Friday, August 27, 2010


I'd like to take a moment to toot my own horn... YAY YAY YAY I am the woman!! Woot! Woot! Rah Rah Sis Boom Bah! Go Nancy! Go Nancy!

Ok, calm down.

According to the training plan, I had 30 min of cross-training to do today.  But hubby decided to work from home today and I decided to take advantage of that and go for a run. I figured I'd do my long run today since it was "only" 4 miles. I planned out my run and hit the pavement after I laid Thomas down and had my coffee.  I did my usual five minute warm-up walk through the neighborhood and started running in front of the school.  My route took me over the highway and along a nice park. I ran to the DA (our beach and pool club), up to my aunt and uncle's house, down the main avenue, and down past my neighborhood. I was listening to the 45 minute run on my Couch to 5k app (I like to be alerted to my time instead of looking at my watch) and before the 5 minute countdown was up, I was pretty darn close to finishing! I found myself almost in front of Maritime College and decided to just keep going. I told myself that I could just finish up along the water and do my cool-down walk from there.

I pumped some exciting music and just kept going until I had completed a lap around Maritime! I ran by the new cadets practicing their marching and heard their squad leader cheer me on! It was awesome. I haven't run that far...ever!

My route:

Here's the lovely view I got as I finished my run:
SUNY Maritime looking at the Throggs Neck Bridge

Run's finished! Looking towards Manhattan and the Whitestone Bridge

I know this is a family friendly blog here (I mean, hello! Disney!) but...I kicked the $H*% out of that run! Yeah baby! It was 5.44 (come on, that's close enough to 5 and a half...right??) in 59 minutes! I know it's by no means fast but it's done! And I feel great.

On June 14, 2010, I ran for one minute and walked for 90 seconds for a total of 20 minutes. I felt like I was going to die. Today, I ran for 59 minutes with no walking.  And after that, I jumped in the shower and my husband and I took our son to the zoo.

And in other running news, I got my very first race bib and t-shirt in the mail today! On September 12th, I'm signed up for the 2010 Komen NYC Race for the Cure in Central Park.  It's a 5k and I'm both nervous and excited. I know I can complete it but now I'm really in it - I'll be around lots of other amazing runners and I hope to do well.  I hope that having this race and hopefully a 10k or so in a month or two will keep me pumped and motivated for the BIG race in just 6 months!!

Workout: Run 5.44 miles
Time: 59 minutes
Weather: Absolutely Gorgeous!!!
Next up: Long run was supposed to be tomorrow but I did it today...Let's see how I feel...


  1. That's awesome! Congratulations!!! Keep it up & you'll be ready for Disney in no time. I'm not a runner either, but maybe someday I'll get there. I've made great improvements (just walking) since I started on the treadmill in June. Good luck with the 5K!

  2. Thanks! I appreciate your comment! Awesome job on the treadmill - I find the treadmill to be much harder than going outside!