24 hours later / a blog award

6 05 2010

Oh man I am feeling so much better. It’s amazing what 24 hours away from an emotionally draining situation can do for your psyche. I slept pretty damn good. I’ve easily consumed my gallon of water. My food intake has been healthy. I had a great session with Superman this morning. Hard to believe but it was better than Monday. He is pushing so hard and I am surviving. We talked a lot about how hard this is for me and how appreciative I am that he is a no-nonsense kind of trainer. I told him that I pushed that damn tractor tire by myself yesterday and as a reward he made me push the next biggest one.

Pure Awesomeness!

My mile run today was even faster than Monday: 12:02! I kept the speed at 6.0 mph for a little longer today. I can’t believe how fast I feel like I’m running. When I started running on the treadmill regularly 4.0 mph was a difficult pace to keep.  I’m fluctuating between 4.7 – 5.0 mph as a regular speed now for the mile runs. It’s not a speed I could do for longer durations but 12 minutes non-stop is alright in my book. Speaking of book, Rachel over at BodybyPizza has recommended  “Chi Running” by Danny Dreyer to help improve my posture and endurance. I’ve got it on hold at the library and can’t wait to pick it up!

17 days until my first 5k.


I’ve received my first blog award. I’m still so new at this I’m not even sure what all this means but I hear I have to follow the rules so here we go:

I actually received this blog award from two people almost simultaneously. A big thanks to Anthony over at  Sureshotrevolver (who by the way just ran a kick ass 5k) and Josie over at 35andshrinking (who by the way is sooooo close to Onederland!).

Here’s what I get to do:

  1. Get really excited that you got the coolest award EVER!
  2. Choose ONE of the following options of accepting the OMB award:
    • Get really drunk and blog for 15 minutes straight, or for as long as you can focus.
    • Write about your most embarrassing moment.
    • Write a “Soundtrack of your childhood” post.
    • Make your next blog a ‘vlog’/video blog. Basically, you’re talking to the camera about whatever.
    • Take a picture of yourself first thing in the morning, before you do anything else (hair, make up, etc)and post it.
  3. Pass the award on to at least three, but preferably more, awesome bloggers as yourself. Don’t forget to tell them.

I’m opting for the “Take a picture first thing in the morning”. Here I am in all my glory, cross eyed and all:

This was taken this morning at 5:04am. And yes I always look this good in the morning! I especially like my wolverine hairdo! At least I clean up nice. Now I need to pick some of my own peeps to get this lovely award so I’m going with Valerie @  Seattlerunnergirl, Steve @ NerdFitness, and Meegan @ Redstar5. IF for some reason these people are NOT on your blogroll, then you are missing out!




16 responses

6 05 2010

WUHOOO, congrats on the blog award, you totally deserve it!!!

7 05 2010

Thanks Vinny! You need to update your blog btw (hint hint)

6 05 2010

Yay for a great workout with Superman! I’m waiting on a copy of Chi Running from the library, too. King Co just doesn’t have enough copies. I can’t wait to hear about your 5k. 🙂 Big congrats on your double blog awards!!

7 05 2010

Pierce county only has one copy! Lame-O!

7 05 2010

16 days….

and love the morning hair. its so flipping hot where I live (ALREADY) that Im tempted to go back to my shortshort hair.
the husband used to laugh and say I woke up looking like I had a big plant on my head…

7 05 2010

My hair used to be fairly long and then last year I cut it all off. It was the best thing ever! I see all the girls in my locker room fussing with the hair and I’m like a tiny bit of mousse and BAM it’s done! BTW, thanks for stopping by. I saw your comment and thought “holy moly, Mizfit left me a comment. KICK ASS!”

7 05 2010

Love the picture Tara!
So glad you’re removed from the situation that shall not be named. Keep taking care of you!

7 05 2010

Thanks Josie…That situation that shall not be named is really a pain in my ass right now.

7 05 2010

DUDE, loving the morning hair. And, you kick ass with Superman. I’m glad you have him around to push you to your limits. Man, how big is this tire? I wonder if I could push it. It sounds intimidating but awesome.

Steve @NerdFitness recommended me Born to Run and so have many other people. I really need to go pick it up.

Anyway, my best advice for proper natural form is to take off your shoes, go in your backyard or on a clean stretch of sidewalk, start trotting, turn into a jog, and then sprint. You’ll feel and see how your feet naturally land and rebound. Think of it like kissing the earth. Try it!

7 05 2010

I’m going to look for that book as well. The tire is pretty big. The second heaviest one when up right comes up to my chest.

7 05 2010
Fubariffic / A Special Shout Out to BBP / Pre OWiS Week in Review « 263 and counting

[…] Thursday: I saw Superman, I pushed an even bigger tractor tire and my short lived 12:10 mile was beat out by a 12:02 mile. Oh and I won my very first blog award! […]

8 05 2010

Cool! I didn’t even know there were such things as blog awards. I’m honored to be one of your peeps and will happily accept this “coolest award ever!”
Your morning hair and wake up face are kind of awesome.

PS – holy smokes running progress for you this week! And you did that through everything you were experiencing – that’s strength and dedication my friend.

9 05 2010
redstar5 – Work in Progress » A Blog Award = Embarrassment?

[…] at the same time! Extra cool. I didn’t really know this was a “thing” until Tara at 263 and Counting and Josie at 35andshrinking shared the blog love with me. Apparently there is a […]

10 05 2010

You are awesome, morning hair and all! Thanks for the award and sorry for my TARDY acceptance speech. lol I’ll be passing it along soon!

11 05 2010

I knew you’d catch up sooner or later!

10 05 2010
Weekend Recap & an Award « Seattlerunnergirl's Blog

[…] kick-ass-fantabulous Tara over at 263 and Counting awarded me the incredibly prestigious Oh My Blog! Award – thanks, Tara!  Coming from you, it’s an extra special honor.  Folks, if you […]

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