Saturday, April 30, 2011

Donate life 2011

Todays event, donate life was amazing! 10,000 people showed up to show support for a great cause, many inspiring moments made me glad i was taking part in such a meaningful event! Met some great people and heard there stories, we will be doing this event next year for sure! lets try and get 25 people so we can get a sign! saw a double amputee walking the 5k... there are no excuses... if you want to be moved if you want to have fun join us in upcoming events! run or walk, your choice!


Sunday, March 20, 2011

158 miles to go

41 days and 158 miles left to run before my next 1/2 marathon... at this point im just starting to work on distance. its also day one of my 30 mile 30th birthday challenge, im feeling like a runner again.  Ran in a bit of rain today but more then the rain was lots of wind! Every tuff moment only makes you stronger.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

30 for 30

As if life hasn't totally become crazy enough i have to turn 30 in 13 days... did this happen?  i remember sitting in high school thinking time couldn't go any slower! i was miserable and i just couldn't wait for time to go by faster... geez what was i thinking... now all i want is to slow down time. i want to enjoy everything more now... Although I've kept up with my 10 week training program i still feel like its not enough. maybe with so much else happening right now the running just seems so small.  Which brings me back to that big scary birthday i have coming up... 30... half of that is 15 and 15 didn't seem that long ago...but it was! my birthday falls on a wednesday, ill celebrate it on the Saturday after....which will mark the last day of the run week..and within this run week my goal is to run 30 miles. 30 for 30.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

making time to do good things for yourself

making time to do good things for yourself... its hard, but important. My life has become more rushed then ordinary and when i started my new job i knew it would be more important than ever that i stay focused on my fitness goals. When you become tired you loose the drive to push yourself through physical activity.  What helps me stay on top of my workouts is planning my week in a calendar writing down the miles i will run along with other workouts such as weights and spinning.  As much as i enjoy sleeping in as late as possible (so does moose) i know that my best runs are in the morning,  its not about just showing up its committing yourself to the workout.  My last training program leading up to the surf city half marathon i sometimes just ran, and ran slow i just wasn't into some runs.... with a higher goal i know i need to train harder for the next run in May. showing up isn't enough i need to commit, commit to running all runs under 10 minute mile pace.  Nutrition is another goal and a need in my life, I like to keep healthy snacks available so that the dreaded empty tummy doesn't hit that always leads to over eating and most of the time eating something on the naughty list.  I like to eat lunch meats, fruit and yogurt for snacks a tip that i don't always follow is to try and eat something every 2 hours to avoid getting hungry, a bite here a nibble there. it works.

when things become overwhelming  a good run or workout can take it all away

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

if you don't care, why should anyone else?

so often do people talk about the changes they want in life, and so little  they do to make them.  You are the only one who can make positive changes in your life and if you don't care why should anyone else? talk is cheap, actions speak louder then words and The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Donate life 5k walk/run

Donate life

This is one of the last photos taken of my friends  Mom Connie. She died suddenly during a spin class they were attending on Memorial weekend from a brain aneuryism. It was by far the worse day of her life, losing her mom. Her family kept her on life support until they  had a chance to say there goodbyes and then gave the biggest gift possible, they made the decision to donate her organs. By that act, her Mom was able to save 4 lives. PLEASE DONATE and please support DONATE life.

This is my friend Sterling, she is on the organ transplant list waiting for a kidney and a pancrease, she has been a diabetic since we were children and now has to go to dialysis multiple days a week.   We have been friends we were three years old and as you can see she was also a bridesmaid in my wedding.  please come, support, join in, and be part of an amazing event that does so much for others like her! 

located @ California State University, Fullerton campus, around Memorial Grove. 800 State College Boulevard. Fullerton, CA.  9 am. April 30th.
A non-competitive 5K/1K Run/Walk to educate and inspire the community about organ and tissue donation while benefiting Donate Life California Organ and Tissue Donor Registry.  my goal is to build a team of 25! lets get a big group to help raise money for a cause close to my heart!  Email me if you are interested in joining my team! for teams of 10 or more registration is only $20!
to join my team please go to:
teams name is HOPE, make sure when you register you join team HOPE.

Video of last years event

Friday, February 11, 2011

Going Further

Going further

It only took about 24 hours before the glow of running my best 2:02 half marathon time before i started to think bigger.  The competitive drive to do better is a bit overwhelming for me, what can i do to be faster, healthier and have more energy.  Almost at the my end of my "week off" and Monday it starts all over again, training for the next one.  So whats my plan at having better results then the ones I'm already pleased with? Step one, 4 runs a week, and committing to the runs, not just showing up but each run needs to have meaning.  Step two weight training with my husband three days a week he is a personal trainer who transforms people on a daily basis. It is also how we met, he transformed me into my alter egos "athlete" and then into "super wife".  Step three, cleaning up my diet... post wedding i noticed i stopped carrying as much about my diet, i guess i got comfortable. Setting goals is an important step in any challenge, so my goal is to loose 10 lbs, and improve my half marathon time by 7 minutes.  I wont tell my weight, but i will say what my next goal time is, 1:55 minutes that is a 8:45 mile pace. Race day is May 1st that gives me 11 weeks to work hard.