Monday, May 16, 2011

Did she run or party?

This mom2partynrun has either run off or did too many parties right? I wish.  Its Monday and everyone returns to diets, workouts, get the idea on Mondays so why not return to my blog?  From the looks of things I never gave the update on the Carlsbad 1/2 Marathon that I completed in January.  I was under trained and really not prepared but went in with that truth in my head. I did pretty well, came out a little sore and decided the next thing to do would be a Triple Crown.  Are you laughing with me?  After completing Carlsbad you can then follow up with two more 1/2 Marathons in San Diego to complete the Triple Crown.  So since I went in so prepared  to Carlsbad why not punish myself and sign up for the La Jolla 1/2 Marathon in April.  I have time (:-/) Lots of time to get back in the game and get prepared for this run right?

Well I completed La Jolla about a month ago with my slowest time yet. What a reality check. I guess you should know I'm not fast, I am not a fan of hills, and I wing training plans because I dont know what I am doing!!! This run had a strict 3 hour time limit for completion and a dreaded spot by many.."the hill". Okay Im going to be the only honest one that has run that 1/2 to tell you that there is no such thing as "the hill" unless you mean the entire 13.1 miles as "the hill"!  It honestly kicked my butt (although I think it has to be a little cuter after that) with one hill after another at what felt like every turn.  I have the Medal and I swear they tore the fencing down and cleaned the Finsh Line area up at the same time I came in.  I guess I was super close to that 3 hours!

About a week prior to La Jolla I told myself that I can't complete two of three runs and change my mind on being a Triple Crown Finisher.  So I registered for the third in the series America's Finest City  1/2 Marathon.  After completing La Jolla I came home and immediatley contacted a running friend that has comepleted the LA Marathon 9 or 10 times and does other runs here and there for her support.  She rescued me with an acutal Training Program! Not only that but some good pointers on fueling myself.  I think I fail at that more than the miles I should put in. I have been following it for three weeks now and so far am happy with myself and begining to enjoy running again rather than dread it.  My "official trainging" begins in just one more week and I am so excited to see an improvement in time or at the very least feel better after finishing.
So I guess all this means I am officially Triple Crown Bound!  I hope to continue to document this last leg of the adventure not just for the pure comedy of it all but to at least see how far I've come.  Wish me luck!


  1. Lisa, great blog! You are still my inpiration, for completing these halfs AND for being so honest about your training and feelings about running, etc. It makes it all real, rather than seemingly so easy - you know how reality hits when you really get out there to run. Thanks for your advice and tips. You look great!

  2. You go girl! Love the picture at the bottom with you and the boys. Totally "mantel' worthy! XOXO