1.11.2012

Training, Walking & A Creep

I started training this week for the GAR. Sunday was rest, Monday I ran 2.5 miles, Tuesday I ran 2 miles, today (Wednesday) I had a 45 minute speedwalk in which I walked 2.35 miles, Thursday will be 3 miles, Friday is rest and Saturday is my long run day which will be 3.5 miles.

So far, I feel great and I'm doing really well! I haven't had to stop during any of my runs, my pace changes but I am doing great with my schedule so far. I do feel pretty tired so as soon as I finish this it is shower and early to bed.

Maliya is walking! It has been very exciting!! She isn't 100% walking, but when you stand her up she will walk. It's about time, she has been taking steps here or there for a month now, since she was 9.5 months old. She's growing so fast!

There has been some pretty scary things going on around the housing community where I live. A man is trying to abduct children, he's driving a blue van with a tarp on it. Thankfully the children ignored him and fled and he just left, but I am worried he may quit being "nice" about it and just snatch a child up as he drives by. I hope they find him soon, I've had my eyes out incase I see the van. No one has grabbed a plate number yet, so even a partial plate number would help.

The world has become such a scary place. What is wrong with people?

1.08.2012

My First Race

Last night I decided to register for my first, ever, race.

I'll be doing the Great Aloha Run, on February 20th.

With the help of a run savvy friend, I've got a pretty intense training schedule figured out starting today up until the race. There is a short 6 weeks between now and then to get myself running up to 6 miles at a time, hopefully without having to stop or walk.

The run starts at Aloha Tower in downtown Honolulu and ends in Aloha Stadium in Aiea. It's an 8.15 mile run with stations set up along the route for water, physical aid or bathroom. I am hoping to not have to pee at all and aiming to finish in 3 hours. Lee said to finish in 3.5 hours I'd have to average about a 22 minute mile, which I would hope I could average less than that.

I'm not going to be running for time or to place, but running for myself as a personal goal. 8.15 miles is longer than a 10k, that's pretty amazing considering this is my first race. I just want to run as much of it as I can, aim for a 3 hour finish and get my finishers t-shirt after I cross the finish line. Lee, the kids, Paige and whoever else will hopefully all be in the stadium stands, cheering me on and watching as I finish!

I am so excited :)