Saturday, March 30, 2013

I Have Fallen!

I am not sure what I was expecting really.  After being fairly lazy (that is the nice way of putting it) for the better part of the last year, I have had a terrible time running these past couple of days!  I don't think I have ever been in worse shape in my life.  Sadly, in the best interest of my running health I think I must start slower than I have ever started before.

Previously most of my breaks were over a one month period, so I was able to get back into the grove of running 3 miles or so every other day.  This time however, I am stuck running around 2 or less.  That just makes me feel terrible!  I am so determined to get my base fitness level back now, more than ever before.  I just need to keep my head up and stay consistent.

I know then next couple months will be rough, but I think I will set a goal of running the firecracker 5k again!  I am already looking forward to training for this race, and I think if I do it correctly, I can beat my time (24: 25) from two years ago.  Anything below that will surely be a victory!

Until then I just need to remember that it is all about the consistency.  Consistency, consistency, consistency!
Wish me luck!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Living Healthy: Take Two

My life has been a whirlwind lately, and not in a good way.  Since my last post, I have actually moved out on my own, and my health has dropped tremendously!  I could blame it on college, or because they way I have been living is "easier"  but in all honesty it comes down to the fact that I have just been lazy.  Its plain and simple.  To correct this, I have challenged myself to live healthy for an entire year, and hopefully at the end I will just do it naturally.  I need to start first with my diet!

Food!  In my opinion this is the easiest thing to forget about when working on improving my body.  It is easy enough to just say that what I am eating is good enough.  It becomes even worse when I am tight on time, and just decide to eat fast food.  Since August, fast food has been my diet and it has been terrible.  I am 21, I should be in the best shape of my life!  In reality I am in terrible shape, even if I don't look like it on the outside.  I guess that is one of the downsides to not putting on weight from eating junk!  

I also realized that I have set my goals to high!  I need to set reasonable goals, that I can achieve even with a busy schedule.  I will think about those goals more tonight, and post them tomorrow.  Until then, I can start researching different diets and also post about them here!  My goal for this blog is to become a resource and an inspiration to others in the same situation.  If you want to improve yourself as well, stick with me and we can do it together!  

First things first, time to cut out all alcohol and energy drinks.  Not only will that be a good start, but it will save me money too! 

Anyways, if you have any advice or tips, let me know!  

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Short post to say I finally can run again.  My knee is no longer killing me, yay!  I have been taking it super easy this time around, not even bothering myself with how fast I am going, just that I am going.  It is strange, but I kind of like it.  As long as I go the distance I want, I can take as long as I want!  I feel so free!  I can't wait to get back up to the long runs, even though it will be a while.

Just thought I would drop in and post that, but now off to studying!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tagging, Updates, and Football Oh My!

To start off I was tagged in a previous bloggers post, and I said I would do it as well.  Well I am keeping my word so here it is!  The rules are I post 7 random facts about myself, then I tag 7 other blogs.  Should be fun!

1. I have lived all over the world, including Germany.
2. I was a top ranked video game player when I was 16. I sure am a nerd! :)
3. I wrestled for 7 years.
4. My favorite color is Green.
5. I use to think my career was going to be a magician.
6. I was denied entry into the Air Force for being too skinny.
7. I have broken both of my wrists within 6 months of each other!

Now, onto the tagging!
Earn Your Donuts
Long May You Run
For The Love of The Run
Watch MeGo Run
There Are Two Sides
Run With Jill
Geeks in Running Shoes
DC Rainmaker

If you haven't checked a blog on this list out, I would!  They are all very good, and informative.  I really like Geeks in Running Shoes, but maybe that is because of my inner geek!

Some Updates:
My knee is still bothering me, and worse now.  I haven't ran since Thursday but it still becomes sore when I don't move it for extended periods of time (such as sleep).  I plan on sucking it up and going to visit the doctor because I think I may have torn my meniscus, according to the internet.  Lets hope the internet is wrong!  If anything that will just give me more time to write on here, and also to work on my upper body/core strength!  Because honestly, given the choice between running and other workouts, I choose running every time.  Its time to give the other workouts some love too!  I did some push-ups today and my arms felt it.  I definitely need this...

Football Rant:
If you are a football fan like myself, you will know today was a crazy day in football!  The packers finally fell, and to the Chiefs of all teams!  No offence if you are a Chiefs fan, but they are sub-par this year.  That was a magnificent upset, take THAT Green Bay muhaha!  Also a shout out to the Colts for getting their first win of the season, I was a little worried they would go without a win and that would be a shame.  The there is my team, the Broncos.  Tim Tebow has been making some huge news these days, so the Broncos v Patriots game was pretty hyped today!  Sadly it ended up with a loss for the Broncos, but at least the Raiders also lost keeping them in the lead.  Lets go Broncos, make the playoffs!  Well that ends my football rant!

Some Questions for You!
- What are some of your favorite blogs to read, running or otherwise?
- Favorite sports team?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Now to Focus on Running!

Finally done with finals! *happy dance*

Just finished my last one yesterday afternoon.  Then I packed up and drove home and had a good long sleep.  I never realize how sleepy stress makes you until it wears off.  I am super excited because this gives me the next five or so weeks to focus solely on running, fitness, and being well!

I had a realization as I slowly ran today.  We had absolutely no rain this summer when it was over 110 almost everyday, and now we have had nonstop rain for the past 2 weeks.  I am not complaining, because I love the rain.  In fact, I even go to rainy mood when listening to music or studying!  But I would have loved it more if it were to have come to cool us off over the summer.  But the good news is, it looks like we shouldn't shrivel up like we originally thought was going to happen over the next 5 years.  

Now onto my run!  It was a simple 2 mile run, back on the path I ran over the summer.  To summarize it, it is a flat path out and back. Flat, in Texas? Crazy I know!  But it was a pretty peaceful run.  It was like all the stress of the last 4 months were washed away and I was a new runner!  Sadly, it didn't wash away that nagging in my knee.  I did stretch before it this time, and it made it so I went all 2 miles without having to stop, but it did creep up late in the run.  I am going to the chiropractor after this weekend though!  Overall was a pretty slow pace because I did the 2 miles in a little less than 20 minutes, but I shouldn't complain, at least I was able to get out there and run!

I won't be able to blog this weekend though, which is both good and bad.  Bad because I really want to put some more time into this blog over the break but good because I am going to go see my cousin graduate from college!  I always find it inspiring to see someone accomplish something you are also striving for.  Its like they are telling you that it IS possible, even if not directly.  So I should be back on Monday and ready to write!  Something else I have noticed is the lack of pictures on my blog.  I am not a great photographer, in fact the only camera I own is on my phone, but I think I am going to try and take some more pictures to make this more than a wall of text for everyone.

But to break the monotony of this text, here is some music!  The artists name is Ellie Goulding, and I think her music is pretty catchy!

Until next time, have a safe weekend, and happy running!