Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Go, Amy, Go!

I am just awful at blogging more than once a week these days.  Even writing once a week has become a challenge.  How on earth do you twice a day bloggers do it?  Tips? Suggestions?  

Anyway, I have been doing fabulously well!  I'm still running injury-free and regularly and loving every mile.  And I just had the most fantastic weekend ever!  The weather was perfect and I had so much fun with so many friends.  I felt rejuvenated after my three glorious days off.  My days were filled with yoga, coffee dates, a birthday party, walks, runs, wine, an adorable baby and the great outdoors.  I savored every minute of my weekend because I knew it would be gone in a flash. 

I love birthdays.  And I love good friends even more! :)

Post-yoga bliss and a coffee date.

I am up to a 12 mile long run and shooting for a 14 miler this weekend.  I am ignoring my run plan because it had me scheduled to run 14 miles two weeks ago.  My run plan has no idea that I was just injured.  So instead, I have modified the long run portion and am safely increasing my distance.  The marathon is still months away so I am not getting my panties in a bunch over pushing back a 14 and 16 miler.  I have learned that the longs runs aren't as crazy important as I once thought.  They're critical, but I don't need to do five 20 milers to run a marathon.  Am I right, people?

I was so motivated to get out there for my long run this weekend after watching Amy Hastings earn a spot in London.  It was incredible to watch.  She gave it absolutely EVERYTHING she had!  I had goosebumps just watching.  I was disappointed when she didn't finish in the top 3 at the marathon, so it's great to see her earn a place elsewhere.  How great is this picture?  I am so inspired.  Go Amy!

Killing it! It must be the Brooks.  ;-)
I learned today that Amy trains in the Brooks Ghost.  So do I!  Twinsies!  I bet we would be BFF if we ever met.  :::Daydreaming:::  Not only is she an insanely talented athlete, but she seems like such a sweetheart too!  Double whammy goodness right there!  I can't wait to watch the Olympics this summer, but I don't have a TV.  That might be an issue.


What Olympic sport are you most excited to watch?  
All of the women's sports! 
Who are you rooting for in the women's marathon?
I love them all! That question is too hard for me. 




41 comments:

  1. Suggestion- when you do actually have time, try to write a few posts and then schedule them throughout the week.

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  2. I am finding the time to post most of the time but am sadly behind in reading others (if you haven't noticed!). I feel so guilty. Ugh.

    Loving the trials, both track and field and swimming. And next up is the TdF, so I'm on a high!

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  3. I'm so excited for the gymnastics Olympic trials to start today! I agree, it's too hard to pick a favourite for the women's marathon!

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  4. Before I had kids - it was track & field, soccer and swimming (who doesn't like a good race?!). But since then I've added men's gymnastics to the mix. That's their fave to watch.

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  5. I just started my blog, so need some advice too on when to find the time! So far I just try to fit it in anywhere I can...when waiting for my daughter at guitar lessons, I'll type out something on my iphone that I can incorporate into a post later, or right after a run I've been known to stretch while typing a post out. Multitasking at it's best!

    Loving the swimming and track and field, looking forward to gymnasatics too.

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  6. I post every other day on my teaching blog ... but I tend to neglect my little running blog and lately have only been managing once every couple of weeks ... so you're doing better than me :) I'm also behind on reading others and commenting.

    Glad to hear you're feeling so great!!!! Yay!

    ❀Barbara❀
    My Running Shortz

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  7. You don't have a TV???!!! I love it. We felt like we were going totally against the grain by only having one and not allowing TVs in any bedrooms. Maybe we should step it up a notch. I love watching gymnastics. But I'm also really excited to watch all of the running events because basically I never cared about those in previous olympics. Oh, the times they are a changin' (for me and running).

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  8. I think it is all about quality over quantity.. if it becomes too much work the fun of it is lost! I try and blog daily, but if I miss a day I know it is not the end of the world (or my blog) :)

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  9. I am not a runner, but I am a hiker, and on a long distance hike it can hard to find the motivation to sit down and write in your journal. One hiker I heard an interview of (the first female hiker to hike the PCT - 2650 miles) had this method. She would not allow herself to eat until she had written in her journal. Of course it doesn't apply directly, but if you have a weekly tradition that you enjoy you can always postpone it until you make a post. Hope that helps, in some way. Be well! (this is David from the Glenner by the way; I had to post this comment as anonymous because I am playing with my google settings and my name would have appeared as a fictional character.)

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