Sunday, October 9, 2016

Blow and throw league!!

My blow and throw league finished up tonight!! I learned last week at the beginning of the night we were in first place by one game!! Talk about pressure to do well.. I could literally cost my dart partner money if I can't do my thing... we fought for as many games as possible and we still had first place by one game..

So tonight... we played out final league night and we are not playing the people that are in second by one game but they are next to me so I am watching their games towards the end.. it was such a close call. I left before they were finished but it was looking like it could be a tie..

But!~!!! we won first place!!! I was so excited when I learned this.. I love the game. I love fighting for the win!! I love winning!!! It never dawned on me that we would pull first place. Our team name is just for fun! Well, maybe just doing it for fun is what it takes sometimes to come out of top. It was a handicapped league which gives it more of a fair fight. Most times the other teams got the handicapped against me.

Next week we have our banquet and then after that I will be on a 4 man league using hand darts. I am not as thrilled about hand darts compared to my blow gun.

Overall, I love getting out there and socializing with other people on a regular basis. Don't get me wrong. I have my friends but this is a fun way to spend the evening once a week.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Half marathon

I ran my half marathon on 9/3. It took me 2 hours and 57 minutes. I cut off about 7 minutes from last years half marathon time. I was a bit slower than I would have been had a not lost about 10 days of running due to a short illness that wasn't in my control.

It's frustrating to train so well all summer long and have to deal with that. It has sort of turned me off the idea of running for races.. I put a lot of pressure on myself to run the race no matter what.. and I mean run.. no walking.

I am not saying don't run just not sure I want to set out to make my end goal a half marathon.. However, I did look up the training guide to a full marathon.. I would love to say I ran a full marathon!! but training for a full marathon is just not ideal with a full time job.. well, that's what I tell myself.

Right now I will be aiming to get back to my fitness classes and work on the weights in the weight room.. the weight room is a place that I am not quite comfortable but I need to build some strength so I will be stronger.

Has anyone that is reading ever run a full marathon?

Thursday, August 11, 2016

This week I have been lazy. I haven't ran since Friday. Going over 25 miles in 6 days just drained me and I don't think I will ever repeat that again. I can see running three days a week but four is way too much. I been doing too much sleeping in and not enough getting my workouts done in the morning when it's most likely to happen.

My friend who agreed to run the half marathon backed out on me cause not enough time to run. I was bummed and my first thought was to quit cause I feel overwhemled to get my running in.. but I don't quit. I just can't do it.

So, I will run tomorrow.. then Monday before I shop for my son for school... then after that I will wake up with my son and more likely to get out the door for my workouts. I will be missing a couple hours of sleep but I guess I can trade that in for a fitter happier me.

Saturday, August 6, 2016


This week I bumped my running up quite a bit. I believe I set a new record for myself. In a 6 day period, between 4 runs I have ran 25 miles this week. I do best with fitness when I have a plan in mind on what I do on each day. Now that I have a planet fitness membership along with my ymca membership I need to fit in weight training so I added a 4th running day just for this week to start the new plan.

I will basically be once a week doing a long run where I increase my distance. I no longer will think of my runs in miles but in how much time I can run and divide that time in half and turn around at that point. I figure the miles will naturally come on.

I will also be doing two other runs. One will be before work so it will be limited on how far I can go.. the other run will probably be longer than the short run but not as long as the longer run. It will all depend on how I am feeling and what I have going on for the day.

I am getting excited for my half marathon. I do wish I had a little more time to build on long runs and feel like I am good at them... right now I am pretty good with anything leading up to 8 miles.. more than that and it's a challenge.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Half Marathon training

My half marathon has been moved up a bit. It turns out the biggest loser run will not happen this summer so my friend and I are signing up for another half marathon early September.. For a few minutes I was feeling like I would possibly run two half marathons this summer but that's not going to happen.

I am doing pretty well with running. My biggest hurdle is probably just finding the time and staying motivated to get it done on work mornings. I figure once school starts it will be more likely to get those runs in cause I will have to get up.

I am probably averaging two runs a week. I will like to see that be at least three miles. I can run 6 miles no sweat.. well, not really no sweat. I am pretty soaked in sweat. I can go about 8 miles too if time allows.. It's past 8 miles where I really need to get out there and get more longer runs under my belt this summer.

I ordered a couple head bands and can't wait to get them. The sweat is burning my eyes something terribly. I hope to get to the eye doctor so I can get some contacts too. Running with glasses can be a bit of a pain.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

8 mile trail run

On the 4th of July, I ran a 8 mile trail run. It was about an hour drive for me. It's a whole new world out there waiting for me with me having the GPS and some confidence in myself not to get lost. If only I had a better car, more money and more time to travel.. awww.. what wishes.

I had ran this trail run once before. It was two years ago. I went with a friend but she was faster than me so I ran it by myself.

I was pretty good with my training. I had a few long runs in and many short ones too. I just once again failed to get some training in with the crazy hills.

It's a beautiful setting.

Felt great to get to mile 7. The finish line isn't too far off.. one more mile.. just one more mile.

The hills are the worst. They make me feel like I am going to throw up. It's almost physically impossible for me to run them but I ran up the majority of them.

I miss the idea of running with friends and having people cheering me on. I only have one friend that I have ran with and she does another run on the 4th of July. We are planning on running a half marathon together soon. We just don't know the date yet. It's the biggest loser run. I am looking forward to making that goal again.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Summer update

Running: I been running on average twice to three times a week. My max is 8.5 miles! I love running. My only regret is that I live where it's cold and I can't find comfort in winter running. It's horrible.. For the first time in my times I am ready to walk away from this town.. if only life was so simple to pick up somewhere warm.

On the 4th of July, I am running my 8 mile trail run. I haven't ran this week because it's the time during the month where I am miserable. I am so lucky with my timing. Haha.. I don't know if I will have any one there to watch me finish the race. That's kind of depressing. However, I said I would run and I don't back out unless I feel like it's a serious medical reason to do so. I only backed out of one run and that was last summer when I was still dealing with dizzy spells after learning I am anemic. As far as I know my iron levels are ok. I get tested again in August.

I don't know when my half marathon is yet cause it hasn't been posted. I am so eager to get a date so I know how much longer I have to get the length of my runs up.

Darts: I am almost done with my 9 week dart league. It was called a remote league. So it was quite different from what I did years ago. The people we were shooting agaisnt were not in the same bar or even in the same city. We are coming in last place. But we did better than my partner expected. I have one more league left.

Sunday, I start my blow and throw league. I am really excited for it. It's been so long since I shot with my blow gun. It's going to be a normal league meaning the room with be full of like mind excited people fighting for the win. I was told the team I shoot against tomorrow is probably the best of everyone. What a way to get started.