Friday, April 9, 2010

Ready, set, go

Having competed in triathlons and running races (prior to having my children) kept my workouts very honest. Basically, for the past four years the only running I've been doing has been to the bathroom!! I've been itching to get back into triathlons and running. So, last night I signed up for six running races over the next several months. How I'm going to squeeze training into my already tight schedule is yet unknown, but I can guarantee you I'll find a way. These sneakers will be my footwear of choice for months to come (and flip-flops.)
 Have you done tri's? Running races? Would love to hear your stories...do share! Also, blogging friends, I'm hoping you'll keep me motivated! Have a great weekend!

23 comments:

pve design said...

I hear great things from Summer is a verb, she is an avid runner and swears by some thing called PS90, which my son says is all about "Muscle confusion" - I need to run or just confuse my muscles with some sort of exercise. Yawn,
pve

Heavenly Housewife said...

Wow, I am so impressed.
I run at the gym. I run for 20 min at a time and its really hard for me. Still, I am the most fit i've ever been. I've never been as active as I am now and so I am really proud of myself. I am the type of girl who always used to pretend she was sick on running day. Now I do it on my own... its shocking.
Good luck with your running. I hope you tell us how it goes for you. Also, would love some running tips :D.
*kisses* HH

Cashon&Co said...

oh wow. I'm sitting in admiration now of you! I can only run for 1 mile. that's it. and i'm proud of me for only that. I am jealous that you can run like that! PS. i passed on an award yesterday to you on my blog. :)

Marija said...

I wish I could say that I have done any sort of running lately! My running days are so far in the past it's scary! With the weather getting nicer, I keep thinking about getting motivated and I feel like a morning run could be just the thing I need. The hardest part is starting! I'm impressed! Good luck and have fun and WRITE ABOUT IT! Marija

Kathysue said...

Hi! Bravo to you. You are very ambitious!! I commend you for being so disciplined. That is one thing I lack is discipline when it comes to any form of exercise.Good luck and I will be here cheering you on!!I also want to thank you for being such a faithful reader of my blog and taking the time to comment It really means a lot to me. I always enjoy reading what you have to say,Kathysue

shari @ little blue deer said...

I used to run lots of races in my early twenties. Now, mainly because of time constraints, I just do a couple miles 4 or 5 times a week and don't do any racing. But sometimes I want to get back into it, so maybe you'll inspire me! Oh, and of course all of your blog friends will cheer you on!!

Casa Bella said...

Darling Lisa: How wonderful that you have decided to run again. I did two marathons in the past (years ago). It was difficult at first to go out and run understanding the task ahead. I had to push myself. One of my friends asked me to call her every time I went out and run. She kept me going. Let us know how it goes for you. Way to go, girl!

The Zhush said...

I wish I could run one of these races! SO not a runner, but sometime wish I could motivate! MY husband is training for a half marathon in early June....Good Luck!
XX
Sue

lisa golightly said...

The only only competitive running I have done was the Bay The Breakers in San Francisco .... which is more like a moving party with costumes ! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Love your aesthetic !

Lisa

Beatriz said...

Woo!! Go Lisa!! I'm totally Loving this post. In part because I seriously doubt I will ever have the motivation to run. I'm of the cycle breed!! I could be on the bike all day. Love it. Good luck!! You put it on the blog so there's no turning back now. Haha! We'll keep you motivated Love :)

Beatriz.

Hamptontoes said...

PVE,
I have not heard of PS90, going to look into after blogging...thanks for the tip.

Heavenly Housewife,
My tip for running is to start slowing, build conditioning and endurance and then never stop running. It is so hard getting started again - I'm sucking air on my runs, but I'm doing them anyway.

Cashon & Co.,
Thanks for your comments and for the award! I did not look at the computer on Thursday so I did not see it until today...I'm thrilled!

Marija, Kathysue, Little Blue Deer, Lisa Golighty and Beatriz,
Thanks for your words!

CasaBella,
Wow...two marathons...that's awesome! I have done a lot of races, but not a marathon yet. The NYC marathon is on my list of things to do in life...hoping I get in with the lottery this year.

The Zhush,
Is your husband doing Lake Placid?

La Dolfina said...

I'm so proud of you!!
You motivate me :)
Sending you lots of positive and loving vibes:0
xo

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Wow, I am so impressed! I am not a runner, so I don't have a single story, BUT I will be rooting for you as you get back into running! :)

I hope you are having a fun weekend!

Juliana said...

You go girl! I am not a running, but my husband is!!!

red ticking said...

i used to run (small races) but now i am a walker... just cant do what i used to... but you are inspiring me... hhmmmmmm xx

Deborah said...

I envy ANYONE!! who runs. Unfortunately, my sneakers only get a work out on the treadmill or stationary bike.

sara said...

Very impressive! I used to run 6 miles a day - of course, that was back in law school, pre-work, pre-husband, pre-baby....I so wish I could get back into it again! Good luck, I'm sure you will do great.

Traci Giles said...

Proud of you but not surprised. You are a dedicated and driven woman, I've no doubt that you will be running that marathon before long. We dashed off the phone quickly last week when you told me about your new running goals, so I didn't get a chance to tell you that I've started up again, too. I'm taking it easy because of my bum ankles (as you know). But I have a spankin' new set of shoes as well and Carson, my running buddy, who is ready when I am!

Beach Vintage said...

I will be honest and say that I dont excercise, but I have 2 close friends whom are really into it and do tris every month or so. So good on you for making this decision and getting back into it.

Alexandra Rae said...

I wish you luck. Wish I were that motivated. :) I'll be sticking to my morning pilates. Just Love your blog. I'm going to browse through and look for the pics of your daughter's room with the blue and pink.

Rock'n Roll Ballerina said...

So motivating to hear that you just snap to it and are going to do this! Wish you great runs! I am going to do some serious excercising the nex 3-4 months, and hopefully get into a great routine I can continue to doing;) Best of luck and I belive you can do it!

Fran said...

Good for you! I've done two marathons, one tri and a couple of duathlons. However, since my son I haven't done much. I'm actually starting yoga & pilates this summer. Am going to take it easy, but I can't wait to get back into doing triathlons. Good luck w/all - I'm sure once you get out there, it'll be like you never left!

A Perfect Gray said...

just found your blog...I'm a cyclist who just started running...hubs ran a marathon but I just do a couple of miles around the neighborhood....! Enjoyed my visit here...