Thursday, March 31, 2011

Four Mile Fun Run

Today I decided to hit the road early for my run. I brought the dogs along! It was awesome! We ran kinda slow and made frequent stops to hydrate but it was a super fun run! We chased birds and huge rabbits! We barked at the other dogs locked up behind fences and old ladies walking by! Our adventure this morning was the change of pace I have been looking for. I had fun running for the first time in awhile!

(This picture was taking a couple months ago but it is just too cute not to share!)
Tyson loves BIRDS! 

Happy Running!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Remember that one time...


My mojo is still missing and it sucks! I totally can't even run 5 miles without feeling like I am gonna pass out! Yesterday's horrific run was pathetic at best. I made it 2.5 miles and had to stop for a second. I was seeing stars and could see the color draining from me. As I felt a numbing sensation melt over my face and down my neck, I looked down at my arms and literally saw them turning white. I was thinking of calling Tim to come and pick me up but the feeling passed and I took off running again. I wanted to quit the run many times after that but I settled for slowing down. I set out for 5 miles and that is what I did!!!! I will take slow at this point, as long as I am finishing. I am confident that with time I will build back up my endurance and be a rockstar runner again!

Yesterday Run
Total Miles: 5
Average Pace: 8:47
Fastest Mile: 8:15
Slowest Mile: 9:07
Cool Down: 2 minutes... 0.17/11:22

Mark another 5 miles down for my quest for 1,000 miles this year!

Happy Running!!
   - Kristal

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Headaches SUCK!

I would really like for these frequent headaches I have been dealing with to go away!!! Running with a headache was a horrible idea... With every step I took came an intense throbbing sensation. At one point I thought my eyes were gonna pop out! I finished my run but it wasn't pretty and I felt like pooo. 

I am still struggling with short runs. My legs are heavy and I just can't seem to move them. Biking seems to be a little bit easier but I haven't done any super long rides in awhile. I made a super awesome running plan to follow to build my miles back up. I will just stick with it and I am sure I will improve!

The idea of a gym membership is still hanging over my head. I really want to start swimming but the pool on base isn't open and won't open until the summer time. I really wanted a gym with an outdoor lap pool. I found a really nice facility but I just am not down with paying someone to workout! I already pay enough to run/compete in races! I could always hit up the YMCA, they are considerably less expensive but no outdoor pool. Oh what to do! 

Well this post is lame... I will work harder to write up something you guys actually want to read. I only wrote this one because Jessica was asking what was up with this whole blog thing!!  :) Good things to come!


Friday, March 18, 2011

I think my mojo is in a bag somewhere....

KRISTAL LOST HER MOJO!... and it was in the form of whole blood!

I donated blood on Tuesday. I just can't seem to move my legs! They felt like a ton of bricks today. It was awful. My run on Wednesday was horrible too, I only made it 3.85 miles and had to take a break because I got dizzy. At least today I made it 5 miles, actually I ran 4.5 and jogged the last 0.5 of the run.

Although our blood volume is back to normal within 48 hrs, our balance of nutrients within our blood is jacked up for bit longer! So I guess that donating blood reduces performance for three to four weeks because it takes that long for the blood hemoglobin levels to return to normal. (Hemoglobin is the metalloprotein that carries oxygen for our red blood cells) What was I thinking?! But if it helps save a life, than I will take the hit on my workouts for the next couple of weeks with a smile!

When was the last time you donated????

Happy Runnung ~ Kristal

Thursday, March 17, 2011

It's been awhile!

My last post was 2 weeks ago, crazy I tell ya! A lot has been going on lately...

First was my Birthday on March 7th... Turning 27 was totally awesome! I got a new pair of shoes, a new running outfit and an indoor bike training from Timmy. To top off my big day, I ran 4 miles and I didn't even fall over! It was a good day.

(My new trainer... WAIT A MINUTE! Why is Tim's bike on it... I thought it was for me!)

(New kicks and running outfit!)

My Birthday was soon overshadowed by 3 exams on March 10th. I totally rocked out my first one but finished at par with the last two. This semester is rather boring and is proving to be hard to stay focused. All the classes I am taking this semester are for my minor... Can I please just start my nursing clinical's? I should be finding out if I got into the program here at ASU by the end of the month. Wish me Luck!

The madness continues with a trip to Vegas. It was nice to meet up with friends and family. For the first time in Vegas we saw a show, V- The Ultimate Variety Show. It was sooooo much fun. It had everything from juggling to magic, with a lot of comedy in between! 

(1/2 the gang at Margaritaville!)

At last... spring break! I am in need of some resting but haven't really gotten any yet. I need to finish up my essays for school and have been doing a lot of spring cleaning. Plus today I decided to run 1,000 miles this year... (Check out my new tab!) I don't really know what I am thinking but just go with it! 

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

Happy Running!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A rough week...

Week Recap (February 27th - March 5th) *** Notice the week isn't over yet!***

Sunday- Crash on Bike Ride!
Monday- Trip Over Dog During a Run!
Tuesday- Afraid to go Outside!
Wednesday- Successful 4 Mile Run!
Thursday- Crash on Bike Ride!
Friday- Thinking of repeating Tuesday....
Saturday- Thinking of repeating Tuesday.... 

My Birthday is on Monday the 7th... Maybe someone (I don't want to mention names but it was probably Jessica, everything is her fault!) thought I should finish up year 26 with a bang! Literally all banged up... is this what people mean by that? I have been rather lucky thus far. I've only gotten minor injuries from these tiny yet irritating disasters. However, I am afraid to get in a pool to start my swim training. The only misfortune I can think of is drowning..... NOT GOOD! But as you can see my left knee is healing up nicely with just a tint of blue under the skin and a small scab. Surprisingly that little scab is super sensitive though! I am sure I will attempt a workout tomorrow... I will do so with extreme caution! 

Wish me luck on my endeavors... I need all the help I can get! Anyone want to COME along and witness my clumsiness???? 

With my head always full of ingenious ideas, I think I love this one the most! I want a workout suit made of bubble wrap, made specially for me! I don't think that would be a bad investment right about now.

:) Happy Running, Swimming & Biking!  :)