew?

That's right. Apparently you just have to dangle the promise of pizza at the end of a race & I'm gonna do a PR. Here's the breakdown:

Mile 1: 9:06
Mile 2: 9:07
Mile 3: 8:44(could smell the pizza..It was the proverbial carrot on a stick)
Mile .1: 1:01(was knockin' peeps outta my way to GET to the pizza..;-))..(sorry M,beer just doesn't do it for me but hey whateva' works for you,go for it!)

Finish time was 28:00. Over a minute faster than my previous week's time. How ya like me now?..lol AND,it was a good 10 degrees warmer(about 95 at the 7:00 race time compared to the mid-80's of the past 2 races).

Last night marks the last in this series & it's going to be my last race this summer. Definitely looking forward to building up distance & working on my speed in the relative comfort of the treadmill when it's above 90 outside. I may do a winter race(depending on my finances) but this is it until I start training for the 10k(held next year). Hope everyone is staying cool & catch ya on the flip side!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

2nd 5k race report

Ok so I've done another 5k. And as you can see from the sidebar my time is about 36 seconds slower than last week. Yeah.. Here's the splits:

Mile 1: 9:37
Mile 2: 9:27
Mile 3: 9:01
Mile .1: 7:39

Negative splits again baby! Anyway despite running on too little sleep & a pms-induced migraine,I'm happy w/ my overall performance. I actually had little bit left over to push towards the end as you can see. And right now w/ everything that's been going on w/ my living situation I take whatever time I can get. I wanted thank all those who sent me much love on my race results last week. You guys totally rock!

Next week is the last race in the series & there's pizza at the end. Wonder how fast I'll finish that one so I can stuff my face & undo all the work in the end?..;-) (Kisses)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

7 seconds faster

Yeah I've become one of those bloggers that only post every once in a while. So much going on but I wanted to give a short race report(I know it's been so long you probably don't realize that I had a 5k yesterday).

Yesterday's was the first of a 3-5k race series. We basically ran thru a subdivision w/ a few long cul-de-sacs thrown in for fun. Here's the breakdown:

Mile 1: 9:12
Mile 2: 9:20(tried to slow up a little. Realized Mile 1 was a little fast)
Mile 3: 8:58(umm....yeah there was a downhill..there were cars coming..umm..ok,I booked it)
Mile .11: 8:12(not EVEN gonna offer an excuse for this one)

Finish time was 28:51. Even though I'm about 30 seconds slower than my time last year for this first race,I beat my last 5k(Race for the cure) by several seconds! That's huge considering that last year I hadn't been injured yet. Overall I am pleased w/ time & weather wasn't too shabby. High 80's cloudy w/ a storm a-brewin'. Next week will probably be in the mid-90's & blistering hot so I really enjoyed the temps yesterday.

Don't know if I'm gonna post again this week so I hope everyone has a good one!

Monday, June 30, 2008


Well some progress has been made on my living situation. Even though my credit score is pretty good,I've got a little too much debt(who doesn't these days) for the amount of income I have & that's what's providing to be challenge in getting me pre-approved. My lender has been trying to work on a plan to reduce that(because in the long run regardless if I rent or try to own I need to have this monkey off my back).

But I am exploring lease-w/ the option to buy. It would get my foot in the door in terms of the housing market while working on getting a down payment. The way it works is that part of the rent would be put into an account to build up over the course of a year or more to be put towards closing costs if I chose to buy the place that I'm renting. Of course,I would need to chose a place that I really like so it give me motivation to buy. So I have looked at a couple of condos in my area & just waiting to hear what my lender says in terms of financing for me.

On the running front,I have signed up for my yearly 3-5k race series coming up this Monday(as you can see from sidebar). They are held for 3 consecutive Mondays in July in subdivision w/ lots of cul-de-sacs(hence the name). The races start at 7pm so hopefully it would be a smidge cooler,but I doubt it. Last year it was still in the low 90's by the time the race started but good thing was,there were a lot of homeowners out there w/ hoses & sprinklers drenching us during the course of the race. So let's hope they are generous w/ their water again!..until next time...

Monday, June 23, 2008

Still here...

Yeah I'm still alive. Been groovin' on the road,getting my speed up(slowly) & rockin' the x-training. Playing the waiting the game w/ my living situation. Working on getting my financial house in order so I can,Lord-willing, buy my own place. Got a little over 2 months to make this happen otherwise I'm going to be renting for a year or 2(it's way too expensive to do month-to-month). But wanted to pop in & give ya'll an update,cause I know that you're just waiting on the edge of your seat for a post from me..;-) ((Hugs))

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Miss me?

I know,it's been a minute since I last posted(or commented on your blogs-my deepest apologies). Lots of things going on. Some I hinted to here. Let's just say I've started the process. Running has been going good. Did speed work on Friday & had my 4miler yesterday.

Got a chance to try out my gym in its new location. Other than the fact that they switched the cardio area to the ground floor(made sense since you tend to get more heated doing cardio & heat rises & all that) & put the weight machines on the 2nd floor,I can work wit' it. But get this,they have some weight machines out of order already! They've only been opened a few days. Doesn't look too good when they touring w/ prospective members but oh well. At least when they were in the old building,they had the excuse of we're moving to brand new place w/ all new equipment..umm yeah.

Posting might be sparse here over the next few days but know that I'm trying to get my life in order & I'm makin' moves...Later

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Movin' on

So the heat,where my gym is currently located & even me are moving. First the heat. Looks like we're going to be in the low 90's tomorrow(instead of the furnace that we had earlier this week) which should be a little better for my speed work.

Next my gym is moving about a couple of miles of where it is currently. They have built a spankin' brand new-bigger(supposed to be around a 100,000 sq. feet) than all the other gyms in the area. All I know is they will have an indoor track(sweet but too bad they couldn't have been opened on Monday or tomorrow-they won't be opened for business until Sat.).

Finally me. My lease is currently coming up for a renewal & I need to get into a cheaper place. Plus I'll have my Dad moving in w/ me for a bit. I know everyone is getting into buying a house but I have to admit that I'm kinda(read a lot) apprehensive about the financial commitment. I grew up in apartments & was never told about how important it is to own. But of course now that I have been on my own for nearly a decade everybody & their mother is trying to get me to buy. I don't have any money saved up & I know that can help greatly towards lowering the final amount. But I don't want to be one of the many who are right now going thru foreclosure in a few years cause I can't keep up w/ the payments. If anyone has any advise,clue me in.

Until next time...