Thursday, May 13, 2010

Still Going Strong

Hey guys! Guess what?! IM BACK!!

I decided to start up blogging again, now that it is summer time and school isn't taking up every single last second of my life. :) I also decided that rather than going back to my old blog (you may remember me from The Life and Times of Em) that I would start fresh with a brand new one! There have been a lot of things going on in my life since I stopped blogging and the best way to embrace those changes is to start a whole new chapter. You may remember from my last blog that I was beginning to get into running more and more. I ran one 10K and was hooked. I spent the last two months training for a half marathon, and totally beat my goal time of 2 hours with a finishing time of 1:58:38! Since then I have been motivated to train harder so that I can beat even that time, and eventually, hopefully, run a full marathon! If you read my last blog at all you know that this is a big deal because of some of the things that I have been through, and recovered from. I never thought that I would be strong enough to even run a 10K and now I am training for 26.2 miles!

I am starting this blog to document my training and also to help others find the strength to do the same. I hope I can continue to get the same support from you guys as I did from my previous blog and I am so excited to catch up with some of the people that I got close too before. If you followed my last blog then go ahead and click the follow button on this one, I hope to make this one even bigger and better than the last!

To start off the training I picked up a little toy yesterday...

A Garmin FR205! It has been sitting in its little charger all night and should be revvinn to go for my run today! I have never really gotten this technical with my training, so hopefully this will help me to be even faster by keeping track of my mileage, splits, etc. We shall see!

Alright guys its time to get this thing for 26.2 starts NOW...

"Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can"

Update! I just got back from my run using my Garmin for the first time so I thought I would put my mile splits up to start things off. Sooo here we go:

Total Distance: 6.21 Miles
Total Time: 58 Minutes
Total Calories Burned: 508

Mile One: 8:36/mi
Mile Two: 8:01/mi
Mile Three: 8:57/mi
Mile Four: 8:43/mi
Mile Five: 8:59/mi
Mile Six: 9:00/mi

Not too bad...although I have to admit that I did probably push myself a little harder than usual since I knew what my pace was. I had to keep telling myself not to look at the watch and to just run like I normally would. After a while it got a little easier to not be too obsessed with checking my pace every 10 seconds. Im pretty sure that I am in love with my new running buddy though! 

Hope everyone is having a good day...and remember if you followed or subscribed to my old blog, please do the same for this one! Thanks guys!


  1. EM?!?!?! BABY?! IS THAT YOU?! oh somebody pinch me! this made my day! Welcome back, lovepie -- let's catch up soon, PLEASE!!!! xoxo

  2. YAY!!!!!! I was just thinking about you the other day and wondering how you were/hoping all was well. Welcome back!

  3. YAY YAYA HI HI HI H!!! I'm so glad you're blogging again... it's been almost a year, right?!

    And, um, you're awesome. You are my hero for training for a marathon!

  4. hope the garmin helps your training! :)