Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I Really Really Really Didn't Want To Do It.....

First, a pic from yesterday.....
It was Half-Priced Ice Cream Cone Day at Sonic.  And it was Monday.  I think that EVERY Monday should be Half-Priced Ice Cream Cone Day at Sonic...just because it's Monday.  

There was no workout yesterday because I came home and started working on speech evaluations reports. There was also no Dallas season finale, no Gotham, no fun.  

Today, I came home after work and started working on reports.  But, let me be completely honest: I really, really, really didn't want to run tonight.  I really didn't.  If my coworker wasn't meeting me, I wouldn't have gone.  Thank goodness for accountability.  

Today was the first run for the training season for the Dallas Half.  I have used the Hal Higdon Novice 1 Half-Marathon app for all three of my half marathons...and it has paid for itself.  Tonight we ran on a trail that I haven't run on for a long time.  It had some slight hills on the path, which is good for the training.  Here is a view on the way out:
Pretty, huh?  

And here is a view of a beautiful park on the way back:
Please forgive how blurry it is.  I haven't perfected the run-while-taking-a-picture thing.  

I forgot to mention, the weather was pretty good too.  It was slightly cooler than it has been.  So, I was finally able to put a "smiley face" on my Nike+ app.  

I probably will not be working out or blogging tomorrow as I am eating dinner with a friend tomorrow night (she is cooking for me....so no money!) and then it's the Survivor premiere and the Big Brother finale. I know....priorities.  

Until next time!  

Sunday, September 21, 2014

My New Diet.....

So far, it was a good weekend!

I started the weekend by going running with a friend.  It was HOT!  Ok, it wasn't that hot.  It is Texas.    But it was 80 degrees...and humid!  But I did finish my 3 miles!  The half marathon training starts TOMORROW!

I am a huge movie buff and I am DYING to see THE MAZE RUNNER.  However, I am on a diet....
That's right.  Payday is on THURSDAY.  So, no newly released movies for me!  A couple of friends and I went to "the dollar movie" to see X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST.  This was my first X-Men movie to EVER see!  I can finally write this in my baby book.  

Seriously though, I was not disappointed!  This was also my first Michael Fassbender movie!  Holy moly! He is HOT! And Hugh Jackman?  Wow.  

While I was there, I saw the movie poster for this......

Mockingjay cannot get here soon enough.  I am thinking about reading this book again just because it has been so long since I have read it.  I'm sure that my bestie would not like me elbowing her every five minutes asking why something happened.

Today, I wrote some speech evaluation reports (yawn) and other stuff to get ready for my week.  I did finish reading THE MAZE RUNNER.  I really liked this book!  I can't wait to see it on the big screen!

Until next time.......

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Share a Diet Coke With.....

One of the luxuries in life I can't live without is Sirius XM satellite radio.  I have gotten so used to commercial-free radio that I have a small "freak out" when I hear a commercial.  This morning, I was listening to the Lithium channel, which is advertised as 90's grunge. Anyway, were you aware that REM was a grunge band?  Neither was I.....

Anyway, I still love them!  

I had to get a Diet Coke before work.  Sadly, I am loving this "Share a Coke with..." campaign entirely too much.  The people standing behind me while I go through all of the bottles....not so much. I have also started editing the names on the bottles.  Here is the one for today.....
Dream big!  

After work, I ran a couple of miles at this beautiful trail....

I went running with a friend from work.  It was hard because she is faster than me...and I wouldn't shut up.  I usually just listen to music.  However, I have read many articles about how you should be able to carry on a conversation while running.  Hopefully when we get into fall, I will be more accustomed to it and this will help me with my speed!  

Until tomorrow, good night!  

Monday, September 15, 2014

Do you remember that time I decided to start a blog?

Hi.  It's been awhile.  

So....a few years ago, I decided to start a running blog.  I started on the Couch to 5K program.  I think my last post was during week seven.  Then, POOF, I was gone.  You were probably thinking to yourself, "Where is she?  Did she get abducted?  Is she trapped under something heavy?  Did she quit running?  Is she sitting on her couch eating Ben & Jerry's while watching the Real Housewives of Wherever?"  

No, I did not get abducted.  I tried to get abducted by Apolo Ohno, but not no avail.  In fact, if someone could work on that for me, that would be great......

No, I didn't get trapped under anything...except the thought that I had no business writing a blog. Especially a running blog.  

Was I sitting on my couch eating Ben & Jerry's while watching Real Housewives?  I plead the fifth.  Ok, sometimes.  

Did I quit running?  No.  In fact, I have run THREE HALF MARATHONS!  I am currently training for my fourth half.  And a full marathon will happen in two years.  (I kind of had a little bit of anxiety thinking about a full marathon).  

I am wanting to start this blog again.  but I don't want this to JUST be about running.  I want to write about many things. Books. Music. Movies. Make-up. Funny stories. TV. Apolo.  Apolo shirtless......wait, what was I saying?  Oh, right.  THE BLOG!  

There will be more changes to come to Will Run For Ice Cream. Stay tuned!!!  

And now, a new episode of DALLAS!  I want to be a Ewing.  


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Late Night Run

Workout:  Ran 2.09 miles (Week 7 Day 1 of C25K) at junior high track

I didn't get to run right after school today because I got the pleasure of standing in line to renew my car registration.  So, I met my friend at the junior high track near her house to do my workout.  Tonight's workout consisted of:
5 minutes warm up
25 minutes running
5 minutes cool down
Tonight's run was a little more difficult after being sedentary for two days.

I didn't work out yesterday because I had after school tutoring.  I could've gone last night, but I went to Luby's to eat dinner with my friend.  Luby's has some good healthy choices.  I didn't have any of those choices.  I went for all out comfort food.  It was a rough day.  I didn't pack a breakfast, so I had a Slimfast shake.  I had a meeting during lunch, so I chugged another Slimfast shake before my meeting.  I had two meetings:  one of them lasted 2 hours and the other one lasted 1 1/2 hours.

I had originally planned on catching up on two episodes of my favorite serial killer, Dexter.  That is, until a friend called to tell me that my boyfriend, Apolo Ohno, was going to be on The Biggest Loser tonight! Yippee!  I have the biggest crush on him.  I still haven't gotten to that part of the episode, but I have it saved on my DVR.  I can catch up on Dexter anytime!

I won't be running tomorrow because I am taking the world's cutest dog, Quinn Fabray, to get her shots. She is going to be super thrilled with me tomorrow.  I think that there is a "pet party" tomorrow night at my apartment complex.  Should I dress her up in her tutu???  Hmmm.......

Have a great night!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

In The Sticks/When Life Hands You Lemons....

Saturday's Workout:  Ran 2.43 miles in a parking lot (more on that later)-Week 6 Day 3 of C25K

Well, I'm back in Dallas after spending a weekend in the sticks.  I drove 7 hours to my parents' hunting property.  The last hour I spent going over some steep hills with switchbacks.  Halfway up the mountain, my gas light came on.  I finally made it to my parents' place around 10.

I woke up the next morning and both of my parents had gone hunting.  I put Quinn's leash on and took her outside to walk her.  I shut the front door behind me...and it locked.  Yes, I was stuck outside with my dog in my PJ's and a fleece jacket.  I decided to walk to my dad's friend's house (which is about a mile away).  I got halfway to his house, and my dad's friend had driven down to meet me (he saw me coming with this binoculors).  Luckily he had a key to my dad's house and he got the key and he let me in the house!

I ate breakfast and got dressed to go run.  I had to go get gas at a gas station that looked like something that you would see from the TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.  The gas pump was one of those old ones with the numbers that spin.

I followed my googled directions to Ozark High School (Home of the Hillbillies.  For real, that's their mascot.)  When I got to the high school, I discovered that there was no football field/track next to the high school.  I tried to look up directions to the football field, but I couldn't find any.  I looked at the parking lot.  It was pretty big.  So, I decided that my workout would consist of running around the parking lot.  My run went pretty well, too.  I covered quite a bit of distance.  Here is what my workout consisted of:
5 minutes Warm Up
25 minutes Running
5 minutes Cool Down
The workout went really well, and I was proud of myself for finding a way to work out.  When life hands you lemons....you run around the parking lot.

On the way back to the hunting lodge, I stopped at McDonalds to get a drink.  I saw that they had Peppermint Mochas!  I love peppermint mochas!  I got a large (I should've asked for a Venti-that would've freaked the good people of Ozark out!).  Verdict:  I like the one at Starbucks better.

I won't be running tomorrow.  I'll be back on Tuesday!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Going Off The Grid

Workout:  Ran 2.14 miles (Week 6 Day 2 of C25K) on the school track

I don't really have a lot to say today.  I weigh in tomorrow morning...hopefully it's another loss.  I need to lose that 4.3 pounds by Christmas so I can get my ear pierced!  I broke the news to my mom last night about the ear piercing.  I got the "well, you're 40 years old (rub it in, mom).  You can get an ear piercing if you want."  I'm taking it that she was not pleased.  Oh well, I am 40 years old, so I guess I can get a piercing if I want.  :)

Today's run went really well!  Today's workout consisted of:
5 minutes warm up
10 minutes run
3 minutes walk
10 minutes run
5 minutes cool down
The music that my iphone shuffled through did not have the best beat.  I think the best song was "Hungry Like The Wolf" and that was during my warm up.  It's strange how the right music will do the trick for pace.  Probably the worst song was "Hate Me" by Blue October.  Not really a great running song.  I have a special playlist for racing called...wait for it...Racing Mix (I'm a genius!)  But I only want to use it for races so I won't get sick of it.  I get sick of playlists rather quickly.

This weekend, I am going off the grid.  I am going to my parent's hunting property in Podunk, Arkansas.  I will not have internet access or even 3G coverage (unless I stand out in a field, which makes me "outstanding in my field"!  I slay me!).  I am wanting to run, but in order to do so, I will have to drive an hour ONE WAY to Ozark to the high school track.  It would be easy for me not to run at all, but I really need to do this.  I want to finish Week 6 of C25K. I'll be back in the land of the living on Sunday.

Have a great night!