Running, Running

Yesterday evening, Danny brought me home the best Valentine. It wasn’t chocolate. It wasn’t flowers. It was…

…coffee!! ( I don’t know why my head is so weirdly tilted).

I was way more excited for the coffee than I was for the chocolate covered strawberries (which were delicious, by the way). I have been looking for the Golden French Toast coffee everywhere, and I haven’t been able to find it. I mentioned how hard it was to find the other day, and Danny went out to Wal-Mart near his work and was able to find it!

Now, I know he really loves me…I wasn’t too sure before :)  I also know that I have an odd obsession with coffee. I’ve got my eye on that Keurig Vue coffee maker…too bad the thing cost $200!


Our dinner last night was very nice. We had a candlelight dinner with every candle I could find in the house, and the kids got to order off their menus. It was a lot of fun. After dinner, Danny took Jacob to archery, and we had dessert when they got home.

I ate a lot.

Today’s Workout

  • 9.33 miles treadmill (!!!!)
  • 15 minutes stretching

Yes, you read that correctly – I ran 9.33 miles today!!

I decided not to go to BodyPump this morning and run on the treadmill instead. I was feeling good so my goal was to finish 5 miles in under an hour. I finished 5 miles in 55:34. Then I figured why not keep going?

I didn’t have to pick my niece up today, so I had some extra time to spend in the gym. I completed 9.33 miles in one hour and 51 minutes. I was able to run the first five miles without stopping at a slow and steady pace. After five miles, I had to incorporate some walk breaks.

I felt awesome, especially because I tend to stick to 3 or 4 miles at a time. 9.33 miles is my second longest distance. Bring on The Biggest Loser 15k!

Post 9.33 miles:

I wore my calves sleeves during my run, and surprisingly, my right quad is the most sore right now. I did make sure to stretch after my run. Maybe I should pull the foam roller out…

According to my BodyMedia Fit , I have taken over 17,000 steps and burned over 1800 calories by 11 am! A good way to start the weekend!

Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Do you have any plans this weekend?
  • If you run, what’s your normal distance? Do you incorporate walk breaks?
  • Any workout today?
  • What kind of coffee maker do you have?


Filed under Dinner, Family Fun, Fitness, Working Out

18 Responses to Running, Running

  1. Nice job with the run! I am marathon training right now. During the week my runs range from 5 – 10 miles. My long run is in the 16-18 mile range right now and should go as high as 22 miles before the marathon. I don’t take walk breaks. I only stop when I come to a red light. We will see how that goes. I think that is really cute that you had menus the kids could chose from for Valentine’s Day dinner.

  2. Wow…that sets you up for a great weekend, way to go!

  3. Wowza!!! 9.33 miles! I guess that Valentine’s Dinner provided some incredible fuel. :) Which, by the way, is so cute that you did candlelight with menus. Love it.

  4. That Valentine’s set-up is the cutest thing! And 9.33 miles is incredible, great job! I try to run between 3 and 5km, two to three times a week, but today was an intense yoga class – an hour and a half of feeling the burn! Great post :)

  5. Congrats on the long ruh. Especially on the treadmill. I always have a hard time running long distances on the treadmill. You go girl

  6. That meal makes me really miss bread! 24 days…

  7. so amazing on the dreadmill!! Good work!

  8. Wow, 9.33 miles. Great job!!! You will definitely be able to tackle that 15K! Just make sure you try and get some road running practice in there, as well!

  9. amy

    we are going to hubby friends house to bottle homemade wine up.

  10. way to go on your run!!! That is so awesome, I love all your candles that you used. You’re such a fun mom.

  11. Key Master

    9.33 treadmill, 15K biggest loser, 1/2 marathon. Full Marathon…I see where you’re going with this. JK…great run!!

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