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I am Buffy, I live in Iowa with my kitty cat Meowshine and stay rather busy trying to be healthy, eating right, working out, working my full-time job and running my own custom jewelry business on the side. Thanks for coming along for the ride :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Week 9...3 more to go?!?

Hey! Happy Wednesday :)
So last week’s workouts were right on target. I ran the miles I needed to, I ran them in the time frames that were listed, I got in my strength training workout (Bob Harper’s DVD) and everything. Course for the last one I hurt for three days so I can tell I was rather rusty. Ok honest, I hadn’t done a real strength training workout since the end of April when my wrist started bothering me so I was REALLY rusty. So I’m hoping this week I can have my second week like that.

I had a shorter long run last Saturday (7 miles) but I have my longest one to date this Saturday. 11 miles. Yikes! It is the longest one before the half-marathon (which is October 16th). I’m nervous but I know I can do it. I refuse to doubt myself. What’s the point in that? It will be good to have all that time to think. I have a big anniversary next week and I have had a lot of painful emotions floating around that I need to sort out. What better time to do that then when you are running 11 miles? Seriously over the last year I don’t know what I would have done without running. It’s been my savior and therapy. Stay tuned for an emotional post next week. You have been warned…

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sorry it's been so long...

Ok I’m well aware I have been slacking off on this blog. The last month has been crazy busy and between a trip to Florida (which was amazing :)) and back to school full-time I have been a bit stretched thin. Oh and that whole training for the half-marathon hasn’t helped. But things are starting to get into a groove so I plan on updating here more.

So the half-marathon training is going a lot better lately. I have gotten most of my training runs in (maybe skipping one or two of the short runs during the week) and the last run (9 miles!) on Sunday went really well. I was so excited that I was able to run the entire 9 miles without stopping. It’s a sense of accomplishment that is hard to describe and I cannot wait to do it for the full 13.1 miles. It’s nice to know that I have the dedication even when my life is so crazy to stick with it and accomplish my goals. It shows myself that I matter and that I won’t give up on myself even when life gets hard. Course I proved myself that last year, didn’t I? I guess then it is nice to remind myself of my strength :)

On a side note I have to say a big old congrats to my school Iowa State University on their big win against the University of Iowa (big old rivalry here in Iowa). I was there in the stands and it was such an awesome day! The cheers and energy from that crowd was amazing!