Mom On The Run 

Well, Hello there! 

As you can see, I have pretty much abandoned my blog in the last month or two! I’ve been a busy lady! 

I was just sitting here contemplating on starting an additional blog that would purely concentrate on my journey training for my half marathons. Every blog name I thought of was taken… Then I started thinking about how I can’t even keep up with this blog – why have two!? 

So for now, future post will probably consist of Sam, running and food. I am sure there will be lots of random post here and there as well ! 

This week marks 24 weeks until my very first half marathon. I officially start my training tonight .. No ifs, ands or buts about it. I’ve maintained five miles since running my 10k but have been pretty relax on the how often and the quality of those runs ! 

I’m excited about my training and can’t wait to cross that finish line for the first time! 

Happy Running 😉

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Kim to 10k | It’s here 

Race day is three days away… I’m excited! I have put consistent effort into training for this race and I feel well prepared. Out of all my running experiences, I have enjoyed this tremendously. I have been lucky and steered clear of chin splints and most runner aches and pains. I’m anxious to get of there and run. 

My goal time is 63:30-64:30! However.. If I finish without walking ( walking is not an option unless I’m injured badly) I will be just as satisfied! 

This week I am preparing by short runs, trying to get good sleep, a decent diet, no alcohol and lots of water! I drink about 2L of water a day anyhow. I will eat a small pasta dish friday – however from what I understand carbo-loading doesn’t do much unless your running 10+ miles (not my expertise, yet) 

I will continue running after this race. December is just right around the corner and I have officially signed up for the OUC half marathon! 13.1 here I come … I am only HALF crazy, right ? 



Happy Hump Day 😉 

Kim to 10k | toes

I ran 6 miles and felt uh-mazing . I started running Saturday when it was 37 degrees and thought there was no way I was even making 3 miles. In my experience with running, I know not to wear many layers because it won’t stay on long (at least in Florida). I did wear a long sleeve as well as a sweat band to cover my ears! Within a mile, I was warm and enjoying my run!

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If you ever see someone running and jamming out to their iPod at the same time … It’s probably me ! My music is very motivating to keep me going ….

Half marathon……HERE I COME! (Dec 2015). Running is addicting!

About my toes….

My toe nails have become very brittle since I have been running the long(er) distances. When I say brittle,I mean they are breaking in half or falling off – not such a pretty site for a flip flop wearing Florida girl! I’ve had to pay extra attention to my toesies !

Happy Running… (back to SNL) 😉

Kim to 10k | 5.2k race

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Seasons 52 held a 5.2k race this morning. The weather was rainy and windy. Just as the 1min countdown for the race to begin, the rain held back long enough for me to complete the run without getting wet.

I felt great the entire run. I always feel like I get a little anxiety closer to the finish line, does anyone else get that feeling?

Pre-race photo

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Happy Running 😉

Kim to 10k – feeling inadequate

Sunday… I kicked butt. I ran FIVE miles and I felt fabulous. I actually felt like all the hard effort and staying mind strong was paying off.

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Monday I rewarded myself with a day off and Tuesday I did not run because
I felt like I was getting sick. I knew
I had to get back at it today to keep my groove going. I had planned on running about 4 miles but I leave that tentative until I am out running (based on how I am feeling).

I started off running and it was just a very awkward feeling stride, something I hadn’t felt before. I assumed my muscles were just a little sore after running on Sunday. I kept running and when I got to a mile, my lower back began to feel as it was on fire and began creeping all the way down to my ankles. During this training, I have kept head strong and pushed through the pain of not wanting to run or little aches here and there… However this pain was something I could not push through.

I stopped. I stretched. I walked back home. I even contemplated on getting a ride to the house.

I assume that my sciatic nerves on my left and right side are pinched causing this pain. From a 5 mile ‘easy’ run to a painful one mile run… I’m feeling a little inadequate and disappointed.

I’m hoping this isn’t going to be an ongoing problem!

Kim to 10K Update

I think that I have been doing pretty well with running since I have decided to run a 10K. While the recent Holidays have put a slight damper in my running schedule ( whose gonna run on Christmas … NOT ME). I also feel old and decrepit. I ache so bad, but I have tried to not let that get in my way. I stretch before (despite what articles say) and after my runs BUT then I plop myself in bed and relax when its all over. My runs have been 30-40 minutes depending on the day and soon will go to 40-50minutes. The first and second mile are extremely rough for me, but when I get further into the run I feel amazing and almost euphoric ( I know that sounds weird). It gives me a boost of energy to continue to run however, I stop so I do not over do it and injure myself. My husband is a former cross country runner so I occasionally look to him for guidance and training help. From 5k running to now, he repetitively tells me, “Its not about the miles, its about the time.”  Its so hard to keep that in perspective especially since my goal is in MILES! I don’t use much to train with. I wear a Garmin running watch to help track my time ( and of course my distance even though its not necessary apparently) and a small ipod. I cant run with my phone OR much else because I feel like it holds my back. I have often looked for running partners but I think I enjoy running on my own more. I can run when I want to and at my own pace.

Thought I would share this running shirt I am currently obsessed with 🙂

il_570xN.424490348_szniIf you like it too, Click the photo for purchasing details 🙂

Happy Running to ALL  🙂

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