Aug 25, 2010

Summer Runnin'?

This is my first summer of being a runner, let me clarify, a runner in Phoenix, AZ… do you need more clarification? 110+ is the usual temperature for a Phoenix summer day! Yes, I should have gotten a gym membership but I hate gyms. I seriously hate gyms; my body would probably love them though. Anyways, Phoenix summers bring the question to mind, why the heck to I live in an oven? Why do I put myself in an oven and then run around!? Well the answer is simple, I love running. Which is something I never thought would come out of my mouth. I remember not wanting to play basketball because you had to run from one end of the court to the other over and over… okay, I get it, I just hate running indoors.

Outdoor running keeps your mind alert and you see all sorts of interesting people, places, creatures and things. It is amazing how little I knew about what was in my neighborhood until I started running. We miss oh so much in our fast cars! Outdoor running in the summer time is not necessarily pleasant unless you brave the early morning twilight. Boy do I miss those cold winter days when I would get home from work, put on my running shoes (not even take my water belt!) and take off! I didn’t even start running with water until after 5 miles… now that the summer heat is here I can’t go 1 mile without water!

Here are a couple of pictures I have taken while running, enjoy!

Papago park

Camelback Mt.

The "lakes" at Papago

Papago Park Mt. Biker

Aug 23, 2010

Going for the full!

I am going into my second week of Fitness Boot Camp, which I thought would be a great way to start off my official FULL MARATHON training! Since cross training and strengthening is so important to keeping your body strong and able during training I wanted to make sure I got off to a great start. This past week of Boot Camp I was super sore and couldn’t move but I am feeling able again so here goes nothing, 26.2 miles here I come!

I am so excited to start training again; I have found a great group of friends to start running with at Tribe. They host a 5k & 10k every Tuesday night! The girls I have been running with have inspired me to keep going and going! I love it!!

Wish me luck and health!

I believe I can do it!
I believe I can be injury free!
I believe I can be the healthiest I have ever been!

What do you believe you can do?