Monday, July 14, 2014

Days 18, 19, and 20 of 30 Day Running Challenge

I slacked off this weekend and didn't post my updates for my running challenge. Saturday was a great run. My hubby ran with me and left the dogs at home and ran a fast mile. I didn't document it with my normal selfie though.

Sunday I took a break since it was our 1 year wedding anniversary. We had a great day eating and celebrating so I figured I could have one day off.

Today I did my 20th day (sort of). It was really really hot outside. Hershey and I only ran a mile but with the heat it felt like 10 miles. We ran it pretty fast too, I was surprised when I had finished to see that it was 9ish minutes. Really felt a lot longer.




Hershey clearly enjoyed the run. She's pretty adorable and I love that she enjoys running with me.



Day 1 is here. Day 2 is hereDay 3 is hereDay 4 is hereDay 5 is here. Day 6 is here. Day 7 is here. Day 8 is here. Day 9 is here. Day 10 is here. Day 11 is here. Day 12 is here. Day 13 is here. Day 14 is here. Day 15 is hereDay 16 is here. Day 17 is here.

Did you go for a run today? Meet any goals you set?

WIP - Eyelet Scarf with Knit One Crochet Too Ty-Dy Superkid Yarn



yarn


I love this yarn. LOVE it. It's soft and gorgeous and really easy to work with. It's Knit One Crochet Too Ty-Dy Superkid in color 7713 Berry Patch. I got the idea for this pattern from the Eyelet Cowl that I created a while back that you can find the WIP post here and the FO and free pattern post here.

knitting pattern

So far I love how the scarf is turning out. The colors are fantastic and the pattern looks great. I haven't had much time to work on it with the busy schedule I've had recently but I'm hoping to have it finished very soon so I can share the pattern with the world!

knitting pattern


What do you think so far?

Friday, July 11, 2014

Day 17 of 30 Day Running Challenge

Day 17!

I got my hair done before my run and almost didn't run when I got home. But then I remembered that I have to run in order to prove to myself that I can do it. Plus I feel really good when I finish a run, like I accomplished something today. Not that I don't accomplish lots of things throughout the day, but there is something about working out and running in particular that just makes me feel like I did a lot.



I took Bones along with Hershey today. They both did just o.k. up until .75 when Bones said "Stick a fork in me, I'm DONE". I had to carry him the last quarter mile of the run. That really slowed my time down. I was feeling pretty fast until that point, and really I still finished pretty strong considering I was carrying a 15lb puppy dog.

Hershey on the other hand kept pulling ahead. It's like the "heel" training we've done never happened. Then when I was carrying Bones she kept trying to go in the grass and mark her territory. Overall not the best run for the pups but also not the worst.

Didn't get them in the selfie today since they were not worthy. Tomorrow I'm sure they'll do much better.



Day 1 is here. Day 2 is hereDay 3 is hereDay 4 is hereDay 5 is here. Day 6 is here. Day 7 is here. Day 8 is here. Day 9 is here. Day 10 is here. Day 11 is here. Day 12 is here. Day 13 is here. Day 14 is here. Day 15 is here. Day 16 is here.

Did you go for a run today? Meet any goals you set?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Day 16 of 30 Day Running Challenge

Happy Day 16! Today's weather was perfect and I felt pretty good. Some leg pain towards the very end but overall not bad at all. I felt good about my time, even though Hershey had a potty break in there which slowed us down. Overall it was a great running day!



On our way home, we passed another crazy man who started talking to Hershey. She promptly growled at him and then went about her business as my running partner. I have no doubt that she would protect me if someone got too close. She's got a big attitude for her little chihuahua body!

Day 1 is here. Day 2 is hereDay 3 is hereDay 4 is hereDay 5 is here. Day 6 is here. Day 7 is here. Day 8 is here. Day 9 is here. Day 10 is here. Day 11 is here. Day 12 is here. Day 13 is here. Day 14 is here. Day 15 is here.

Did you go for a run today? Meet any goals you set?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Day 15 of 30 Day Running Challenge - Halfway There!

I have officially made it halfway! It doesn't seem like 15 whole days have passed. It feels pretty good to get this far, even with another 15 days to go.

Today's run felt pretty good. My left shin is still pretty sore though. These past 15 days I sort of see a trend. I can usually do a long run (long being a mere 2 miles), then two or three shorter runs (1-1.5 miles), then another long run. My shin is usually always sore if I do more than 1.5 miles and then takes two or three days to feel strong and healthy enough to run 2 miles. It's actually extremely frustrating. I want to be able to run 3 miles daily, without any pain. I just want NO PAIN! On the bright side, I have been able to run consistently, everyday, for 15 days in a row without having so much pain that I skip a day. I had been at that point a few months ago so there is progress at least!



Hershey did wonderfully today. She stayed right next to me the whole time and didn't fall behind or slow down. She also didn't try to chase any squirrels or geese ha!

Day 1 is here. Day 2 is hereDay 3 is hereDay 4 is hereDay 5 is here. Day 6 is here. Day 7 is here. Day 8 is here. Day 9 is here. Day 10 is here. Day 11 is here. Day 12 is here. Day 13 is here. Day 14 is here.

Did you go for a run today? Meet any goals you set?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Day 14 of 30 Day Running Challenge

I'm getting slightly faster! Almost back to my 8:12 mile and hopefully can get down to under 8 before too long!

It was pretty stinkin' hot today only because it was humid. It's hardly ever humid here so that was unusual. Other than that the run felt pretty good. Once I stopped though my shins got really tight and feel pretty sore again. I'm not sure what is going on - I've been doing my exercises that physical therapy gave me, which should be helping. Maybe I just need to ice more often.



Hershey wasn't exactly in the mood to run today. When I grabbed her leash she just stayed where she was and didn't get super excited like normal. I think her paw is still sore from the bee sting and it was pretty warm out yesterday so she got pretty pooped last night. She stuck with me though and only lagged behind a couple of times.

Day 1 is here. Day 2 is hereDay 3 is hereDay 4 is hereDay 5 is here. Day 6 is here. Day 7 is here. Day 8 is here. Day 9 is here. Day 10 is here. Day 11 is here. Day 12 is here. Day 13 is here.

Did you go for a run today? Meet any goals you set?

Monday, July 7, 2014

Day 13 of 30 Day Running Challenge

Day 13 is down! It was another hot day today but at least it was under 100. For a Monday I feel pretty good about the 2 miles I put in. I really wanted to do 3 but those pesky shins and knee pains just won't let up! It's much better than it was a month ago but still not completely gone.



Hershey enjoyed the run, despite the photo above. She kind of looks high but I think it was more of a "let me inside I'm freaking hot" look. Her paw is still a little tender from that bee sting over the weekend so by the end of the run she had a slight limp.

All around, it was a great run, better that we both did only 2 miles and didn't push it with injuries.

Day 1 is here. Day 2 is hereDay 3 is hereDay 4 is hereDay 5 is here. Day 6 is here. Day 7 is here. Day 8 is here. Day 9 is here. Day 10 is here. Day 11 is here. Day 12 is here.

Did you go for a run today? Meet any goals you set?