Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Success begins in the mind. The world exists as we believe it exists. Change your perception, and you change your life.

New Training Plan

I have decided to attempt the Furman FIRST running program. It consists of running 3 days a week and 2 days of cross-training. Seems easy enough, right? Wrong! The 3 runs are difficult. Intervals, tempo and a long run. The paces and plans are layed out in the book and very easy to understand. The paces are extremely fast. But I'm at a place where I know I can be faster and run further. I just need instructions on how to do it. The foot injury is almost gone (knock on wood). I probably will continue to tape and wrap just for support and peace of mind. It feels good to be back on track and I have a feeling that I'm going to see improvements in my time and distance real soon.
One thing that seems to remain true is when my running is "ON", the other areas of my life are as well. I've said it before, but running is my therapy. My happy place. Where I go to battle my biggest competition---> ME!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Summer Girls

Workouts and running have become quite difficult. That foot injury that I sustained at the beginning of Feburary has not healed completely. More than likely this is due to my stubborness of not listening to advice of doctors and other runners and letting it rest. None the less, I have continued to get my daily cardio sessions in. I'm starting on the "it's almost summer" diet this week. With running, I could eat what I wanted without any concern. Looks like those days are gone for now. Rabbit food and nothing delicious is what I have to look forward too. Yay!!!! The things we girls do to look good in a bikini!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Let It Be

"Joy is found between what was and what will be. Not by worrying, but by letting it be."

The Love Equation

Like the Beatles said "the love you take is equal to the love you make".

It's a pretty simple equation, but one that I frequently need to be reminded of. Think of the people you know who give love in response to negative enrgy that’s directed their way. There aren’t many people who respond lovingly in that situation. The ones who do are able to because they have love to give away. They know that it’s impossible to give away what they don’t have, and they’ve gone that extra mile to acquire what it is that they want to both attract and give away.

If love and joy are what you want to give and receive, then begin by taking stock. What have you got to give away? What are you giving out to the universe, and thus, what are you attracting? Remember that you can’t give away what you don’t have, but you can change your life by changing what’s going on inside.

If what you give is self-respect and self-love, the universe will return the love and respect you’ve been radiating. It’s really so simple.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Good, The Bad and The Junk Inbetween

I should be shouting on the roof tops. Jumping for joy. I would if I physically could. I ran the Surf City Huntington Beach half marathon and set a person best time of 1:52. My goal was to break 2:00. Well, I did that and then some. But around mile 12.5 I felt and heard a rip in my heel. The throbbing pain was excrutiating. I limped to the finish line. Scared to stop walking because I could feel my foot tightening up. Over the next few hours it got so bad I couldn't bear any weight on it. The happiness of setting a PR was kicked away by my aching foot.
Over the next few days, I iced, stretched, medicated this pain. Heaven forbid I actually see a doctor about this. That would only validate that I did in fact injury myself. But yesterday I gave in. I went to the physical therapy department at the hospital for an ultrasound. As I figured, it's plantar fasciitis. It's common among runners. My friend showed me how to wrap the heel and some different stretching exercises to do as well. He also suggested KT tape. I guess this tape is a miracle in itself. I actually went to bed last might believing so much in this stuff that I set my alarm to get up and run this morning. Once I took that first morning step, I knew that run wasn't happening. What a disappontment. Another day with no running. I crave my runs. I mentally need them. My attitude suffers terribly when I don't get my daily dose of pavement pounding in.
So at this point, I take it day by day. I'm truely hoping that I'm back on track here very soon. I'm not sure how much more my family and friends can handle the grumpy side of me.

Monday, February 7, 2011


To say that "Life is Great", would be an understatement. Over the last 3 months I have been dating Mr. Vegas or H, as most of his friends call him. He's was a very unexpected surprise to my life. We have the best times together and because we go way back as friends, it seems like we have know each other forever. This weekend was a very busy one.
With my daughters Cheer competition in Palm Springs to my half-marathon race on Sunday morning and a super bowl party to finish it off. This amazing man just went with it and really kept it all in persepective for me. He truely is my super hero and I can't wait to see what the future holds for us. I'm pretty sure my awesome run time of 1:52 had a lot to do with his motivation and desire to see me at my best. Yep, I'm a very lucky girl.