Friday, December 31, 2010

2010

The year of non-running comes to an end!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankful

I finally got up off my butt and ran today. It felt great!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Time Flies When Your Being Lazy

Holy crap, I missed the whole month of October. You didn't miss much. Just some walking with no running at all.

I off to read about you real runners, you guys that actually get out there and run. I am living through you and ultimately I'll be inspired and motivated by you. Thanks!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Observations

It's hard to write a running blog when you are not running.

Yesterday while stopped at a stoplight 3 fit women I know ran by and I thought to myself...bitches. Yes, I maybe Catholic but I am far from a saint.

I am going to make an attempt to get back to consistently running.It will give me something to write about, make me a nicer person, and hopefully a little bit thinner. (can it be called getting thinner when you are on the chubby side. should it be less chubby?)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Rest Day

I've taken the concept of a rest day to new heights (or lows). I've hit rest weeks. Rest is an eaiser concept to deal with than the truth - I've hit a big patch of LAZY...

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Walk the Walk

Not a lot of running happening. But I've started walking with my daughter after work. It's all part of my evil plan - first we walk, then we'll move to walk/run intervals, and then we run and before I know it we are like this

but keep it on the down low cause my plan might scare her off, she not real big into sweating, yet.

Friday, August 13, 2010

It's Not You, It's Me

You know all this time I've been blaming race photographers for making me look so bad in race/running photos. Well a friends husband may have just proven at the Flaminog 5K that it's me and not the person taking the picture. I don't know what it is about running shoes, shorts, tshirt and bib that makes it impossible for me not to look old, haggard, and chunky...

Friday, July 16, 2010

TGIF

Because it's Friday and I only like to pretend I am working on Friday. I found this website and created this
Go Keep Calm about something, just don't let the boss catch ya...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I Need More Bibs

Next up, the 5K Flamingo Run . The preppy in me couldn't resist the pink and green. Damned be the heat at the end of July.

Good lord, I hope this isn't the same course as the Turkey Trot that starts and ends at the Marietta Square...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Peachtree in Pictures

7:50 start, Group E.Looking at group F. Favorite sightI ran on the right hand side because I ran slow and so I was sure to get a blessing. This guys a  Lutheran, but hey there's no bad blessing if you ask me.Yum -beer.
 Running on an empty stomach I had to fore go or Catholic Runner would have been Buzzed up Runner. No Tolerance.This is a picture of the finish line photographers, see them up there by the stoplight. You know them, the ones who can't get a good photo of you if you paid them.The End.

P.S. Let's just say I beat my husband by 6.2 miles and I'll leave it at that...

Friday, July 2, 2010

Third Times A Charm or Three Strikes Your Out

I am planning on running the Peachtree Road Race on the 4th. My shins are telling me something different.
Probably not a good choice for my first post-injury race experience since the Nike Women's Half.

For the 3rd year in a row, I will stand in starting area and think "what the hell was I thinking?"...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Faded Memories

Time has a way of helping us forget things. You look back on things and only remember the good.
I am not sure what “good” I was remembering about this when I popped it in the dvd palyer.


But, it didn’t take long for me to remember what a hellish 30 minutes this tiny trainer can inflict. Now I only remember the pain. 30 days of pain, no real visible difference. What was I thinking last night?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sloooooow and Steady

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

3 Straight

3 straight miles. It took me a little over 36 minutes. Slow and steady may not win the race but it will get me to the finish line

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Cause for Celebration

When you finish a mile in 12:12 and you want to throw your hands up in the air and yell "That's right mother trucker" You

  1. are have just started running and ran your first full mile or
  2. are trying to get back into running after an injury, serious lapse, or both
good thing I can sensor myself since and stay quite since I was on the treadmill at the gym when that urge overcame me.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Run Today

I am not doing anything special for National Running Day.

Today's a long day and I haven't planned well. But, I will do my best to try to get in at least a very short run. 

If that happens it will be special, since my running shoes have done nothing but collect dust lately.

Friday, May 21, 2010

M.I.A.

I am still here. Just busy frantically looking for my running mojo...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

One at a Time

I haven't posted much because honestly I haven't run much lately. Part taking it slow so not to get injured and part lazy.

I tend to have an all or nothing problem. I am all about running or I am all about sitting on the couch. Getting back to where I was before getting injured is so overwhelming. How am I ever going to be able to run 10 miles again when I haven't even been able to run one straight mile without walking is what I think.

Yesterday on the way to the gym I told myself just run one mile, that's all you have to do. Just run, no walking, don't worry how long it takes just go the distance.

My first mile took 12 mins 30 seconds. I walked 5 minutes to regroup. Ran mile 2 in 10 minutes. I am just going to focus on one mile at a time. Hopefully building a quarter mile at a time with the goal of getting to a straight 3 mile mark by the middle of June. First distance, then speed.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

You're Never Too Old to Learn Something New

2 hours is not enough time to digest chicken nuggets before a run

or

20 minutes is the most time you before running in public after eating chicken nuggets gets too risky



Thursday, April 29, 2010

Shut Up and Let Me Go

I thought I was only going to be able to walk yesterday but then my mp3 played this



I ended up walking/running in 5 minute intevals for an hour and it felt fantastic. Thank The Ting Tings

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

You have to start somewhere

I am on the treadmill. My pace may not move beyond a walk but at least my butt's off the couch
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Rest Days

Rest days are good. Unless of course you are on your 8th consecutive rest day.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Stiffness

Either yesterday's run proved I am way out of condition or I was hit by a bus.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Secret Motivation

The pain of commuting into Atlanta with all the other commuters may have finally put an end to my inner lazy girl. Up at 4:30am, out the door at 5:00am, on the treadmill at 5:30am.

People think I am dedicated to get up and workout in the morning. But now you know my secret, it's the only option if I want to collect a paycheck and not have an hour commute to work in the morning. The hour plus home is really all this girl can stand...

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

What 4 and a half months off of running has taught me

  • That there is actually a lazy girl trapped inside me just dying to get out and do nothing.
  • That the 30 minutes between 4:30am and 5:00am make a world of difference to my beauty sleep.
  • It may take me 6 plus months to get back up to running spead

Monday, March 8, 2010

I am Back Baby!

My first run, well run/walk, in 4 1/2 months. 3.10 miles in 40 minutes and it felt great!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wake Me When Its Time To Go

I am doing everything I can to stay awake at work. I am trying to cut caffeine out my diet to help with the digestive problems. Sweet Jesus, I must have been living powered by caffeine. Where's my jammies, I need a nap.

Or it could be a combination of no caffeine and a food combining mixup.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Day 30

That's right today's my last Shred workout. 30 stinkin days straight.

By the way, the scale said 130.4 this morning.

On a completely unrelated note - I am looking into food combining a la Suzanne Somers because I am experiencing some digestive problems lately...I'll let you know how it goes.

Friday, February 19, 2010

132.9

Are you kidding me? If you listen closely, you can still hear me screaming!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day 24

I started level 3 on day 20. In some ways I think it's easier than level 1 and 2 but it puts more stress on my injury.

I am not sure what I'll do after day 30, probably finally take Penny's advice and try some pilates.

Only 6 more days (smile)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

129.2

I think it has less to do with the 30 Day Shred and more to do with a little bit of personal drama that's taken away my appetite. Either way, I hope it sticks. 2 days ago the scale said 134.5

Monday, February 8, 2010

Half Way

 Day 15. Half way. See that "Lose  Up To 20 Pounds in 30 Days" Well I am not even half way, I am not even a quarter of the way or an 1/8 of the way for that matter. I am wondering if you can actually do 30 days and just maintain. What a sad thought...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

30 Day Shred - Level 2

     (Silence)


I am following my mom's advice - If you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sugar Solution

If there was a drug for sugar addicts as there is a drug for alcohol dependecy I think I'd be slim.

I in no way mean to make light of alcohol problems. I 've known too many people with them. But I have to think there's something similar to the desire to  want a drink and my urge and desire I have to get home and have a no bake cookie that's waiting for me in the pantry.

On a lighter tone, I completed Day 8 of the 30 Day Shred yesterday.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

132.2

I week of Shred done! It's still painful and I am still doing girl push-ups but I may try to tackle level 2 at about day 10.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Pretend

I had to resort to the cafeteria today because I didn't plan ahead.The fish looked "ify" and there's nothing worse than ify fish so I went with the vegetable plate. I am pretending it's the hamburger and french fries that I really wanted...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

No Safe Place

This is what greeted me when I sat down at my hair appointment yesterday. I enjoyed the article, but she's still not my friend.


Day 3 and Day 4 done.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Day 2

My chance for success may be more realistic if I do the 30 Day Shred in the morning. The realization that I have to go home and do it just makes me want to cry. I am pretty sure I know how Anne Boylen felt waiting for the executioner.

This I Know For Sure

If I don't see some major changes for inflicting this kind of pain on myself for 30 days, I am going looking for Jillian Michaels.

Monday, January 25, 2010

It Says Extreme Weight Loss

I"ll be the judge of that. I am getting ready to bust the 30 Day Shred out of the wrapping. Can't promise I'll actually get into the dvd player.
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Sunday, January 24, 2010

My Name Is

Ann and I am a sugaraholic. Acknowledgement is the first step isn't it?


I went all day without any sugar or diet pop yesterday. It was a good day, if you overlook the crying spell and mood swingings...

Friday, January 22, 2010

Public Service Announcement

If you are trying to slim down it's best not to bring kit kats and rolos in to the house. And under no circumstance should you bake a chocolate cake.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Truth Hurts


I got a does of reality today when I put on my "fat" suit and found the skirt to be a little tight.

I thought I was holding steady. Not losing but not gaining. The number on the scale hasn't moved up but when your go to suit is getting tight, it's like a splash of cold water.

I need to stick the plan. My 25yr High School Class Reunion is this summer, that should be motivating enough but I am slow to get serious about getting into shape.

What I know doesn't work is eating a kit kat while watching the Biggest Loser...

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Constant Reminder

I am trying to have a nice quite morning. First one up, reading some blogs, and keep being harassed by this damn ad


seeing it once or twice - coincidence, three or more times - someone's following me. Thank goodness she's blonde (I am a brunette) or I'd have to punch my computer.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Bright Side

One good thing about not be able to use the gym at this time is that I am not having to fight the crowds for a machine. Resolutions will be falling by the wayside just as I get the ok to hit the treadmill again.
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Lunch for Losers

Very healthy. But I have to confess that I tried to EAT my weight in gumballs earlier today. I think I have sugar issues. The gumball machine has since been removed from my desk.
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Monday, January 4, 2010

The Holiday Aftermath

131.4. What an ugly number to someone who has to wear heels to officially make the 5' mark. No point crying about it now. Time to get tough and learn to tell myself no...no cookie...no pizza. Who am I kidding, I need to say not so much rather than no...

Injury update: 2-4 months before I can run again. Seems like a lifetime away especially since I am noticing a limp after I set for an extended period. Starting to wonder if I will have to consider a future without running....