Posts tagged ‘half marathons’

May 29, 2012

HMT: Day 48

Hello friends!

I hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend, mine was filled with friends, food, and working… don’t go in to the hospitality industry if you like your holidays;)¬† Yesterday was the Vermont City Marathon and although I did not run in it this year I am so very proud of all of the people I know who did it.¬† I wish I could have participated, mark my words I WILL PARTICIPATE NEXT YEAR!¬† Seeing all of the posts on facebook and reading the articles in the newspapers I just can’t explain my excitement for my own race in July.¬† I know I’ve said all of that before but man I am pumped!

I decided that I was cool enough to have a running buddy (i.e. someone who will show up at my doorstep and make me go running/work out in general) so today was our first day chasing pavements together… YAY KARI HAS REAL¬†FRIENDS!¬†¬†I would say it was a success, I know I pushed myself even though it was just an easy 2 mile run.

Day: 48

Distance: 2 miles

Time: 22 minutes/11 min/mi

Temperature: It was mid 70s with a 15 second down pour… I’m telling you VT weather is odd.

Injuries: I was tight in my calves for some reason but no real problems.

After we ran we did a 15 minute ab workout that Anthony says he does with his baseball team.¬† I asked him where they got it from and he didn’t even flinch when he replied “Jane Fonda and she is not a nice woman.” I immediately burst into tears laughing so hard as I pictured the entire UNC Charlotte club baseball team working out¬†in front of a¬†Jane Fonda ab video… picture it, you know you want to. When we finished I totally agreed, she may seem sweet but that work out was deadly.

Round two tomorrow folks!

‚̧ Kari


April 24, 2012

HMT: Day 16 and a Fun Fact of the Day.

So I haven’t gone over 3 miles but every time I get out there I do the holy crap how did I ever run 13 miles? ¬†The holy crap feeling goes away after a little bit but man do I wish I hadn’t gotten so out of shape (damn you sweet tea and biscuits in TN!) ¬†I just keep telling myself that it will get better and I believe it, just hoping it is sooner than later.

Anyway here it goes for Sunday’s run!

Day: 16

 Distance: 2 miles

Time: 20:00/10min/m (HOLLA!)

Temperature: 50’s expected rain but as I was so freakin fast (see above and insert sarcasm) it didn’t happen.

Injuries: Just tired from work!

There is something you should know about me. ¬†The boy took me on a date to my favorite mexican restaurant for Margarita Monday (I literally just decided to call it that but I am so hoping it becomes a regular tradition like it sounds) and then he took me to my all-time favorite girly movie, Titanic. Yupp that is right folks, ¬†I LOVE TITANIC. ¬†I love everything about it. ¬†It was the first PG 13 movie I ever saw, I can not only quote the movie, I can tell you when it cuts to commercial on TNT. ¬†Believe me when I say I had a smile on my face for the entire 2 hours and surprisingly the boy didn’t even fall asleep!

Fun Fact of the Day: Made it Facebook official with the boy because he did the above mentioned.

Tequila + Titanic = Relationship Status Change;)

Strawberry margaritas make the world go round.

¬†I literally hate 3D movies… just because you can doesn’t¬†necessarily¬†mean you should.

“So, wanna go to a real party?”

‚̧ Kari

April 22, 2012

HMT: Days 11 & 13

I swear I’m going to get better at this posting on the day of thing.¬† This week was a pretty relaxed week so I even jogged a few miles on off days (just call me an overachiever… I’m used to that… Not.) The weather has held up but as is normal in Vermont in April… SNOW is in the forcast for this week.¬† May I remind you it was 86 last Monday and now we are looking at mid 40s with SNOW! Living in the south for the last three years¬†has not helped my ability to withstand cold¬†temperatures, for example I’m currently rocking wool socks at work.¬†

Side note, now that I am using the MapMyRun App regularly I have noticed I get an email at the end of the week telling me basically my stats for the week, how many miles, minutes used, and even how many calories burned.¬† It is pretty cool and makes me feel like I actually am working towards something.¬† I’m excited to keep seeing the progress!¬† If you have the ability to use the app, GET IT! You won’t be disappointed.

Anyway, now down to the good stuff.

Day: 11

Distance: 3 miles.

Time: 36 minutes/12:00 min/m

Temperature: I honestly don’t even remember I imagine I wore shorts… haha.

Injuries: My calves were super tight the entire run, but all in all no major catastrophes.

Day: 13

Distance: 2 miles

Time: 22 minutes/11:00 min/m

Temperature: Mid 60s, really pretty sunset run:)

Injuries: Felt good!

Looks like a total of 14 miles run so far since I started this beast of a task, can’t complain;)

Happy Sunday!

‚̧ Kari

April 16, 2012

HMT: Day 10

Would have posted yesterday as Sunday is my long run day however I felt so under the weather that instead of running 3 miles I slept 14 hours… but good news I feel like a champ today so I think it worked. ¬†That said I already had a packed Monday of exercise but I as I refuse to lose any mileage (whatever I can do to keep the distance I run each week on track with my training program) I ran it today. ¬†It felt pretty good, still felt a little sore in the shin area and my arms just felt dead after a round of golf this morning but all things considered I can’t complain. ¬†It hit 86 degrees in my sweet little VT town, 86 degrees in April… say whhhaaatttt??? Now is the time I remember how shit it is to not have AC in my car, oh well totally worth the lovely weather!

On that note it was the first day on the links for me this year, just a simple par 3 course for 9 holes but it felt great to be out there again AND I beat the boy which is always a plus.  Then I had a lovely break and headed to my yoga class, I go to an official class once a week (I would love to go more but time/money limits it) the instructors are fantastic and I really believe it helps me stretch out.  In theory Monday is my day off from running so I can stretch everything out and get loose for the upcoming runs that week.  There are two Paneras in the entire state (I know what you are thinking, and you are right, it is a damn shame) but the one closest to me is down the road from the yoga studio so yes I will always be dining there post class.  It is an addiction that I am not even close to ready to fight.  Fuji apple chicken salad are you kidding me? Perfection.

Day: 10

Distance: 3 miles

Time: 38 minutes/ 12:66 min/m

Temperature: 86 degrees in New England! MAJOR WTF? Hope all those Boston Marathoners did well!

Injuries: shins mostly but manageable.


Post run on the way to my yoga class!


Basically I just really thought the sky looked cool on the way.


Then I plan my life for the week… totally a planner, can’t help it. It helps me TRY to stay on track.

I will post about my quick trip to Boston soon, had such a great time! I hope everyone has a kick ass week:)

‚̧ Kari