March 15, 2012

No cut n' corners

Today's run: 9 miles at marathon pace (8:20). My legs were sore from BodyPump last night. If you're counting, that's three weeks in a row of BodyPump. Last night I even upped my weights (a teeny tiny amount) because last week, after using the lightest amount possible to avoid throwing off my runner chi, I was not sore at all. The good thing about soreness after weightlifting is that you know you actually accomplished something. Even though the run started off stiff from my soreness, by the end I felt strong. I averaged 8:14 over the 9 miles, and for the middle miles that I held at 8:20 my heart rate was almost 149 the entire time. The heart rate monitor is surprisingly my favorite thing about my new Garmin.


My bum leg was less sore today. Strength training? New orthotics? Hopefully this means I can keep my leg after all.

I was thankful to be running indoors today. It was a scorcher just sitting in the shade. 


And I discovered where never to get my hair cut. Cut N' Corners. What counts for training plans, counts for hair cuts. Don't cut corners. It just seems like the worst name you could ever choose for your business. Ever.


If you live in Birmingham and need a children's dentist, Dr. Stephen Mitchell is the absolute best. All four kids in one trip. In and out in just over an hour, and they have the nicest receptionist (shout out to Veronica) on the planet!

6 comments:

  1. You go, girl! Sounds like a great run. And, nice job on the Body Pump. I know another lady that does that and enjoys it. I suppose at some point I should take the strength exercises out of my house and get to a class. I am sure I would get more out of it. I worry about exacerbating injury, though. Glad, too, to hear the leg is getting stronger. Hurray!

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  2. Great run!!!! and I hate the dentist so much - your little guy looks so cute though :)

    I need to try body pump. everyone is raving about it!

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    1. Thanks! BP is just nice because it hits all the major muscle groups in an hour. I don't mind doing it on my own, but I fidget around with machines and weights too much and waste time.

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  3. What kind of Garmin do you have? I'm considering getting one just don't know which one will be worth my money! I'm on a college kid budget here ;) That's an awesome pace for 9 miles! You should definitely sign up for a half-marathon! You'll kick some serious butt!!!

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    1. Thanks! I have a half on April 7th, but I'm nervous because it has a hill with its own Facebook page (Whiskey Hill). The hills are making me nervous.

      I just got the Garmin Forerunner 110. We bought it on ebay for about $175. To me, that's still pricey, but I really love it for timing things more easily and the heart rate monitor. Before I had it, I used the Runkeeper app (free app) on my phone for outdoor runs, and I just used the timer on my phone for indoor runs. Not as convenient as pushing little buttons on your arm, but it worked. Before we bought this Garmin, I found one on Craigslist for $90, but it was already sold. So you may want to check Craigslist out.

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    2. My watch is actually the 210. I really know this watch:)

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